Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop & Giveaway!  I'm so excited to be participating in this, and I hope you follow along.  There are prizes to be won and LOTS of amazing inspiration from some seriously talented ladies.



All of the participating designers are using this gorgeous Reflections Scrapbooking Kit from Altenew.  It really is stunning...the colors, the florals, the patterns...so gorgeous!  


Check out this awesome promotion:

o    Receive a FREE Enamel Dots when you order the Reflection Scrapbook Collection 7/12 through 7/16/2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Not valid on previous orders.
o    There is more! Receive a FREE Scrapbook Class when you purchase the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. Send Altenew an email at support@altenew.com with your order number and Altenew will set you up with free access to the Timeless Floral Layouts Class.



*******GIVEAWAY*********

I'm also doing a giveaway for a $30 Gift Certificate to Altenew!  Just leave a comment down below, and I'll choose a winner on July 21st!
 
Here is the layout I created.  I absolutely love how it turned out.  There are a few rainbow style patterned papers in the kit, so I decided to play on those colors.  I found this beautiful butterfly cut file from Just Nick and backed it with two different patterned papers.  I used this pretty blue watercolor circles paper as my background, and I coated a lot of it with white acrylic paint.  I wanted to fade out some of the circles so the rainbow butterflies would stand out.  I used some Shimmerz Paints on the background as well as some gelatos.  I love this photo of my daughter...it has the perfect colors, and I love how it looks like she's looking at the butterflies :)


Aren't these colors just so delicious?!  I machine stitched through the centers of the butterflies and left the strings hanging.  I also added some adhesive foam behind them to raise them up.  The dimension turned out really awesome!  I added some tangled thread in various places and used some of the wood veneer buttons from the kit.
 

I wanted the blue circles to show on the sides of the layout but not under the butterflies.  That would've been way too busy.  The white paint does a fabulous job of covering them up.
 

Here's the top of the layout. I fussy cut "moment captured" from a sticker.  I decided to go small with the title since there was so much else going on.  I used a few stickers from the kit here and there, more wood veneer buttons and some of the chipboard pieces.  I also added in this "love" acetate piece.
 

I thought about printing my photo in black & white, but I'm so glad I didn't!  These colors look so good with the colors of the papers.  Sometimes the colors and photos just come together so well and look like they belong together :)
 

If you've never used adhesive foam or foam dots, you must try them!  Adding a little height to parts of your layout makes such a huge difference.  The shadows  here look so awesome, I think.
 

I just love these chipboard pieces!  The watercolor effect is stunning, and the colors...swoon!  I added a bit of journaling down below here.
 

I have a process video if you'd like to check it out:



Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

Here is the list of designers:

Altenew
Enza Gudor
Paige Evans
Missy Whidden *You are HERE!*
Sandra Dietrich
Meghann Andrew
Stefanie Ried
Flora Monika Farkas
Claudia van Rooijen
Elsie Robinson
Kymona Tracey
Irit Landgraf
Elena Morgun
AhSang Jung
Eunyoung Lee
Anna Komenda
Lilith Eeckels
Terhi Koskinen

49 comments:

  1. Fantastic layout! So juicy and full of sun!

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  2. I am loving all these rainbow coloured layouts! So bright and happy.

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  3. wow!!!!!!!! love it!!! love it!!!!! gorgeous layout, like always, I'm your fan Missy. This collection is absolutely beautiful

    Kisses from Mexico

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  4. LOVE all the thread nests you added for interest!

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  5. Those butterflies backed with this psper is divine. And all together it is one. Such s beautiful layout

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  6. What a beautiful layout! The colors in this collection are just so vibrant!

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  7. Love the colors and the fun flowers and butterflies! Awesome layout! TFS!

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  8. I love it sooooo much! I have repeatedly watched the video :-)

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  9. The beautiful colors really compliment the gorgeous photo!

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  10. I just adore this page Missy! Those butterflies, those papers, the embellishments, swoon 😍😍😍

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  11. Butterflies!! Love this very cheerful layout.

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  12. Missy, I am in awe of your layout. The entire color scheme is so well thought out and your placement of all the elements becomes a beautiful frame for your photograph. I also like how you've tucked the stamped sentiments into the design in various place. I've learned so much from your creation. Thanks!

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  13. Wow! This is incredible! Love the butterflies and the colours of the layout are amazing! Such a great inspiration!

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  14. hehe, since my b’day is 7/19 it would be too cool to win and make a great birthday present!! Great release btw!

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  15. Lovely layout. I'm glad you kept your photos in colour too, they go so well with the colours in the kit.

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  16. wow. this is STUNNING!! love the colors! love the papers! and those butterflies are seriously INCREDIBLE! wow!! can't wait to watch this!

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  17. I love the bright colors in your layout!The butterflies and florals are so pretty.

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  18. So pretty and colorful! thanks for sharing your work!

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  19. Love, love, love this layout Missy! So beautiful!

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  20. Thank you so much for explaining gesso vs. acrylic paint. This is a stunning page!!! I already have this kit and am constantly looking for more inspiration on how to use it. Love the video and the photos . . . it's all incredibly beautiful!!

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  21. Just WOW! That's all I can say. WOW!

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  22. This is one of the most fantastic layouts I have seen in a long time!! AWESOME!!

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  23. WOW! So gorgeous! The butterflies are perfect and so is everything else, truly fabulous art.💕

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  24. GORgeous use of color, Missy! I love how you've stitched on the bodies of butterflies too. Beautiful "messy" layout, and I mean that in the best way. No one does it better - thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Such a lovely combination of elements. Those butterflies soar, as does your daughter's face.

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  26. I love the cut file you chose and how you used it with this awesome collection. Your layout is stunning as always.

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  27. So pretty and colorful. I like all the dots and butterflies.

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  28. I am in love with your works Missy!

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  29. So excited about this kit! Love this layout.

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  30. Absolutely stunning! Like always your layouts blow me away! I love that you love using bright colors in your spreads!! A real inspiration!

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  31. A beautiful butterfly layout! So bright and happy!

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  32. Wow ! Another beautiful colorful page that brightens my mood ! Thanks !

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  33. Your daughter is beautiful!Stunning layout!I love the butterflies!

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  34. Gorgeous page with beautiful details! Love the butterflies with the stitching detail on their bodies! Lovely pic too!

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  35. So much fun to look at - loving all the detail!

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  36. This is one GORGEOUS layout! Love all the technique and the color - and yet you manage to corral it all together to highlight the focus on the photo. Perfection!

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  37. Wonderful layout! Love all the rainbow colors and those butterflies!

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  38. Gorgeous LO Missy! Love the colors and dimension you added, TFS!

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  39. Great layout! The butterflies are such a nice touch.

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  40. This is such a perfect summery scrapbook page! All the bright colors and textures work together so well!

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  41. This is DARLING! I love all the colors, and your daughter is so cute! Would have never thought to fade out part of the scrapbook paper's pattern with acrylic paint, so thanks so much for giving me all the inspiration!

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  42. The layout you created is just amazing!!

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  43. Lovely proyect Missy you layout is amazing!!

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