A Rainy Day | Altenew Scrapbook Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway

'When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles."
- A.A. Milne


Hey friends - I'm so excited to be part of the Altenew Scrapbook Collection* Blog Hop! This kit is incredible, I've been totally blown away by how gorgeous it is.
I have a quick flip through of the kit and the process video for my layout here:



I was inspired by all of the faux watercolour textures on the papers, and so I decided to create a rainy day scene!

I really didn't need to do much to the papers to create my scene because there's so much of that gorgeous watercolour pattern on them. I added some clear sequins for some extra sparkle to make it look like rain drops. I also used a white pen to draw a highlight on all of the water elements.

Of course I couldn't resist a bit of fussy-cutting; these florals framing my photo are completely stunning! And another one of my favourite embellishments from the kit are the chipboard pieces, the bike is my favourite, I really had to stop myself from hoarding it!

In case you're interested, I used this cut file for my paper piecing. I've had it on my wishlist for ages, so I was excited to finally use it. This kit was it's perfect match!


Now, onto the good stuff ;)


AND...

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog* by Wednesday, July 19th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Saturday, July 22nd.

And I'm giving away a $30 gift certificate here on my blog! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before 9am GMT Friday July 21st, and I will announce a winner on July 21st here on my blog!

Make sure you hop along to all of the other wonderful ladies for more inspiration and chances to win!

Elsie Robinson - YOU ARE HERE!

All links marked with (*) are affiliate links. I will receive a small commission if you purchase an item through those links, but it will not cost you any extra. Thanks for all of your continued support of my little corner of the internet xx

53 comments

  1. Amazing! So many details and colours. It's perfect for me!

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  2. Aw! The little girl with the umbrella is amazing!

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  3. Your stitching is IMPECCABLE! TOOT SWEET scene:)

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  4. Great scene. Even rain can be besutifull

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  5. WOWZERS! I am awestruck by the beauty of this fantastic layout! The stitching on the little one and umbrella is awesome and all of the other tiny details are magical! TFS!

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  6. wonderful!! like a fairy tale , i love it!

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  7. You are so talented - your layout is just gorgeous! And that kit is something special too!

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  8. The stitching is amazing! Thank you for the idea to use clear sequins to mimic rain.

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  9. Wow! I love this paper-pieced design. So beautiful! I'm glad this blog hop led me to your page. Thanks.

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  10. Wow, your pages always blow me away with all of the detail. Beautiful!

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  11. Love the cheerful colors in this layout and the story it tells.

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  12. Sigh, I love your work. Love all the details here. You are one talented designer!

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  13. This page is awesome. The fun part of it is suddenly discovering the photo tucked into the setting you've created. I love it! TFS.

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  14. This is so awesome! Lovely scene and love the stitched detail!

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  15. Such a pretty piece. I love all your stitching.

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  16. you did a great layout work with this kit.. fall in love with all of these details

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  17. WOW!! OH MY GOSH!!! enough already - i can't even believe this amazingness!! soooooo pretty!! per usual your stitching and scenes are so inviting and AMAZING!! wow!!

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  18. I just love seeing what you create!

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  19. I love this layout! The stitching looks amazing! Love the bright colors and the embellishments.

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  20. I love the scene you created! Beautiful!

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  21. I am always so excited when I see you have a new video! I always watch your videos when I complete peace and quiet so I don't miss a thing! Thanks for sharing you beautiful talent! JENNIFER

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  22. What a cute layout! I love the girl with the umbrella cut file!

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  23. Love watching your process! You have inspired me to stich on a layout I am working on and boy oh boy its taken me forever to finish the stitching! Is there a trick!?

    I think the thread I'm using is way to thick!

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  24. I've been watching a number of your process videos on your YouTube channel lately, and I must say that each of your layouts is a piece of art! They really are so beautiful and inspiring :) Please keep them coming!

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    1. Oh yes, and I just wanted to add how happy I was to discover another young person who does scrapbooking :P I was beginning to think that I was the only person under 30 who enjoys this hobby. It's nice to see scrapbook layouts you do of yourself, I think it adds a different dynamic to doing them of other people. Your style is just so unique and I love it!

      P.S. If I've completely mistaken your age, I do apologise...

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  25. You are just fantastic...love your attention to detail. :o)

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  26. Wonderful scene you've created! The stitching is fantastic, and you're right: the colors of this are gorgeous!

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  27. I love that umbrella and how you stitched it for emphasis. What a sweet scene.

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  28. What a beautiful layout! So fresh and fun! Your stitching details are amazing! Thank you for sharing your design process on video.

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    1. I love this kit and the layout you created with it.

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  30. A rainy day made completely gorgeous and fabulous! Wow! I love everything you did with these amazing products 💜❤️💙💛

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  31. You are so talented! Love this layout plus the kit is just gorgeous!

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  32. So lovely!!!!!! Love the color scheme!!!

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  34. How pretty! I love the details and stitching on the umbrella!

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  35. Oh my goodness !! Such an astonishing work you made on the stitching !!! Amazing !

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  36. fabulous rainy day layout. Love the stitching.

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  37. Super cute scene!The stitching was a fabulous idea!Thank you for sharing :)

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  38. Gorgeous! Love that pretty stitching detail... love the texture it adds!

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  39. Absolutely amazing. Love the quote that inspired you - I will forever be a winnie the pooh fan.

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  40. This is wonderful! I am in love with all the stitching and the fussy cutting!

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  41. Beautiful! Love the little girl with the umbrella.

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  42. This is amazing! I've just recently gotten into scrapbooking and I'm blown away with what you've done with it!

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  43. beautiful work!! love the stitched details

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  44. Wonderful project! Love all the stitching, TFS Elsie!

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  45. This kit is amazing!! Love your layouts!!!

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  46. Elsi sus diseños son impresionantes cada entrada en su blog e Instagram la sigo pues admiro su trabajo y lo que diseñado es simplemente bellísimo , gracias por compartir , saludos desde Chile

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