April Inspiration Challenge: From Places Abroad – Thailand

by Sveta Fotinia

Hello dear friends!

This month Sveta is here for a new destination of our From Places Abroad challenge and this time we will travel to Thailand!

We hope that you will enjoy April's journey to a bright, sunny and very beautiful country and will share a lot of amazing projects with us!

Altenew_Inspiration Challenge_April I took this photo at the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It was my third time in Thailand and second time at the Grand Palace, but I was extremely touched each time. The amazing architecture of the palace and the incredible details fused within its walls, ceilings and every corner pay tribute to the originality and creativity of Thai builders and remains an inspiration to all visitors from across the globe.

I'm sure that in this photo you will find a lot of inspiring details, colors and textures and I chose blue and white flowers with turquoise leaves as an inspiration for my card.


I went with no-line watercoloring of peony flower from Peony Bouquet stamp set using watercolor brush pens. To pop-up the flower I cut it with Peony Bouquet Die and put on a foam adhesive. I stamped leaves on card base just behind the flower and also added some water splashes. Making splashes with a brush is always a risk, so I'm super happy to have Snowing mini stamp in my stash now! Now my splashes are just where I want them and looks very realistic though.


To create my sentiment I used stamps from two different sets: 2016 mini stamp set and Sentiments and Quotes stamp set. My grey card base is made  from Real Grey cardstock and I also used my little acrylic block that I can highly recommend – it's very comfortable for my hand!


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 to link to your entry post, not your entire blog.
  • You may enter as many times as you wish!
  • Challenge ends on Saturday, April 30th at 11:59pm EST.


After the challenge closes, Four winners will be selected. Each will receive a $30 store credit at www.altenew.com. Winners will be announced on May 5th.

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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Michele F April 1, 2016 - 9:22 AM

Sveta this photo is gorgeous, LOve the colors, and of course let’s not forget their fabulous Thai cuisine!

Sveta Fotinia April 1, 2016 - 10:32 AM

thnaks, Michele! I love Tom-Yam very much! But foot massage is even better)))

Andrea Shell April 1, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Gorgeous card! I love the colors.

Harriet April 1, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Your card is stunning.

Daria Z. April 1, 2016 - 3:52 PM

A simply, yet stunning card. Love the colors and CAS design.

Janet April 2, 2016 - 10:55 AM

Beautiful photograph and stunning card :-)

Ruchi April 2, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Awesome photo of Thailand.. Great color palette for challenge. Surly will participate. Thanks?

Gaylynn April 7, 2016 - 9:05 PM

These are lovely cards for the challenge. I took inspiration for my card form the photo, the pretty flowers and golden accents.

Deb Kerns April 8, 2016 - 5:15 PM

I love how versatile this stamp set is and you did a gorgeous job!


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