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PinkFresh Studio – Mix and Match Collections: Two Layouts

Hello, crafty friends. Today I’m back to share two new layouts with you. One of the things I adore about Pinkfresh is the fact that papers and embellishments from different collections coordinate beautifully and can be easily mixed and matched for a lovely result. I’m a big fan of their amazing patterns, and the colors are just gorgeous.

For the first layout, I went with a summer theme.

The flamingo cut file I used is just adorable. It comes with beautiful tropical flowers that soften the look of the page and give it an exotic look. I started with a white background, as I wanted to do some mixed media. My idea of mixed media is pretty much just a spray or two of ink and some splatters. LOL! It adds so much to the overall design without being overwhelming – soft and delicate while still noticeable. I cut three flamingos in different sizes and arranged them on my prepared background.

I backed the cut files with two patterned papers from the Out and About collection; I used “Tickets” for the wings and “Explore” for the bodies of the flamingos. To back the flowers, I went with a mix of papers from Everyday Musings and Joyful Day, and completed the look with floral puffy stickers for the center.

I matted the photo with a couple of Pocket Cards from Everyday Musings, as well as pieces from the Ephemera Pack, and added a fabric banner and the super fun pinwheels – they just bring in more of the summer feel.

I finished the layout with puffy sticker words and black splatters.

The second layout features the Chipboard Sticker Frames from the Everyday Musings collection.

First, I prepared my background. This time, instead of using ink sprays, I trimmed the “Beautiful” paper in strips of different width and adhered them in the center of my white cardstock, making sure to leave about 1/8” in between.

I wanted to use more of the Pocket Cards, so I thought it would be fun to back the frames with them. I tried to color-coordinate the embellishments, but in the end didn’t have enough, so I just kept adding as I pleased 😉

Except for the yellow frame to the left, the others were mounted on foam adhesive and have a lot of dimension. Before adhering the photo down, I matted it with more paper and backed it with a big white doily, just to add a romantic touch. I finished it with a paper dimensional bow.


For the title, I used a puffy sticker sentiment from the Joyful Day collection, while to bring in a sparkly element, I cut one of the gold puffy sticker flowers in half and arranged them on opposite sides of the layout.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and feel inspired to mix and match the gorgeous Pinkfresh collections on your next layout.

Have a lovely day!

 

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Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends and welcome to the Altenew March 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

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

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Erum Tasneem

Kristina Pokazanieva

Sveta Fotinia

Amanda Baldwin

Svitlana Shayevich

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Nathalie DeSousa

Ashlea Cornell

Pooja

Zinia Redo

Susan Wymer

Laurie Willison

Emily Midgett

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Kymona Tracey

TaeEun Yoo

Therese Calvird

Heather Hoffman

Irit Landgraf

Virginia Lu

Zsoka Marko

Reiko Tsuchida

Laura Volpes

Lydia Evans

Anna Komenda

Nicole Picadura

Sandra Dietrich

Enza Gudor –You are here–

Amber Rain Davis

Agnieszka Malyszek

Alex Syberia

This release is another amazing one. I can’t get enough of the gorgeous designs Altenew comes up with.

The layout I’m sharing today features the Prettiest Pomander Stamp Set and coordinating dies. As the name says, the cluster of flowers and leaves of this set is absolutely the prettiest – you’ll see several ways of using it throughout the hop.

I started by stamping the image several times with the following Altenew Crisp Dye Inks: Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Rubellite, Razzleberry for the flowers, and Just Green for the leaves. I then chose a gorgeous background from the new Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection and cut a huge layered daisy with my Cameo.

I knew the photo would go in the center of the flower and thought it would be pretty to frame it with the pomander images. I adhered the first daisy down towards the bottom left corner of the page, placed the photo in the middle, then created a second layer with the pomanders, and finished it with the smaller daisy.

To balance the layout, I also arranged another daisy in the opposite corner. This time I heat-embossed the Prettiest Pomander with Altenew Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder, and placed it in the middle.

To finish the page, I added several embellishments from the Live Your Dream Collection and black paint splatters.

Now onto 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 3/19/2019 for a chance to win.

They’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/23/2019.

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

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PinkFresh Studio – Two Layouts with Indigo Hills 2

Hello friends! I’m very excited to share two layouts with you today using the gorgeous Indigo Hills 2 collection.

I love the deep tones and gorgeous floral elements of this collection; they are just too pretty, and I wanted to include as many as I could in my designs. When it comes to incorporate a variety of colors and patterns, cut files are my go-to tools.

For the first layout, I used the Flower Heart cut file by Paige Evans. I cut it from white cardstock and backed it with the following patterned paper: EminenceGorge, and Ridge. I left some of the flowers as is, so to have the rich color of the Meadow paper come through. Once I had the cut file ready, I adhered it in the center of the page with foam adhesive for dimension.

I then cut my photo to fit one of the frames in the Chipboard stickers set – I love how the colors in the photo match the ones in the collection perfectly! I layered a few die cuts and a sentiment from the Ephemera pack in the lower left corner of the frame; to add more interest in the same spot and draw the eye to it, I fussy cut some foliage from the Meadow paper and tucked it behind the cluster.

I created a similar cluster in the opposite corner, with fussy cut flowers from the same paper. As a finishing touch, I added enamel dots in coordinating colors.

For my second layout, I went with huge flowers. Once again, lots of layers and dimension.

I resized the cut file (ID #26942) a few times in order to create a more natural look. I grouped the flowers in a big cluster towards the left side of the page, alternating colors and sizes. To fill in the empty spaces and brighten the background a bit, I added some gorgeous flowers from the Ephemera pack.

For the photo, I used the same scalloped frame as in the first layout, and built several layers behind it before adhering it down with foam adhesive. You can see the fussy cut leaves from the Meadow patterned paper and a few die cuts in the lower right corner of the photo.

That’s all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I have given you some ideas for your next scrapbook layout.

Until next time!