Hey friends! I’m so excited to be joining the Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil New Release Blog Hop. If you started the hop at the beginning then you would have come from Kelly Griglione’s Blog. If you’re starting here…WELCOME! You can make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.
I created two layouts today with a few of the stamps and dies. For my first layout I used the Birch Impressionism and the Flower Garden Stamp Set. I started the layout by stamping the flowers and leaves from the Flower Garden Stamp Set on a piece of scrap white cardstock. I used multiple Distress Inks & Distress Oxides to color the flowers and leaves. I applied clear gesso to the paper before I added the watercolor to help the colors blend. I then fussy cut these images to use on my layout.
I loved the lines of the Birch Impressionism Stamp Set and knew I wanted to use them as horizontal lines. I did not layer the the images as they are intended; I just stamped them with black ink and tore the strips randomly. I then grabbed another piece of white cardstock and started assembling my layout.
I literally happened to tossed down the horizontal strips from the Birch Impressionism Stamp Set after I cut them apart and loved the position. I loved that they were messy and askew. I adhered down the strips and then added the blue Pool My Close Shimmerz Paint to my background. I then adhered the flowers from the Flower Garden Stamp Set and moved onto embellishing and selecting my photos.
I still at this point wasn’t sure what photo I wanted to use for my layout. I was so caught up in the fun of painting the flowers and tearing the strips that they thought didn’t occur to me until I already had everything adhered down. I went through my camera roll and came across these photos of a sunset and thought they matched the colors perfectly. I printed the photos in two different sizes and layered them together.
I wasn’t sure what to do for my title but I thought black alphas would look great. I grabbed both sets of black alphas (from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection and the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection). I was auditioning them both on the layout and loved how they looked combined together. I spelled out the word “Sunset” and decided to fussy cut the word” This” from a sticker that is included in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I also added a few chipboard and cardstock stickers from Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I also added a scattering of chipboard hearts from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection; along with a sprinkling of enamel dots.
Now you can see how it came together in my process video:
For my second layout I used the Faceted Stars Stamp Set and the Tall Alpha Die Set.
I started by stamping the Faceted Stars Stamp Set using embossing ink and added white embossing powder. I heat set the powder and then used my Distress Oxide Inks to create a color background. I tore the background down the center and applied it to another piece of white cardstock.
I then die cut the letters from the Tall Alpha Die Set using a pink and blue patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection along with a piece of vellum from my stash. I scattered those letters down the background in a random fashion to create texture and visual interest on the layout.
I grabbed a few die cuts from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection, wood veneer buttons and wood veneer animal shapes from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, and acetate circle shapes to embellish the layout. The photos I added are from a zoo trip a couple years ago so I thought the wood veneer animals were the perfect addition! I printed my photos in two sizes and added a layer of tissue paper to the small photo before stapling the two photos together. I like the visual interest this adds to the layout!
Now you can take a look at my process video:
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 September 10, 2019 for a chance to win.
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 blogs on September 13, 2019.
I had so much fun putting together these layouts, and I hope you were inspired to check out the products from this new release! There’s still plenty of inspiration to be found on this blog hop! Next up is Kymona Tracey!
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May Sukyong Park
Nenette S. Madero
Terri Marie Koszler
Your layouts are wonderful. TFS
Enjoyed seeing your fun layout today.
Fantastic layouts! Thanks for the inspiration!
I love the eclectic look of your layout.
Beautiful layout, that will be enjoyed by many for years to come.
Great job on your layouts!!! Loved the great photo of what looks to be a very happy family. Sweet. Thank you so much for sharing today….great blog hop!!!
I loved your second layout and it looks like you were all enjoying the ride. Your origami animals added just the right touch! What a special way to preserve your memories!
Great layouts! Love the origami animals!
Love your unique layouts!!
Wonderful layouts. I think the Birch Impressions stamp set would be fun to own & play with.
LOVE these layouts – these are delightful
BEAUTIFUL Pictures and layouts! Love the sunset one so much!
Pretty layouts! I love the use of the faceted stars stamp, great color and texture.
Love your layouts.
These are both beautiful and imaginative layouts and fun to see.
Love how you used the birch stamp.
Beautiful layouts! Love the way you used the birch trees on the first layout.
Your layouts are beautiful! The sunset colors are gorgeous!
I love the new release and all the inspiration ❤ Thanks to Altenew and all the Designers
Two very cool layouts!!
Love how you customized your flowers to look just like the sunset. Also love your technique on the the second layout, might need to scraplift it. TFS.
WOW I love how you used the birch trees in the first layout! Thank you for sharing!!!
Lovely scrapbook pages. The Faceted Stars look really great!!
awesome colors and great layouts
Oh wow, what a gorgeous layout!!! And all these pop colors. The new Flower Garden stamp definitely is my new favorite set! Thank you for sharing!
Beautiful pages, love the dark birch trees with softer florals and the origami animal and faceted stars stamping on the second page, awesome!
Great layouts! I love the colors.
Such creative layouts! Love the birch tree images on your first pages.
Awesome layouts!! 🙂
Leaving a comment is tricky from the iPhone but I was persistent because I couldn’t believe that you had sunset pics that matched perfectly with your already painted layout and birch tree pieces! What luck! The look and feel of this whole release is so organic and rustic! I loved your coloring and designs! Thanks for sharing!
Wonderful layouts, Kelly! I love the way you used the stripe stamp! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!
What a great layout, the origami animals just make it complete.
I love your birch tree and flower layout. Even though it has a “helter skelter” look to it, it all comes together when you are done. The combination of the trees and the flowers is natural as they are both from the plant world.
I fully appreciated your layouts, but the thing that impressed me most was your clear description of both your artistic process and your technique. I felt like I really understood what your were hoping to portray. It was inspiring!
Your layouts are so beautiful and so creative, Kelly! Thanks for making videos showing us how you created these projects…so very helpful!
Great layouts – love your use of the birch stamps for horizontal striping!
These page layouts are awesome!
Such beautiful layouts! Amazing layers of elements and such fun and dynamic compositions.
Love the layouts and color Scheme!
An amazing release which you have highlighted very well!
I like both your layouts and the sunset one is so different. Your videos were helpful in showing the techniques you used for your backgrounds.
Great layouts using Altenew’s new release!! Wonderful designs and color scheme!!
Awesome layouts! I love how you used the Birch Impressionism stamp set on your background- very creative! Great texture and dimension!
Fab use of these new products on your layouts! Looking forward to seeing your process in the video.
Both your layouts are fablous, the backgrounds worked out so well. These three new products from the September release are my favourites.
Fantastic layouts! Love how you used those birch trees.
great layouts! luv the stitching!
Great layouts! 1 love the way you imitated the colors in your photos on the flowers of the first layout.