Here’s my entry for the Altenew Inspiration Challenge for May #AltenewChallenge – all at the last minute and down to the wire lol.

altenew inspiration challenge may photo

Here is the Inspiration challenge photo and I loved it straight away as I think it has a coneflower / echinacea on it and I love those flowers.

The Challenge Rules (from the website) are as follows:

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 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 May 31, 2019, at 11:55 PM EDT.

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

Anyway with everything that’s going on at the moment, I only had time to make one card for the challenge, and I only just finished that at 7.30pm on the final day (today!).  How strange things are sometimes as I actually made the background for this card two weeks ago and have been thinking about what to do with it ever since.  I actually made about six backgrounds inspired by the challenge image and then had no time to go any further with any of them until uh-oh suddenly it’s May 31st and I have no card made!

altenew inspiration challenge may my card

So out of the backgrounds I made (some were watercoloured and others used this Altenew stencil) I chose this one and I toyed with using the Sweetest Peas stamps as I had a couple of them stamped out already but in the end, and for expediency, I ended up using this stamped and fussy cut Beautiful Day flower and leaves (I still had some!)  Then I decided to stamp it on the actual card and use the inlaid die /eclipse technique to say “happy day” on the card in a kind of mirror image.  I have a friend whose birthday is tomorrow and I haven’t yet made her card, so it could end up being this one!  We’ll see…

altenew challenge participant

I also get to sport this neat little badge!

Beautiful Day Stamp Set – Altenew
Deco Wallpaper Stencil- Altenew
Bold Alphabet diet – Altenew
Ink Cubes – Altenew
Watercolor 36 pan set – Altenew
Hot press watercolour paper
Neenah 110lb solar white cardstock
Nuvo Drops – black
Wink of stella
Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Copic Multiliner
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Tim Holtz Stamp Platform


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