Saturday, February 27, 2016

Altenew - February Challenge

Hello everyone!
I have a quick card to share which I had created a few days back. It is totally inspired from the gorgeous inspiration picture that Yana had shared on the Altenew blog.
Here's a look at my card based on the inspiration picture.

Here's a look at the inspiration photo from where I have derived my inspiration for this card!
February Challenge: From Places Abroad - Cyprus

I was not only inspired by the colours, but also the ornate detailing of the metal grill on the doors. I tried to incorporate it in my card by dry embossing a strip of black cardstock and  lightly coloring it using Viva Decor Inka Gold on the embossed area.
The strips of yellow, black & blue on the side of my card were inspired by the background stripes of this inspiration picture. For me the inspiration was not only mainly visual, but also color based too! 
I have used the Altenew Beautiful Day stamp set to create my main focal as well as for the sentiment too which was heat embossed using Gold Tinsel embossing powder from Ranger. The coloring on my flowers & leaves were done using different shades of Distress inks. I just stamped the outline image of the stamp and tried to shade it to give it a more natural look.
I am also entering my card in the SSS wednesday challenge - Anything goes
I hope you like my card & my take on the challenge. Looking forward to hear your views. :)


  1. Such striking colours Hussena, it's a real beauty.

    Was thinking about you the other day, I was sent some quiling products so had a little play, very basic but fairly happy with the card I posted today with my efforts.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    B x

  2. Absol1utely stunning Hussena! Loved how you incorporated the grill

  3. What Stunning Card ! Loved how the blue n yellow pop still keeping the focus on beautiful bloom !!

  4. Really gorgeous. Love how you have interpretated the inspiration photo.

  5. Beautiful, you found some great scroll work to go with the inspiration photo!

  6. Oh, wow! Such a striking card!! The ornate detail on the side is so awesome - I thought it was some metallic embellishment! Great work, Hussena!

  7. This is so elegant and beautiful!! I love the design and colors!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Wow !!!! Really awesome card Hussena... I love the way you have incorporated ornate grill inspiration as texture, n what a gorgeous texture....
    Simply beautiful.... :-D

  9. This is a stunner and a winnet too! :)

  10. Very beautiful card! Loved the altenew flowers and colors used! :)
    Suchi xx

  11. Truly beautiful card, love your colouring.

  12. A fabulous card Hussana, a lovely design with a stunning background. Your black and Gold is stunning with a beautifully coloured flower!!

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

  13. Beautiful! Love the dry embossed ornate strip in black and gold!

  14. BEAUTIFUL interpretation and design! Love the details and embossing! The composition is fabulous! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  15. Oh wow, this is stunning. I wish I could do quick cards like that. :-)