Floral Layout by Annemarie Caister – October Guest Designer

by Altenew

Hello everyone! We have a relatively new Certified Educator as our October Guest Designer today, please welcome Annemarie Caister. Annemarie completed her certification in August 2021. It came as a surprise to us that she is both a cardmaker and a scrapbooker! We grabbed the opportunity to invite her right away to guest design on the Mixed Media blog.

Get to know Annemarie

Hello from beautiful Christchurch, New Zealand! I’m Annemarie from The Crafty Kiwi and I have been scrapbooking and paper crafting for 20 years. I first learned card-making when I was at school and when only wood-mounted stamps existed and embossing powder was anything but superfine!

The crafting world is such a wonderful place to share, make friends, and just have fun doing something we all love. I would love to hear from you and welcome you to stop by and say hello!

You can check out my work here: YouTube channel “The Crafty Kiwi”, my blog, Instagram, and pinterest.

Floral Layout

I decided to create a scrapbook layout and demonstrate how easy it is to incorporate many Altenew products into all kinds of paper crafts.

To start, I used mixed media paper for my base layer, added blue Lapis Lazuli crisp dye ink cube set using the ink smooshing technique which is really easy, fun to do and gives a unique and organic look. I used 2 sheets of 6×6 paper from the Celebrate paper pad, tore both sides for extra texture and interest and added them in a vertical line slightly to the left of the midline.

Next, I created a variety of different flowers in pastel colours from various Altenew stamp, stencil and die sets Meadow Bush die set, Peony Dream 3D die set, Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set and Greenwood Flowers Layering Stencil Set layered them up and then had fun arranging them around the photos in 3 clusters and using odd numbers.

I added lots of dimension using Dimensional Foam Tape.

Under the floral clusters, I used the Reflections Die to cut out 2 pieces from kraft cardstock and place them as a grounding for the flowers. 

I added black splatters using Jet Black ink and finished off the layout with some bling and sparkle by adding a clear shimmer pen to the flowers and some iridescent sequins around the layout.

The title was stamped from the Inked Lotus stamp set, trimmed into a banner and nestled it below the photos and amongst the flowers.

Some bling and for the finishing touches is always a must for me! I added some clear shimmer pen to the flowers and some iridescent sequins dotted around the layout for some added sparkle. 

Here is the link for my YouTube video.

Thank you to Altenew for inviting me to Guest Design for them this month. 

Thank YOU, Annemarie for blessing our eyes with this gorgeousness! What a beauty! Thank you so much for being our guest designer for the month of October. We hope to have you guest design for us next year!

Please make sure you let Annemarie know how gorgeous her layout is. You can also check out her social media links: YouTube channel “The Crafty Kiwi”, my blog, Instagram, and pinterest.

Thank you for stopping by!


Inked Lotus Stamp Set
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Peony Dream 3D Die Set
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Jumbo Garden Picks Layering Die Set
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Meadow Bush Die Set
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Reflections Die
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Greenwood Flowers Stencil Set (3 in 1)
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Lapis Lazuli Crisp Dye Ink Mini Cube Set
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Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
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Celebrate 6×6 Paper Pack
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Instant Dimension Foam Tape
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Michelle P October 13, 2021 - 7:30 pm

Beautiful layout Annemarie!!! Congrats on your certification. I look forward to seeing more of your work!!!

Ngaio Capill October 14, 2021 - 7:19 am

Beautiful Annemarie Congratulation on your achievement and looking forward to viewing your work and watch your UTube Chennai and watch and learn !!!!!

Jennifer Leonard October 25, 2021 - 2:41 pm

Annmarie! I just adore your layout! I met you last week on a Zoom meeting and I’m a fellow scrapbooker too! Your work is beautiful!

tara prince December 3, 2021 - 10:57 am

so lovely


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