Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Altenew Inspiration Australia

Dear Ones~
I am missing my old pals right now!!! You know them....Mo and Jo??? I guess they decided to take a vaca. I'll just have to muddle along without them, but I hope they come back soon.

Today's offering is mostly for the Altenew May Inspiration Challenge. Here is the photo:

Altenew_Inspiration Challenge_May 
YIKES.....I had a terrible time coming up with anything from this photo. It was such a challenge for me. Well, maybe that's why they call this a challenge.

Here's what I came up with:
I love that mosaic, and all those beautiful colors. I finally decided to white heat emboss a background stamp called Faceted, and color it with Brushos.  I used a Spellbinders circle die to imitate the brown circle in the photo.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Blue Denim and Kraft Card Stock
GKD Warm Cocoa Card Stock
Neat and Tangled Faceted Stamp
Altenew Beautiful Day Stamp Set
Brushos Crystal Colors
Zig Clean Color Brush Markers
Spellbinders Splendid Circles Die
Just Right Topsy Turvy Cakes Stamp For Greeting

This card will be entered in:
Altenew May Inspiration - From Places Abroad-Australia

Thanks for stopping by, I adore your comments!! We are expecting some warmer weather this weekend. Sure hope so!! We had snow flurries day before yesterday.....geesh!!!


  1. Judy this card is amazing. I love the background stamp and your image is spectacular.

  2. Oh I totally think you nailed this Challenge! Love your design and layout, really well thought out and the inspirational photo shines right on through! Your background is gorgeous (I don't think I would even know how to use it)AND that big bold beautiful blossom (YAY, I ordered it Monday!) LOVE it! You say they have packed their bags, it must be just a 'feeling' you have because clearly they are IN your craft room!

  3. A gorgeous card Judy, a lovely design with a lovely background........your background is beautifully coloured image with beautifull details and lovely stuff!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Challenge.

  4. Great job! That photo is a toughy, but you came up with a very creative card. Love it!

  5. Just where do you think Mo & Jo went? Certainly not anywhere far away - maybe just on your fingertips me thinks. Certainly a tricky one but it is a challenge and you have done an AMAZING job here. I have just bought 2 Altenew stamp sets and can't wait to get them inky when they arrive.

  6. I love the way your were inspired....genius! Gorgeous colors. The faceted background is perfect. I love the all of the lines and angles. Beautifully done!

  7. Yes it is a challenge, Judy, but you met it head on and conquered it. Every detail of your card speaks to the inspiration photo. I helps when you have all those fabulous stamps and dies to work with. ;)

  8. Oh Judy, I missed this too. I saw the winners this morning and then went back to look at entries. Yours is way better at getting inspiration from the photo than the winners. I love this one. Truly!