Hello-hello, Altenew fans! Yana is here hosting May challenge. We are once again bringing you the “From Places Abroad” theme and inviting you to go abroad to Tunisia in search of creative inspiration.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our previous challenges and will join us once again. We certainly loved each one of your projects and your take on our inspiration photos.

This month’s theme: From Places Abroad: Tunisia

May Challenge: From Places Abroad – Tunisia

A look at the gorgeous ceiling in one of the carpet shops in Tunisia

When traveling inspiration can strike at any moment! Look at tiles on the floor, mosaics on the walls, take a glance at the ceiling. You might be surprised at what you’ll see!

The inspiration photo above was snapped at one of the carpet shops in Tunisia. The minute a walked into the shop I was fascinated with all the beautiful carpers the place had to offer. But the moment I looked up and saw the ceiling I was so impressed! I loved the mix of gold, bronze, blues and aqua colors together! Absolutely beautiful!

Here’s a project I created inspired by the photo above:

May Challenge: From Places Abroad – Tunisia | Altenew May 2015 Challenge

I used the combination of light and dark blues to stamp the roses for my project using Vintage Roses stamp set. I also heat embossed in gold and die cut a few branches from the Doodle Blooms set.

May Challenge: From Places Abroad – Tunisia | Altenew May 2015 Challenge

The beautiful sentiment for this card was also heat embossed in gold on black cardstock. It reads: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Finally I added a stunning Fenstone Decorative Element trim and finished my project.

Play Along:

Make a card, a tag, a layout or any other project based on the inspiration photo above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.


  • Make a new project for each challenge and post it by 11:59 pm EDT May 31st.
  • Use at least one Altenew stamp
  • Link back to Altenew May Challenge in your post
  • When uploading your project, make sure to link to your entry post, not your entire blog
  • You may enter as many times as you wish!


After the challenge closes, Four winners will be selected, and one random winner will be drawn. Each will receive a $30 store credit at www.altenew.com.  Winners will be announced at the beginning of the next month.

Please click on the button below to link your challenge entries. We can not wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!