Altenew February 2024 Inspiration Challenge feat. Kelly Griglione

by Keesha Soldevilla

@altenew_ Inspiration Challenge February 2024 | Mother's Bouquet

Ready for love-filled inspirations this February? Let's kickstart your creative juices by introducing this month's inspiration challenge which will be hosted by the stunning Kelly Griglione!

February 2024 Inspiration Challenge

@altenew_ Inspiration Challenge February 2024 | Mother's Bouquet

Hello Friends! It's Kelly Griglione, and I'm beyond excited to be hosting the Altenew February Challenge!

My latest passion is hunting down street art (especially when I visit a new city). On a recent trip to Cincinnati, I found this beauty called Mother's Bouquet by Louise Jones and knew it was going to serve as future inspiration. I hope you check out her online gallery as it's all mind-blowing. Maybe you'll even find a piece in your city!

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The black, brick-textured background, the orange and purple floral combination, and the refreshing pops of white all combine for one heck of a design. That's exactly what I pulled for my card, featuring the Jumbo Garden Picks Dies.

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Pro tip: One tip I have for any layering die set is to plan ahead what colors you want to use for each die, especially in a set like this with so many pieces. This way you can put as many dies as will fit on your die-cutting plate and cut down your die-cutting time.
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Once the layers are cut, I like to piece together one flower in each color to see what it looks like. This was helpful, as I ended up swapping out one of the middle orange colors in my final version. Sometimes it's hard to picture the result, especially since the darkest color is the largest die, however, only 5-10% of it actually shows on the layered flower.

I was excited to find the Organic Linen 3D Embossing Folder gives the perfect brick texture, just like the inspiration photo!
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After arranging the flowers on the linen background, I covered the dies with a piece of press ‘n seal so I could easily place adhesive on the back and adhere them to the card base in the same spot.

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Since I only used 3 orange and 1 purple flower from the Jumbo Garden Picks Dies, I made this “free” second card with the leftovers.

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The Hello die from All About You Word Die Set looks amazing in metallic gold.

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It's fun to see the same exact flowers, but on a cream background, they have a different vibe. I ended up only using 2 of the 3 purple flowers, and couldn't leave the last flower. So a third card came to be LOL.

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The Beautiful Bergina 3D Embossing Folder is the gorgeous white base for this card.

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The “amazing” die is from the All About You Word Die Set and easily bends around the rounded panels created with the Nesting Frames Die Set. The bottom sentiment embossed in gold is from Versatile Vases 2.

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Now it's your turn! I hope you are inspired and ready to work some magic in your crafty space! If you end up with leftovers, will you create a second (or third!!) card? I can't wait to see your creativity! Thanks for playing!

Play along with our Inspiration Challenge

  • 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 the challenge as many times as you wish!
  • The challenge ends on February 28th, 2024, at 11:55 pm EDT.

But wait — we have more amazing stuff in this Inspiration Challenge, just for you!

FREE Coloring Pages!

Tapcart new sizeNothing from Altenew in your crafting stash? not a problem! Introducing our Free Coloring Pages, a collection of printable coloring sheets for the Inspiration Challenge. The options for creative coloring, fussy cutting, embossing, and combining them with other designs are endless. You can get more designs here.

Inspiration Challenge 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 March 10, 2024.

More Prizes! 

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.

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Carrianne Banul February 1, 2024 - 9:41 AM

Kelly, your card is Beautiful! Fun spring-like colors! That street art is powerful! Love that you explore new cities in search are beautiful art. I may have to start doing that myself. Thanks for sharing.

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Keesha Soldevilla February 6, 2024 - 11:05 PM

Exploring new art is definitely inspiring, and I’m glad it’s motivating you to do the same!

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Cindy C. February 1, 2024 - 9:51 AM

Gorgeous cards, and I love how you were inspired by the beautiful exterior mural!

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Keesha Soldevilla February 6, 2024 - 11:06 PM

Public art can be such a powerful source of creativity, and Kelly was able translate its beauty into these cards.

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May Park February 1, 2024 - 3:28 PM

Oh my goodness!!! Your projects are amazing!!!! I love how you inspired by street art!

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Tara C Prince February 1, 2024 - 3:44 PM

absolutely stunning!!

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Marisela Delgado February 1, 2024 - 8:57 PM

So gorgeous!

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donna mikasa February 1, 2024 - 11:15 PM

Amazing inspiration and such gorgeous cards, Kelly! Love them all!

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Sandra Frutchey February 4, 2024 - 12:44 PM

Love this! I love finding inspiration everywhere and you emulated this perfectly!

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Lisa O. @madcatcards February 5, 2024 - 4:09 PM

Hi Kelly- Just wanted to let you know I live in Loveland, a suburb of Cincinnati! The art on the sides of buildings is amazing in downtown Cincinnati. Thank you for this challenge!

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Keesha Soldevilla February 6, 2024 - 11:08 PM

That’s awesome, Lisa! I bet living in Loveland gives you plenty of inspiration with its own artistic charm. Thanks for letting us know!

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Claudia February 24, 2024 - 8:13 PM

All cards are so amazing, don’t know which one I like best.

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