January 2020 Inspiration Challenge

by Virginia Lu

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Happy New Year, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I am excited to host the January 2020 Inspiration Challenge! I love my neighborhood and surroundings where we have a wonderful wooded backyard and gardens. This month’s inspiration photo was taken right from my front yard in the late fall. I adore the deep rich color combo of the berries and greens.

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I started out with stamping a background with Dot Botanicals Stamp Set. I love the ease of using this set and stamped the leaves in various colors: Frayed Leaf, Hunter Green, Snapdragon, Pale Mauve, and Grape Agate.

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To accentuate the purple, I highlighted the purple with the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set.

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Once I was happy with the stamping, I ran the entire stamped piece with Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die. Instantly, my stamped background has interest and textures! For the sentiment, I applied the gorgeous Gilded Ombre Washi Tape over white cardstock and die cut it with Miss You Word Die.

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I strongly encourage you to try this color combo and create something unique! Your projects can be floral, graphic, CAS or layered…. sky is the limit! I look forward to checking out your creations!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

SCROLL DOWN TO SEE THE RULES AND HOW TO PLAY ALONG!

~SUPPLY LIST~

Dot Botanicals Stamp Set
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Dot Botanicals Stamp & Die Bundle
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Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die
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Miss You Word Die
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Metallic Watercolor and Brushes Bundle
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Sugarplums Oval Set — Altenew
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Tropical Forest Oval Set
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Hunter Green Crisp Dye Ink
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Snapdragon Crisp Dye Ink
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Gilded Ombre Washi Tape
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Green Fields Enamel Dots
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~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 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 January 31, 2020, at 11:55 PM EST.

~PRIZES~

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

Winners will be announced on 02/09/2020.

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 THE INSPIRATION CHALLENGE!

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE

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36 comments

Carol McCready January 1, 2020 - 10:58

I love the card. All those dots give it such character.

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Virginia L. January 1, 2020 - 16:05

Glad that you love the dots, Carol!! Happy New Year!

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Karen Smee January 1, 2020 - 11:01

Beautiful card! Love the double stamping technique – I need to go look at my stamps to see which ones I can use in a similar fashion. Happy New Year!

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Virginia L. January 1, 2020 - 16:06

Happy to hear that this card inspires you! Happy New Year, Karen!

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Sharon B rand January 1, 2020 - 11:23

Beautiful colours! And I love the debossing effect!

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Virginia L. January 1, 2020 - 16:07

Thank you, Sharon! Happy New Year!

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Denise Bryant January 1, 2020 - 12:19

Awesome mix of colors, and I love the textured design from the Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover Die! Beautiful card!

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Virginia L. January 1, 2020 - 16:07

I am so happy that you stopped by, Denise! Happy New Year!

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conil January 1, 2020 - 12:48

I’m stunned. This card is one of my new favorites of Virginia’s. She captured the colors is such a clever and unique way using inks and metallics. But the added texture just boosts it up to spectacular. The treatment of the sentiment is lovely and adds a great deal to the overall design. Plus, what a terrific photo she took. Fabulous.

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Virginia L. January 1, 2020 - 16:09

I am thrilled to hear that you love it! I am so thankful for your positive feedback and thoughtful comment! Happy New Year, Coni!

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Greta H January 1, 2020 - 15:43

Beautiful inspiration & I love your card based on it, Virginia! Will play along for sure! Happy New Year!

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Virginia L. January 1, 2020 - 16:10

Happy to hear that you are going to this challenge a go! I look forward to seeing your project(s)! Happy New Year, Greta!

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Sue D January 2, 2020 - 08:47

Love the colors and texture.

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Virginia L. January 2, 2020 - 12:01

Thank you, Sue!! Happy New Year!

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Linda BL January 2, 2020 - 10:11

What a beautiful card. You have definitely captured the challenge colors in your card. Love,how t
Yiu have used the Dotted Swirls Cover Die. I will be getting mine out today to start using it again. It added so much great texture to your card. The sentiment looks amazing done in the gilded washi tape!

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Virginia L. January 2, 2020 - 12:02

I truly appreciate your wonderful feedback, Linda! Happy New Year!

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Annette Gordon January 2, 2020 - 10:41

Such a pretty card! Love the background cover die with the dotted foliage, it pairs so well together.

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Virginia L. January 2, 2020 - 12:02

Thank you, Annette! Happy New Year!

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Cindy C. January 2, 2020 - 11:01

Stunning photo, and your cards is just gorgeous!! Looking forward to play along.

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Virginia L. January 2, 2020 - 12:03

Can’t wait to see what you create, Cindy! Thank you and Happy New Year!

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nicolemartel January 4, 2020 - 17:05

Beautiful inspiration, Happy New Year!

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Virginia L. January 4, 2020 - 21:41

Thank you, Nicole! Happy New Year!

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Rita Hoskins January 4, 2020 - 19:26

The card is amazing. Love it.

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Virginia L. January 4, 2020 - 21:42

Glad that you like it! Happy New Year, Rita!

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Marge January 5, 2020 - 23:17

Beautiful use of colors! The color combination is so gorgeous and the dotted patterns add unique beauty to the card. Thanks for the tip of using Washi tapes in making script die-cuts, too. Blessings.

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Virginia L. January 6, 2020 - 10:58

I appreciate your stopping by, Marge! Happy New Year to you and family!

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rosieneust January 9, 2020 - 21:23

Love, love the embossing die over the stamping, such an easy way to elevate the design :)

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Virginia L. January 11, 2020 - 00:18

Glad that you like the use of Debossing Die!Thank you so much, Rosie!

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Inkin' Chickie January 10, 2020 - 18:49

I like how you picked up the color from the inspiration challenge using just leaves.

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Virginia L. January 11, 2020 - 00:18

I appreciate your positive feedback! Thanks!

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Penny Pynnonen January 11, 2020 - 10:28

I’ve been away for two months and now that I’m back I can’t wait to get back to cardmaking! I’m going to use this challenge to jump start me. It’s beautiful!

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Virginia L. January 11, 2020 - 11:40

THAT is so good to hear! Taking on a challenge like this is definitely a great jump start, Penny!

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Rita H Cards January 11, 2020 - 20:06

Virginia my card (number12) do not show completely, I could not fix it.

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Virginia L. January 11, 2020 - 20:18

Hello Rita, I can view your two cards (#12, #13) in your blog without any issue. Thanks so much for entering!

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Holley Bolin January 12, 2020 - 10:32

HELP! How do I create a URL for a photo taken on an iphone? I have entries for this months challenge but I don’t have a blog or website. I can upload the photo but have no link capability. TIA

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Virginia L. January 12, 2020 - 11:30

Hello Holley, I am so glad that you already have entries for the challenge! You can use sites from Flickr, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram…. to upload your photos. You do not need to have a blog to enter this challenge. If you still have trouble, please send your photos to virginia@altenew.com. I will use my Flickr account to upload for you. Good luck!

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