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Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew October 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the talented Norine‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Lilith Eeckels

Agnieszka Malyszek

Zsoka Marko

May Sukyong Park

Virginia Lu

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sveta Fotinia

Lisa Fonseca

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Zinia Redo

Svitlana Shayevich

Missy Whidden

Therese Calvird

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Reiko Tsuchida

Rubeena Ianigro

Sandra Dietrich

Nicole Picadura

TaeEun Yoo

Keeway Tsao

Kymona Tracey

Nathalie DeSousa

Norine Borys

Enza Gudor

Lydia Evans

Vicky Papaioannou

The layout I’m sharing today features the following products: Brilliant Baubles Stamp Set and coordinating Dies, and Layered Snowflakes Die.

I went with a light and “snowy” page with pops of bright, traditional Christmas colors.

Snowy layout by @enzamg for @altenew. #altenew #christmas #winter #scrapbooking #diecutting

I started by stamping the baubles using a mix of Crisp Dye Inks in green and red tones. The variety of size and shapes in this set makes it a must have. I love the different options and possibilities, especially when it comes to having fun with color combinations.

Snowy layout by @enzamg for @altenew. #altenew #christmas #winter #scrapbooking #diecutting

Next, I created a circular design with the layered snowflakes. I die cut many of them from smooth white cardstock, and covered some with Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone color for added shine.

Snowy layout by @enzamg for @altenew. #altenew #christmas #winter #scrapbooking #diecutting

After placing the photo in the middle of the wreath, I adhered the baubles on both sides of it to create a frame. Foam dots were used here to bring in more dimension. I then stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment, which also comes in the Brilliant Baubles Set, on white cardstock; I matted it with black cardstock and arranged it on top of the photo. As a finishing touch, I added lots of soft pink enamel dots in the center of the snowflakes.

Snowy layout by @enzamg for @altenew. #altenew #christmas #winter #scrapbooking #diecutting

Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/17/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/20/2018.

And… I’ll also draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store!

Thank you for stopping by! Up next is the amazing Lydia Evans.

Happy hopping!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Flourishing Zinnia Blog Hop + Giveaway.
You should have arrived from Laura Jane‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:
Enza Gudor –You are here–
The new BAF: Flourishing Zinnia is another stunning creation by Altenew; with its large size, and multiple building layers, this flower has a very realistic and gorgeous look.
Here is the layout I created for today:
Layout by @enzamg for @altenew using BAF: Flourishing Zinnia. #altenew #scrapbooking #stamping #baf
I started by spraying my background with Altenew Frosty Pink Shimmer Ink Spray, and let it dry. I stamped the zinnias with the following Crisp Dye Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, and Razzleberry; to achieve variety in color, I used Coral Berry for one of the layers on some of them. The leaves were stamped with Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades and Evergreen.
Layout by @enzamg for @altenew using BAF: Flourishing Zinnia. #altenew #scrapbooking #stamping #bafNext, by following the design of a wreath cut file I used as my base, I adhered flowers and leaves down with foam adhesive. At this point I realized I wanted to fill in the empty spaces with more leaves, so I die cut some of them with the Peony Dream 3D Die Set. I used smooth white cardstock, that I then sprayed with a mix of Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Ink Sprays.
Layout by @enzamg for @altenew using BAF: Flourishing Zinnia. #altenew #scrapbooking #stamping #baf

I stamped one of the sentiments from the More Than Words Stamp Set directly on the background, while for the wavy banner, I used parts of stamps from the Crafty Life Set.

Layout by @enzamg for @altenew using BAF: Flourishing Zinnia. #altenew #scrapbooking #stamping #baf
I love how this layout turned out. The BAF: Flourishing Zinnia is sure to make any project stand out with its beauty.
Now onto the prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 10/9/2018.
Your next stop is Svitlana‘s blog. Happy hopping!
Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello, Altenew fans, and welcome to the Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the wonderful Barb‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Today we are sharing lots of inspiring projects created with Altenew Artist Markers and/or Artist Marker Refills. This refills are wonderful, not only for reviving the colors of your markers, but also for many alcohol ink techniques. I love how vibrant they are!

For my layout I utilized Marker Refills to create a mixed media background.

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

I started by adding a few drops of Soft Lilac Marker Refill to modeling paste, and mixing them up to obtain an even color. With the Molded Lines Stencil, I applied the paste to the page to create my design.

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

Once it was dry, I used three other Refills to add splatters: Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, and Caramel Toffee. I simply dipped the paint brush into some drops of color I had poured onto an acrylic block, and just gently tapped it all over the page, concentrating on the center of the design.

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

Next, I worked on my stamped images. I used the gorgeous Floral Art Stamp Set to create three big clusters. The Crisp Dye Inks here match the colors of the refills or are complementary to them. I love the orange hues!

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

For the title, I inked a piece of smooth white cardstock with Evening Gray and Lava Rock Crisp Inks, and die cut it with the Brush Alpha Die Set. Everything was adhered down with foam tape for dimension.

Scrapbook Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using Artist Markers Refills. #altenew #mixedmedia #scrapbooking #alcoholinks

And now onto the prizes! Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, September 26th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/29/2018.

To celebrate this blog hop, Altenew is also running a marker promotion. Save 15% Off on All Artist Markers from 9/20/2018 at 12:01 EDT until 9/22/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. No code needed to enjoy this sale! Not valid on previous purchases.
Shop HERE→ https://altenew.com/collections/artist-markers (this offer doesn’t include refills and brush nibs).

Your next stop is the amazing Norine‘s blog. Happy hopping!