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Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone and welcome to the Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop and Giveaway! I’m sure you have noticed by now how gorgeous the new products are. There is such a variety of items to choose from and so much versatility that it makes it harder not to want them all! You should have arrived from the incredibly talented Debby Hughes‘s blog.

Here is the complete list to reference to if needed:

Enza Gudor —You are here—

What is a Blog Hop without 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 Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Sunday, July 30th.

I created three projects for today’s blog hop.

  • For my first project, I decide to use the Sketchy Floral stamp set to create lots of flowers to cluster on one side of the page. This stamp set is absolutely gorgeous, not only for the floral image and sentiments it features, but also for its large size, perfect for backgrounds.


I love the colors of the patterned papers included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I know I say this often, but those watercolor hues just make it so easy to achieve the desired mixed media look. I decided to heat-emboss the main image with the Altenew Crystal Clear Crisp and Golden Peach Crisp (which will be restocked soon) embossing powders. I stamped and fussy cut it several times, in order to be able to layer the pieces and achieve dimension.

The Golden Peach Crisp embossing powder is so beautiful!!! I want to use it on everything!

Some of the leaves were placed on the opposite side of the picture as well, to continue the theme and give a more complete look to the page. Embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit,Β  paint splatters, and enamel dots finished the page.

  • My second project features the Get Well Soon stamp set. What I love about it is its versatility. Lots of different images that are perfect for backgrounds or to create embellishments.

This Travelers Notebook spread came together in no time.

I first stamped the hexagon image on a piece of watercolor paper with VersaMark ink and heat-embossed it to create a resist. Then with a mini ink blending tool and some of the brand new Altenew Crisp Dye Inks I just added color all over the page.

On a separate piece of watercolor paper I stamped the floral image and heat-embossed it. I used watercolors and also Altenew Shimmer Ink Sprays in blue and purple to achieve different shades.

I kept the opposite side of the spread pretty simple. I cut the word “Love”, included in the new Script Words Die set, three times and layered the pieces together for added dimension. To give it even more texture, I backed it with die cut pieces from my stash and a few embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

  • My third and last project for this release features the Parrot Paradise stamp set. I love the variety of tropical foliage. So inspiring!

I knew I wanted to create my own background by using only one type of leaf. I cut a 9-inch circle out of a 12×12 piece of white cardstock and used it as a template. Then I started stamping inside the circle by using all the different shades of the new Altenew Crisp Dye Ink sets: Cherry Blossom, Deep Blue Seas, and Pocketful Of Sunshine. The colors are vibrant and fun, perfect for this summery layout.

Some of the leaves were also stamped separately and adhered on top of the background ones using foam dots.

I kept the embellishments to a minimum not to overload the page. I love how soft this page turned out.

 

Thank you for stopping by. Keep hopping along for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Altenew store. You next stop is the amazing Laurie Schmidlin.

Have a lovely day!

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Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the Altenew blog. I’ll attach the blog hop list below for your convenience:

Enza Gudor (You are here)

This is such a fun and exciting blog hop, with lots of inspiration from amazingly talented designers, promotions and prizes.

Here are the details.

There is more! Receive a FREE Scrapbook Class when you purchase the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. Send Altenew an email at support@altenew.com with your order number and Altenew will set you up with free access to the Timeless Floral Layouts Class.

Prizes:

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

How awesome is that?! Now onto the layout I created for this Blog Hop:

I went for a color scheme that is unusual for me. I generally prefer lighter, more muted tones, but this time I wanted to match the bright, intense colors in my photos. The Reflection Scrapbook Collection features a gorgeous mix of patterned papers, making it easy to find the perfect options for your layouts. Here it is in all its beauty!

To achieve a bold, colorful look, I used the white and blue chevron paper to cover the whole left side of the page, while for the right side I just fussy cut the polka dots from a different patterned paper and scattered them around. They complement the colors in the pictures beautifully. I also incorporated yellow tones with embellishments and stickers included in the kit. This created enough contrast to make the main color really pop.

The fun wooden shapes and buttons, as well as the sentiments in the stamp set that comes with the collection, are the perfect finishing touches.

Have fun hopping along and don’t forget to leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to the store.

Your next stop is the fabulous Paige Evans.

Have a lovely day!

Reflection Scrapbook Collection:

 

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew‘s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop. I’m so excited to be part of it this year. You should have arrived from Erum‘s blog. I’ll include the full list below for your convenience:

Vincenza Gudor — You are here —

This is such an exciting event. Lots of prizes and special offers!

– FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer is valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate

Here is the layout I created using the gorgeous Amazing You stamp set and the Reflection Scrapbook Kit from Altenew:

I absolutely adore the colors in this scrapbook kit. To begin, I selected a few patterned papers to use as a base for my roses and leaves. The watercolor effect on the patterned papers made the job very easy for me. I didn’t have to worry about coloring or adding shaded areas to my images. After applying VersaMark ink, I used white embossing powder to create a soft edge. Then I fussy cut the different elements and placed them on my layout to create a background for my photo. Some of the roses were stamped on vellum, heat embossed and colored in. I love the stained glass effect you can achieve with this technique.

I decided to keep the rest of the layout pretty simple, with just a few embellishments from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit and a sentiment.

Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 15 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on each designer’s blog and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017.
You next stop is Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Thank you for stopping by! Have fun hopping along!