Friday, March 2, 2018

Altenew March 2018 Inspiration Challenge!

Hello friends!
It is my turn to host the Altenew Inspiration Challenge!
How about we take a little virtual traveling first?

My family and I took a cruise in 2014 to Santorini, Greece. This was one of the snapshots from the beautiful island of Oia. I drew the inspiration from the blue-domed church and rooftop structures. It was amazing to soak in the sun and feel the amazing sea air. Under the hot sun, we strolled around narrow streets alongside a donkey! From this iconic photo, you can find the colors Blue, Coral and Light Brown.

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With that, I came up with the idea of creating a colorful floral background with the Frosted Garden Stamp Set.
Altenew-FrostedGarden-Virginia #1

With the help of a stamp positioner, I stamped the images with Dusk, Dew Drops, and Aqualicious for the foliage and used Coral Bliss and Pink Pearl for the flowers. This can be done easily, especially with the Mini Ink Cubes.

Altenew-FrostedGarden-Virginia #2C

Once I finished stamping, I made the die cut with the beautiful “Thinking of You” Die. I then swiped Caramel Toffee Crisp Dye Ink onto the white cardstock.

Altenew-FrostedGarden-Virginia #3C

For the sentiment, I made three “Thinking of You” die cut pieces. For the one on top, I added a strip of Silver Glitter Tape before I ran it through the Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine.

Altenew-FrostedGarden-Virginia #4

I hope that this post inspires you to be creative! You can make yours floral, modern, cutesy or geometric – the sky is the limit! I am looking forward to seeing your take on this challenge

Lastly, I want to share a memory down the lane with this travel photo of my family.
My trip to Santorini was extra special as I got to meet my dear crafting friend Vicky P. and her hubby Aris. They also made their first trip to Santorini to meet us. It is indeed a trip to remember.

I am so glad this trip plays a huge part in this month's inspiration challenge!
 Did you notice that even our outfit matched with the challenge colors!?

Last but not the least, the winner of the Build-a-Flower Blog Hop winner is....
s picked #22 (out of 113 comments) 

Harriet said...
Beautiful cards. I am especially enthralled with the your peony blossom card. A delightful, colorful card.
Congratulations, Harriet, please e-mail me to claim your $20 Gift Card to Altenew Shop.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Leni said...

Hi Virginia, this is a Gorgeous card! I really Love greek islands! Wonderful colors there to enjoy! Love to see the frosted garden flowers and the die together used. Especially because I got them last week, chosen with the prize I got on your blog!!! Fun isn't it!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this pretty color combo! Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing the pics of your trip. Always fun to get to meet up with crafting friends in person!

conil said...

What a soothing color combo and you've replicated it beautifully on your floral card. All the "Virginia touches" enhance it perfectly and love the bit of sparkle on the diecut sentiment.

Harriet said...

The blue of the ocean and roof are beautiful. Your card is wonderful, again blue accents that are so striking. Thinking of you die is an excellent choice especially with the strip of glitter. The colors of the flowers are wonderful. Beautiful!

Nicole Parmentier said...

I have never been to Santorini, but the islands of Greece are fabulous and I love the vibe there. So cool you and Vicky met also. Your card reflects the lightness and beautiful colors and flowers in Greece, love it!!

Lisa Elton said...

This card is so beautiful! I love the colors and that little bit of sparkle, what a great design element that is. Beautiful photos too!

Linda BL said...

Your card colors are perfect to represent Santorini! So neat that you got to meet Vicky.. I enjoy her cards and videos a lot.

Sue D said...

Wonderful photos of your trip. I like the color combo and strip of silver on the card.

Valliam said...

Such a lovely card! Love the combo of blue and coral! :)