Build-A-Flower: Larkspur Release - Altenew

Hey everyone, I am excited to be a Guest for Altenew today. Each month they release a new Build-a-Flower design and today I am sharing a project with the latest release called - Build-a-Flower: Larkspur.

Here is a look at the 6x8 stamp set:


Here is my completed layout using the set - Sit back and Relax

To create this page I used the 3x4" cards in the Our Family Scrapbook Kit. I am not a Project Life-r so using the cards on a layout seemed like the perfect solution to getting them used. I guess I really took a different approach to the usual with this kit as ideally these stamps are 'build a flower' and are meant to be layered. However, today I will be showing you an alternate way to use them.

To do this I took the outline of the flower stamp from the set and stamped that onto the concentrated colour area on 5 of the cards. I wanted a variety of colours so I made sure to choose ones that I thought would look effective in the floral shape. I then did the same with the leaves outline, but used the green toned 3x4" cards to stamp onto. 

These next two photos give you a good look at the finished floral pieces:





On this layout I am documenting a recent getaway I had to a crafting retreat. I do not 'get away' very often, certainly not without children so it was lovely to spend time with amazing people getting, getting cooked for and crafting the weekend away. It was the most beautiful tropical destination and I felt like this floral design complimented the photo well. 



The sentiments in the stamp set were also perfect for the moment that I was documenting. I chose to document this photo purely because I thought the florals would look nice with it, so it was a lovely surprise when I realised that the sentiments were a great match too!


Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. To celebrate the release of this stamp set Altenew are running a little giveaway.

There are two ways that you can win gift vouchers from the Altenew store today! Check out the details below:

1/ Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six 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 6/9/2018.

2/ I will also be drawing a winner from my blog, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post and one winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store. I do moderate my blog, so do not worry if your comment doesn't show up right away. I will announce a winner by 6/6/2018 here on my blog.

Raquel x

21 comments

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such an exciting release with beautiful flower set! I have really enjoyed your beautiful work as well!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely layout and use of the new stamp set - thanks for the inspiration:)

StarSpry said...

Your layout is gorgeous! I love those flowers :)

Carmela Hubler said...

Raquel, I love your scrapbook page. The flowers give the perfect tropical feel to your picture.

Kathy said...

What an awesome page, Raquel! Great idea to use the PL cards for your stamping! Like the gradation in your flowers! Beautiful layout.

Cynthia Cole said...

Great placement of those pretty flowers on your layout page!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful layout! :) Love the watercolor look of your flowers.

Bessie Phillips said...

Your page is 'relaxing' and the colors are beautiful. I really like the layered larkspur

Helen Budz said...

Raquel, what a perfect combination of florals, photograph and sentiments. Just looking at your layout is relaxing! tfs

Brandi R said...

Lovely layout! Love the design and those beautiful Larkspurs ♥

Glenda said...

What a great suggestion for using Project Life cards! Lovely layout. Thanks.

Lisa Moline said...

Very pretty layout! I love that you did the flowers in a different way! Thank you for sharing!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful page layout, I love how you used those 3x4 cards on your page and the Larkspur flowers are so pretty and peaceful, just like the retreat looks to be! TFS your amazing project.

Stefanie White said...

Beautiful as usual!!!

Sharon Dolan said...

I enjoyed seeing your different idea on how to use the stamp set. It’s always nice to have choices when using them. Very pretty color combos and it’s always great when the card and the sentiment come together with such meaning!

Annalisa Young said...

I love seeing alternate ways of using these stamps. Yes, they are billed as Build-a-Flower, but if that's the only way we can use them, then they're not worth it, you know? I love that this layout commemorates your crafty retreat. Thanks for sharing with us!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous layout which so beautifully highlights your photo! I love that you used different colors for each of your flowers.

Maryam said...

Love this view a

Maryam said...

Love this photo and your project is just gorgeous as the view . Thanks for sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these gorgeous larkspur flowers and your lovely page!

Karthikha said...

That's a lovely creation :)