April 2017 Inspiration Challenge

by Sveta Fotinia

Hello, everyone!  Sveta is here, and I’m so excited to host this month Inspiration challenge!

I took this photo during my last vacation in Egypt. My friend is holding plumeria flowers in her hands, and I just adore this flower and its scent. There are a lot of them in tropical countries such as Thailand and a rare thing for Egypt, so I was very happy to find it in our hotel.

I’m sure you will find a lot of inspiring elements on this photo. My inspiration was in the background bokeh and the yellow flower itself.

I used  Classic Crest Solar White cardstock for a card base and started stamping with A Splash of Color Stamp Set.

I wanted to use colors from the inspiration scheme, so I choose following  Crisp Dye inks: Glacier Caves Oval SetSapphirePersian BlueCaribbean SkyArcticSea Shore Oval SetEmeraldLagoonVolcano LakeMountain Mist.

I started with the lightest colors and filled the background ending darkest ones. This background reminded me of a tropical greenery when you head up to look at the sky through the leaves.

I made my yellow flowers using Adore You Stamp Set, watercolor paper, watercolor brush pens, and glitter. Finding the best position for such flowery is always a battle for me and takes the most time. But it is also the most relaxing process.

The sentiment I choose is also from  Adore You Stamp Set, and I think it expresses such a bright, juicy and I’d say life-loving card in the most right way. I heat embossed it with a white fine embossing powder on a deep-blue cardstock.

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 Sunday, April 30th 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 Friday, May 12th, 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 button below to link your challenge entries. We can not wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!

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Shelly April 1, 2017 - 08:37

Beautiful card and inspiration photo/colors!

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Holly Saveur April 1, 2017 - 10:31

gorgeous!

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Celeste Goff April 1, 2017 - 21:28

This is just stunning! Love the vibrant colors!

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janet April 2, 2017 - 10:46

Oh my – how beautiful!!

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Michelle W April 3, 2017 - 07:55

So beautiful, thanks for the inspiration.

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Tara Prince April 4, 2017 - 15:27

Gorgeous!!

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Jennie Thompson April 5, 2017 - 10:09

Thank you for a beautiful inspiration challenge :)

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preeti d. April 15, 2017 - 15:55

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :)

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Constance Hildebrand April 15, 2017 - 23:28

Beautiful inspiration card. Plan to send in a photo of one I do with your great products.

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Sweety April 16, 2017 - 01:51

This is such a lovely card! :)

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Jane Sirak April 18, 2017 - 14:20

That is a beautiful card.

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