I have been a little out of the swing of things lately, when it comes to my scrapping. Do card maker’s have the same problem? Sometimes you just aren’t in the right creative head space and all that comes out is just…blah. I find in times such as these, the best thing you can do is return to the basics. For me that’s a photo, papers and embellishments that mean something. That’s exactly how this monochrome beauty came be. More
Reflection Scrapbook Collection
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
So if you are just starting out with memory keeping I suggest giving a modern and minimal layout a try. It’s very easy to do. You still can use some flowers as decoration with some modern and clean lines for the background. To make the background stand out I did a little modern cutting. I’m still using Reflection Scrapbook Kit to create this red bold layout, I just love all the pieces in it. More
Hello and welcome back to another blog post filled with inspiration. Today I’ll be sharing a layout which is once again really simple to create but at the same time has lots of lovely little details. What I really love about the Altenew scrapbook collection is that it is so versatile but there is also a travel theme to it. This means it is a great collection to use for documenting trips and journeys.
How to create the layout:
- Cut out a world map using a die cut machine but you could use any shape and make it on a smaller scale.
- Place a patterned paper of your choice beneath the die cut.
- Add some splatters with our Ink Sprays.
- Create a diagonal design by placing your photo in one corner and working your way up to the title.
- Use embellishments to create a “path” or “flow” from the photo to the title.
Hi Ladies! It’s Flóra here. This time I decided to make a minimal style layout. Sometimes I really feel like to create an airy composition. For this scrapbook layout I chose pink and blue color palette. First, I trimmed the blue dots paper from the Altenew Reflection 12×12 Paper Kit diagonally and adhered them in the corners. Then, I started to embellish the page. I placed my favourite chipboard flower from the Altenew Reflection Chiboard Sticker Sheet next to our selfie.
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 Ladies! It’s Flóra back with a new 12×12 scrapbook layout. For this project I used the Altenew Reflection Collection and Happy Dreams Stamp Set and lots of pretty inks. It was a whole lot of fun to create!
I started my page with a heart background what I cut out with Silhouette Cameo. I used one of the most beautiful rainbow paper from the Reflection Collection Paper Pack. I placed my 4″x4″ photo and started to embellish the layout. This photo was taken at CHA of the Altenew Team, it’s a very nice memory of mine and I really wanted to document it.
I created DIY die cut with Happy Dreams Stamp Set. My favourites are the tiny pretty arrows which I cut out with matching Happy Dream Die Set. For the bigger title I used my scissors and fussy cut them. For the date I used Altenew Roller Stamp.
When I was done I used the little bubble stamp from the Happy Dreams Set and mimic splashes around the layout. I used Coral Berry, Caramel Toffee, Mango Smoothie, Forest Glades, Dusk and Deep Iris Crisp Dye Ink.
Here is a process video to see how I created this layout.
I hope you like my project and I could inspire you today! Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend! Flóra
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!