Attention all crafty friends! Get ready for an awe-inspiring Inspiration Challenge this month that will leave you bursting with creativity. We are beyond excited to introduce our incredible guest, the exceptionally talented Deepa Robbins, who will captivate you with her breathtaking card projects. Brace yourself for an overload of inspiration as we present not only Deepa's stunning creations.
Hello Friends! Deepa Robbins here. I am so excited about this opportunity to host this month's Inspiration Challenge!
Here is the story behind this photo. In 2013, my then-boyfriend and I bought a house in a developing city in Canada, and little did we know, we’d be raising our family of five here in the years to come. We had two baby girls in this house. Eventually, we moved to another city where we had our third daughter. There, we realized that we enjoyed our old city a lot and missed it. So in 2020, we moved back to another house on the exact same street. Right now, I’m a stay-at-home mom taking care of my daughters. I tried my best to go walking with them on a daily basis around our neighborhood. On one of our walks, we passed by our old house. We saw these beautiful flowers that were watered by the rainstorm that had just passed. I liked how there was a mix of colors which is exactly like my 3 daughters with their beautiful mix of skin tones. So I pulled out my phone and snapped a photo of them. I found it significant that these were planted at the house we started our family in. That is why this photo inspired my card today. I hope the beauty in the flowers inspires you too!
First, I prepared my colors. I have been playing with ways for beginners to use Altenew products with the Artists' Gouache Set – Strolling Through New York. Sometimes, just picking up a paintbrush and painting may seem daunting but if you use gouache paints with a stamp set, you can get professional results at any skill level. The gouache paints are perfect for layered stamping due to their opaque nature, which you can’t achieve with watercolors. I hope you’ll give this a try too!
Next, Using the Build-A-Flower: Morning Glory Layering Stamp & Die Set, I started by applying the paint on the stamp itself starting with the lightest color. Then, I added my own artistic touch adding more details to the card. I finished it by adding paint splatter, adding the sentiment, and some ink blending with Lime Crisp Dye Ink.
- 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!
- Challenge ends on June 30th, 2023, at 11:55 pm EDT.
FREE Coloring Pages!
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 Color Me Happy! (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. GET YOUR 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 www.altenew.com.
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 July 10, 2023.
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 badge above and let everyone know that you are participating in our Inspiration Challenge! Check out Michelle's blog post to explore how you can use this color combo to create stunning tags.
Good luck and happy crafting!