August 2016 Inspiration Challenge: Flamingo Inspiration + Video

by Therese Calvird

Hi everyone! Therese  is here hosting the August challenge. Today we are looking at flamingos in search of creative inspiration for your projects.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our July challenge and will join us once again. We certainly loved each one of your projects and your take on our inspiration photos.

This month’s theme: Flamingos

I did fall in love with these flamingos at the Jersey Zoo, I couldn't believe how anything could be such an amazing pink colour (and stand on such thin legs…)!

Here's a look at my project:

Lostinpaper - Lotus / Best MomI decided that ‘watercolor' was the best choice for this project and used Lotus as well as a sentiment from Best Mom.

Lostinpaper - Altenew Lotus / Best MomIf you would like to see how my card came together you can either see my video here or Watch it in HD at Youtube.

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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 Wednesday, August 31st at 11:55pm EST.


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 Saturday, September 24th.

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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Tess Hackett August 1, 2016 - 9:16 AM

What a gorgeous card. Flamingos are such great inspiration and have great color variations. Can’t wait to see everyone’s projects.

Michele F August 1, 2016 - 10:01 AM

I had such a treat seeing these incredible birds at the Indianapolis Zoo last Spring, Therese! So hard to believe they are real, right? I adore your inspiration – not a Flamingo in the house! xx

Tracy Welham August 1, 2016 - 11:39 AM

Stunning card! Is the challenge open worldwide please? Creative Blessings, Tracy x

May Park August 1, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Yes, this challenge opens worldwide!!! :)

Celeste Goff August 1, 2016 - 12:24 PM

This is beautiful!

Mac Mable August 1, 2016 - 1:07 PM

Such a beautiful card…Love the colours and the reflection in the water. Fabulous inspiration…Thank you x

Anne Sturgeon August 1, 2016 - 4:56 PM

So beautiful. I love that lotus flower. Your coloring is spectacular. Thanks for sharing.

Deborah Moss August 1, 2016 - 9:37 PM

So stunning and you did a beautiful job evoking the image of water and shadow. Such a gorgeous card! TFS

ElizStewart August 1, 2016 - 9:42 PM

Beyond words beautiful! Thanks for a great lesson!

Karen Petitt August 12, 2016 - 7:22 PM

Thank you for the fun challenge and the video was fabulous and fantastic – I hope to put into practice some of the things that were shared for watercolouring – in fact I have tried a couple of the techniques with my Altenew stamps tonight! Karen x

Chriss Blagrave August 18, 2016 - 8:21 PM

Therese, your card is stunning!

Lin Brandyberry August 20, 2016 - 12:40 PM

Therese, your interpretation of this is phenomenal! I love the way you added some pink into the background, as a kind of reflection – gorgeous!

Sunshinepen August 20, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Thank you for your challenge – just love the colours, your stamps are just fantastic. x

maria f. August 24, 2016 - 9:42 AM

Those reflections on the water! Fabby.

Bonnie Sharp September 14, 2016 - 7:23 PM

I was wondering where we find the winners for this challenge. I don’t see where it has been posted! Thank you!

Donna Gourley September 16, 2016 - 12:08 PM

I too was wondering where the winners were for this challenge since they were due on Sept. 10th…I emailed Altenew yesterday and was told the winners would be posted Sept. 24th.

Lin September 16, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Thanks, Donna, I’ve been watching here, too.


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