May 2019 Inspiration Challenge

by Aga

Hello, everyone! It’s Aga here with the May 2019 Inspiration Challenge!

For this month’s challenge, I chose a picture I took some time ago in a beautiful park and garden near my house. It’s one of my favorite places to go for a walk and a great place for reflection and quiet, away from the hustle and hurry of everyday life.

I love this beautiful single flower climbing a white wall, the light and all the shadows in the background, and here’s what I came up with using them as inspiration:

I started with Feathered Leaves Stencil and embossing paste to create a lovely, textured background on gray cardstock. While the paste was drying, I worked on the rest of the card. I stamped two flowers from Sweetest Peas Stamp Set with black ink, used Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring Garden Set to add color to them and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. The other leaf comes from Peony Dream 3D Die Set. I cut out two layers and again used Watercolor Brush Markers to do the coloring. As a final step, I used a small sponge to add a few dabs of Evergreen ink to the green elements.

To finish the card, I stamped a sentiment from the Crafty Life Stamp Set and die cut it with its coordinating die. I popped it up with foam tape for a bit of dimension and it was done!

Now, I can’t wait to see your take on this challenge! Thank you for stopping by today!

I hope you find inspiration with this month colors and photo! Can’t wait to see what you create!


Feathered Leaves Stencil
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Sweetest Peas Stamp Set
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Sweetest Peas Die Set
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Crafty Life Stamp & Die Bundle
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Peony Dream 3D Die Set
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Embossing Paste
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Watercolor Brush Markers – Spring…
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Evergreen Crisp Dye Ink
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Permanent Black Crisp 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 May 31, 2019, 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 6/8/2019.

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!

Join our May 2019 Inspiration Challenge!

Submit your entries HERE


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Michele F May 2, 2019 - 10:14

Aga!!! You’re using my favorite colors this month!!! and your card is GORGEOUS!

Tara Prince May 2, 2019 - 10:46

Wow! so gorgeous!!

Liz48 May 2, 2019 - 10:50

Your card is so lovely.

noraln44 May 2, 2019 - 17:03

Another amazing design!

Cindy C. May 2, 2019 - 18:53

Such gorgeous inspiration! Would love to play along.

Helen May 2, 2019 - 20:32

Aga, this is such a lovely card…like your use of the stenciled background. tfs

Dee-Dee Riggs May 3, 2019 - 01:48

Really like how the background came out-very smooth and pretty.

Michelle Hackett May 3, 2019 - 07:47

Can I enter the challenge if I don’t have a blog? I’ve been entering the challenge with cards I have put into Pinterest.

Helen Kalb May 5, 2019 - 10:01

Your inspiration card is perfection Aga – so lovely…

Alex Syberia May 6, 2019 - 10:44

Aga, thank you so much for the inspiration! Your card is simply gorgeous!

sentsue May 21, 2019 - 15:47

Lovely, can’t wait to play!

Andrew Chan May 23, 2019 - 21:35

That is so beautiful I love how you used the Altenew Stamps and ink to make the card pop

Miss_Lomax_Art May 29, 2019 - 04:53

Beautiful card Aga!


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