Monday, June 28, 2021

Altenew Educators "Anything But A Card" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

 Hello Friends and Welcome to another Altenew Educators Blog Hop!

You should have arrived from Penny Pynnonen 's blog and if you get lost at anytime along the hop or would like to go to the beginning, you can head back to Altenew by clicking the preceding link.

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So, so many options for projects for this hop so I went back to my crafty "roots" as a scrapbooker for this 'Anything But A Card' project:

A sketch is a great starting point for a layout and I used this sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, rotating it for the layout:

I inked the upper left side of a white card stock base with the Feathered Leaves stencil, Shadow Creek and Mountain Pine Crisp Dye inks. After inking the stencil I spattered the paper with Altenew Watercolor Brushmarkers in Purple Wine, Mango Smoothie and Cotton Candy.

I then used a dinner plate to trace a half circle shape in two different places on the 12x12 Wildflower Fields paper from the Wildflower 12x 12 paper collection and hand cut the shapes. I adhered the pink half circle directly to the white card stock and then layered the green over top with foam adhesive lining the straight edge up with the edge of the white card stock.

After choosing my photos, and their arrangement, I added them with foam adhesive. I then played around with pieces from the Wildflower Pink Posy Ephemera and Wildflower Bitty Bits Ephemera, trying out different ones until I was happy with my choices. I attached them with foam adhesive, sometimes adding the foam just behind the bloom/buds and using liquid adhesive for the stems. I die cut a couple of leaves with the Mini Flower Cluster Layering Die Set from the Wildflower 6x6 Paper Pack

To finish off the layout I added Antique Gold sequins around the layout and on one of flower centers and also a hand drawn border with the 02 pen from the Altenew Fine Liner Pen Set.

Here's another look at the full layout :) 

Do you keep a paper planner? I do off and on and like to add a few crafty touches to my monthly spread at a minimum so this hop theme was perfect!

I stamped these floral images in the corners with a mini-stamp set that I received as a gift from Altenew, you can probably find a similar mini-stamp in the Altenew store. I stamped the image in Permanent Crisp Black ink which is alcohol marker friendly and colored the blooms with R301 Rouge, Y204 Mango Smoothie for the center and G702 Frayed Leaf for the leaves.

I then added some pencil crayon colouring with my Prismacolor Pencils:

I hand wrote June, on a diamond die cut from the Fine Frames Diamond die that was trimmed down, with the brush marker from the Fine Liner Pen Set and backed the letters with a swipe of color with B201 Sea Glass Artist Marker. I also edged the die cut with the same Artist marker, backed it with Gold Mirror Card and then adhered with foam adhesive over the stamped and colored blooms.

I balanced the spread by adhering the gold mirror card stock fine frame in the bottom right of the facing page over the stamped and colored blooms.

I inked a few images from the Watercolor Bouquet stencil on the right and left side pages with Rouge ink along with adding a strip of the lightest color of washi tape from the Tea Party Washi tape bundle.

It didn't take long to add a few decorative touches to my monthly planner spread and this is another way to use your favorite Altenew supplies beyond cardmaking.

Now, what's a blog hop without prizes? Wonder no more!!


$200 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $35 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/04/2021 for a chance to win. 

There’s MORE!

What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz at the Altenew blog for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Anything But A Card” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!


Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/06/2021.

Don't forget to leave a comment to get your name in the draw and hop on over to the lovely and talented Irina Fonina to check out her projects and leave a comment for another chance to win!

Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by!

Below is the full Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog 

Terri Marie Koszler 

Neha Aggarwal 

Bridget Casey 

Tenia Nelson 

Nandini Karmarkar 

Teri Stokes 

Rachael Shedeed 

Fiona Duff 

Eva Bussom  

Nenette S. Madero 

Roteja Galvan 

Karen Brown 

Sandra Woodson 

Helen Kalb 

Penny Pynnonen 

Rosie Neustaedter 

Irina Fonina 

Rebecca Sogn  

Nancy Souza 

Virginia Lu 


Eva Bussom said...

Beautiful layout

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Betty said...

your layout is so pretty, Rosie - love the colors you chose for both layout and planner pages!

Nenette Madero said...

Your beautiful layout made me miss scrapbooking, Rosie!❤️ I love collecting planners but somehow rarely use them😂

Liz O. said...

Fantastic ideas! Love you LO and the pretty planner spread. Thanks for the inspiration Rosie!

Nandini said...

Love these projects! They are gorgeous!

vickie said...

Love ALL these layouts & projects!

M DelValle said...

Great pages! Love the pastel colors said...

Gorgeous layout and thank you for the sketch!! So romantic and lovely!

Linda BL said...

Love the decorated planner pages for the month of June. Such lovely soft colors.

Roxy T said...

Your calendar is really pretty. Be proud of that one.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous layout and planner pages!

Fonda said...

The colors in your pages are gorgeous!

Peg Frushour said...

Beautiful layout...and your planner is gorgeous!!

maxie said...

lovely projects

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Fantasic ideas! I love the design and colors on your layout!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Amazing page layout! :)

Donna Walls said...

Lovely layout and planner pages. Lots of interest and dimension.

Kathy Raker said...

Great layout and planner. Pretty color and design.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great layout share. Nice use for the planner pages.

NickiB said...

Cool idea!

DorothyA said...

Lovely! Your scrapbook page is incredible!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Love your layout!! Also your planner is so pretty

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty layout and planner pages!

Sadia Ashraf said...

Great pages!

Regina (Tina) Kahles said...

Both your lovely creations were wonderful, your scrapbook page was so pretty and I'm like you and love a sketch first of what I'll be working on. Your planner pages were so awesome and the flowers and colors were perfect. Thank You for sharing your talent and the inspiration your giving us !

Cyndi said...

I love that beautiful page. My "roots" are also in scrapbooking and I still love it.

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