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 HEREβ†’ 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!

Blog · Cards

Simon Says Stamp – Altenew STAMPtember Exclusive


Hello, crafty friends! Today I’m excited to share the newest Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember Altenew exclusive set. This lovely set is called Dainty Sprig, and it features a delicate sprig with layered flowers, perfect for a variety of techniques and projects. Today I’m sharing a simple card that came together in no time.
Simple card by @enzamg for @simonsaysstamp and @altenew. #STAMPtember #stamping #cards #cardmaking

I started by trimming the card panel to 4×5.25” – I used Neenah 80lbs Solar White cardstock. I then positioned my stamp to cover one corner of the panel, stamped the image with Altenew Permanent Black Ink, and then turned the panel to cover the other corner without moving the stamp. This is the simplest and fastest way to create a symmetrical design. Next, I used some of my favorite Altenew Crisp Dye Inks for the top layer of the flowers: Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Autumn Blaze, and Firebrick.

Simple card by @enzamg for @simonsaysstamp and @altenew. #STAMPtember #stamping #cards #cardmaking
I colored the leaves and the center of the flowers with Altenew Artist Markers, and added splatters of orange around the stamped images.
Simple card by @enzamg for @simonsaysstamp and @altenew. #STAMPtember #stamping #cards #cardmaking
For the sentiment, I heat-embossed it on a separate piece of white cardstock with Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder, matted it with black cardstock, and adhered it in the center of the panel with foam adhesive.Simple card by @enzamg for @simonsaysstamp and @altenew. #STAMPtember #stamping #cards #cardmaking

To finish the card, I adhered the panel to the base, for which I used a pretty white and black polka dot patterned paper.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and are inspired to create with this STAMPtember exclusive. If you love this set, make sure to grab it right away, as it is only available while supplies last!

Have a wonderful day!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew – Monochromatic Layout with Amazing You Stamp Set

Monochromatic layout by @enzamg for @altenew using the Amazing You Stamp Set. #stamping #scrapbooking #altenew
Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you a monochromatic layout featuring the Amazing You Stamp Set by Altenew.

This is one of my favorite stamp sets; I love the delicate outline of the images and the variety of sizes. My idea was to create a sun with it and decorate the rays with these gorgeous flowers. Not very realistic, I know, but definitely catchy. πŸ˜‰

Let’s see how it came together!

I started by preparing my background with a cut file that I used as a stencil. I simply adhered the cut file to the white cardstock with removable adhesive and sprayed the whole page with Altenew Shimmer Ink Spray in Warm Sunshine. To obtain an ombre look, I added a couple of spritzes just in the center of the sun with the Caramel Toffee color.

Monochromatic layout by @enzamg for @altenew using the Amazing You Stamp Set. #stamping #scrapbooking #altenew
Once the background was dry, I arranged the flowers previously stamped and fussy cut them to accentuate the sun shape. I opted to go with the smaller images, as I wanted to add more of them; plus, they fit the size of the rays perfectly.

Monochromatic layout by @enzamg for @altenew using the Amazing You Stamp Set. #stamping #scrapbooking #altenew
After adhering the photo down, I created a frame with some of the roses and continued on gluing the other flowers along the rays as I thought it would look pleasing to the eye. For the center of the flowers, I used pink and yellow enamel dots.

Monochromatic layout by @enzamg for @altenew using the Amazing You Stamp Set. #stamping #scrapbooking #altenew
The sentiments came from the Inked Flora Stamp Set and were heat-embossed with Altenew Translucent Pearl Embossing Powder. I cut them in the shape of a banner and punched a hole in one side to thread some twine through them.

Monochromatic layout by @enzamg for @altenew using the Amazing You Stamp Set. #stamping #scrapbooking #altenew
That is it for today! I hope this layout will inspire you to create your next project with the Amazing You Stamp Set.