Floral Frenzy by Teri Wilson – July Guest Designer

by Altenew

Hello, friends! Please welcome our July Guest Designer, Teri Wilson. Teri is one of our Certified Educators. She completed the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) and became certified in October 2018. Since becoming certified, Teri has hosted quite a few workshops with Altenew's help, and she will be hosting two in-person workshops in August at StampawayUSA! If you want to find out more about the AECP program, click here.

Get to know Teri

Born and raised in California, Teri has been a Mid-Westerner most of her life. She considers herself a life-long crafter. An educator at heart, Teri retired from a career that is also one of her passions – Wellness Education. She now uses that love of education to share the joy of cardmaking techniques. She is currently on the Design Team for CutCardStock, TaylorMadeCards4U, A Blog Named Hero, and Funkie Junkie Boutique. Teri is a Certified Educator with Altenew where she also guests designs. An active blogger, Teri posts her designs on social media as TerisMailbox. Floral stamps and dies are a favorite, but she enjoys many techniques including mixed media and watercoloring. Teri and her husband have two adult sons and two grandsons.

Teri's Mixed Media Project

Greetings, Crafty Friends. I am so excited to be a guest on the Altenew Mixed Media Blog. I started my journey with Altenew making only cards. Lately, my creative journey has encompassed Mixed Media types of projects, as well. I designed this decorator board using a variety of layering dies.

I have collected a large number of Altenew Floral Dies and found this project perfect to showcase them!

I invite you to watch the YouTube video on my channel or review this entire post for creative ideas for your own Mixed Media board.

The project started with a 16 x 20 wooden artboard. I used gray acrylic paint on the entire base. Once dry, I used the Floral Mandala Stencil with Altenew’s Embossing Paste to start the base layer.

The mandala is placed at two opposite corners allowing room for the large spray of flowers in the center. Many white leaf sprays were cut using the Leaf Canopy Die. I used Ranger Distress Collage Medium to attach the leaf sprays in layers, making sure they spread across the entire width of the board.

I used a few different floral dies to create this variety of blooms to use in the center. The dies include Watercolor Garden Layering Die Set, Open Blooms 3D Die Set, Peony Dream 3D Die Set, Fantasy Floral 3D Die Set, and the Craft-A-Flower: Lily Layering Die Set. I was so happy with the variety I was able to create by simply changing up the colored cardstocks. Matching watercolor splatters really set the flowers apart!

Once the base layer of the white leaves was complete, I began layering the die-cut flowers in a spray running almost from the top to the bottom of the board.

Check out the variety of floral images I was able to layer to really make this piece pop. The Peony Dreams Flower is popped up with foam tape for additional dimension.

I hope you enjoyed my project. I’d love to see your Mixed Media Décor projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I appreciate the opportunity from Altenew to contribute to their blog. I'd love to have you follow/subscribe on my social media sites Instagram, Facebook, Blogger, and YouTube. Be well. Be creative!

Wow! Thank you Teri for sharing your wonderful talent with us. I hope you will guest design for us in the future, too!

How amazing is that work of art by Teri?! Be sure to give Teri a follow and leave her a bit of love in the comments section. We are sure that she would love to hear what you think of her project.

Thank you for stopping by!


Floral Mandala Stencil
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Embossing Paste
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Leaf Canopy Die Set
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Watercolor Garden Layering Die Set
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Open Blooms 3D Die Set
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Peony Dream 3D Die Set
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Fantasy Floral 3D Die Set
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Craft-A-Flower: Lily Layering Die Set
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Amber Rain Davis July 29, 2021 - 4:35 pm

This is fabulous, Teri! Amazing color palette and composition.

Teri July 30, 2021 - 7:37 am

Thanks Amber! That means a lot!

Inkin' Chickie July 29, 2021 - 5:59 pm

I like the idea for combining the flowers and other elements to complete the design.

Teri July 30, 2021 - 7:38 am

Thanks so very much!

Ronda Scroggins July 29, 2021 - 7:14 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your project! I love these layering flowers and appreciate you showing us an outstanding further project using them!

Teri July 30, 2021 - 7:38 am

Thanks so much Rhonda! I really enjoyed creating this!

Brenna Garcia August 22, 2021 - 6:33 pm

Lovely Composition for the background and the focal point is uplifting . I will need to make one. Thank you for the inspiration.

tara prince August 26, 2021 - 4:05 pm

such a beautiful project


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