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.

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 Thursday, August 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 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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