Altenew March 2018 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Hello and welcome to the Altenew March 2018 Blog Hop + Giveaway! I hope you find something to inspire you today - be sure to leave a comment on this post to be entered to win a $30 Altenew gift certificate! Here is the layout I made using this new release of lovely products:
It all started with the Floral Flurries Washi Tape. I love love love flowers and wanted them to be the main focus of my layout. So I took some time fussy cutting them - first I applied the giant washi tape roll to smooth white cardstock and then cut out all the flowers and leaves.
Then I got messy!! I really wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone with this one. It's new-to-me product of things I don't use all that often - stencils and sprays so I decided to make the most of it! I grabbed a piece of smooth white cardstock for the background and then used the Classy Stripes Stencil with modeling paste to create a textured surface down the center. Then I used the Deco Wallpaper Stencil, Scallop Builder Stencil, and Weave Builder Stencil with watercolors that matched the colors of the flowers all over the page. Such a pretty color palette!  Once the watercoloring dried I came in with Antique Silver Metallic Ink SprayAntique Gold Metallic Ink Spray, and Pure White Ink Spray and splashed/flicked/dropped it all around, letting it dry between each color.
Then came more washi tape: I tore thin pieces of the Dotted Washi Tape and Monochrome Washi Tape and stuck them in three places across the background. For more texture I machine stitched over the washi with light pink as well as metallic gold thread - using straight and zig zag stitching. I also stitched in a few more places across the page with the gold thread.  To finish the background I came in with the Watercolor Bouquet Stencil and more modeling paste to create a final layer on top and around the layout.
I placed the clusters of fussy cut flowers over the washi tape strips and tucked in a photo to the bottom cluster. I used an "xoxo" floral tag from Altenew as my title and then wrote journaling with a precision pen next to the photo. As the finishing touch I added Altenew enamel dots in matching colors around the page.
 This is such a departure from my usual style! And it was so fun! I've definitely been bitten by the mixed media bug and can't wait to try getting messy again!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, March 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/17/2018. 
You also have a chance to win a $30 Altenew gift certificate here on my blog! Simply leave a comment on this post and I will randomly select a winner on March 16th! Thank you and good luck!

***UPDATED WITH THE WINNER - congratulations 3KIDMAMA - please send me an email! :) ***

131 comments

  1. Gorgeous gorgeous!! I love all the textures!

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  2. lots of color, texture and lots of fussy cutting - lovely layout

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  3. Beautiful layout with lots of dimension.

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  4. Beautiful layout! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  5. Beautiful layout. Thanks so much for sharing...

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  6. Wow...so intricate and detailed. Work of art! Great job

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  7. Your push out of your comfort zone worked! This layout has so much texture and it all works together perfectly!

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  8. Wow...just wow! This is my favorite so far in the blog hop - I love how you've used water colors with the stencils!

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  9. This is a jaw dropping beauty! Love all the pretty florals, and the textures and the dimensions!!!

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  10. Lovely new products used in new and original ways! Keep the ideas coming!

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  11. Beautiful layout! Love these stencils.

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  12. This is lovely! I love all the color and texture. Great use of the stencils and sprays.

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  13. I love what you did with that washi tape! I'm getting so excited the more I see in this blog hop!

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  14. Wow! What a fantastic creation! Love your take on the washi rolls! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us :)

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  15. Absolutely beautiful mixed media layout on your scrapbook page. You'll look back over the years & enjoy it that's for sure.

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  16. Hi, WOW, Your layout is absolutely STUNNING!! There is so much detail and so much texture, just a big wow it really is so beautiful. I also love beside the amazing texture is the color, so bright and cherry. AWESOME job girl, loved it.

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  17. Stunning page. I love the flowers.

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  18. That was a lot of work put into that layout. Very pretty.

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  19. WOW! Love this layout! So gorgeous!

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  20. Your layout is gorgeous! I always love what you do but this is truly spectacular. The floral washi tape is so beautiful definitely going on my wish list.

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  21. You packed a ton off stuff on your layout. Thank you for sharing. I’m not a scrap booker, but I appreciate your art.

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  22. sweet page - LOVE the texture you created - perfect:)

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  23. So pretty - the texture is really unique and creates such a contrast with the soft flowers.

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  24. Really pretty layout! Love the colours

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  25. Wow so many details and layering....beautiful layout!

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  26. What a beautiful scrapbook page. So much color to highlight such a beautiful little girl.

