July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop and Giveaway

by Lilith Eeckels

Welcome to the July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop and giveaway. If you have hopped over from Heather Hoffman‘s blog, then you are right on track.

Today's release is centered around our new stencils. When I received them I knew I wanted to create an art journal page.

How to:

  • Use a stencil to create a background. I used the Elegant Swirls Stencil combined with the bright and fun Pocketful of Sunshine ink set.
  • To add contrast and detail, I used the Feeling Dotty Stencil and some grey ink.


  • For the flowers, I used the Happy Bloom Stamp Set and colored them with the Artist Markers.
  • Text stamps are a great element on an art journal page. I used some from the Wings of Hope Stamp Set.
  • A couple of scribbles, leaves, and butterflies add movement.


@lilitheeckelsYou can see how the layout came together in the video below or watch it in HD on YouTube.

For my next layout, I used the Flowing Drops Stencil. For the ink colors, I picked the Sweet Dreams ink set. I kept it simple by adding stars: white ones with some spots made with the Feeling Dotty Stencil. Some hearts and arrows add movement and guide the eye over the layout.


To make the elements pop off the page, I doodled lines around the stars and the added an outline around the stenciled image.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or here on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 12th, for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/15/2018.

Which stencil has caught your eye?

Here is the full blog hop list. Enjoy the hop and don't forget to comment on our designers' and guest designers' blogs as some of them are also giving away prizes.

Your next stop is:

Jennifer McGuire


Altenew Card Blog
Paige Evans
Vicky Papaioannou
Kelly Griglione
Zinia Redo
Emily Midgett
Rubeena Ianigro
Olga Moss
Lilith Eeckels
Gayatri Murali
Virginia Lu
Nicole Picadura
Karin Åkesdotter
Norine Borys
Heather Hoffman
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Erum Tasneem
Enza Gudor
Nina-Marie Trapani
May Sukyong Park
Justine Hovey
Svitlana Shayevich
Sveta Fotinia
Dana Gong
Kymona Tracey
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lydia Evans
Crystal Thompson
Simon Says Stamp Blog


Elegant Swirls Stencil
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Feeling Dotty Stencil
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Flowing Drops Stencil
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Happy Bloom Stamp Set
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Wings of Hope Stamp Set
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Pocketful of Sunshine Oval Set
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Sweet Dreams Oval Set
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Artist Markers 36 Color Set
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MissSév02 July 5, 2018 - 9:12 am

I like your card. It is so beautiful !

Faith Robeson July 5, 2018 - 9:14 am

I want sure if the swirlies but after seeing the project with it I think it’s wonderful

Linda July 5, 2018 - 9:24 am

I think these stencils look like such fun!

Delia Crooks July 5, 2018 - 9:36 am

I love your products! The new releases just keep getting better.

Kelli Horger July 5, 2018 - 9:44 am

Love the use of stencils in a journal!
These are such great products

July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway - Altenew Blog July 5, 2018 - 9:47 am

[…] Eeckels Gayatri Murali Virginia Lu Nicole Picadura Karin Åkesdotter Norine Borys Heather Hoffman Altenew Scrapbook Blog Jennifer McGuire Erum Tasneem Enza Gudor Nina-Marie Trapani May Sukyong Park Justine Hovey Svitlana […]

Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway… – Velvetlemon July 5, 2018 - 10:00 am

[…] to 6 lucky winners!  All you have to do is leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or the Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 12th for a chance to win.  The 6 lucky winners will be announce on the Altenew […]

Karen L Wall July 5, 2018 - 10:01 am

Beautiful layouts and colors! The stencils are great:)

Ramya July 5, 2018 - 10:07 am

Beautiful cards! Love the way you used the stencil in the journal

FeM July 5, 2018 - 10:13 am

Wow awesome layouts.

Pamela Selinski July 5, 2018 - 10:15 am

The elegant swirl stencil really made a cool backdrop for your photo. I really liked how you doodled around the stars which provided additional dimension.

Wanda Radler July 5, 2018 - 10:29 am

Wow – what a beautiful art journal page! I love the flowing drops stencil the best!

Tosa Puvapiromquan July 5, 2018 - 10:36 am

I love how you added the text stamps in grey over the swirls. It’s one of my favorite color combinations, very modern, yet so often overlooked. The layout is great as well. This stencil set has me inspired! Thank you.

Aditi Jagdish July 5, 2018 - 10:37 am

The cityscape stencil is just SO dreamy!! Love it!!

Sarah Mix July 5, 2018 - 10:46 am

Love those swirls!

