April 2017 Inspiration Challenge

by Sveta Fotinia

Hello, everyone!  Sveta is here, and I'm so excited to host this month Inspiration challenge!

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I took this photo during my last vacation in Egypt. My friend is holding plumeria flowers in her hands, and I just adore this flower and its scent. There are a lot of them in tropical countries such as Thailand and a rare thing for Egypt, so I was very happy to find it in our hotel.

I'm sure you will find a lot of inspiring elements on this photo. My inspiration was in the background bokeh and the yellow flower itself.

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I used  Classic Crest Solar White cardstock for a card base and started stamping with A Splash of Color Stamp Set.

I wanted to use colors from the inspiration scheme, so I choose following  Crisp Dye inks: Glacier Caves Oval SetSapphirePersian BlueCaribbean SkyArcticSea Shore Oval SetEmeraldLagoonVolcano LakeMountain Mist.

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I started with the lightest colors and filled the background ending darkest ones. This background reminded me of a tropical greenery when you head up to look at the sky through the leaves.

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I made my yellow flowers using Adore You Stamp Set, watercolor paper, watercolor brush pens, and glitter. Finding the best position for such flowery is always a battle for me and takes the most time. But it is also the most relaxing process.

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The sentiment I choose is also from  Adore You Stamp Set, and I think it expresses such a bright, juicy and I'd say life-loving card in the most right way. I heat embossed it with a white fine embossing powder on a deep-blue cardstock.

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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.


  • 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 Sunday, April 30th at 11:55 pm EDT.


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 Friday, May 12th, 2017. 

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 button below to link your challenge entries. We can not wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!
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Shelly April 1, 2017 - 8:37 AM

Beautiful card and inspiration photo/colors!

Holly Saveur April 1, 2017 - 10:31 AM


Celeste Goff April 1, 2017 - 9:28 PM

This is just stunning! Love the vibrant colors!

janet April 2, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Oh my – how beautiful!!

Michelle W April 3, 2017 - 7:55 AM

So beautiful, thanks for the inspiration.

Tara Prince April 4, 2017 - 3:27 PM


Jennie Thompson April 5, 2017 - 10:09 AM

Thank you for a beautiful inspiration challenge :)

preeti d. April 15, 2017 - 3:55 PM

Thanks for the wonderful inspiration :)

Constance Hildebrand April 15, 2017 - 11:28 PM

Beautiful inspiration card. Plan to send in a photo of one I do with your great products.

Sweety April 16, 2017 - 1:51 AM

This is such a lovely card! :)

Jane Sirak April 18, 2017 - 2:20 PM

That is a beautiful card.


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