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  27. Wow! I think you used everything in the release on this beautiful layout. I need to give this a try.

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  28. I love those washi tapes and these layouts are beautiful using them.

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  29. Yes, I love that floral washi tape & your layout is just gorgeous!!

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  30. Hi Paige, you made a fabulous mixed media lo! I love the color pallet you used!! Thanks for sharing! 😍💞

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  31. Gorgeous mixed media page and layout, LOVE that floral watercolor washi tape. I can't imagine fussy cutting all those flowers but when I look at your page, WORTH IT!

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  32. WOW! What a layout! One of the best I have ever seen!

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  33. What a gorgeous mixed media LO Paige! Absolutely love the colors and elements you chose, thamks fro the wondeful inspiration!

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  34. Gorgeous layout - love the floral flurries washi tape.

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  35. I love your dimensional layout! Lovely!

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  36. This is stunning!! I love the texture and the design!! So beautiful!!

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  37. Great dimension! Love this layout. And, love the new release by Altenew.

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  38. Wow! That is amazing. Can't wait to get my hands on the new washi.

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  39. I love how you used the modeling paste with the stencils. It’s something i’ve never tried and now it’s on my list of techniques.

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  40. Beautiful layout, I don't do scrapbooking but it's something I want to try sometime. The stripped stencil is just lovely!

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  41. Beautiful layout! Beautiful colors!

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  42. Getting messy is half the fun! You did a great job!

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  43. Perfect background for this scene. Super awesome design!

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  44. Well Paige...your website is new to me but all I've got to say is HOLY COW!! What an absolutely stunning layout! I don't know how you have the patience to cut out those flowers from washi tape, and stencil and create all of those amazing layers...just jawdropping!!

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  45. WOW!!!! Stunning page. I'm simply awed at how gorgeous this is. LOVE LOVE LOVE it ♥

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  46. Soooo colorful and creative. Love all the textures.

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  47. Beautiful! I love your textured background - at first I thought you'd adhered paper strips to the background, but no the paste + paint really has a gorgeous effect. Fun work with all the fussy-cutting, too!

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  48. This is a beautiful layout! I love the combination of the flowers and the stripes! Very well done!

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  49. For someone who doesn't do a lot of mixed media, you nailed this one! Absolutely stunning and something to be really proud of!

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  50. love the colors and all the texture and fun details in your layout, Paige!

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  51. The layout is just stunning!!!!!

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  52. The Washi Tape is going to be a sell out! What a beautiful scrapbook page.

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  53. Gorgeous colors, textures and dimension! Beautiful layout!

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  54. Oh I love seeing this stencil used in scrapbooking. I've been a fan of yours for a long time. So great to see you on this hop.

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  55. Wow, this layout is an absolute work of art. Amazing textures, layering and colors. With so much interest it is still light, soft and feminine.

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  56. I love when messy turns into beauty

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  57. Amazing layout and
    love the stenciling
    and washi tape.
    Carla from Utah

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  58. Love, Love, Love this layout! It is just gorgeous! You turned all of these separate elements into such a beautiful page.

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  59. Love this layout, sadly I do not do much scrap booking like I used to and I have alot of photos that need to be put in an album. thank you for sharing the beauty of this layout.

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  60. WOW! There is so much prettiness here!! Love your use of mixed media and your floral clusters!! :)

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  61. What a layout!For someone who isn't comfortable with mixed media.....! Isn't the floral flurries washi tape beautiful?

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  62. I have been scrapbooking for years, but I haven’t started adding stamped embellishments! You have inspired me!

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  63. This is crazy awesome! I want to see it in person so I can touch it, lol!!

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  64. WOW, I love all the beautiful background colours and texture you applied to this layout. Very pretty.

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  65. You are AMAZING!!! You worked out of your comfort zone and still knocked it out of the park!! You GO girl!!!! This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that CUTE photo, the masking and those flowers!!!!!!!!!!

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  66. Absolutely gorgeous and very detailed 😍

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  67. Wow - those flowers are gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  68. This is simply beautiful! You've got me inspired.

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  69. beautiful way to showcase a bunch of new products on one layout!

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  70. Love the dimension look of your work and the water color effects! Good luck everyone !

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  71. OH! I love what you did here!!!!💖 I have been trying to “get messy” & out of my comfort zone with my creations.....which means I HAVE TO make a similar project. The end result is Fabulous. Thank You ☺️!!!!

