Hi it’s Debby and I’m hosting the Inspiration Challenge for June. The photo I chose is one of a bouquet of flowers I bought from the local florist. I love to take pictures and the bouquet made a beautiful subject to experiment on.
When I look at the inspiration for a challenge I like to study the image and take a few ideas from it and then not look at the image again. I’ve got my ideas in place and I just want to run with them.
When I was looking at the picture it was the graphic as a whole which struck me with the gradient of colour rising from a deep purple at the base through a nice rose colour to the cream at the top. I also was taken with the spray of creamy white flowers through the centre of the bouquet and so with those features in mind I created this watercoloured gradient background with white on white floral focal point.
For the gradient of colour in the background I took a piece of watercolour card and started with a light wash of purple and then slowly built up layers with a deeper concentration at the base of the panel.
Once I’d built up enough colour I splattered with paint and then Perfect Pearls solution to add more interest before setting aside to dry.
For the flowers I stamped a selection of images from the Amazing You set in Morning Frost ink on Ivory card and die cut with their matching dies. I then picked a few more of the images and stamped them in clear embossing ink on Vellum before white heat embossing and again die cutting with their matching dies.
I then added the flowers and leaves to the watercoloured panel with foam adhesive. The variation in opaque and clear flowers I think adds interest when using a white on white colour scheme.
Next I stamped a sentiment from the Amazing You set in clear embossing ink on Slate card, white heat embossed and trimmed to a skinny banner and added over the bouquet with foam adhesive. To accent, I tucked in a few iridescent sequins and then mounted the finished panel on a Pale Gray card base.
I hope the inspiration photo sparks your creativity and you’ll join me with this month’s challenge :D
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 Friday, June 30th, 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.com. Winners will be announced on Monday, July 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!