November 2023 Inspiration Challenge feat. Nathalie DeSousa!

by nathalie

Inspiration Challenge 2023 11 SQ Option 1

Hi there friends!  It's Nathalie, and I am thrilled to be the host of Altenew's  November 2023 Inspiration Challenge.   I am hoping this new challenge will ignite your creativity, and you will join in the fun for a chance at a generous giveaway!

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Let's start with the original inspiration for this challenge.   I took this photo on our latest trip to my native Ecuador, a few weeks ago.  The small town I am from is surrounded by lush mountains, green fields, and waterfalls; so, it is easy to find blossoms and blooms at every little corner.   We were out for a hike around the mountain, and the colors in these flowers were just vibrant and different, I stopped to take this picture.  And now it is going to serve us as inspiration for a project of our own!

@altenew_November 2023 Inspiration Challenge by Nathalie DeSousa

For this month's Inspiration Challenge, I want to focus on the cool tones in the center of the flowers in the photo and make them pop on my card.

@altenew_November 2023 Inspiration Challenge by Nathalie DeSousa

I started by creating my flowers from white cardstock using Craft- A- Flower Cosmos Layering Die Set.    Using new Fresh Dye Inks (you can check all the colors I used in the supply list), and Mini Ink Blending Brushes, I colored only the center of each of the die cut pieces before gluing the bloom together.    The blueish, fuchsia, and lilac tones just bring a lot of impact to the white blooms.


@altenew_November 2023 Inspiration Challenge by Nathalie DeSousa

I wanted to take advantage of the colors in this month's Inspiration Challenge and decided to use them to create a simple background for my card panel.  I used Satin Masking Tape to create the color stripes in the card panel.  I simply masked the cardstock for each color stripe making sure to leave a little white space between color stripes.

@altenew_November 2023 Inspiration Challenge by Nathalie DeSousa

I set the flowers in the center of the panel, making sure they lay on the respective color stripe.   A few Branches and Berries Die cuts just help to frame them.   To complete my card, I pulled a sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments set and attached it to the card.

I hope this card has sparked your creativity, and you join this month's Inspiration Challenge.  I cannot wait to see what you create



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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 the challenge as many times as you wish!
  • The challenge ends on November 30th, 2023, at 11:55 pm EDT.

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Nothing from Altenew in your crafting stash? not a problem! Introducing our Colorific Creations, a collection of printable coloring sheets for the Inspiration Challenge. The options for creative coloring, fussy cutting, embossing, and combining them with other designs are endless. You can get more designs here.


After the challenge ends, FOUR WINNERS will be selected. Each will receive a $30 gift certificate to spend at


There's MORE! Each winner also gets a chance join one of our future blog hops as a guest designer. Winners will be announced on December 10, 2023.

More Prizes! 

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!

Good luck and happy crafting!

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Daria Z. November 1, 2023 - 2:46 PM

What a lovely card, Nathalie!!

Tara C Prince November 1, 2023 - 3:40 PM

so gorgeous!!

Michele F November 1, 2023 - 3:58 PM

Nathalie, I am so happy you had a visit to your homeland! I’ll bet it is just gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing this photo – sure to inspire!

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