Hello Friends and Welcome to another Altenew Educators Blog Hop!
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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:
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
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.
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: