Come Join The May Inspiration Challenge

by Virginia Lu

Hello, Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I am excited to host this month's Inspiration Challenge. I don't know about you, but I really miss traveling. For this month's inspiration, I dug through my travel photos and came across this bright and happy photo. It was taken in the summer of 2017 while my family and I cruised through Liverpool, UK. I also got to meet up with our lovely Lydia Evans during that memorable trip! How cool was that!?

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This color combo is perfect for creating any bright and colorful projects.

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Based on the suggested colors, I used Parrot, Coral Bliss, and Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Inks. You can use any colors that are close to this color palette. I set out to create a few simple floral images by using Simple Nesting Flowers Layering Die Set.

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For the petals, I inked up the paper with Pastel Sunrise and Coral Bliss Crisp Dye Inks. For the leaves, I used Parrot Crisp Dye Ink. To add more textures and patterns, I stamped each one of them with Tie Dye Motif Stamp Set.

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After assembling the flowers and leaves, I gave a quick spritz of Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray. Once dry, I can see the metallic shine coming through!

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For the background, I applied Sea Breeze Crisp Dye Ink with the Color Block Hearts Stencil. To simulate the patterns on the inspiration photo, I turned the hearts sideways. To complement the flowers with added textures,  I ran the cardstock with Angled Mosaic 3D Embossing Folder.

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For the sentiment, I used Bold Thanks Die, and this completed this bright and happy design. I hope you love this fun and fancy-free photo and join the fun challenge. I look forward to checking out what you come up with! Thank you for stopping by!

  • 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 May 31st, 2021, at 11:55 PM EDT.

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 6/10/2021.

WAIT – there’s 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!

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

Please click on the blue button below to link your challenge entries. We cannot wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!

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9 comments

Michele F May 2, 2021 - 10:12

Virgina, I think that is the coolest card, and what a treat to meet Lydia! I’ve seen these hangin umbrellas [only in photos] from many countries! LOve the colors here!
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Cindy C. May 2, 2021 - 10:38

So bright and cheery, and there are so many details!! You’ve created it with lots of TLC!

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Maureen Reiss May 2, 2021 - 11:32

Really Beautiful card and inspiration!!

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spdybug May 2, 2021 - 12:27

This is so creative! What an inspiration you are, Virginia. Using a stencil and then an embossing folder is such a fun idea!!! I wish I wish I could think of these things. Thank you so much for sharing this….I can’t wait to try it.

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Linda BL May 2, 2021 - 13:13

What an awesome picture for inspiration! The card is lovely with the blue, coral, and yellow/green! This thank you card would be guaranteed to lift the spirits of the recipient.

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donna mikasa May 2, 2021 - 18:25

Love how you found your inspiration, Virginia! And I’m jelly that you got to see those umbrellas in person–and met Lydia, too!

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Kathy R May 2, 2021 - 19:41

Virginia, What a great idea to use the tie dye motif stamp set on the flowers and leaves to add detail, the background embossing folder was the perfect touch to the stamped heart images. Love it!

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tara prince May 3, 2021 - 15:52

so beautiful!!

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Helen Kalb May 4, 2021 - 08:59

This is so fresh and summery – I love the stencil, embossing folder combo!

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