Sunday, 7 September 2014

Altenew September Challenge

Hello!

Altenew is hosting their inaugural challenge and I could not wait to join in. The inspiration photo had my brain working on a card instantly. In fact, I think it was working on about three cards. I made one of them tonight.
From the inspiration photo I took the pale yellow background and those outline flowers and leaves. I really liked the effect of the uncoloured outline image against a coloured background. So I went about creating the idea for myself. I used Altenew Hennah Elements and added some hand-drawn flowers and leaves as well. The ink is Ranger Archival Black, the pen is Faber Castell Pitt pen (M), and the yellow is Cotman Watercolour in Lemon Yellow.
Those green stripes are grabbing my attention (and that little teddy). I'm wondering how I can incorporate those into an Altenew card... let's see if the idea can fully form before the end of the challenge. ;-)

Today was Fathers Day and involved a relatively relaxed day for my hubby and the kids. They did take a shopping trip at one point today. It seems they were not yet prepared for my birthday next week, and Fathers Day was the last available day to get things organised, lol!

Thanks for visiting.

Michelle
xxx

12 comments:

Alison Barclay said...

AMAZING! Love it....I am in love with this card AND this stamp set....it is stunning! :)

Donna Cala said...

Fantastic! Your hand drawn flowers are perfect. This set is on my wishlist.

Kim Heggins said...

wow...what a wonderful card! I love your stamped images but that yellow shading is just amazing.

Sarah Gray said...

Gorgeous card - love the combo of the black and white images with the soft watercolour background! I can't believe that you drew some of the elements - they work perfectly! Great take on the inspiration photo :)

Jen W. said...

Gorgeous! Such a great way to let those line images shine and I love the soft yellow!

Diana K said...

Wow, totally love!

Tasnim said...

Michelle, what a cool whimsical card you created! awesome addition with your hand-drawn flowers! Thanks so much for playing along :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome way to focus in on the flowers!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michelle this is so gorgeous! Altenew stamps are so cool!

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, I can't believe you hand drew those some of those flowers and leaves???!!! What an amazing artist you are, are thought maybe they were from another stamp set!! Brilliant card and love the black against the soft yellow. I hope your birthday goes well this week and everyone is finally organised to celebrate it with you. Enjoy and eat lots of cake!

lostinpaper said...

Oh Michelle, this is so delicate, I adore it!

icardeveryone01 said...

So pretty, Michelle... I haven't one Altenew stamp set yet =/ Birthday? Let's have a party!!!! If that nose wiggling, or beaming up thing could only work, I'd be there!!
=] M