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Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from the amazing Erum‘s blog. Here is the full list for your convenience:Altenew Card Blog

Enza Gudor — You are here —

This stencil release features a variety of designs and styles, perfect for any project. The layout I’m sharing today was created using the Flowing Drops Stencil.

Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Flowing Drops Stencil. #scrapbooking #Altenew #stencil #handstitching
When I saw this beautiful stencil, I knew I had just the right photo to go with it. I started by blending the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks over the stencil to create a diagonal design: Minty Mint, Sweet Leaf, Aqualicious, and Teal Cave. Those colors just give me the idea of water and summer.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Flowing Drops Stencil. #scrapbooking #Altenew #stencil #handstitchingOne of the things I love to do is hand-stitch around stenciled images to give them definition and make them pop up more. Here I picked colored thread that matched the inks, and stitched almost all of the drops, except the outer ones, as I really like how they fade into the background.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Flowing Drops Stencil. #scrapbooking #Altenew #stencil #handstitching
For the photo, I layered a few patterned papers from the Our Family and Reflection Scrapbook Collections behind it and popped it up with foam adhesive. To add to the layering, I arranged die cuts from the Rose Filament Die Set around it, as well as a flower cluster sticker from the Our Family collection. I also fussy cut some roses from patterned paper and scattered them along the diagonal design to make the page more cohesive.
Layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Flowing Drops Stencil. #scrapbooking #Altenew #stencil #handstitching

To finish the layout off, I embellished it with wood veneer buttons and additional stickers, enamel dots and paint splatters from the same inks I used for the stenciled images.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 Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.

Your next stop is the super talented Nina-Marie. Happy hopping!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stencils

Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew June 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the wonderful Laura‘s blog. I’ll attach the blog hop list below for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Sveta Fotinia

Sandra Dietrich

Yoonsun Hur

Erum Tasneem

Laura Bassen

Enza Gudor  — You are here —

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lydia Evans

Kymona Tracey

Debby Hughes

May Sukyong Park

Terhi Koskinen

Svitlana Shayevich

Virginia Lu

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckles

Here are the details:

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Tuesday, June 20th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Thursday, June 22nd.

Also, if you leave a comment here, I’ll draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store. The winner will be announced on my blog by June 21st!

For my project today, I have decided to use the Layered Dahlia Stencils A and B to create embellishments.

Altenew June 2017 Blog Hop - Stencil release. @Altenew #altenew #AltenewLayeredDahliaAB

Altenew June 2017 Blog Hop - Stencil release. @Altenew #altenew #AltenewLayeredDahliaAB

Altenew June 2017 Blog Hop - Stencil release. @Altenew #altenew #AltenewLayeredDahliaAB #scrapbooking

One of the things I love about this stencils is that you can obtain three different images of the flower, allowing for a more natural and realistic look when it comes to layering. To start, I created several sets of the dahlia in a variety of colors. I used the following Altenew Crisp Inks: Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Rose Quartz, Puffy Hearts, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Lavender Fields, and Midnight Violet.

Altenew June 2017 Blog Hop - Stencil release. @Altenew #altenew #AltenewLayeredDahliaAB #scrapbooking

I knew I wanted to use a white background for my page, so I decided to heat-emboss the edges of the flowers with some gold powder to make them stand out more. A layer of vellum, as well as some die cut dahlias, were added to create more interest and texture.

Altenew June 2017 Blog Hop - Stencil release. @Altenew #altenew #AltenewLayeredDahliaAB #scrapbooking

My idea was to concentrate most of the layering on the left side of the page. For the border, I cut some strips out of a few patterned papers that come in the Reflection Scrapbook collection, and adhered the dahlias down with foam dots. I love all the dimension this little step adds.

To keep continuity throughout the page, a few more flowers were added behind the photos.

Altenew June 2017 Blog Hop - Stencil release. @Altenew #altenew #AltenewLayeredDahliaAB #scrapbooking

Wood veneer butterflies and a few epoxy dots completed the layout.

Altenew June 2017 Blog Hop - Stencil release. @Altenew #altenew #AltenewLayeredDahliaAB #scrapbooking

I love stencils, and these new Altenew ones are just amazing.

Your next stop is Agnieszka Malyszek.

Have fun hopping along and don’t forget to leave a comment for a change to win.

Have a lovely day!