Altenew December 2019 Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey friends! I’m so excited to be returning for a new Altenew Blog Hop! This month we are featuring the inks that are being released in December. The inks are a great combo of blues, deep yellows & blues. If you started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Agnieszka Malyszek’s Blog. If you’ve started here, WELCOME! You can still make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

When I first saw these colors I immediately thought Fall. They could definitely be used for all types of projects, but given that I received them in November and I had Fall on the brain I decided to go with a Fall themed project. I started by stamping the Dot Botanicals Stamp Set in a shade of yellow, blue and purple. I used the coordinating Dot Botanicals Die to cut out each leaf.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

I used a scallop border punch from my stash to punch a few rows of white cardstock. I added hand-stitching in coordinating colors along the scallop edges. I added white heat embossed leaves from the Flower Garden Stamp Set to each of the scallop borders. I then used the Ink and added color on top of scallop borders. I loved how the white leaves resist the color and add another layer of interest and texture onto the background.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

I added my photo the center of the layout and positioned my title on the bottom of the photo. I used a combo of the black alphas from the Altenew Reflection Collection and the Altenew Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection. I added a few strips of journaling under the photo. The weather was crazy in Indiana this November. We had a pretty good amount of snow come early and the contrast with the orange leaves was just so pretty.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

I tucked the leaves into the scallop borders. I only added adhesive to the edges of the punched scallops and leaves to they were able to really pop off the page! I love to add dimension to a layout whenever possible! I ultimately decided on just using the blue and purple leaves and scallops. The yellow just didn’t mesh well with the colors in my photo.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

I did want to add a pop or yellow or orange to the background so I grabbed my stash of buttons. I pulled out purple and yellow/orange buttons and scattered them around the layout. Again, another great pop of color and dimension! For another textural element I added a few wood veneer hearts.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using Dot Botanicals Stamp/Die - Kelly Janes

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 December 11, 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 blogs on December 14, 2019.

I’m so excited to see what all of the designers are creating using these great new ink colors. Be sure to head to Nicole Watt’s Blog to see what she has created!

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Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
Norine Borys
Kelly Griglione
Nathalie DeSousa
Caly Person
Jaycee Gaspar
Emily Midgett
Zinia Redo
Maryam Perez
Jenny Colacicco
Virginia Lu
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Keeway Tsao
Jen Schow
Amber Rain Davis
Laurie Willison
Lilith Eeckels
Therese Calvird
Mindy Eggen
Svitlana Shayevich
The Hedgehog Hollow
Reiko Tsuchida
Teri Wilson
Agnieszka Malyszek
Kelly Janes <<< YOU ARE HERE
Nicole Watt
Erum Tasneem
Ashley Tucker
Kymona Tracey
Ashlea Cornell

26 thoughts on “Altenew December 2019 Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Gorgeous page. I love that picture — we don’t see much snow here in Texas and it reminds me of the beautiful scenes I’m missing! Love these new ink colors.

  2. What an incredible layout! There’s so much about this I love! First the long skinny photo, the layers, the colors, and the stitching adds the perfect touch!

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