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Congratulations to Random comment number 30:
So excited for you, Elaine! To claim your prize please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/15/2019 with the subject line BAF: JapaneseMum Release Blog Hop Winner from Patricia's Blog. Enjoy!!!
I read all of the comments and they all made me smile, thank you so much!!
Welcome to the Altenew blog hop to celebrate their new build-a-flower set! You should have arrived here from the lovely, Rubeena Ianigro's blog. I intended to create one project with the new Japanese Mum and matching die, but every time I would clean up, I would be more inspired to create another project!
This first project is a Travelers Notebook insert. I've cut down two pieces of Altenew Moonrock cardstock to 4 1/2" x 8 3/4", the size of a TN or Travelers Notebook. Inspired by the sentiment, You Make Me a Better Person, I picked a photo to go with it, then started adding texture to my pages.
I used the leftover pieces of trimmed Moonrock cardstock to use as a mask to create an inked border along the inside edges of the TN spreads using Lavender Fields and Deep Iris. Then stamped just one layer of the stamp and leaves along that border, coming into my TN pages using Deep Iris. The overlay look it gave after the ink dried, made it looked raised.
Then I decided on neutral flowers using Moonrock, Evening Gray, Morning Frost, and Lava Rock, and for the leaves Rocky Shore, Mountain Mist, Frayed Leaf, and Volcano Lake. I am amazed by the different looks you can create with these four layers of stamps and different ink combinations.
While cleaning my desk, I typically don't like to waste leftover scraps, so I was inspired to use the trimmed Moonrock cardstock I used as a mask on my TN as a card panel. Going with that imperfect, art-like look, I inked the full image of the flower, sprayed it with water (generously), then pressed along the edge of my inked border. A very messy, impression of color is what it creates.
That messy impression, gave me a place to then add another layer of the flower stamp in Lavender Fields ink. For my focal point flower, I did not use all of the layers, adding a wet brush to the outlines stamped image, and the darker Sapphire ink to some of the petals before stamping only a second layer of the image in Sapphire to create a bold contrast.
For the leaves, I used Deep Iris, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, and Sapphire, using all of the leaf stamp images. For another bold contrast, I used a smaller card panel in Navy Cardstock.
When I first started playing with the stamps, I picked yellows to work with. I thought these stamps and my leftovers would make great cards for pocket page scrapbooking.
Using this sentiment as the focal point on this card and project, I added the solid image of the flower to the top and bottom, and cut apart a stamped and die cut flower to add to the sides.
Inspired by my TN photo mat I created with the stamps, I used that same idea here as a card, with just simply layering a completed stamped flower on top.
I used the Altenew Calligraphy Alphas stamp set for my year on this card, and used some of those leaves to create motion.
Then I picked out a photo that went with the colors and theme to put inside my 6x8 pocket page. The ink colors I used for this spread are Moon Rock, Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, and Jet Black.
Beautiful set, YES! So much detail and texture and so many ways to use. I have a video here of my TN and card process or you can view from my YouTube channel here.
Now onto the fun part, PRIZES and fun details! 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. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 2/9/2019.
As a thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and comment, I will pick one lucky winner to receive a $20 gift certificate. I will announce the winner on this updated blog post on 2/6/2019.
And if you don't want to miss a release of Altenew's Build-A-Flowers sets, you can start a subscription. This is a monthly subscription plan for our Build-A-Flower set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99)
I am so honored to be a part of this hop, thank you for stopping by! The hop is filled with so many talented ladies, including this lovely next stop to Laura Jane's blog. Good luck!!