Hi there Altenew friends! Lydia here with you today and I’m so glad you stopped by as this month I am hosting the Inspiration Challenge. Our destination this month is Australia.

Altenew_Inspiration Challenge_MayI took this photo back in 2012 when my husband. our little boy and I went for a trip to Australia to visit family and friends. The picture is part of a tiled mosaic at the top of Mount Coot-tha in Brisbane. We found this at the summit after an adventurous walk with a 14 month old and push-chair.

It is such a beautiful piece of art and there is lots in it to be inspired by. I took the yellow, blue and browns for my inspiration.

DSC07628To start I stamped the half-closed flower from Magnolias For Her three times onto some watercolour card using a yellow Distress Ink. I then coloured the flowers using the same coloured ink and clean water to get this no-line watercolour effect. Once they were dry I used some coloured pencils to add in a little extra shadow and detail.

I cut them out using the coordinating Magnolias For Her Die Set. As I was going to be adding this flowers onto a Navy card base I didn’t want them to have white edges so I took a navy marker and coloured the white border around the flower.

DSC07632For the branch I used the Vintage Flowers Die Set and cut the branch die from the set from some Woodgrain Bark card and added this to my card base before adding on the yellow flowers.

To finish I stamped a sentiment from Sentiments & Quotes and heat embossed it in white embossing powder.

DSC07635Play 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.


  • Altenew products should be the focus, but other companies’ products can be used.
  • Make sure to use our challenge image above on your blog post.
  • Include a link back to the Altenew Inspiration Challenge 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!
  • Challenge ends on Tuesday, May 31st at 11:55pm EST.


After the challenge closes, Four winners will be selected. Each will receive a $30 store credit at www.altenew.comWinners will be announced on June 11th.

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


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