Hi friends! Today, we are hopping along to celebrate the September 2023 Marvelous Monthly release! You should have arrived here from Svitlana, and your next stop is Seeka. You can also start back at the beginning at the Altenew Blog. The Build-A-Garden sets tend to be my favorites each month, because of the great value as well as the beauty of the designs themselves. The Build-A-Garden: Frilly Begonias set is truly gorgeous, with two large arrangements of begonias and foliage, gorgeous sentiments, and fun simple coloring stencils. You can also purchase the Build-A-Garden: Frilly Begonias + Add-On Die Bundle if you would also like to have the coordinating dies (both for the flowers and the large sentiments!). If you find yourself loving the Build-A-Garden series each month, you can become a subscriber HERE to make sure that you get first dibs and a discount! I chose to do some coloring with alcohol markers for my project today, so let’s get started with the details!
I began my project by heat embossing the large image from Build-A-Garden: Frilly Begonias using Altenew’s Rose Gold Embossing Powder, offsetting the image so that it was dripping off of the side. I then used alcohol markers to add some muted coral and warm teal to the images. I love that these colors are somewhat muted in overall tone, but still vibrant and can pop off of the page! To create a halo around the image, I blended around the edges of the A2 panel using a blending brush and Water Hyacinth Fresh Dye Ink. I splattered the entire panel with some coordinating metallic watercolor to add some artistic sparkle, as well.
To add a little interest to the layout, I used my trimmer to trim a 1/4″ segment out from the side of my colored, blended panel. I backed the open area with a piece of coordinating rose gold glitter paper from the Golden Sunrise glitter gradient cardstock pack. This creates a sparkly peek-a-boo strip amongst the colorful background!
For the greeting, I heat embossed and die cut two of the different greetings included in the Build-A-Garden: Frilly Begonias + Add-On Die Bundle. I popped these greeting pieces up with some foam adhesive to give them extra dimension, then added a few shimmering blue gems for one last bit of texture and sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my project today. Now for some fun giveaway information:
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $100 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $40 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 09/25/2023 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 6 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 09/27/2023.
*The winner of the $100 gift certificate will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.
Here’s the full hop list:
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!