Happy October! It’s Virginia here. I am thrilled to host this month’s Inspiration Challenge. Seeking inspiration from nature is my favorite thing to do when traveling. This past August, I had the pleasure of visiting Iceland. During the tour to a fishing village, I caught the sight of roadside flowers and there they were… a field of poppy flowers! I quickly snapped a few photos and it is now the color combo for our October Inspiration Challenge!


The wonderful Watercolor 36 Pan Set immediately came to my mind when creating my own color palette. I die cut the Leaf Frame Cover Die and watercolored the entire panel in Mocha and Espresso. I then set it aside to dry.

For the flowers, I created my own watercolor paper by applying Citrus Burst, Fresh Lemon, Warm Sunshine, Sunkissed, and Orange Cream and let the paper dry. Once dried, I took out the Wildflower Garden Die Set and started die-cutting the larger flowers with the Mini Blossom Die-Cutting Machine. It really didn’t take long to create as you get so many flowers in one sheet!

To give more depths to the Wildflowers, I stamped the flower center in various colors with Autumn BlazeWarm Sunshine, and Dark Chocolate.
Parts of the Leaf Frame Cover Die was then trimmed off. This gives it an overall relaxing and fancy-free feeling. After all, they are wild flowers, right? The “Happy Birthday” sentiment was stamped from the Botanical You Stamp Set. I stamped more details and added splatters with Caramel Toffee Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray.


I hope you are inspired by the rich deep color combo and give this challenge a try! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Thank you for stopping by!


Wildflower Garden Stamp Set
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Botanical You Stamp Set
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Leaf Frame Cover Die
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Wildflower Garden Die Set
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine
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Autumn Blaze Crisp Dye Ink
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Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink
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Dark Chocolate Crisp Dye Ink
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Caramel Toffee Metallic Shimmer Ink…
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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 in 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, October 31st, 2018 at 11:55 PM EDT.

After the challenge ends, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at

Winners will be announced on 11/9/2018.

WAIT – there’s more!

If you use #AltenewChallenge when you share your challenge entry on social media, you are instantly entered into a raffle to win a $15 gift certificate to our online store!

Feel free to use the banner above and let everyone know that you are participating in our Inspiration Challenge!

Please click on the blue button below to link your challenge entries. We cannot wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!

Good luck and happy crafting!

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