April 2018 Inspiration Challenge

by Aga

Hello, everyone! It's Aga here and I’m happy to host the April 2018 Inspiration Challenge!

This month, I selected a picture I took last year in my garden. I was simply amazed by these stunning colors of the hydrangea flowers! So many shades and tones of pink, purple and blue! Isn't nature the most wonderful designer?!

APRIL2018 InspirationChallengeHere's what I came up with using this photo as my inspiration:

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I created a very CAS card using beautiful floral images from the Coral Charm Stamp Set. First, I stamped them with the Permanent Black Crisp Ink and used watercolors to do the coloring. Actually, I wanted to mimic the color combo of the flowers from the picture and I hope I managed to choose similar shades.happy birthday 2

To finish my card, I stamped a sentiment from the Birthday Builder Stamp Set and added a few splatters here and there in pink, purple and blue for more interest.

Now I can’t wait to see your take on this challenge!


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 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 Monday, April 30th, 2018 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 Saturday, May 12th, 2018.

There is 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.

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!

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Harriet April 1, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Aga, your card is wonderful! Like you, I am amazed at the many colors in a hydrangea flower.

Hamutal Shafrir April 2, 2018 - 5:32 AM

What a lovely CAS card! Beautiful colors!

Deepa April 2, 2018 - 10:50 AM

I absolutely love how you used those coral charm flowers in this card! Such a great idea! I use those stamp images wherever I can as added details… never thought of using them alone.

Karthikha Uday April 2, 2018 - 1:18 PM

What a lovely color palette! Wonderful inspiration too :)

Anushree Vaish April 2, 2018 - 4:50 PM

Lovely card with superb colors!!

pam carr April 2, 2018 - 11:17 PM

beautiful cards as always

Maria Shehan April 3, 2018 - 10:52 PM

Love to win gift.certificate

Deborah Moss April 4, 2018 - 9:22 PM

Beautiful photo, LOVE this color combo, it’s so sophisticated! Your card is lovely but it must have been difficult for you not adding a touch of green. ;-) :-D

TracyM #6773 April 9, 2018 - 8:44 AM

BEAUTIFUL inspiration pic and DELIGHTFUL card!
… I confess, I enjoy our hydrangeas much longer than I should, the colours and textures of the flowers are GORGEOUS as the leaves start to drop off in readiness for winter

Greta H April 11, 2018 - 2:59 PM

Love the design & colors of your card! Great challenge this month & I’m determined to play along!

Liz O. April 12, 2018 - 8:45 PM

beautiful card and fabulous color combo, love it! thanks for the inspiration and the chance to play! have a wonderful day!


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