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Altenew – Sketch Challenge #13

Hello, Altenew fans!

I am excited to be hosting Altenew’s Sketch Challenge #13, the first of the new year!

The sketch I made is based on one of my favorite layouts, which features the Frosted Garden Stamp Set; you can find it here.

Rainbow layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Frosted Garden Stamp Set. #scrapbooking #altenew #rainbow #layoutI followed the sketch pretty closely. Other than the variation in color, the design is pretty much the same as my previous layout.

The Build-A-Flower: Cattleya Stamp Set was perfect to create my background and wreath elements. The colors are brighter and more intense here, and the rainbow effect is given by the combination of different shades found in the beautiful layers. Here are the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I used:

  • coral: Peach Perfect, Coral Bliss, Heart Beat
  • pink: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Cosmic Berry
  • purple: Wisteria, Hydrangea, Andromeda
  • teal: Dew Drops, Aqualicious, Teal Cave
  • green: Firefly, Grass Field, Shadow Creek, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades.

As in the original layout, I created a circular opening in the middle by tracing a round shape onto my paper as a guide for the stamping. With the help of a stamping block, I stamped the outline of the cattleya all around the circle, making sure to vary the direction of the images for a more natural look. Once that was ready, I adhered the flowers down with foam dots.

I layered patterned paper from the Pastel Dreams Paper Pack behind the photo and used the green cattleyas to create an extra layer and bring in more color. The beautiful butterflies from the Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts pack give a romantic touch to the page, while the “sweet” wood veneer sentiment worked perfectly as my title – I colored it with Pinkalicious Crisp Dye Ink.

Enamel dots in coordinating colors finished the page.

Hope you have fun playing along! Visit the Altenew blog for details on how to participate 🙂


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Altenew – Paper Pack Highlight: Verdant Walk

Hello, Altenew fans! Enza here to share a new layout featuring the brand new Verdant Walk 6×6 Paper Pack.

What I love about this combination of papers is the contrast between light and darker shades – pinks and blues soften the more vibrant greens and yellow, making this set versatile and fun!

For my layout today, I wanted to include most of the patterned papers and showcase how well they work together. What better way to do it than with a layered die set, such as the Peony Dream 3D?

Let’s see how it came together!

I started by spraying the background with my go-to Altenew Shimmer Ink Spray: Frosty Pink, which added just the right amount of color and interest. While that was drying, I die cut the peonies from a variety of patterned paper – mixing pinks and greens, with touches of yellow. I used foam dots to adhere some of the layers together to create dimension.

I decided to arrange the flowers in a semi-circle kind of shape towards the left side of the page. To make them look a bit more realistic, I slightly curved the petals inward.

I then worked on building layers behind the photo with tags and flowers that I fussy cut from other patterned papers in the Verdant Walk Paper Pack.

To balance the page, I also added a strip of paper that included all the patterns in the set on the opposite side of the flower cluster.

For the title, I used the Bold Alphabet Die Set, which helped me incorporate more of the colors and bring all the elements together.

Black splatters finished the layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ll feel inspired to create your next project with the beautiful Verdant Walk Paper Pack.

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Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone, and welcome to the Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

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

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

May Sukyong Park

Kristina Pokazanieva

Therese Calvird

Zsoka Marko

Zinia Redo

Laura Jane

Virginia Lu

Kathleen Graumüller

Erum Tasneem

Laurie Willison

Svitlana Shayevich

Emily Midgett

Lilith Eeckels

Alex Syberia

Sveta Fotinia

Kelly Janes

Nicole Picadura

Reiko Tsuchida

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Rubeena Ianigro

Olga Moss

Sandra Dietrich

Dana Gong

Agnieszka Malyszek

Norine Borys

Amanda Korotkova

Kymona Tracey

Cynde Whitlow

Lydia Evans

Isha Gupta

Enza Gudor — You are here —

Aya Elsheshtawy

What a release! So many gorgeous new stamps, dies, and paper packs!

Today I’m sharing a layout featuring the Enchanting Washes Paper Pack and the Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set with the Mega Love Die.

Butterfly layout for @altenew by @enzamg. #scrapbooking #layout #butterflies

I started by backing a butterfly wreath cut file with the gorgeous papers from the Enchanting Washes Paper Pack. I then adhered it onto a dark yellow cardstock with foam dots for dimension. To make the wreath look fuller and, at the same time repeat and enhance the butterfly motif, I added the Butterfly Acetate Die Cuts all around it.

Butterfly layout for @altenew by @enzamg. #scrapbooking #layout #butterflies

For the photo, I decided to keep it simple, with just a couple of layers of patterned paper behind it, while for the title, I used the beautiful Mega Love Die with one of the papers from the same Paper Pack. The “you dearly” comes from the Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set.

Butterfly layout for @altenew by @enzamg. #scrapbooking #layout #butterflies

I finished the layout with hearts from the Sweet Hearts Adhesive Wood Veneers, and lots of enamel dots in coordinating colors.

Butterfly layout for @altenew by @enzamg. #scrapbooking #layout #butterflies

Here are 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 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018.

Your next stop is Aya‘s blog. Happy hopping!