October 2021 Inspiration Challenge – Get Inspired for Fall-Themed Projects

by nathalie

Hello, Altenew friends! It is Nathalie here with the October Inspiration Challenge. I love fall, especially those sunny breezy days when leaves are just swirling in the air. I love photographing the movement of leaves; so, it was only fitting to use the colors in one of the photos as inspiration for this month's challenge.

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Using this color palette, it was easy to add a touch of fall to the project.

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I am using Caribbean Sky Pigment Ink, Persian Blue Pigment Ink, and Sapphire Pigment Ink to create the soft ombre color effect on the card panel. I just love how easily these inks blend creating that soft gradient color on the card base, thus bringing the blue of the palette onto the card.

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What better way to add a touch of fall than to create leaves for the card. I used Butternut Crisp Dye Ink, Sunray Crisp Dye Ink, and Chamomile Crisp Dye Ink to create the color base for the leaves. The Grape Leaves Die Set is my choice to shape the leaves for the card. I am using Coffee Break Gradient Cardstock and the same die set to create the veining detail for the leaves.

100221 GRAPE LEAVES Die set JUST LEAVES DIE SET Pigment INks Cartoon Tulips stamp Floral Thanks Stamp OCTOBER CHALLENGE 3

I am adding a few extra leaves (behind the Grape Leaves cluster) to bring movement to the card. These are cut from Coffee Break Gradient Cardstock using the Just Leaves Die Set. The combination of the background and leaves completes the October Inspiration Challenge palette.

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I am using a bold but simple sentiment to complete my card. I am combining the Cartoon Tulips Stamp Set, and Floral Thanks Stamp Set for the sentiment. Then a few scattered sequins bring a pop shine to the card.


I have create a video showing my process. You can watch it here or in HD at Altenew's YouTube channel:

I cannot wait to see what you create with this month's Inspiration Challenge (the color palette is sure to bring some fall to your projects).

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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 as many times as you wish!
  • Challenge ends on October 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.

Gift Certificate

Winners will be announced on 11/10/2021.

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!

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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!

Good luck, and happy crafting!

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