August 2023 Inspiration Challenge feat. Special Guest Host Mindy Eggen

by Keesha Soldevilla
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Greetings, fellow crafters! Prepare to be thrilled because this month's Inspiration Challenge is an extraordinary one! Our honored guest host is none other than the incredibly talented Mindy Eggen, whose stunning projects will undoubtedly ignite your creativity and encourage you to craft with passion. And that's not all—there are exciting giveaways waiting just for you, so keep on reading and join in the fun!

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In this totally mesmerizing picture, check out a bunch of dreamy pastel-ly flowers stealing the show against some weathered wooden planks. It's like rustic charm meets delicate elegance, and the mix of beige, tan, and bluish-green hues gives off major tranquil vibes. You can't help but get lost in this timeless beauty, feeling the serene magic of nature's finest. Each bloom spills secrets of gentle embraces, urging us to soak in the chill vibes and embrace the simple yet breathtaking beauty around us.

In this project, I wanted to do something a little different, so I decided to turn it into a page for an art journal instead of a card. 

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I let my creativity flow on this page, bringing the captivating Billowing Peonies to life with a touch of rustic charm and delicate elegance inspired by the photo. With the help of Crisp Dye Inks, I skillfully painted the blooms in a soothing blend of colors from this challenge, infusing the whole design with a serene vibe. And to add that extra special touch, I adorned the page with uplifting affirmation sentiments, leaving it brimming with positivity and beauty in every detail.

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There you have it! I hope I gave you some inspiration for this month's challenge! I would love to see your version of the cards and pages using the colors chosen. 

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  • 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 August 31st, 2023, at 11:55 pm EDT.

FREE Coloring Pages!

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Don't have Altenew products but still want to play along? We've got you! You can now join the Inspiration Challenge with our brand-new Colorific Creations (FREE Coloring Pages). These downloadable coloring pages can be used and colored as-is, fussy cut, embossed, mixed, and matched with other designs, etc. – the creative possibilities are endless.  Check out more COLORING PAGES HERE and start playing along!


After the challenge ends, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at


There's MORE! Each winner also gets a chance to receive never-before-seen Altenew products for FREE and join one of our future blog hops as a guest designer. Winners will be announced on September 10, 2023.

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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Feel free to use the badge above and let everyone know that you are participating in our Inspiration Challenge!

Good luck and happy crafting!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Michele F August 1, 2023 - 11:40 AM

Those big Billowing Peonies are the perfect size for your journal page, Mindy! Loving the colors in your page, and bouquet!
I’m so happy to have you and your gorgeous inspiration to draw from this month!

spilor August 2, 2023 - 9:25 PM

This is lovely! I adore these flowers!
Lori S in PA

Maureen Reiss August 3, 2023 - 6:46 PM

Wow!!! These colors!!!!!! Gorgeous card!!

Tara C Prince August 4, 2023 - 6:47 AM

so gorgeous

Vicki R. August 4, 2023 - 12:36 PM

Oh wow, this is gorgeous!

Bunny Hoyle August 7, 2023 - 6:00 PM

I don’t have any social media or I would enter my card on IG or FB.

Keesha Soldevilla August 22, 2023 - 2:04 PM

Hello Bunny! You can either join by posting your card on IG, FB, or if you have a blog, you can also post it there and link it here. Hope this helps!

Cindy C. August 10, 2023 - 3:30 PM

Both inspiration project and photo so beautiful!!

Sheri W August 18, 2023 - 6:15 PM

QUESTION: What if I don’t have a blog or website, can I still play along?

Keesha Soldevilla August 22, 2023 - 2:06 PM

Yes you can Sheri! You can use your IG or your FB and add the link here:; Don’t forget to add our hashtag to your caption or tag us too!

Beverly Jordan August 19, 2023 - 9:58 PM

Mindy, your journal page is beautiful!! And inspiring!

Welcome! I’m so glad you are here! – Joyful Paper Crafting with Traci August 29, 2023 - 8:03 AM

[…] Today, I am sharing my very first entry to a challenge! Altenew hosts an Inspiration Challenge each month on their blog. It is a color challenge. Altenew products should be the focus, but other items may be used, too! Here are the colors chosen for August, 2023! I can tell you, Altenew is VERY generous with their PRIZES and looking at the other projects will definitely give you lots of inspiration! Give it a try–click here […]


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