Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Just for you | Altenew Challenge

Hello everyone!
Today I have a quick card to share which I made for the Altenew April Inspiration Challenge. I absolutely loved the color palette and was very much inspired by the ornate design of the inspiration picture from Thailand. It's so exotic with lot of details which appeals to me as an artist a lot, so I had to give this a try. Here's my take on it. I have gone the mixed media route and challenged myself to try out something different from my usual style.

A close-up of the leaves which have been colored with Wink of Stella.

To create my card, I have used a cardstock measuring 4 1/2 inches by 7 inches. It's a long card. First I had gessoed my card panel and then added spatters of paint using Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise spray, some black acrylic paint & Heidi Swapp Color Shine Gold Lame mist. Then I stamped & heat embossed flowers from the Peony Scrolls set by Altenew using Ranger Super fine Gold embossing powder. I colored the flowers  using the Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise spray and the leaves were colored using a mix of Tim Holtz Picket Fence Distress Spray Stain and Studio Calico Mr Huey's Black mist. Then to add touches of purple, I have used the delicate foliage from the Painted Flowers set which was stamped using Versafine Onyx Black ink and colored using Tim Holtz Seedless Preserves Reinker. The sentiment is from the Altenew Label Love set.
I have colored the leaves using Wink of Stella in clear for adding the finishing touches and have distressed the card base using a pair of scissors and Tim Holtz black Soot Distress ink.

I'm also entering this card in the current SSS challenge- Show us your metal. (I have used embossing powders).

I hope you like my card. Do let me know your comments/suggestions regarding this.
Have a nice day everyone!


  1. Beautiful card, as always. Love the elegant look :)

  2. Wow this is so beautiful Hussena. Loving the gold edging around the flowers.
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  3. LOVE the tall shape of your card Hussena, and the watery streaks of blue:)) Lovely card!

  4. This is so gorgeous!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the gold detail!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  5. Wow wow wow! This is gloriously beautiful! Love the elongated shape and the gold embossed vellum shapes. Love!

  6. Absolute stunner :) loved the gold embossed flowers :)

  7. What a stunner, Hussena!! Its a real beauty!! I must say, it is quite different from your usual style, but still, its really well done!

  8. Wowzer!! This card is brilliant! LOVE the combination of blue and gold and purple! :)
    Suchi xx

  9. Lovely done, your colors are so pretty and used perfectly!

  10. Oh, das ist wunderschön, Hussena.
    Die Farb-Kombination ist wunderschön gewählt.
    Und die Blüten so zart.
    Eine bezaubernde Karte.

    Herzlichst Sophie x

  11. stunning card Hussena...love the gold embossing and the beautiful colour palette you have used...thank you for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...hugs kath xxx

  12. Love the colors and the flowers embossed in gold! Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  13. Congrats Hussena! <3

    I knew this was a winner :)

  14. Hussena, these are gorgeous!!! Congrats on your Altenew win!