Altenew Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hey Crafty Friends! 

Time for another amazing Altenew Build-A-Flower release - yay!

If you just arrived here from the wonderful  Norine Borys's blog, then you're in the right place! 

If not, you can visit the Altenew Card Blog HERE to get started on the hop. As always, there are some amazing prizes, offers and incredibly inspiring projects to keep you hopping along! 

If you haven't checked it out yet, there's this awesome 'bundle & save' deal...

Bundle the Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus with perfectly coordinating mini ink cubes and save 5%!
Shop this offer HERE

Or, if you want greater discounts, why not join the exclusive Build-A-Flower Club?

Not only do you save money, you'll never suffer FOMO again! 
Find out more about this fun subscription HERE

Now, let's talk giveaways!

How does $200 in total prizes sound? Awesome, right?!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 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 05/06/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/08/2021. 

Good Luck! 

Here's the full blog hop list for you...

Start here ---> Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

You are here ---> Amanda Baldwin

Emily Midgett

Carol Hintermeier

Amber Rain Davis

Erin Thompson

Therese Calvird

Jenny Colacicco

Tenia Nelson

Joylita Dsouza

Virginia Lu

Keren Baker


Linda Westfall

Nathalie DeSousa

Nandini Karmarkar

Sandhya Iyer


Teresa Litchfield

Terri Koszler

Verity Biddlecombe

Helen Kalb

Whoa! What a terrific mix of crafters to get you inspired!

Speaking of inspiration, here's my project...

"Happy" - 12x12 scrapbook layout

Oh how fun! I love the Spring vibes that this page evokes! I've mixed the gorgeous Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus with the Altenew Enjoy The Ride Scrapbook collection to create this sweet scrapbook page. So fresh, and contemporary and perfect for documenting my son playing in the rock pools! I have also used the sentiments in this stamp set to add some journaling to my page too!

Altenew Supplies Featured: Build-A-Flower: Indian Lotus, Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink, Cherry Blossom & Pocketful Of Sunshine Mini Dye Ink Cube Sets, Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F, Enjoy The Ride Scrapbook Collection & Tea Party Enamel Dots. 

Let's take a closer look...

Those Lotus blooms are errrrrrything!!! SO pretty, and just like the ones found near our home.
Here's how I made them...

I stamped the outline in Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink, followed by layers of Citrus Burst and Rubellite ink cubes. To soften the colors, and make them appear more realistic, I blended these stamped blooms with Pink Diamond Artist Alcohol Marker. 
For finishing touches, I added one last layer of Rubellite ink over the bloom to really make those details pop! 
For the lily pads, I used all 4 shades of the green markers included in the Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F. 
A really simple stamp & color technique that looks so effective!
Here's a closer look...

So gor-jus!!!

Simply stunning, and perfect for all types of paper crafting! 
I hope my scrapbook layout has inspired you today! 

Want to see more of my Altenew creations? 
Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to watch my Altenew Process Videos HERE.
Thanks so much for your support! 

**Be sure to leave a comment on this post to be entered into the giveaway draw & Good Luck!**

Time to send you hopping over to the amazing Emily Midgett's blog, she seriously wows me with every single creation! Enjoy!

Thanks again for visiting!
til next time, 

Leave a Comment

  1. Gorgeous, love the colors.

  2. Beautiful layout. I love how you nestled the photo in among the flowers.

  3. You did a beautiful Coloring job!

  4. I've never done scrapbooking but these flowers lend themselves well to creating beautiful focal points....gorgeous card 😍

  5. Beautiful - and the perfect picture too!

  6. So Lovely! Love the colors and the photo.

  7. I still haven't used stamps in my scrapbook layouts. Here it looks great, I really like the ripped paper as well. Nice job!

  8. Beautiful flowers in your layout. Your coloring using the citrus burst is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration

  9. I love this new set and thanks for sharing how you've used it. It is giving me lots of ideas.

  10. Love your layout using the lotus leaves and blossoms. It's beautiful!

  11. Beautiful layout and I love the lotus!

  12. Beautiful layout, thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Pretty layout - I love the tranquil colors.

  14. Great layout and love the pink and yellow together.

  15. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  16. Great layout! Love that you added yellow to your lotus flowers to blend with the other yellow flowers. Awesome!

  17. I'm a scrapbooker too! Love how you created the flowers around the photos and the pink and yellow combo is so pretty!

  18. Great page share. Nice look to the coloring and arrangement.

  19. What a beautiful layout! I love the colors you chose!

  20. Such a simple but pretty layout!

  21. Oh those are super pretty with the hint of yellow popping through. WTG

  22. The page is very pretty, perfect touch to your picture.

  23. Gorgeous layout! I love your color choices.

  24. This is gorgeous, and I love the sentiment! Your colors are beautiful!

  25. The way you colored the flowers is so cool!!!!!!!!!

  26. Great idea for these large lotus blooms on your beautiful layout! Fantastic design!

  27. Beautiful page. I love the Indian Lotus set and the sentiments are wonderful.

  28. What a wonderful LO Amanda! I love that this flower is rather on the larger size and the sentiment is perfect for young people to be reminded of being themselves. Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Beautiful layout. I love the pretty flowers.

  30. Love the way you added the lotus flowers to your pretty page!

  31. I am so glad to see these on scrapbook layouts. Love them.

  32. I just LOVE the pink and orange combination on the lotus flowers! ❤️❤️❤️

  33. Stunning! I am so enamored with this new floral set and so inspired by your creative use of it.

  34. Your layout is beautiful. Love all the details in your flowers.

  35. Beautiful page!! I love the pink/yellow combo of the lotus'