January 2022 Inspiration Challenge – Whimsical Floral Layout!

by Irick Arbuso

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Hello, Altenew friends! Let's welcome 2022 with another Inspiration Challenge!

Happy New Year to you all! Reiko here and today I am excited to host the January 2022 Inspiration Challenge! This month, I’ve selected a picture that was taken a few years back when I visited our favorite cafe with my daughters. Let's use this as inspiration for this month's challenge.

Inspiration Challenge Project:

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set

Whimsical Floral Layout

To make this whimsical floral scrapbook layout, I began by choosing a pattern paper from the Live Your Dream 12×12 Paper Set and cutting it into 8.5″ x 11″ as the background paper.

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set 7

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set 6

This scrapbook paper set was a perfect match for this month’s color combo! Then, I adhered a 7 5/8″ x 11″ sheet of white cardstock on the background paper.

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set 1

Next, I used Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set to die cut some florals and leaves out of a foam sheet and adhered them onto the cardstock.

Adding Texture With Embossing Paste

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set 8

Then, I added Embossing Paste on the left and bottom of the layout by using a paintbrush.

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set 9

Fun With Ink Sprays!

This is the fun part of creating this scrapbook layout!

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set 3

I used Warm Sunshine, Frayed Leaf, and Coral Berry Metallic Shimmer Ink Sprays to color florals and leaves. I started by adding yellow first, and then green and red.

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set 2

Let's take another look at the project:

Altenew Whimsical Garden Layering Die Set 4

I look forward to checking out your creations for this month's Inspiration Challenge! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Play Along

  • 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 31st, 2022, 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.

Gift CertificateWinners will be announced on 02/10/2022.

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!

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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!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!


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Amy at the Knitting Crochet and Crafts Blog January 19, 2022 - 1:39 PM

What a beautiful photo and color combination! I also love the project you shared — very inspiring! I hope to create an entry for this challenge soon. Best wishes,

Nelya January 28, 2022 - 5:04 PM

This is SO beautiful! 😍

Tara Prince October 21, 2022 - 11:24 AM

so beautiful


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