colourQ 359, Tag You're It, Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Today is a very special day in blogland!  On Tuesdays I show you a card that I've made using the latest palette at colourQ.  Well today I'm doing that plus I'm joining in with the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop which is a way for Altenew to celebrate all the inspiration that is to be found with the many card-making challenges we all know and love (and some you may not have heard of before).

I am fortunate to also be a member of the Tag You're It design team, which is also participating in the Altenew blog hop, so my project today is a blend of both challenges.

I went way back into the Tag You're It vault and opted to base my tag on challenge #22.  I didn't replicate the fruit, but using my favorite Altenew butterfly stamp and a companion sentiment set set I did replicate the layered tags, the layout of the images, and the "thank you" sentiment.

I don't know about you, but I rarely (ok, never) make a card (or a tag) without first starting with the inspiration found at a challenge website.  I love the idea of taking particular colors or a layout and turning it into something special that I only first saw in my mind's eye.  Sometimes I don't want to play along with these challenges because I can't wrap my mind around what is expected of me, but since that is what a challenge is all about I persevere and try my best to come up with something that makes me smile.  This is especially gratifying when I see a project  of mine turn up on Pinterest pinned by someone who also likes what I made!  Woo Hoo!  I know you like that too!

For me this is the power of a challenge website:  making us think outside of our comfort zone and use some colors, or follow a sketch, use a technique, or a different medium than we usually do.  And thanks to Altenew for celebrating that with all of us!

Stamps:  Painted Butterflies, Painted Greetings (Altenew)
Paper:  White (Spectrum Noir); Soft Sky, Primrose Petasl (SU)
Ink:  Sea Glass (Avery Elle); Soft Sky (SU); Jet Black (Altenew)
Accessories:  Painted Butterflies die (Altenew); Tag Die Layers (My Creative Time); Soft Sky ribbon (SU); washi tape, seam binding ribbon; Winter Wonderland sequins (Neat & Tangled)

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8 Responses to “colourQ 359, Tag You're It, Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop”

cm said...

Jen, I totally rely on challenges for inspiration and try my best to infuse whatever I create with my special little touches. Without challenges, I'm lost! *grin* Your tag is a lovely combination of both sources. Love the painted butterfly as a translation of the strawberry and the colour combination is incredibly pretty! A WOW tag in my view!

Patti said...

I'm with you Jen! when my mojo hits the dirt I run - not walk - to the challenge blogs for inspiration! : ) My fav are sketch challenges.

Amazing take on these three challenges!


Kara Lynne said...

Wonderful combination of both Colour Q and TYI, Jen! There's no better way to get the mojo fired up than playing in a challenge, that's for sure!

Marybeth said...

When I have the chance to play in a challenge I love the inspiration! Your tag is stunning! Love the soft butterfly!

Lisa said...

I have a severe lack of challenge time lately LOL, but they sure do inspire!! This is marvelous Jen!

Karren said...

Great take on both challenges! I doubt I could make a card now without at least one challenge to guide me!

Joyce said...

A Trifecta! of perfection. Love your beautiful tag.

Silke Ledlow said...

Such a sweet tag...great take on the colors and photo!