Hello everyone! Erum here today. I am hosting my first Inspiration Challenge here. The inspiration photo is based on my card that I made for my very first Altenew blog hop as a DT member. I remember being terrified if I’d be good enough but all of you loved this particular card.

Altenew Smile More Stamp Set watercoloured by Erum Tasneem - @pr0digy0Featured product: Smile More Stamp Set

So I thought why not use that as an inspiration graphic. And here is my new project using the inspiration graphic:

Altenew Sketchy Floral and Script Words Die Set, watercoloured by Erum Tasneem - @pr0digy0

For my card I chose the brand new Sketchy Floral Stamp Set and Script Words Die Set. Firstly, I stamped my image using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Antique Gold Crisp Embossing Powder.

I then proceeded on to watercolour my image using liquid watercolours hence the bright, bold jewel toned look of the image. As you can see I didn’t pay any attention to lights and shadows and just filled in my colours. Accordingly, I just changed the concentration of my watercolour to add a bit of interest.

Altenew Sketchy Floral and Script Words Die Set, watercoloured by Erum Tasneem - @pr0digy0In addition to adding watercolour inside the lines, I added a bit of brown outside the lines too but in an ombre’ fashion going dark to light diagonally from left to right.

I placed my panel on my base using Altenew Glue Tape, after it was dry. Before doing so, I added a strip of Gold Glitter Tape to my base. I used Gold Mirror Cardstock to diecut the word “Love” from Script Words Set. Then, I heat embossed part of the sentiment “and hugs” on to black cardstock for a bit of contrast.

Finally in the end I added a few gold sequins for some extra bling.

I hope you were inspired and like the colour combination, I know it’s a bit different but I hope you play along. You know me, I can’t do without gold but I am really curious to see what other combinations you come up with!

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 Thursday, August 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 Thursday, September 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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