March Challenge: From Places Abroad – Abu Dhabi

by Tasnim

A new challenge is here, and we have something different for you this month! Did you notice the title? Yes, we are leaving the craft room to go abroad for inspiration! :)

This month's theme: From Places Abroad: Masjid Sheikh Zayed, Abu Dhabi

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Elaborate designs on ceiling

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One of many glass doors

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A very tiny portion of 3-D mosaic on wall

Last month, I had the privilege of visiting Masjid Sheikh Zayed in Abu Dhabi. The above three pictures shows some of the interior designs from this place.

You may use any one of the three pictures or a combination of them for your inspiration.

I made three cards based on each photo:

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Inspired by the first picture. I loved how the delicate gold design seemed to transverse over the black and kraft roof. I embossed the lace image from Lace Up over a black card base and a round kraft card stock. The outline ‘hello' stamp from the Halftone Hello set was also embossed in gold, and die cut with a coordinating die. Yes, coordinating die! which will be release on March 16th!

Emboss resiste-die cut

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This was inspired by the colors and texture in the second picture. I used a flower stamp from Doodle Blooms, and stamped it repeatedly on a white card base with Versamark ink. After embossing with white embossing powder, I applied some blue ink with a sponge dauber. The die cut leaves (also to be released) will coordinate with stamps from the same set. Sentiments are from Halftone Hello and Label Love.

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A very simple card inspired by the third photo. Swirls are from Peony Scrolls, leaves are from Lacy Scrolls, flowers are from Whimsical Flowers and the sentiment is from Hennah Elements, and yes, more sneak peeks of coordinating dies :)

Play Along:

Make a card, a tag, a layout or any other project based on the inspiration photos above. You may use any one of the three pictures or a combination of them for your inspiration. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, the texture or any combination to create your project.

Rules:

  • Make a new project for each challenge and post it by 11:59 pm EDT March 31st.
  • Use at least one Altenew stamp
  • Link back to Altenew March Challenge in your post
  • When uploading your project, make sure to link to your entry post, not your entire blog
  • You may enter as many times as you wish!

Prizes:

After the challenge closes, Four winners will be selected, and one random winner will be drawn. Each will receive a $30 store credit at www.altenew.com.  Winners will be announced at the beginning of the next month.

We can not wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!

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nadinebd March 1, 2015 - 19:33

Your inspirations and your work are so very lovely.

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marygw March 2, 2015 - 16:02

I sure hope I did the link correctly. I love the cards and inspiration… just beautiful.

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paperpicnic March 2, 2015 - 16:25

Stunning inspiration photos, gorgeous inspiration cards! Wow!

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Shelly March 2, 2015 - 20:01

Gorgeous cards and inspirations!

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Vanessa Menhorn March 4, 2015 - 02:49

Your cards are gorgeous! Thank you for the fun challenge!

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Kelly Griglione March 4, 2015 - 03:39

I never tire of seeing your work, Tasnim! These are all exquisitely executed. And, I’m so excited to see you adding coordinating dies!!!

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Lindsey L March 5, 2015 - 00:26

Tasnim, you are incredible! What beautiful pictures and cards! I’m super excited about the coordinating dies.

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