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! :) ***
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN