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. 




Prizes:

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

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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

61 comments

Debra Rumpza said...

So so pretty! I love those roses.

Karthikha said...

Such a pretty page! I love the beautiful roses :)

Sandy said...

How sweet. Pretty page to display those special memories.

Carol S said...

Love your page and your children are adorable! What an incredible memory for them!

Elaine Dunton said...

Love your page, what a sweet way to display special memories

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is such a beautiful layout! :)

Laine Feen said...

I love that you write the journaling to your children. After all, they are the ones you are doing this for, but honestly, I've never seen that before. I love the layout, and I love the flowers.

But I remember when my kids used to be the best of friends but now they're grown up and they barely speak to each other. You've made me want to go find photographs like these and write notes to them reminding them of who they used to be. Because now that they're grown up, they need each other more than ever.

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love this gorgeous layout! Great color and design!

Lisa Byers said...

Love your beautiful layout. The roses are so lovely. It’s so true that siblings are best friends. My two boys have been best friends and they are in their thirties. They do have their disagreements but they get over it.

Kim Faucher said...

Beautiful simple yet elegant layout design!!!

Kanan Pandya said...

Such a pretty layout! Love those flowers and the mix of wooden embellishments, all looks so pretty together. :-)

Daniela May said...

Such a beautiful layout - love the two in the photo - they are so cute

Lyn said...

Oh my goodness I love this set and you have done such a beautiful page with it <3

Kandice J said...

I love the use of the enamel dots! Love the details.

Graham Brand said...

This is a beautiful layout of your children and the roses!
I think the colouring of the roses is great!

Vivian C. said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful project.

Maryam said...

Your layout is so gorgeous. The red flower all round is just amazing .

TrainWithMeghan said...

What a STUNNING layout! i love the black and white image with the contrast of the pop of color from the flower!

Linda R. said...

Beautiful layout. Aren't alcohol markers fun! Glad you got a few dots into the layout, too.
And thanks for sharing your children's friendship. I wish for them a close relationship throughout their entire lives.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful layout!

Brenda Kuder said...

Your layout is adorable!

Helen Budz said...

Such a lovely page layout. The colorful florals and added embellishments give just the right pop of color. tfs

Velichka Zheleva said...

Wow great markers :) I love this page :)

Emma Murphy-Smith said...

Such a sweet layout! <3

Jane Booth said...

Love the layout ! And especially love to see stamping used in scrapbooks! Two of my favorite things 😊

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely layout - love how you have used these new products:)

Dawn Jones said...

What a pretty lay out and a wonderful sentiment to share with us.

Annette Reed said...

Such a sweet picture. The layout is very well designed with great coloring. Very pretty!

Emily said...

Beautiful children. Love how you did your layout too.
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Theresa said...

great layout and use of the embellishments. thanks as always for sharing.

Nandini said...

Very beautiful. Love the flowers and the use of black and white photograph is very striking.

Martha said...

You did such a wonderful job of placement of those gorgeously colored roses. Siblings are tricky. If they grow up in an atmosphere of love and acceptance, learn to be gracious and forgiving, then they will become loving, forgiving, gracious adults. I had a son and 22 months later a daughter, both in their 40's now. But they keep in touch across the miles and care about each other. When they look back on this page, they will remember the good times and the wonderful "mummy" who created it. I think you should make a duplicate page so each child has their own book. Just thinking ahead.

SandyK said...

Lovely scrapbook page.

Hussena said...

What a beautiful page !!I love your design and the coloring you have done!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great release! I love what you have created!!!!

Nana Griffin said...

Such a gorgeous layout!

Carol Rossouw said...

Another winning release from Altenew! And another beautiful layout from you. Your children are adorable!

Nox said...

Beautiful page! I love the black and white picture against those bright red blooms.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

The layout is lovely! I love the simple color scheme, and your bamboo roses are beautiful!

Carmela Hubler said...

Beautiful layout! Love the red roses.

Nelya said...

Definitely pinning this! I’m starting a 8.5 x 11 scrapbook.

Annalisa Young said...

I feel like the bamboo rose set matches the style of the wood veneers perfectly, so this layout really sings. And the two color blends also really work with this style. Thanks for sharing this with us; I feel like I have lots of good ideas for a nice, graphic style.

Chandhini Swaminathan said...

This layout is awesome, I love your colored roses and wooden hearts scattered here and there.

Subhashini Swaminathan said...

Red and green pair up really well and Lacy doily behind the picture gives it a elegant look. Adorable picture.

Judie said...

What a beautiful layout! Love the roses!

Becca Yahrling said...

Love, love, love this pretty layout! Love the coloring.
I usually prefer a layout with several photos, but I love
how you wrote a pretty long story to go with the one photo,
so that you don't really notice there's only one photo.

Mary Holshouser said...

Great memories. Especially
when they get older and maybe don't
always agree. Lovely page.
thanks for sharing
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Chris W said...

Great release from Altenew. Love the new Artist Markers.

Mirella said...

What a gorgeous and sweet layout - it made me smile! :-) Thanks for the lovely inspiration!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your scrapbook layout is terrific. Your children are adorable. This layout reminds me of my two granddaughters who are 7 and 3. They are best friends too. I love the roses you colored. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful, sweet page. I love the colors and the layout.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Your children are as beutiful as the page you created. Very lovely!

Jessy said...

gorgeous page, great coloring and layout.

Jean said...

Simply delightful! Love seeing these products on layoutS!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful layout.
Thanks so much for sharing...

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL layout and PRECIOUS memories!
LOVE the design, your VIBRANT flowers draw the focus to the sweet photo - LOVE IT ALL!
Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING :)

Heather said...

What a beautiful layout! The roses are so pretty and that wooden "friends" is just perfect!

Linnea S said...

ah those roses are classic! pretty page!!

Natasha Louissaint said...

Clean, simple and beautiful.

Dana M said...

Gorgeous layout! You so beautifully highlighted that sweet photo.

Christine K said...

Outstanding work. Love it. Happy Holidays to you and yours and I look forward to seeing your future posts!