Thursday, August 23, 2018

I'm Always Here For You / Altenew Guest Designer

Hello again, friends!  I am thrilled to be one of the Guest Designer at Altenew this month!  This is the second layout I created using some beautiful Altenew products.  A huge thank you to the Altenew Team for inviting me!

There are so many gorgeous florals in the Our Family collection, and I couldn’t resist starting my second layout with this giant flower cluster.  I fussy it from a patterned paper and ran it off the upper left corner of the page.  I used a light blue sheet of cardstock from my stash as my base.  There are so many bold colors in the flowers, and I thought the light blue really made everything pop.  I used the Classy Stripes Stencil again with modeling paste.  It is officially my new favorite stencil!  I used some of the Northern Lights 6 Mini Cube Inks on the background.  I stamped them onto some plastic packaging and watered them down to add some splatters.  I did bring in some distress oxides and gelatos from my stash to add some darker tones.

Look how gorgeous this is!  I honestly stared at it for a quite a while before cutting it out.  I used a black and white photo to tuck under some of the leaves over on the right side.  I just adore all of these beautiful colors.  And the stripes on the background really give the page some nice texture.

Again, I went crazy with fussy cutting!  I pulled out more floral and leaf papers from Our Family and cut bits and pieces out to tuck in here and there.  I also used some of the wood veneer leaves from the collection.  One of my favorite things to add is tangled up thread.  It gives pops of color as well as texture.

When I added ink to the background, I tried to make sure the colors weren’t the same.  For example, I added blue on the background here since there wasn’t blue in the flowers here.  I like to spread color around the page.

These leaves and flowers are great for dimensional projects.  The key is to not glue everything down completely flat.  Leave some of it unglued so you can bend the edges up and let it create some depth.

Here are a few more close-ups of all the beautiful colors and textures...

I love those wood veneer leaves!

These layout were so much fun to make!  The products made them come together rather quickly, and that’s saying something for me since I’m a slow scrapper.  I hope you enjoyed these and gained some inspiration from them!  Thanks again to the Altenew team for having me this month!

Here's my process video if you'd like to check it out:

Thanks so much for stopping by!!  Have a great day, and I'll be back again tomorrow :)

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