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  72. Fabulous layout with all of the flowers and the texture.

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  73. This layout is Fabulous! I love the background & all the flowers. The stitching here & there adds a special touch too.

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  74. Gorgeous - your pages is a glorious symphony to textures! So much to love! :)

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  75. great job! looks like fun too. Thanks for sharing.

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  76. AN absolutely stunning layout using a great many of the new release. Lovely. :)

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  77. Wow! I love your textures and color play using the new Altenew stencils and washi tapes! So gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!

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  78. Love, love, love the colors and texture on your layout! Very feminine and fun! A great backdrop for your photo. Thanks for sharing.

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  79. echoing everyone else...WOW...you can loose yourself in this layout...always some new treat to spy...thank you for sharing your talent with us

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  80. Your page is exquisite. So colorful and unique. Absolutely beautiful.

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  81. Your page is amazing! It takes a true artist to step outside their comfort level to the degree that you did and then to come up with a finished product in one try that looks like this. I am in awe..

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  82. WOW Paige! That is a simply gorgeous layout! I love it! When I hit your blog it just blew me away it's so gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  83. this layout is absolutely breathtaking-wow!!! I see those washi tapes being sold out in no time:)

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  84. What a beautifully fun and creative page!

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  85. Wow, Paige. This layout is wonderful--love how you used the stencil and washi tape. Your creation is so inspiring. tfs

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  86. Wow the layout is amazing. Love the new products

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  87. Wonderful layout! Love all the details. Wonderful texture and color and love the floral clusters!

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  88. Absolutely amazing, So many layers, so much detail!

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  89. WOW!! JUST WOW this is just stunning . Amazing job!

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  90. First of all I love the Layouts madly, but I'm not able to do them.
    Secondly, I don't often use stencils, but your result is amazing. You are very good crafter, I love your style and you did well to get out of your comfort zone, the result is crazy!

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  91. Absolutely beautiful page! So creative!

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  92. Wow! Super gorgeous layout. I love all the beautiful layers and the textures.

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  93. What a wonderful new line of stencils - so innovative, and love that you can use each one in different ways to achieve multiple effects. The inspiration is gorgeous! You have done an amazing job with this layout!

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  94. What a gorgeous layout! I am in love with all the embossing paste stencil effects! The flowers from the Washi tape are such a lovely addition to the stencil techniques! LOVE IT!

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  95. So glad I came across your blog! Hi from Kirkland WA!! your layouts are AMAZING!!!

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  96. What a great layout. I Love ho you layered all of the elements and textures together.

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  97. Incredible textures on the layout!

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  98. Wow! This really is a different way of using all these products, but I love how it turned out. You definitely used some techniques I wouldn't have thought of, so I'm glad you went out of your comfort zone so now I can go out of mine! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  99. Beautiful layout! Nice mixture of texture and layers, yet it doesn't overwhelm the darling photo.

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  100. ilove this mixed media ensemble using the fun new products, especially the washi tapes and gold ink spray!

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  101. Love the way you used the wide washi tape in your scrapbook project

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  102. Gorgeous, and this is outside your comfort zone...wow, amazing.

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  103. wow, talk about a mixed media extravaganza of beautiful dimension! So many great inspiring tips on how to use this fabulous release!

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  104. This is absolutely awesome!!! I lvoe your layout

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  105. Wow great lay out and that with the gorgeous new Washi Tape. During this blog hop I saw for the first time that you can use washi tape differently than just as a border on your page / card. Thank you for learning me that!

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  106. What a project. Must have taken a long time.thanks for all the ideas.

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  107. Wonderful cards and so like the Altenew new stencils and stamps x

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  108. A gorgeous mixed media layout! Love all of the beautiful flowers from the washi tape — that was a lot of fussy cutting! Love all of the different elements that you incorporated in your layout. Beautiful job!

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  109. Gorgeous layout! Thank you for the inspiration.

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  110. Can't wait to see more of your mixed media work Paige! Just beautiful!!

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  111. This layout is beautiful ❣️The washi tape is the prettiest ever❣️

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  112. Gorgeous Layout...So many details...

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  113. Stunning layout. I appreciate that you showed the stages of the layout before the finished result.

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  114. Beautiful layout, so fresh!! wonderful use of that pretty washi tape. :-)

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  115. Awesome idea, perfect for spring.

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  116. Such a gorgeous layout! The colors are so amazing. Thanks for the tips and inspiration.

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