September 2021 Inspiration Challenge

by Laurie Willison

Hello, Altenew friends! It's Laurie here with the September Inspiration Challenge. This year, I spent a lot of time planting several big pots of flowers all around my patio. The colors are always so bright and cheery. Of course, I also saw a pretty fun color combo that would make for a great challenge!

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Using these 3 colors, I went incredibly clean and simple. It's amazing how a single stamped image can make an impact!

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This stem is from the Tranquility Rose Stamp Set. After stamping in Obsidian Pigment Ink, I was super careful to add in color with the Sunshine Valley Alcohol Marker Set. Obsidian Pigment Ink is my absolute favorite but also does not set quickly, so used with Alcohol Markers, it will smudge. Unless you're careful, and in my case, I didn't add much color or blending in, so it worked perfectly! Plus, I get that nice, crisp, black image that Obsidian gives.

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To finish off this card, I added a simple sentiment from the same set. This card would be so very easy to mass produce. Change up the sentiment to “thank you” and you would have a great stack of cards ready to go!

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If you'd like a second part to today's color combo, I challenge you to go super simple with your card! I'd love to see those clean and simple creations!

Hope you enjoy!

Play Along

  • 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 as many times as you wish!
  • Challenge ends on September 30th, 2021, at 11:55 PM EDT.


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

Gift Certificate

Winners will be announced on 10/10/2021.

WAIT – there’s more!

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!

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Feel free to use the banner above and let everyone know that you are participating in our Inspiration Challenge!

Please click on the blue button below to link your challenge entries. We cannot wait to see where this month’s inspiration takes you!

Good luck, and happy crafting!

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Rosali B. September 6, 2021 - 10:20 AM

Beautiful color combo! Perfect for an array of flowers, now I just have to pick a stamp set to play with. :-D

tara prince October 4, 2021 - 2:36 PM

so very sweet


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