Hello, crafty friends. It’s May here today hosting the May Inspiration Challenge. I chose a photo that my older brother sent me last year. He loves taking photos of flowers, so I often ask him to share them with me as I want to feel my home country which is South Korea.

I created a one layer watercolor card using the Lotus stamp set. I was on the fence with stamping the stems. However, I decided to stamp them at the end as I wanted to use the same color scheme from the inspiration photo above.

I started by stamping the images from the Lotus stamp set with black waterproof ink on a piece of cold press watercolor paper. I did some masking using post-it-note along the way to add some interest to my one layer card.

Then I watercolored my images with Mijello Misson Gold watercolor set. I created a gentle gradient by starting with intense colors first with less water and then using a paint brush wet with clean water to diffuse the color.

After stamping the sentiment from the Build-A-Flower: Camellia set, I added some paint splatters to finish off my card.

I made a video tutorial to show you how to make this card from start to finish. You can watch it here below on YouTube channel. Hope you find it helpful.

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.


  • 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 you link your entry post, not your entire blog.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish!
  • Challenge ends on Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at 11:55 pm EDT.


After the challenge closes, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at www.altenew.comWinners will be announced on Saturday, June 10th, 2017. 

There is more! If you use #AltenewChallenge when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are entered to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store.

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

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