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Altenew – “So Happy” Layout

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
Hello, Altenew fans!

Today I’m sharing a layout that features a mixed media background using several Altenew products.

Mixed media is totally out of my comfort zone. Although I love the process of getting messy and creative with different mediums, I have a hard time working with a background that is not flat or having to wait a few hours for it to dry before finishing the page. This time, I just decided to put aside all my “issues” and just go with it.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout

I started by applying a white glittery texture paste to my cardstock using the Sketched Lines Stencil. I didn’t want it to be overwhelming; my goal was to give more interest to the page in a subtle way, so I just applied it toward the center, where pictures and embellishments would go. I then added ink splatters using two Altenew Ink Sprays: Pure White and Ocean Waves.

While waiting for the background to dry, I stamped flowers and leaves from the Garden Treasure Stamp Set with the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks:

  • coral flowers: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Grapevine, Fresh Lemon, Peach Perfect
  • yellow flowers: Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Grapevine, Coral Berry
  • teal flowers: Sea Glass, Aqualicious, Galactic Stream, Coral Berry, Fresh Lemon
  • leaves: Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades.

Next, I backed my pictures with vellum and patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection before adhering them onto a large doily and finally onto the cardstock. I used foam adhesive to create dimension.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
I arranged flowers and leaves around the photo, as well as toward the top and bottom of the page. To add an extra element of interest, I stamped the little flowers that come in the same stamp set here and there across the layout.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
For my title, I inked a white cardstock with Frosty Pink and cut it using the Brush Alpha Die Set to spell “So happy”.

Floral layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the Garden Treasure stamp set. #scrapbooking #stamping #layout
To finish the layout, I stamped some sentiments from the Forever and Always Stamp Set onto white cardstock and cut them in a banner-like shape. Enamel dots and a few more ink splatters gave extra detail and interest to the page.

I hope you’ll feel inspired to create a mixed media background with Altenew products. Even if it’s not “your thing”, like in my case, sometimes it’s fun to get out of your comfort zone and try new techniques and mediums.

Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Auburn Lane: Floral Layout

Hello everyone! Enza here and today I’m sharing a layout featuring the gorgeous Auburn Lane collection. This collection is just too beautiful and if you love flowers and warm, cozy colors, it is a must-have.

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

I started by backing a cut file with patterned paper and adhering it in the middle of the page with foam adhesive. I like the dimension and also the way the woodgrain paper makes it pop by framing the whole design. I then fussy-cut a variety of flowers out of patterned paper and specialty vellum and created a big cluster in the top right corner of the page. I incorporated die-cuts and a cut file by Paige Evans (Design ID #240997), which I used in several spots to bring in a bright element and complete the look of the cluster.

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

I tucked the right corner of the picture underneath some of the flowers and topped it with one of the gorgeous wooden frames from the collection. I love the rustic and nostalgic feel of it! I embellished the frame with stickers, puffy stickers and die-cuts.

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

Next, I continued the diagonal design with more embellishments and a smaller cluster of flowers. I added sentiment stickers and a few hearts.

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

Floral layout by @enzamg with @pinkpaislee Auburn Lane collection. #ppauburnlane #layout #floral #scrapbooking

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I adore this collection, and I hope I have inspired you to create with it! Have a lovely day!

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Pink Paislee – Pastels: Oh Happy Day Layout

Hey there, PP fans! Welcome to “Pastels” week! Today I am bringing you a layout that is a mix of pastel colors and more vibrant shades. I used the beautiful Confetti Wishes collection, as well as some patterned papers from last year’s Summer Lights collection.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout

I decided to go with an ombre background – I love how the soft peach color turns into a rich, vibrant pink. I also knew I wanted to layer a floral cut file behind my photo, and those colors would be perfect for the flowers. I guess my idea was to not back all of the flowers of the cut file and just let the colors on the background paper do the job.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout
I used the Flower Frame cut file (ID #258545) by Paige Evans and “deconstructed” it a bit by fussy-cutting it and rearranging the different elements in a new shape. I backed some of the leaves with a green patterned paper from the Confetti Wishes collection, while for some of the flower buds I used patterned paper from the Summer Lights collection, with its soft lilac and orange shades.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout

I created lots of layers behind my photo with papers, chipboard stickers, die-cuts and puffy stickers. I tried to keep all the colors on the lighter side, but you can see that the darker green pops up here and there, bringing in contrast. Some smaller clusters frame the photo, as well as the die-cut piece I used as my title. I love the embellishments in the Confetti Wishes Cardmaking Kit; they are the perfect pastel color, so I included some of those as well.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout

To finish the layout, I created a frame with the Confetti Wishes Washi Tape and some gold splatters.

Pastels layout by @enzamg for @pinkpaislee with #ppconfettiwishes. #scrapbooking #pastels #layout

Thank you for stopping by! I hope I have inspired you to incorporate a mix of pastel and more vibrant colors on your next scrapbook layout.