Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Altenew August 2017 Challenge




I had just received my selection from Altenew's latest release the day this beautiful Altenew Inspiration Challenge arrived in my inbox ... how could I resist?

Erum's gorgeous card really inspired me to use my new Sketchy Floral... if you haven't made it your own yet, there is something you need to be aware of... it stamps a full 5" x 7" panel!  You read that right... and I was able to create two cards with one go of the stamp, and gold heat embossing!

The first is the lower half of the stamped image - splatter-stamped with Altenew Dusk ink, and two Oxides: fossilized Amber, and Vintage Photo.


 ... that bit of gold peeking from the corner is from Altenew's current card kit.

The upper half of the panel was fussy cut, and turned about for my second card:


This card panel is the Dusk-y card stock from their kit.

Isn't that splatter a fun way to color without really coloring?  Off to the gallery for one ... which one will I choose? 

=]  Michele

21 comments:

Sheri Gilson said...

WOW! These are gorgeous, Michele! I really love the texture the splatters add!

Cat Craig said...

The graphic colors are not up my alley -- but wow you might have convinced me to give it a go with your gorgeous creations!

lostinpaper said...

Knocked it out of the ball park Michele, WOW!!

Lisa Elton said...

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe which one which one will go!! WOWZA that's a fabulous stamp. Love that you got two panels out of it and that you designed two completely different looks from it! Beautiful cards Michele!!

Marge said...

Beautiful!! I love both. The radom splatter effects make the cards look fabulous.

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Michele! That first one is just amazing - so very artsy-looking.

LeAnne said...

Stunning...both cards as well as the inspiration piece. LOVE those colors together!

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous...love those colors...wow!

Jeanne said...

Fabulous work, Michele. Wonderful color choices and two distinctive looks. You are just SO good at what you do! :)

Eliz Stewart said...

Amazing... these colors are blowing me away... this is going to be a fun one!

Susi K. said...

Both of these are amazing entries for the Challenge - no matter which one you pick, it's a winner!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Wow! These are gorgeous! I LOVE each one! You are always coming up with beautiful new ideas. How do you do it?
Take Care!
Michele

Erum Tasneem said...

WOWZERS! You have interpreted the colour palette beautifully. I love your take on it and two cards! Wow. I love both the cards.

Sharron said...

Stunning, Michele! Both cards are so gorgeous! Love how the one stamp works so well for both. And the splatters are such a cool way to add color.

Anita in France said...

Wow, Michele ... these are both rich, artsy and so gorgeous ... that splatteriness is delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

I think this stamp was made for you Michele! You have done such an amazing job on every card and your take on the inspiration photo is 'spot on', my friend! I'm calling the winner right here, right now :)

LauraJane:) said...

WINNER right here, Ladies and Jelly Beans!! You are simply ROCKIN' this gorgeous, HUGE stamp Michele! The first one on white CS is my FAVE!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love the colorful splatter with gold heat-embossed outlines, Michele!

Joan B said...

absolutely perfect. love these so much!!

Bobby said...

So gorgeous and artsy, Michele.

Virginia Lu said...

You have captured the essence of this stamp! Thanks so much for playing Altenew August Inspiration Challenge! FABULOUS!