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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!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Traveler's Notebook

Clique Kits – Field Notes: Punches and Mixed Media

Hello, Clique fans! I’m here today to share a new Traveler’s Notebook spread for Clique Kits. Look at all the fabulous goodies in the July Pool Party Travelers Notebook kit!

I went back to my good ol’ punches again. This is a floral border one from Martha Stewart that I have had in my stash for quite a while. The idea was to create a colorful background using different patterned paper from the Ain’t Life Grand collection featured in the kit.

On the opposite side of the page, I used a mixed media paper from Kaisercraft that came in the May Sorbet kit. After cutting it to fit, I simply colored it with a mini ink blending tool and shades of ink that matched the colors in the papers. One of the sentiments from the collection served as my title, which was placed in the center of the page and backed with some thread for added texture.

I layered the photo with a mix of patterned papers. The journaling, as well as some sentiments, were typed and then cut into strips.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you felt inspired to use the July Pool Party Travelers Notebook Kit on your pages and maybe give your punches a try πŸ˜‰

Have a lovely day!

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Altenew – Cut File Inspired Layout

Hello everyone. Today I am sharing a new layout for Altenew featuring their Reflection Scrapbook Collection. Inspiration can come from a variety of sources. Sometimes it is a pattern, other times it might be a color or shape. Cut files are one of the tools I often turn to when I need a little bit of a creative boost. Floral images, especially, are some of my favorites.

I started by creating a wash on my white background with the Frosty Pink Metallic Shimmer Spray, which is very subtle while still noticeable. Some purple splatters were also added with the Lavender Fields Metallic Shimmer Spray to give some contrast.

I decided to duplicate the cut file three times, varying its size each time in order to create some movement. The patterned papers I used to back the different pieces, with their watercolor hues, remind me of the natural color of the flowers. The tones in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection are just lovely!

The finished cut files were placed on opposite corners of the picture, as well as in the bottom left section of the page to create a visual triangle. The title fit perfectly in between the lower flowers. I used foam dots to adhere everything down. It is amazing how much dimension you can achieve by just layering your elements!

To me flowers call for butterflies. I used the Painted Butterfly Stamp Set and the Altenew Crisp Inks in a variety of colors for the little butterflies scattered around the page. They come in different sizes, but I chose to use the smaller ones to finish my page. Stamps are always a fantastic way to personalize a layout. The sentiment below the title also comes in the same stamp set.

I hope you felt inspired today to use cut files on your projects. Thank you for stopping by. Have a beautiful day!