Welcome to the ALTENEW BUILD-A-FLOWER: BEGONIA RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY. You are arriving from Laura Jane's blog ( a list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience).
I love the first day of each month -not just for the fresh start- as it is time for a new BAF set; and this time is all about the BEGONIA (which is one of the first stamps i got from Altenew). This set is so versatile, and super easy to layer that it took no time to create this page for my Family album:
I started by creating a mask of the flower and leaf using the die set. Then used Black Obsidian Ink to stamp the flowers around the edges of the page. Once i stamped a few flowers as a basis, i used the masks to help me build the cluster of flowers on the edges.
To add a bit of detail to the outline flowers, I used Limestone Crisp ink and stamped the last detailed image onto them; this just bring a bit of accent to each of the petals and creates a soft depth on the flowers.
The trifold pamphlet that comes with the stamp set is always my starting point/inspiration. This time, i chose the color of the Begonia's from the layering guide example. So i used Golden Sunset and Sea Shore mini ink cube sets to create a few color Begonias for the page.
Once i set the picture on the right side of the page, i balance the layout by adding a large title on opposite positions. I combined the sentiments in the BAF: Begonia stamp set with the word "you" -made from black metallic cardstock cut with the bold alpha die set".
The finishing touch was adding the colored Begonias on a soft diagonal design across the layout. Just love how this turned out! The delicate design of the flower and the color of the ink just bring this every day memory to live.
Now the part that you all have been waiting for: GIVEAWAY
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 02/09/2020.
Good luck everyone!
Before you continue onto the next designer consider signing up for the BUILD-A-FLOWER Monthly Subscription program. This is a monthly subscription plan for our Build-A-Flower set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99)
It is now time to visit the next designer, the talented Vicky Papaioannou and be inspired by her work. Remember to can visit the Altenew Card blog or Scrapbook blog to start the hop, or come back here to complete the loop. Here is the list of all the participants:
Altenew Card Blog
Nathalie DeSousa <<< you are here
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
thank you so much for joining me today!