Hello, Altenew friends! Welcome to our February 2020 Guest Designer post. If you missed out on the other guest designer post, we featured the lovely Nenette Madero. Feel free to check it out here.
We are truly delighted to have the lovely Amanda Baldwin as our guest designer once again! Her creative work is always bright, beautiful, and one of a kind! We couldn’t help but invite her to guest design again. In case you missed out, you can check out her previous guest designer posts here and here. If you want to take a quick look at Amanda’s creative work, head over to her Instagram feed and check them out.
Get to know Amanda!
Hi friends! Amanda (a.k.a. @happy_arty_days) here, and I am so super excited to be this month’s Guest Designer for Altenew! What a dream come true! I am a super creative, photography loving, visual artist! I love working with color, pattern, & floral designs, as well as getting my fingers inky!
For my post today, I was very lucky to receive the Altenew Fabulous Floral Frames Creativity Kit.
This Creativity Kit contains the following items:
- Floral Frame Stamp & Die Bundle
- Watercolor 36 Pan Set
- Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink
- Fenstone Decorative Element – Gold
- Exclusive Fabulous Floral Frames Creativity Kit Inspiration Guide
I know, how amazing, right?! So much gorgeous product to create with! It’s certainly a card maker’s dream kit, but I wanted to showcase how perfect this kit is for scrapbook and memory keeping too!
Today, I have created 2 scrapbook layouts and process videos using the Fabulous Floral Frames Creativity Kit – I hope they’ll inspire you!
Let’s check out Amanda’s projects!
First is this super sweet page of my two darlings, aptly titled…
“You Amaze Me”
Sigh! So beautiful! This kit is nothing short of magic!
Let’s take a closer look at my layout…
Talk about ‘Fabulous Florals’ – absolutely swoon-worthy! What a wonderful stamp and die set for documenting your loved ones with! I just couldn’t resist framing my treasured photograph with those fabulous florals, and I think it really created a beautiful focal point within my layout.
First, I hand-colored the florals and foliage with the totally amazing Watercolor 36 Pan Set, and was so impressed by the quality and pigment of these paints! Here, I used a combination of Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades for the leaves, Purple Wine for the roses and buds, and the super pretty Sunkissed color for the orchids. Such a bright and beautiful result!
Here’s a close up of these pretties framing my photograph…
For maximum ‘wow factor’ and to further draw your attention into my photo, I foam mounted the framed photo in the center of my cardstock and then embellished around it with more of the Floral Frame Stamp Set in the Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink.
*Please note: cardstock, cotton thread, and clear gems were additional items from my stash*
You’ll also notice that I used the gorgeous florals and foliage to trim the top of my scrapbook page. I foam mounted the florals for a little extra somethin’ and am so happy with how they enhanced the overall design. Really stunning details!
For the base of my layout, I just couldn’t go past that elegant gold Fenstone Decorative Element! It was the perfect adornment to complete the page with!
I embellished beneath the Fenstone element with trimmed pieces of the Floral Frames leaves and some cotton thread from my stash. Over the top of the Fenstone, I added a fussy cut orchid and my stamped title. Simple, beautiful creating, made easy with the Fabulous Floral Frames Creativity Kit!
You can watch how easy it is to create this layout in my process video here or watch it in HD on Altenew’s YouTube channel.
My second guest designer project is a very pretty watercolor number called:
Oh so pretty!!! Such a different look to my previous scrapbook page, and yet oh so stunning! Those watercolors are really something!
Here’s a better view:
Oh.my.heart!!! Floral framed goodness at its very best here!
Like my previous layout, I stamped, hand-colored and die cut the gorgeous floral and foliage pieces from the Fabulous Floral Stamps & Die Set. I used the same colors for the leaves, but this time I painted the rose & buds with the beautiful Grapevine color, and the orchids were painted with a combination of Caribbean Sky & Deep Iris. Stunning!
On my white cardstock base, I painted that swirly circular design using the Ocean Waves & Lagoon colors, and added a few painty splatters too!
This created the perfect base for my darling girl’s photo, and gave me all the design guidance I needed to position my florals in the right spot! Here, I aligned my photo the left of the circle, simply because my daughter is looking across the page and then built the floral and leafy cluster in the ‘C’ design around her image.
Next, I used the lovely golden Fentstone decorative piece to enhance and support the photo, and essentially draw more attention to the image. I overlayed (and foam mounted) another of the stamped florals onto the Fenstone element for some added interest and then repeat stamped around the ‘C’ design.
For finishing touches, I stamped two of the sentiments from the Floral Frame Stamp Set on a separate piece of white paper, then fussy cut out the larger font words to create my title, ‘Beautiful You’.
A really clever and easy way to maximize your stamps and get them working for your designs!
See more of how this pretty layout came together in my process video for you here. Or watch it in HD on Altenew’s YouTube channel.
Thanks so much for watching & to Altenew for having me as a Guest Designer this month!
I hope my projects have inspired you to get creating with this literally Fabulous Floral Frames Creativity Kit!
These are truly inspiring and super gorgeous, Amanda! Thank you so much for being our February Guest Designer, Amanda! We are looking forward to having you again!