Feb 1, 2020

ALTENEW BUILD-A-FLOWER: BEGONIA RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY


Hi there!
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
LauraJane
Nathalie DeSousa <<< you are here
Vicky Papaioannou
Maryam Perez
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Laurie Willison
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Nicole Watt
Therese Calvird
Kelly Griglione






thank you so much for joining me today!

XO

60 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing your pages. I like the single flower focus on each page. Good placement and size choices for the journaling.

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  2. Nathalie, love, love, love the pop of color in the flower on the black and white background!

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  3. I love your family album!! So beautiful and creative!

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  4. This is a beautiful page in your journal and I love the versatility this set has even though the blooms are large!

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  5. I love the color you used on your layour! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

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  6. What a STUNNING journal page!!! I love the colors you chose!

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  7. Wow - those colors pop contrasted with the black and white blooms.

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  8. I love how you've incorporated your stamps onto your Bullet Journal.

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  9. So pretty against the black and white background!

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  10. Nice project. I love this new flower!

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  11. Love your layout. The two bright flowers play off the outline black and white background really well, which ties into the bold title in black. Well done!

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  12. Beautiful journal spread! I love the pops of color and lovely color combination.

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  13. Love the layering and how you used black and white underneath. Really makes it pop. Beautiful layout

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  14. Beautiful journal page. The layering stamps are so easy to work with. Thnaks for the inspiration.

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  15. Beautiful color choices and I love how most of the flowers are just black outlines to make the colors on your pages pop.

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  16. love how you used black and white and then POP with this bright flower!

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  17. Those flowers look gorgeous on the edge of your pages. I love how they are in
    black and white with that pop of yellow.

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  18. I love black and white with a color “hero spot.”

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  19. Lovely combination of outline stamps with a focal layered, colored flower. Great inspiration.

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  20. Beautiful way to decorate the page.

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  21. Gorgeous inspiration love your projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Lovely pages with the surrounding flowers!

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  23. I love your use of black and white with a splash of bright color as accent. Truly beautiful!!

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  24. Love how you used the stamps to create a scrapbook layout. Awesome!
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  25. Interesting use of stamps, etc. You are giving me ideas!

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  26. Very cool way to use stamps differently

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  27. I'm always inspired by your album pages, and this one is gorgeous. I love that beautiful begonia.

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  28. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome flower and layout. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  29. What a fun page. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. I love the look of black and white with a pop of color...what a beautiful spread with the build-a-flower set!!!

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  31. Great way to highlight the flower with the color amid the black and white background.

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  32. I love the way you used the pop of bright yellow with a mostly grey and black page.

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  33. What a great Journal spread. I like this idea of the black outlined flowers with just the one in color. It looks lovely.

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  34. Stunning pages! I LOVE how the yellow pops from your layout!

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  35. Pretty pages with these begonias.

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  36. Beautiful project! I love the highlights of colors!

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  37. I love how you framed the title and the photo by the floral outlines and the bold, colorful flowers. It really holds the layout together. This is gorgeous, as always.

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  38. Fantastic pages! Love the flowers highlighted in colour!

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  39. You get some great "pop" with using the just outlines as a background. Very effective.

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  40. This is another fabulous set, your journal spread is very pretty, love the outlined images against the yellow begonias that offer the perfect pop of color. The sentiments are perfect too! You did a great job as always Nathalie, thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. Great work, love the flowers! Thanks for sharing.

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  42. I love the CAS look and divine color combo!

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  43. Love how your yellow Begonias pop on the black and white pages!!

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  44. Beautiful pages of scrapbooking ,love the begonias on the sides x

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  45. Gorgeous journal page design - I really love the use of the simple outlined begonias, and then big impact of the two coloured blooms - lovely!

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  46. Gorgeous yellow begonias on your pretty journal pages!

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  47. Hi Nathalie :) Love your composition, color palette and this lovely Begonia BAF set!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  48. Lovely stamp, lovely colors, lovely layout!

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  49. Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful yellow. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  50. I love the pop of yellow to really show off the photo and narrative.

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  51. Beautiful cards! I love the details in the layers and it looks lovely in the yellow/orange colors.

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  52. What gorgeous pages!! I love how you stamped the flowers multiple times, but only colored one on each page! It really highlights how beautiful they are!

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  53. Gorgeous begonia flowers on your journal pages!

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