Kailash July 5, 2018 - 10:47 am

Love these projects, great designs!

Michele K. Henderson July 5, 2018 - 11:01 am

These are some absolutely beautiful layouts today! The Emily Dickinson quote is one of my favorites, and you made it look so fresh and bright with the pretty yellow and greens! beautiful!

Debbie Rumpza July 5, 2018 - 11:03 am

Beautiful layouts! I love the swirls.

Beth B. July 5, 2018 - 11:14 am

The Feeling Dotty stencil looks great on the stars.

Nazneen July 5, 2018 - 11:49 am

Absolutely beautiful set of layouts. Loved all of them! Thank you much for inspiring and for the opportunity to win!

Becca Yahrling July 5, 2018 - 11:56 am

Awesome stencils! I have a few, but never seem to use them. So I’m looking forward to seeing some inspiration.

jen forster July 5, 2018 - 11:57 am

Really fantastic – the cityscape is so cool!

M.FATEMA July 5, 2018 - 12:01 pm

I love these stencil designs…so versatile and fun to use in various projects!

Noriko Fairchild July 5, 2018 - 12:02 pm

Such a creative use for a scrapbook layout! 🙂

Nana Griffin July 5, 2018 - 12:18 pm

Very pretty ideas!

Liz McAllister July 5, 2018 - 12:25 pm

fantastic NEW STENCILS

Paula July 5, 2018 - 12:39 pm

Love the stencils. So many that I would love to have.

Odette Duchesne July 5, 2018 - 12:43 pm

What a great layouts. I love your products. We can do so much piece of art whit
all of them…

Nancy Wilcox July 5, 2018 - 12:44 pm

Great new stencils…. lots to add to my stash!

Janet July 5, 2018 - 12:47 pm

Gorgeous use of the new products, fabulous color choices!!

Merrie July 5, 2018 - 12:53 pm

I love the dotty ( forget it’s official name) stencil. I can see using it to make an ombré effect.

Dana Patrick July 5, 2018 - 1:07 pm

Elegant swirls is my favorite. Cityscapes is fab too! Sure I’ve that layout!

Dana Patrick July 5, 2018 - 1:12 pm

**City Scene

Jennifer Petersen July 5, 2018 - 1:08 pm

What a neat idea to add a stencil to your art journal! Beautiful!

Bethany Stover July 5, 2018 - 1:14 pm

I love all the new stencils! The maze one is totally cool!

Mirella Rogan July 5, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Gorgeous layouts, And the new stencils are so amazing! I like a lot of them, but city scene is my favourite

Candice Richardson July 5, 2018 - 1:16 pm

I LOVE these stencils! Seriously Altenew, you have really outdone yourself with this release, and every new release you come out with!!

HollyMahoney July 5, 2018 - 1:18 pm

I can’t say enough how much I love the City Scene stencil.

Brenda Kuder July 5, 2018 - 1:19 pm

I love the layouts! The stencil background works so well.

Ericka Strange July 5, 2018 - 1:23 pm

Beautiful ways of using these stencils. Love how the can be combined together to create a stunning layout.

Anita Kejriwal July 5, 2018 - 1:28 pm

What a lovely project.!! The new stencil collection is so awesome . There are any crafters delight . I am waiting to ink these up.

melissa edwards July 5, 2018 - 1:39 pm

I love stencil and must have them all!

Karen Hale July 5, 2018 - 1:46 pm

The Swirl stencil is a fave of mine…love your art journal page, beautiful!

Nandini Karmarkar July 5, 2018 - 1:47 pm

I am a huge fan of stencils. And this release has so many great designs! Looking forward to the hop now.

debbie myers July 5, 2018 - 1:48 pm

love the flourish stencil! i have a couple but this one is a must have!

Rose Mary Smalley July 5, 2018 - 1:52 pm

Awesome layouts…..I already have these two stencils in my cart…thank you for the great ideas!!!

Raziya July 5, 2018 - 1:58 pm

Interesting use of colour.

Janet Swanlady21 July 5, 2018 - 2:05 pm

I love the possibilities of stencils … soft, crisp, textures … I’m taken by the city scene, step builder and elegant swirls!

Leanne S July 5, 2018 - 2:10 pm

Gorgeous stencis & projects.

MARYANN SULLIVAN July 5, 2018 - 2:13 pm

Love all the new stencils – great ideas and inspiration for all the artist. Thank you

Lilith July 5, 2018 - 2:14 pm

I love how you used the swirl stencil in first layout beautiful with the yellow such great ideas!

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