Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there friends! I’m so excited to be back for a new Altenew Build-A-Flower Blog Hop! If you started the hop from the beginning then you would have come from Therese Calvird’s Blog. If you’re just starting here, WELCOME! You can still make your way around the entire hop by clicking the link at the bottom of my post.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

This Altenew BAF – Fuchsia Stamp is such a unique and gorgeous layering stamp set. It’s unlike any stamp I own. I used the stamp with black, pinks & purples to create my color scheme. I also stamped the leaves and stem in coordinating colors of green. After I had all of my stamping complete, I used the coordinating die to cut out all of my images. I then went to work on my layout. Now, I’m not sure if it’s the inks I used or just the way this stamp set layers, but I feel like the layers almost have a colored marker look to them (like I colored with Copics). I LOVE THAT!

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

I didn’t really have a photo in mind when I started stamping these flowers. I honestly was just playing with the stamp and really loved the first color combo I used; which was the pink & purple. So after I had the stamps complete I went back to my photos on Instagram to see if anything sparked. Then, I remembered these photos I had snapped at a garden during our family photo shoot. I printed 4 of my favorites from that day on a single 4×6 sheet of photo paper. The photos ended up being a smidgen smaller than I liked, but I didn’t want to fuss with reprinting them so I just went with it.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

I used the Broken Chevrons Stencil with a blue Distress Oxide Ink to create a subtle background on my white cardstock. I then cut two film strips using my Cricut on a light grey cardstock just to create a little bit of layering on the background. I then assembled all of my stamped flowers across the grey cardstock.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

I positioned my photos on the top left and bottom right to help balance the layout. I then fussy cut the word “Special” from one of the Die Cuts from the Live Your Dream Scrapbook Collection. I then used the Colorful Alphas from the Our Family Scrapbook Collection to spell out the word “Place”.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

I also added a Chipboard Sticker and Wood Veneer Origami Hummingbirds from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I wanted to add a bit more wood veneer, so I grabbed a few Wood Veneer Hearts to help balance the design. After I had the journaling in place I felt like I needed another pop of black at the top of the layout, so I added a sentiment from the Mini Stamp Set that is included with the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. The final thing was black splatters & the date using the Roller Date Stamp to call the layout complete.

Altenew-Build-A-Flower Fuchsia Stamp Set - Kelly Janes

Now you can take a look at my process video showing how this layout came together:


GIVEAWAYS:

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 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 October 7, 2019. [To leave a comment on my blog, click the number at the top of the blog post.]


There’s a few different ways you can get your hands on this Build-A-Flower Stamp & Die: You can purchase the Stamp & Die, the Stamp, Die + Ink Bundle at a 5% discount or you can join the monthly Build-A-Flower Subscription. When signed up for the subscription, you are guaranteed a monthly Build-A-Flower release and will receive a set each month at a specially discounted price!

I have no doubt that you are finding inspiration as you are making your way through this blog hop, and the fun isn’t over yet! Head to LauraJane’s Blog to see what she’s created!

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
Svitlana Shayevich
Amber Rain Davis
Maryam Perez
Kelly Griglione
Ashlea Cornell
Virginia Lu
Jaycee Gaspar
Therese Calvird
Kelly Janes <<< YOU ARE HERE
LauraJane
Lilith Eeckels
Mindy Eggen
Nathalie DeSousa
Emily Midgett
Nenette S. Madero
Caly Person
Christine Pennington

Altenew September 2019 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Janes

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.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Jane

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.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Jane

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.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Jane

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.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Birch Impressionism Stamp & Flower Garden Stamp - Kelly Jane

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.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

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.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

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.

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

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!

Altenew - 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Faceted Stars Stamp & Tall Alpha Dies - Kelly Janes

Now you can take a look at my process video:


GIVEAWAYS:

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!

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

Complete Blog Hop List:
Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Agnieszka Malyszek
Alex Syberia
Ashlea Cornell
Caly Person
Christine Pennington
Emily Midgett
Erum Tasneem
Jaycee Gaspar
Jeanne Jachna
Jennifer McGuire
Jen Schow
Kathleen Graumüller
Kathy Racoosi
Kelly Griglione
Kelly Janes  <<< YOU ARE HERE
Kymona Tracey
Maryam Perez
May Sukyong Park
LauraJane
Laurie Willison
Lilith Eeckels
Mindy Eggen
Nathalie DeSousa
Nenette S. Madero
Norine Borys
Reiko Tsuchida
Sveta Fotinia
Svitlana Shayevich
Terri Marie Koszler
Therese Calvird
Virginia Lu