Altenew May 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there, friends! I’m so excited to be joining in the Altenew May 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop! If you’ve started from the beginning then you would have come from Isha Gupta’s Blog. If you’re starting here…WELCOME! You’ll still be able to make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post. (I’ll also have a complete list of hoppers at the bottom of my post in case you get lost along the way.)

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

I had a hard time choose which stencil I wanted to use, because all of them are so gorgeous. I ultimately decided on the Illusion Spiral Stencil because I’m a huge fan of sunbursts. I used the Altenew White Embossing Paste and mixed it with a bright yellow acrylic paint. I’ve use this modeling paste on a previous project, but this was the first time I added color to the paste. Normally any color I add becomes really faded when I add color to the other white embossing/modeling pastes that I own, but that didn’t happen with this paste. I was amazed even though I was mixing this bright yellow with white it still held true to color! I will 100% be reaching for this embossing paste when I’m adding color + texture to my layouts!

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

After I spread the colored Embossing Paste through the Illusion Spiral Stencil I let it dry. I then cut around the border of the embossing paste so I could use this piece similar to a 6×6 piece of paper. I positioned that stenciled piece of paper on another piece of white cardstock. I wanted to add just a little color behind that stenciled piece of paper so I grabbed the Ombre Stripes Stencil to create a slight and subtle pink pattern behind the sunburst.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

I then grabbed a few Die Cuts, Chipboard Embellishments and Stickers from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection to embellish the page. I added machine stitching to a few of those pieces for added texture. I really like how the potted plant embellishments fit the theme of my patio photo, because I envision those types of pots to be on a porch. I also tucked in a fussy cut leaf from the Botanical Rhapsody Washi (that I had leftover from a previous project) right next to the pot above the photo. The leaf matched perfectly and looks like it belongs with this Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection!

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

Before I adhered anything down to the layout I added journaling using my typewriter. I also added my title using Black Alphas from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

12x12 scrapbook layout for Altenew using stencils & the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection.

Now you can take a look at my process video:


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by May 28, 2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on May 31, 2019.

There’s so much inspiration to be found on this hop! Be sure to continue on to Jaycee Gaspar’s Blog!

This blog post contains affiliate links. This means I will receive a commission (at no cost to you) from items purchased from those links.

Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Lydia Evans
Laurie Willison
Kymona Tracey
Zinia Redo
Agnieszka Malyszek
Svitlana Shayevich
Virginia Lu
Lilith Eeckels
Isha Gupta
Kelly Janes <<< You are here
Jaycee Gaspar
Vicky Papaioannou
Maryam Perez
Marie Nicole
Jeanne Jachna
Ashlea Cornell
Amber Rain Davis

55 thoughts on “Altenew May 2019 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. What a super layout Kelly! It’s amazing the yellow didn’t fade out. Yay Altenew Paste! I love what you’ve written as it applies to me as well, except I’d have a cup of tea. πŸ™‚ Thanks.

  2. I love your lay out page for the bright sunburst and the little pots of flowers and the banners. I think it captures the essence of what you were trying to say perfectly. πŸ™‚

  3. I’m really drawn to this particular stencil too! And I love adding color to embossing paste. This is going on my wishlist!

  4. Wow! This is gorgeous! You are the queen of collage scrapbook layouts! And I love the embossing paste mixed with acrylic paint. I am going to have to give that a try.

  5. Gorgeous layout. I especially love how bright and happy that yellow is. Great idea to cut out the stenciled panel to use like pattered paper.

  6. Such a vibrant layout! The acrylic paint really worked well with the embossing paint. I’ll definitely have to give that idea a try. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I couldn’t think of a more perfect day than what you described either. Your layout is perfect for this sentiment. Love the sunburst.

  8. Gorgeous layout! I love how you used the stencil as an embellishment rather than as part of the background! I will definitely incorporate this idea into my layouts. Love the bright colors!

  9. Wow, Kelly! I absolutely love your page and what it’s about. I love what you wrote and how you shared about what this wonderful kind of day is. The design elements are all gorgeous!

  10. Absolutely love your page composition. You have a gift of taking one simple thing and then turning it into the bigger picture. Just love it.

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