Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Altenew January 2018 Inspiration Challenge

Hello friends.  Playing along with Altenew's Inspiration Challenge today because, well, I simply couldn't resist the colors!!

I mean who can resist pink, yellow, and orange in the middle of a cold and snowy Winter like we have in Michigan...not me, that's for sure!!  And I also thought these colors would be perfect for trying out my new (to me!) Layered Dahlia Stencils A & B!!

I used stencil A first (obviously!) with Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade DOX inks because of how wonderfully they blend, and then added stencil B and used Picked Raspberry DOX ink to blend in the rest of the flower.  LOVE how this turned out!!  I sprayed the image quite liberally with Sheer Shimmer Sparkle Spritz so IRL it extremely sparkly!  I added my layer to a Raspberry Fizz card base, and then added my sentiment from Painted Poppy and Beautiful Lady (both Altenew).

You can see some of the sparkle a bit better in this photo and also see a little bit more of the blending...especially the yellow and orange.  This really was a simple card to create and I just love how eye popping it is with the bold and vibrant colors!

This challenge is open till the end of the month and there is lots of beautiful inspiration to challenge you to play along!  You can find all the info you need right HERE.

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  1. Oh wow Marcia, this looks gorgeous! I can see the sparkle and can just imagine how stunning it is in real life. Beautiful color blending too!!!

  2. Gorgeous stenciled card Marcia. LOVE the colours (my favs!). Love the sparkle too. xx

  3. Wow! Love these bold flowers and how well the inks blended! Wonderful colors!

  4. how beautiful...I haven't bought those stencils but you are pushing me closer...
    :) Karen


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