June 2017 Inspiration Challenge – White On White Focal Point

by Debby

Hi it's Debby and I'm hosting the Inspiration Challenge for June. The photo I chose is one of a bouquet of flowers I bought from the local florist. I love to take pictures and the bouquet made a beautiful subject to experiment on.

When I look at the inspiration for a challenge I like to study the image and take a few ideas from it and then not look at the image again. I've got my ideas in place and I just want to run with them.

When I was looking at the picture it was the graphic as a whole which struck me with the gradient of colour rising from a deep purple at the base through a nice rose colour to the cream at the top. I also was taken with the spray of creamy white flowers through the centre of the bouquet and so with those features in mind I created this watercoloured gradient background with white on white floral focal point.

June 2017 Altenew Inspiration Challenge with Debby Hughes. Find out more by clicking the following link: https://altenewblog.com/2017/05/28/june-2017-inspiration-challenge-white-on-white-focal-point/

For the gradient of colour in the background I took a piece of watercolour card and started with a light wash of purple and then slowly built up layers with a deeper concentration at the base of the panel.

Once I'd built up enough colour I splattered with paint and then Perfect Pearls solution to add more interest before setting aside to dry.

June 2017 Altenew Inspiration Challenge with Debby Hughes. Find out more by clicking the following link: https://altenewblog.com/2017/05/28/june-2017-inspiration-challenge-white-on-white-focal-point/

For the flowers I stamped a selection of images from the Amazing You set in Morning Frost ink on Ivory card and die cut with their matching dies. I then picked a few more of the images and stamped them in clear embossing ink on Vellum before white heat embossing and again die cutting with their matching dies.

I then added the flowers and leaves to the watercoloured panel with foam adhesive. The variation in opaque and clear flowers I think adds interest when using a white on white colour scheme.

June 2017 Altenew Inspiration Challenge with Debby Hughes. Find out more by clicking the following link: https://altenewblog.com/2017/05/28/june-2017-inspiration-challenge-white-on-white-focal-point/

Next I stamped a sentiment from the Amazing You set in clear embossing ink on Slate card, white heat embossed and trimmed to a skinny banner and added over the bouquet with foam adhesive. To accent, I tucked in a few iridescent sequins and then mounted the finished panel on a Pale Gray card base.

I hope the inspiration photo sparks your creativity and you'll join me with this month's challenge :D

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.

Rules:

  • 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 Friday, June 30th, 2017 at 11:55 pm EDT.

Prizes:

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 Monday, July 10th, 2017. 

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 blue button below to link your challenge entries. We can not wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!

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Teresa Doyle June 1, 2017 - 10:14

WOW Debby, this is a stunner as always! What beautiful flowers!

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Debby Hughes June 4, 2017 - 16:14

Thanks Teresa

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Tara Prince June 1, 2017 - 10:45

Beautiful!!

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Debby Hughes June 4, 2017 - 16:15

Thanks Tara

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Hussena June 1, 2017 - 10:56

What a stunning graphic and the colors are oh so gorgeous… I am totally in love with your card it’s so so beautiful

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Debby Hughes June 4, 2017 - 16:15

Thanks Hussena, I do love to photograph flowers :D

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Celeste Goff June 1, 2017 - 11:36

What a beautiful take on the inspiration photo Debbie! I love all of the great dimension you added to this card!

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Debby Hughes June 4, 2017 - 16:17

Thanks Celeste. Dimension makes all the difference in a clean and simple card :D

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Jennie June 1, 2017 - 12:11

What a beautiful card – and a lovely photo!

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Debby Hughes June 4, 2017 - 16:17

Thanks Jennie, flowers are my favourite to photograph and create with :D

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Shelly June 1, 2017 - 13:26

So beautiful!

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Debby Hughes June 4, 2017 - 16:18

Thanks Shelly :D

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janet June 1, 2017 - 20:23

Exquisite card Debby, and what a lovely effect mixing opaque and translucent flowers, stunning :-)

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Debby Hughes June 4, 2017 - 16:18

Thanks Janet. So glad you liked it!

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Helen June 2, 2017 - 23:05

Your take on the photo is exquisite–the white on white, so elegant. Thanks for this inspiration for the challenge.

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Debby Hughes June 4, 2017 - 16:19

Thanks Helen, I’ve always loved white on white and keeping it clean and simple :D

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Sindhu June 6, 2017 - 00:15

This is so gorgeous! Love the graphic too!

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Anna June 11, 2017 - 08:17

Wow!!! Love the color effect! Goegeous card! Amazing inspiration – thank you!

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Cindy C. June 16, 2017 - 15:23

I love the inspiration photo/bouquet and your card is amazing!!

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KimberlyRae June 18, 2017 - 21:06

Love it All, Debby :)

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Tracy C June 19, 2017 - 17:02

I am always amazed by your talent . I also love to photograph flowers. Beautiful inspiration!

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Michele F June 20, 2017 - 11:51

Oh Debby, I’d gladly welcome an Altenew set of Thistle… how about you?! Gorgeous card!
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Cris G. June 30, 2017 - 15:19

Beautiful inspiration! Thank you!

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