Altenew December 2018 Markers/Embellishments Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey everyone, you may have arrived here from Virginia Lu's blog, welcome! Today I am here to celebrate the December releases which are two new colour sets of Altenew's Artist Markers and also a stunning bundle of versatile and fun scrapbooking embellishments which of course are right up my alley!

I have challenged myself to use a stamp I love, the Bamboo Rose stamp and die set, and the markers to create my page today. 

Here is the page I created:

Some close up images and a little more about this page:

The subject of my page is my two children (again!). I wanted to create a page to document what good little friends they are to each other. There is 21 months between them and it always makes me so happy when they play nicely together. Yes, they certainly have their moments; he's looking at me funny, she's looking out my window, he/she wont share, etc, but at the end of a day if one of them is in any trouble or gets hurt they are always there for each other. I really hope this continues with them through adulthood, what a special bond they have. 

I have used a few key Altenew goodies here; the Reflection scrapbook kit, the Bamboo Rose stamp set, the Primary Artist Markers and some of the new veneer and enamel dot embellishments.
I printed my photo in approx a 3x4" size and positioned it at the top left of my layout. This allowed me to cluster the florals around that. Now those of you are regular users of markers may be cringing at my attempts to colour these florals. I have to admit this was my first time using markers like this and yes it was scary, but I did find out that I really enjoyed the process. The colouring was somewhat therapeutic. The process of colouring took me a lot longer than I had anticipated - but I do like the end result. 

I chose to scatter the bamboo rose coloured florals on somewhat of a diagonal on the page. I love that the way they are positions guides your eyes into the photos. 

The wood veneer 'friends' title worked well and I was able to extend that title with a few letter stickers from my scrapbooking stash. 

I framed the entire layout in some of the patterned paper in the kit. I love how the multiple colours featured in the paper compliment the coloured flowers so well. 

Here is a pic of the artist markers I used. For these florals I used a combination of the first two colours.

Keep on reading to see how you can enter this hop and win yourself some goodies. 


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! How awesome is that!

I am also giving away a $30 gift certificate. All you need to do is leave a comment below. I will announce a winner on the 12th December.

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Kathy Racoosin

Erum Tasneem

Kristina Pokazanieva

Nicole Picadura

Kelly Latevola

Enza Gudor

Kathleen Graumüller

Sveta Fotinia

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Therese Calvird

Anna Komenda

Zinia Redo

Vicky Papaioannou

Lydia Evans

Laura Jane

Norine Borys

Nathalie DeSousa

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

Raquel Bowman - You are here ....

Svitlana Shayevich

Gayatri Murali

Kymona Tracey

Erica A-B

Agnieszka Malyszek

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for all of your lovely comments. Your next stop is  Svitlana Shayevich.
Raquel x