Sunday 31 May 2015

Altenew May Challenge - From places abroad: Tunisia

I have been thinking about the Altenew May Challenge all month and finally had a chance last night to sit down and commit to an idea.

This is the inspiration photo for this months challenge, its so spectacular! There are so many different elements, colours and patterns to inspire our creations. I was immediately taken with the ceiling design of the dark blue flowers/leaves against the white and the light blue/green frame around them. Luckily I received some new Altenew stamp sets recently and one was perfect for my card:

I used stamps from Altenew 'Striped Flowers' on a white CS panel. I stamped the starfish-like flower on a separate piece of white CS and fussy cut. This was popped up on foam tape. I die-cut the top of the panel with a stitched curve from Pretty Pink Posh and did the same to a piece of teal CS. The panels were adhered together and then to the card front. I heat embossed the sentiment (from Altenew 'Hennah Elements') in gold and threw on a few co-ordinating sequins from Neat and Tangled.

Would like to link to three other challenges:

Simply Create Too Challenge # 86 (Keep it Simple)

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Anything Goes)

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (Thank You)

I have a few emails to catch up on and more cards to make but since I didn't go to bed till 5am this morning (and then got up at 9.30am) I feel I won't be staying awake too long tonight. Phoebe has her BFF staying the night and they want to sleep in the lounge room, so might just clean up and leave them to it. Reminds me of doing the same thing with my friends when I was young. How quickly life changes.....

Take care


  1. Wow, like how delicate this looks! Enjoy the sunday!

  2. Another elegantly clean card! I love the way you've taken the inspiration and created this card from it. So beautiful!

  3. Oh wow--I do love this card! The top curved, stitched edge is wonderful & your color combo including the gold sequins is fabulous!

  4. Love this beautiful interpretation, Shona. So gorgeous.

  5. Shona your card using the Altenew stamps is just sensational! Perfect representation of the photo!
    =] Michele

  6. Wow new stamp and so perfect for the new challenge are a lucky girl Shona...adorable CAS design again...
    Hope the BFF of your daughter not makes you so tired Shona..I miss your visit..but I knew how being mom of two children..enjoy your Monday Shona..I write this on the train to go to the office...hugs.Monika

  7. Love the clean look of this card! So crisp and elegant! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  8. This is just beautiful Shona...I love the wonderful elegant look your card has, just so fabulous!

  9. So pretty. Love the colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week :)

  10. This is so delicate and beautiful.

  11. Crisp, clean and so elegant, Shona ... just lovely! Anita :)