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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

You Are Awesome ~ Altenew Inspiration Challenge / AECP

Hello there! welcome to my blog!

Today I come to you with a combination of sorts. I wanted to join in the Altenew June Inspiration Challenge but I also wanted to complete a project for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. So, I decided to combine them!

These are cards are my final project for the Seasonal Scene Building Class. I used the June 2019 Inspiration Photo to inspire my color combination.

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In the Altenew Scene Building Class you are taught a few different aspects of scene building to include backgrounds, window scenes, masking, and over-sized objects. I believe these cards would fall into the over-sized objects lesson.

The idea that I had when I went into creating these was that these were container gardens or window boxes overflowing with flowers. I don't know if I achieved that look but I do love the way these cards came together. 

To begin I started by ink blending my background.

For this I used Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Mountain Mist and a blending brush. I wanted to add a halo of color so I kept the blending to the outer edges near the upper half of the card base. When I was happy with the amount of color added I flicked on a little water and absorbed it with a soft cloth. This gave the background a little texture. I set the card base aside to dry and moved on to stamping.

For my planter I used Altenew's Wood Pallet Background Stamp and Silver Stone Crisp Dye Ink. This stamp covered the whole 4.25" x 5.5" card panel. I cut the panel in half in such a way that the planks would be in a horizontal position. This provided two pieces perfect for two cards. To give the planks a little more character I used a W3 Copic marker to draw lines to split up some of the planks. A few nails were added to complete the look. 

I began stamping and die cutting my my flowers next. I used the June 2019 Inspiration Challenge for my color choices.

My colors are not quite as muted but I think they fall within the realm of the challenge.

The colors used are as followed:

Large Yellow Flowers - Summer Afternoon Mini Cubes
Large Red Flowers - Red Cosmos Mini Cubes
Small Red Flowers - Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine, Jet Black
Small Yellow Flowers - Pocketful of Sunshine Mini Cubes
Small Red Clusters - Parrot, Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red
Small Yellow Clusters - Parrot, Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Troffee
Leaves - Bamboo, Parrot, Olive

Once all of the flowers and leaves were ready it was time to arrange my flowers into the flower box.

To do this I used a combination of liquid glue from Lawn Fawn and pop dots. I adhered the floral images and leaves to this part of the panel and added some foam tape to the back.

Before attaching the flowers and planter to the bottom of the card base I stamped my sentiment from the same Life is Awesome Stamp Set.

I added a few more floral images and leaves flat onto the card base and finished it off with a few dots of Ranger Glossy Accents

Because I had stamped so many images I ended up with enough flowers and leaves to complete two cards.

I hope you enjoyed these cards!

 The Altenew Seasonal Scene Building Class is a great class to help you figure out how to build scenes. I really enjoyed it and think you will too!

Thank you so much for joining me today!


  1. What a gorgeous scene! I love the colours and the clever design. Beautifully inked panel and brilliant execution. Everything looks perfect!
    Thank you for entering your gorgeous work to the AECP assignment gallery. Top job!

  2. You absolutely knock this one out of the ball park! I love how you layered the flowers Your use of wood-grain stamp is spot on! The simulation of that flower pot is awesome! Thanks so much for playing Altenew June Inspiration Challenge! FABULOUS!

  3. This truly is a beautiful card, Saundra! All your hard work has paid off :)