November 2016 Inspiration Challenge

by Sveta Fotinia

november-challenge_graphic_photoshopHello, dear friends!

Welcome to November Inspiration Challenge – Summer in the Winter!

I took this photo at my summer house garden where all trees and flowers were grown by myself and my sister for more than 13 years. I love to watch how every planted tree become higher than me (through the years). This flower is so beautifully colored by nature, and it caught my eye with bright ombre petals.


For the card, I wanted to replicate bokeh leaves to be used as a background, along with bright red and yellow flowers as a focal point. I blended colors for the background with Distress inks using blending tool and then made some splatters on it. Then I used white gel pen to draw the frame.


For the flowers and sentiment, I used the brand new Simple Flowers Stamp Set. I'm in love with this big bold flowers and leaves that look so stylish in any project! I definitely put this set to the list of “must haves.” To stamp these flowers I used the Warm Sunshine Crisp Dye Ink along with the Crimson Crisp Dye Ink.


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.


  • 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 Wednesday, November 3oth at 11:55 pm EST.


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, December 12th.

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


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Greta H November 1, 2016 - 11:35 AM

The flower in your photo is unique & beautiful–great inspiration! Love your card & can’t wait to play!

Sveta Fotinia November 6, 2016 - 3:36 PM

thanks, Greta!
would love to see your work!

Kirsty Vittetoe November 1, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Beautiful card!

Sveta Fotinia November 6, 2016 - 3:36 PM

thank you, Kirsty!

Shelly November 2, 2016 - 11:52 AM

This is sooo pretty!

Sveta Fotinia November 6, 2016 - 3:36 PM

So glad you liked it! Thanks!

Shahnaz Laffir November 11, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Is it ok if the card was without altenew products?

May Park November 21, 2016 - 6:54 PM

Hi, Shahnaz! You may use the products from other companies, but Altenew products should be the focus in your project. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

Traci Starkweather November 23, 2016 - 12:50 AM

Hi! I don’t have any Altenew stamps yet. I’m hoping to see the winner’s list for the November Release Blog-Hop!

That flower is my profile photo on FB. I fell on love with them on a visit to Taos, NM. The fiery colors reminded me of the NM flag, the spectacular sunsets and of the people with big smile, like the sun. I have seen them in one location here in FL. I was wondering if you know the name of the flower? No one I have asked seemed to know. I want to see if I can grow them in a pot or in the ground here in Central Florida!

It is a very inspiring photo. I see you have some colorful entries already. Good luck to everyone!

He IS Able!
Traci Starkweather

Irene S November 30, 2016 - 1:45 AM

Such a lovely photo and lovely inspiration. Thank you!


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