February 2020 Inspiration Challenge + Video!

by Therese Calvird

Hi, it’s Therese and I’m so excited to host the February 2020 Inspiration Challenge. This month’s colors are so pretty and I couldn’t wait to start creating!

For some reason, I decided to swap things out a bit with these colors and used the Warm Sunshine Cardstock in the background.

Altenew - Peony Spray - Circled Sentiments - Therese Calvird (card video) (1) copy

I then colored the flower from the Peony Spray Stamp Set with Artist Markers and used an inlay die-cut technique to incorporate it into the panel.

Altenew - Peony Spray - Circled Sentiments - Therese Calvird (card video) (1) copy

The sentiment proved a little challenging but eventually, I decided on one from the Circled Sentiments Stamp Set.

Altenew - Peony Spray - Circled Sentiments - Therese Calvird (card video) (1) copy

I decided to film as I created and you can watch the video here or in HD on YouTube.

I hope that you join this fun Inspiration Challenge and get inky! Our Design Team and I look forward to checking out what you created! Thank you for stopping by!

~SUPPLY LIST~

Peony Spray Stamp & Die Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Circled Sentiments Stamp & Die Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Warm Sunshine Cardstock (10 sheets/set)
[ ALTN ]
Artist Markers 60 Color Set
[ ALTN ]
Obsidian Pigment Ink
[ ALTN ]
Permanent Black Crisp Ink
[ ALTN ]

  • 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 February 29th, 2020, at 11:55 PM EST.

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 03/09/2020.

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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42 comments

Cindy C. February 2, 2020 - 10:20

Wow what a stunning design!! Love that you’ve changed it up by putting a white flower on that bright warm colored panel.

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Therese Calvird February 2, 2020 - 14:34

Thanks so much Cindy!

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Carol McCready February 2, 2020 - 10:29

Very pretty card, I love the colors for this challenge.

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Therese Calvird February 2, 2020 - 14:34

Thank you Carol!

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Jen K February 2, 2020 - 10:53

Beautiful card – so fresh looking!

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Therese Calvird February 2, 2020 - 14:34

Thanks so much Jen!

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Annette Gordon February 2, 2020 - 11:27

Beautiful card! I love the colours. And the design is so elegant.

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Therese Calvird February 2, 2020 - 14:35

Thank you Annette!

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Karen Hale February 2, 2020 - 12:00

I adore your beautiful card. I was also inspired by the fact that even a talented designer as yourself sometimes struggles with choice and placement of a sentiment. Thanks for sharing.

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Therese Calvird February 2, 2020 - 14:36

I often focus more upon the card than the sentiment so ‘forget’ about it until most of the card is done so it can be an afterthought and I need to find something that ‘fits’ lol.

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Inkin' Chickie February 2, 2020 - 12:40

I like the creation video. Can’t wait to see the projects inspired this month.

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Therese Calvird February 2, 2020 - 14:37

Thanks so very much!

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Laurie M Page February 2, 2020 - 13:52

Beautiful as always. Love your style.

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Therese Calvird February 2, 2020 - 14:37

Thank you Laurie!

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Daria Z. February 2, 2020 - 14:01

Therese, this is just fabulous!

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Therese Calvird February 2, 2020 - 14:37

Thank you Daria!

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Beverly Jordan February 2, 2020 - 17:55

Love your card design using the inspiration pic! Great take and love your card!!

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Therese Calvird February 3, 2020 - 15:25

Thanks so very much Beverly!

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Shelly February 2, 2020 - 19:23

Gorgeous card and inspiration photo!

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Therese Calvird February 3, 2020 - 15:26

Thank you Shelly!

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Karen February 2, 2020 - 20:29

Oh, I have this stamp and can’t wait try your simple yet beautiful coloring

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Therese Calvird February 3, 2020 - 15:26

Thanks so much Karen!

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Karen Reeves February 3, 2020 - 06:29

Absolutely beautiful. Loved the coloring

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Therese Calvird February 3, 2020 - 15:27

Thanks so much!

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shawninaz February 3, 2020 - 12:28

I just love your card you always inspire me!

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Therese Calvird February 3, 2020 - 15:28

Thank you very much!

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Greta H February 3, 2020 - 16:28

Loved watching the video, Therese! Such a great idea to do the inlaid technique which I probably wouldn’t have thought to do with that flower! I liked some of the other sentiment options, but agree that the circle one was perfect! Thanks for more inspiration!

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lostinpaper February 5, 2020 - 16:19

Thank you Greta, it certainly had me stumped for a while lol.

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nicolemartel February 8, 2020 - 21:01

Beautiful card!

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lostinpaper February 9, 2020 - 00:54

Thanks so much Nicole!

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Yulia Mulyukina February 13, 2020 - 05:45

Fresh color combo reminding of the coming spring, and an elegant card design!

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Therese Calvird February 17, 2020 - 13:31

Thanks so much

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Yulia Mulyukina February 13, 2020 - 05:54

If I post on Instagram, do I have to include the link to the challenge post?

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Therese Calvird February 17, 2020 - 13:54

Hi Yulia it looks like people are tagging #altenewinspirationchallenge on Instagram.

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Diana Padelli February 13, 2020 - 10:25

I love the Photo and the Card!

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Therese Calvird February 17, 2020 - 13:33

Thank you Diana

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Rita Hoskins February 16, 2020 - 11:02

Lovely card. Plumeria is my favorite flower. Can I make a stamp for the card? Reason I am asking is that I do not used Altenew Stamps for January 2020 challenge and my 2 cards were deleted from the entry. Thanks

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Therese Calvird February 17, 2020 - 13:36

My understanding is that an Altenew product is required as per the rules listed above. You could email Altenew with your question for clarification. Hope this is helpful. Therese

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Rita Hoskins February 18, 2020 - 10:27

Thank you very much for your answer.

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Botani.enna February 18, 2020 - 09:39

Hello everyone, i have a question concerning the general rules for participating in the challenge: Is it necessary to have a blog or could i enter just by linking a picture to my picture of the project on instagram? Thank you for your help. Have a nice day!

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Therese Calvird February 18, 2020 - 15:51

Hi you can definitely enter the challenge by adding your photo to instagram, just make sure to use the hashtag #altenewinspirationchallenge Hope this is helpful. have fun!

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botani.enna February 19, 2020 - 13:12

Thank you Therese, for taking the time to answer my question!

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