Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge

by Erum Tasneem

Hello and a very happy new year everyone! Erum here today and we are going to kick start this new year with a bright colour palette for our January 2018 Inspiration Challenge. My card today features the Spring Daisy Stamp Set mainly.

First and foremost, do you recognize the graphic? It is from one of the cards I made last year. Sharing it again below:

Altenew Beautiful Day | Coral Charm | Peony Bouquet | Remember This | More Than Words | watercoloured with distress inks | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Featured products: Beautiful Day, Coral Charm, Peony Bouquet, Remember This and More Than Words Stamp Sets.

You can read all about this card HERE. I thought it would be great to start off this year with a colourful palette right after Christmas, therefore took out this card from the archives. I hope you like the colours enough to give it a go :)

Here is what I came up with this time.

Altenew Spring Daisy | Beautiful Day | Sentiments and Quotes Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

I followed the same floral pattern more or less. While the first card had a bouquet of flowers, this one has more of a vine look to it.

Altenew Spring Daisy | Beautiful Day | Sentiments and Quotes Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

I stamped the images from Spring Daisy, Coral Charm and Beautiful Day onto watercolour paper with Permanent Black ink. I then watercoloured the images with Distress Inks.

Altenew Spring Daisy | Beautiful Day | Sentiments and Quotes Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

Next, I fussy cut all the images leaving a white border. Also, I added a few black paint splatters to my one layer card front. You can avoid this part and use the coordinating dies, I didn’t have all the coordinating dies so went with fussy cutting.

Altenew Spring Daisy | Beautiful Day | Sentiments and Quotes Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

Next, I stamped the sentiment from Sentiments & Quotes Stamp Set onto the same cardstock as the base. To emphasize, I cut this sentiment out in a strip and adhered it to the card front with foam tape.

Altenew Spring Daisy | Beautiful Day | Sentiments and Quotes Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

Then I arranged my floral vine. There were quite a few ways I could do that but I chose to go with the corner right setting.

Altenew Spring Daisy | Beautiful Day | Sentiments and Quotes Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

After placing all the images, I added some rainbow sequins and confetti to my project to balance the colours.

Altenew Spring Daisy | Beautiful Day | Sentiments and Quotes Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

I took way too many photos of this Spring Daisy project, here is the last one. As long as these are helpful, more photos never hurt :)

Altenew Spring Daisy | Beautiful Day | Sentiments and Quotes Stamp Sets | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0 | @altenew

I might share more projects over the month, based on the inspiration graphic so keep an eye out on this blog.

I hope I got some of those creative juices flowing! Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with.


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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 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 Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 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 Sunday, February 11th, 2018.

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 blue button below to link your challenge entries. We can not wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!

 


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Marlena M January 1, 2018 - 10:36

This is gorgeous~love those bright colors. Happy New Year!!!

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Erum Tasneem January 3, 2018 - 02:38

Thanks Marlena :)

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barbara lassiter January 1, 2018 - 12:12

This is a gorgeous card. I probably wouldn’t have chosen those colors, but I can see that I should have. Wow! Happy New Year!

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Erum Tasneem January 3, 2018 - 02:38

Thanks Barbara. I hope you play :)

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Melissa Mccarthy January 1, 2018 - 19:24

Stunning! Makes me wanna craft.

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Erum Tasneem January 3, 2018 - 02:39

aww I am dyyying to see you back at it again! Thanks Mel.

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Helen January 1, 2018 - 20:35

Erum, both the earlier card and the daisy card are so lovely. These bright and warm colors are perfect for a cold January day! tfs

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Erum Tasneem January 3, 2018 - 02:39

We thought so too! Thanks Helen!

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Kanan Pandya January 1, 2018 - 22:10

Stunning card! Love those bright colors together and the effect of loose water coloring looks so pretty, love it. Thanks for the inspiration. :-)

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Erum Tasneem January 3, 2018 - 03:01

You are welcome Kanan :) Can’t wait to see what you create next.

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Linda BL January 1, 2018 - 22:20

What a pretty card! Love the way you simulated a vine arrangement.

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Erum Tasneem January 3, 2018 - 03:01

Thanks Linda :)

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Aleksandra Mihelic January 2, 2018 - 05:03

This is insanely beautiful! Breathtaking! You are amazing!

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Erum Tasneem January 3, 2018 - 03:21

You are awesome! Thank you ♥

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Vicki Finger January 2, 2018 - 09:49

I’m excited to have a chance to play along this month. And bright, cheerful, pretty colors are just what is needed to start the new year.

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Erum Tasneem January 3, 2018 - 03:22

Thank you Vicki. Can not wait to see what you make!

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Carol January 3, 2018 - 00:00

Your card is gorgeous. I love the color palette.

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Erum Tasneem January 3, 2018 - 03:22

Thanks Carol!

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Bev Page January 3, 2018 - 11:25

Such beautiful floral cards. I’m loving using florals more and more. You have chosen such gorgeous colours and your designs are always truly beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

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Erum Tasneem January 4, 2018 - 03:13

Aww that is very sweet of you Bev. Thank you.

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Marianne January 4, 2018 - 08:35

So pretty. Love both the old and the new card. And the colour palette is just perfect to liven up the dull and dreary January days.

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Erum Tasneem January 4, 2018 - 08:49

Thanks Marianne. I hope you will play along :)

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Marjorie Dumontier January 6, 2018 - 17:46

Absolutely wonderful cards !

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Erum Tasneem January 21, 2018 - 14:20

Thank you ♥

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Mary W January 8, 2018 - 08:40

These cards really made me happy! The colors and pretty flowers and lots of white space – love them. They feel like fresh flowers from my garden in the spring.

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Erum Tasneem January 21, 2018 - 14:52

Thanks Mary ♥

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Cindy C. January 8, 2018 - 11:44

Wow what bright and beautiful inspiration card!!!

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Sweety Gupta January 21, 2018 - 12:09

Such a stunning card Erum! Love your colouring skills! :)

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Bev Page January 22, 2018 - 16:10

Congratulations all you lucky ladies who won a prize – congratulations Erum for those fabulous cards, and WOW ladies, did you all get inspired! Such fantastic, beautiful, colourful cards. All so pretty. Well done to everyone! Wishing us all another year of inspiration and being able to play with gorgeous products.

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