Hi there Altenew fans! It’s Ashley, and I have a new layout to share with you today, using the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I love using circles on my layouts. There’s just something about the contrast of a circle design with the 12×12 square card stock or patterned paper. Cut files are one of my favorite techniques with patterned paper, so I thought it would be fun to cut one of the papers from the Reflection Collection into a large, repeating circle design. More
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Hi everyone! It’s Ashley, and I am so excited to be hosting the first Sketch Challenge! The Sketch and color scheme is based on one of my recent layouts found HERE. I wanted to create a fun technique using the Halftone Circles stamp set and hand stitching. Circles are one of my favorite shapes to use on a layout, so I love the flow of the smaller and larger circle shapes from the stamp set.
Here’s a look at my original layout!
On my new layout, I thought it would be fun to use a different shape, so I went with flowers! You can never go wrong with flowers!! I die cut a few flower shapes from several of the patterned papers in the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. Then I machine stitched around each one and placed them around my photo, like I did on the original layout. I also stamped a small flower from the Adore You Stamp Set, to add to the center of each of the larger die cut flowers.
Since I created a Black title on my original layout, I decided to go with the opposite for this layout…White! I used the Super Script die set to cut the words “Capture Today” on my BigShot, and machine stitched through the words once I had them layered over my photo.
The finishing touches on the layout were some of the wood veneers and chipboard pieces from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. I wanted to keep them in the same area as the embellishments from the original layout.
I hope you’ve been inspired by my original layout and new layout, to play along with our Sketch Challenge #1! I can’t wait to see what you create!!
Make a scrapbook layout, a documenter spread, a notebook pocket spread or any other project based on the sketch above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.
- Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used.
- Make sure to use our challenge image above on your blog post.
- Include a link back to the Altenew Sketch Challenge post.
- When uploading your project, make sure you link your entry post, not your entire blog.
- You may enter as many times as you wish!
- Challenge ends on Monday, April 17th at 11:55 pm EST.
After the challenge closes, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.com. Winners will be announced on Sunday, April 23, 2017.
There is more! If you use #AltenewSketch when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are entered to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store.
Please click on the button below to link your challenge entries. We can not wait to see your projects.
Hi there! It’s Ashley, and I’m here today to share an idea with you for DIY Flowers, using the Reflection Scrapbook Collection. The rosettes from the die cut sheet didn’t last long, after I received the Reflection Collection! They were so pretty, and I just had to use them right away. As I was looking through the collection recently, I thought it would be fun to use the negatives from the rosettes on the die cut sheet and trace them onto patterned paper from the collection.
Here’s what I did:
- Place the die cut sheet over your choice of patterned paper and trace the flower shape.
- Repeat the process with the leaves and then cut out all of your pieces.
- Use adhesive to adhere the leaves to the flower shape.
- Machine stitch on your flowers to add texture and interest.
You could create several different floral looks, just by changing out the patterned paper you use. I added interest to the flowers, by adhering them to the background paper and also using pop dots to create dimension and layers. The messy machine stitching also adds definition to the flowers and leaves.
Once my flowers were completed, I clustered them around my photo. I brought in other elements from the Reflection Collection around my photo as well. Mixing chipboard pieces, stickers and wood veneers brings great texture to a project. The Black alphas worked perfectly for my title and brought a nice contrast to the softer colors from the patterned papers I used. I continued the Black contrasting, with a finishing touch of splattered spray mist.
If you would like to see how everything came together for this layout, you can check out my newest process video.
I hope you’ve been inspired to look at your supplies in a different way. It’s fun to take a “throw away” piece and find a new way to use it. You could also use the die cut sheet as a stencil for adding watercolor to your project. I might have to try that next time!
Hi everyone! It’s Ashley with a new layout for you today, using the Basic Borders Stamp Set. This stamp set is so cute and I love that it has several designs that you can use. I wanted to create my own patterned paper with the heart border from the set. I used the Coral Berry Crisp Ink ink pad to create a watercolor effect on White card stock and stamped the hearts from the same ink color to get the look I wanted.
- Basic Borders Stamp Set
- Ink Pad
- White Cardstock
- Acrylic Block or Stamping Tool
- Paint Brush
- Clear Packaging
Once I had the stamping finished, I used my 2 inch circle punch to punch out several circles. I arranged all of the circles in the background over the black & white patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, and then stitched through all of the circles. The pops of pink are so fun over the black & white stripes!
Next, I thought it would be fun to add a large title over the circles and the Rainbow patterned paper was perfect for large hand-cut letters. The color really stands out against the pink circles. Finally, I completed the layout with a few embellishments from the Reflection Collection. I like to add texture and dimension with the wood buttons and wood veneers from the kit.
There is a new Process Video along with today’s layout, showing how I created the patterned paper look with the Basic Borders stamp set. You can check it out here or watch it on the Altenew YouTube channel.
This would be a fun technique to try with other stamp sets from the Altenew shop! You could also experiment with adding color. I loved the look of the tone on tone color for this layout, but mixing colors could create entirely different designs, so don’t be afraid to create your own look. Hopefully you’ve been inspired by today’s layout, and you’ll give this a try with your Altenew stamps.
Hi there! It’s Ashley and I’m so excited to share my first Altenew Design Team post with you! I am addicted to 12×12 layouts, so you will be seeing a lot of those from me. I wanted to work with the new Halftone Circles Stamp Set on this layout, and combine it with hand-stitching. I paired my stamps and stitching with the beautiful Reflection Scrapbook Collection, to get the look I wanted on today’s layout.
I love to create interesting backgrounds on my layouts, and the mix of circle sizes in the Halftone Circles stamp set, made it easy to modify the patterned paper I chose from the Reflection Scrapbook Kit. The hand-stitching adds another layer of dimension and texture to the layout.
I have a video tutorial to go along with my layout, showing all of the steps I took to create the layout. I’ll show you how I stamped my images and got the perfect hand-stitched circle around each one. You can watch the video here or on the Altenew YouTube Channel.
Mixing your stamps with other techniques is a great way to create unique looks on your projects. You could try this idea on a hand-made card, also. If you’re working with embroidery floss for stitching with your stamps, look for colors that coordinate with the products and inks you are using on your project. This will help to add a cohesive look to your project.