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.

Rules:

  • 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.

Prizes:

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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