October 2016 Inspiration Challenge

by Sveta Fotinia

october2016_altenewinspiraitonchallenge_svetaHello everyone!

It's time for our October 2015 Inspiration challenge and this time Sveta prepared for you this autumn photo.

I took this photo in my favorite park where I used to walk when I was a child with my granddad. I always tried to pretend that we are walking in the forest and asked my granddad to go deeper inside the park not to see any cars or buildings. Especially I liked this park in autumn – we were always back from a walk with leaves bouquet for granny.

So I put all my sweet memories into this card


For the cardbase I chose Spicy Yogurt cardstock and blended it at the top with our newest inks: Espresso Dye InkMocha Dye InkRockyShore Dye InkSand Dunes Dye Ink.


To create autumn foliage I stamped lot of leaves from Doodle Blooms Stamp Set and die cut it with coordinating  Doodle Blooms Die Set. Then I used watercolor brush pens to color them in three colors: yellow, orange and red. I didn't try to get in lines because wanted to achieve a messy watercolor look. I covered all die cuts with Wink of Stella shimmer and adhered them on a card base making dimension.


This little girl from the Dancing In The Rain Stamp Set is perfect to show little me in the park (looks really like me:) I used coordinating Dancing In The Rain Die Set to cut her out and adhered with foam adhesive. The sentiment I used is from Precious Moments Stamp Set.


I hope each of you will be inspired enough to take a part in our monthly challenge!

Awaiting for your amazing entries!

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 Monday, October 31st at 11:55pm 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 Thursday, November 10th.

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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Janet October 2, 2016 - 10:26 AM

Hello Sveta, what lovely memories and your card is gorgeous – made straight from your heart! Thank you for sharing it and your precious memories :-)

Love the autumnal colours!

Sveta Fotinia October 9, 2016 - 9:46 AM

thanks. Janet!

Deborah Moss October 2, 2016 - 10:31 AM

Sveta, this is darling/beautiful and the colors are stunning! I love your story behind your design! I’ve been holding off with my purchase of Dancing in the Rain set(s) but you’ve inspired me and may need to purchase this sooner rather than later. ;) TFS

Sveta Fotinia October 9, 2016 - 9:47 AM

Thanks, Deborah! Hope you will enjoy this set as much as I do) Dont forget to share your creations with us!

Rachel A October 2, 2016 - 11:07 AM

Your card is so sweet and serene! I love the story behind it. I also love your inspiration photo. Such a beautiful scene! Looking forward to playing along! :0)

Sveta Fotinia October 9, 2016 - 9:48 AM

So glad you liked it! Waiting for your entry!

Greta H October 2, 2016 - 11:58 AM

What wonderful memories used perfectly for this beautiful card! Hoping to come up with something for the challenge–love the inspiration!

Sveta Fotinia October 13, 2016 - 9:28 AM

Thanks, Greta!!! Can’t wait to see what you will come up )

Barbara October 2, 2016 - 1:36 PM

Love the card and the theme.

Sveta Fotinia October 9, 2016 - 9:48 AM

thanks, Barbara!

Suz October 2, 2016 - 2:47 PM

what a gorgeous card and I love those markers!! Such brilliant colors. I do not have any Altnew products, although; I wish I did. They are so fantastic. I am looking forward to entering and playing on your site. The designs and cards are beautiful.

Sveta Fotinia October 9, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Thanks, Suz! You can find a lot of options in our shop, such as mini stamp sets, so you can try it before purchasing a bigger ones. And of course you can enter our challenges and giveaways to win some goodies.

maria f. October 2, 2016 - 4:14 PM

Thanks for sharing that sweet memory. Your card is delightful.

Sveta Fotinia October 9, 2016 - 9:51 AM

Thanks for your sweet comment!

Anne Sturgeon October 2, 2016 - 7:47 PM

This is so beautiful. What a sweet memory. I love the Doodle set. TFS

Sveta Fotinia October 9, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Thanks Anne! I love it too – it’s so versatile!

KimberlyRae Forde October 3, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Beautiful, Happy card! Love it and the Fall Season :)

Sveta Fotinia October 9, 2016 - 9:52 AM

thanks, Kimberly! I love fall too!

Kathy Mc October 3, 2016 - 12:43 PM

Such a gorgeous inspirational photo and love Sveta’s story! Her Fall card is so beautiful and sweet.

Sveta Fotinia October 9, 2016 - 9:53 AM

Kathy, I’m so grateful for you comment!

Jessica October 9, 2016 - 7:18 AM

Hi I have been following the challenges and I don’t actually have a blog is there any way I can still participate if I don’t have one?


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