Pencil coloured Hibiscus flower handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Hibiscus Bouquet set from Altenew. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/altenew-february-inspiration-challenge/

Hello! Today I’m over on the Altenew Blog for their February Inspiration Challenge. I’ve used Altenew’s Hibiscus Bouquet set and coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos; more details below. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

ALTENEW FEBRUARY INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

Altenew February Inspiration Challenge with photo and inspiration by Debby Hughes. Find out more here: http://wp.me/p6Dps1-5Ec

How about this bold pop of colour focal point to chase away the winter blues! I took the photo for today’s graphic last spring in the Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. It’s an Azalea flower, but as I didn’t have an Azalea stamp, I chose another with prominent stamen, the Hibiscus.

Pencil coloured Hibiscus flower handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Hibiscus Bouquet set from Altenew. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/altenew-february-inspiration-challenge/

The inspiration graphic inspired me to plan out a card with a dominant floral focal point. I stamped elements from the Hibiscus Bouquet set in clear embossing ink on Strathmore Toned Gray card and then coloured the image with Faber Castell pencils. I find one key ingredient when colouring with pencils is a good pencil sharpener. I use one by T’Gaal and like the way you can vary the length of the point.

Pencil coloured Hibiscus flower handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Hibiscus Bouquet set from Altenew. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/altenew-february-inspiration-challenge/

I added a few white gel pen dots to the flower centre for highlights. For the sentiment, I die cut a Script Word ‘love’ from Ivory card and foam mounted over the flower. I added a coordinating sentiment by white heat embossing ‘and hugs’ from the Sketchy Floral set on Black card, trimming to a skinny banner and then foam mounting.

Pencil coloured Hibiscus flower handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Hibiscus Bouquet set from Altenew. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/altenew-february-inspiration-challenge/

Finally, I added the coloured panel to an Ivory card base and added Neat & Tangled Pretty In Pink sequins to accent.

I look forward to seeing what inspires you from this graphic. You can find all the details on the Altenew Blog.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

Altenew HIBISCUS BOUQUET Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew SKETCHY FLORAL Clear Stamp Set
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Altenew SCRIPT WORDS DIE Set
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Strathmore Toned Gray Amazon USA
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Altenew EMBOSSING Ink Pad ALT1979
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Altenew PURE WHITE Crisp Embossing…
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Faber-Castell POLYCHROMOS COLORED…
[ SSS | AMZUS | AMZUK ]
T’Gaal Angle Adjustable Pencil…
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Neat and Tangled PRETTY IN PINK Sequins
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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MINI MISTI
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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MINI MISTI Grid Paper Pad
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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SSS LARGE GRID PAPER Pad
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE
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T-004 Spellbinders Tool and…
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Set of 6 Spice Shakers
[ AMZUK | AMZUS ]
SSS Clear Embossing Ink
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EK Success POWDER TOOL
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun
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SSS COFFEE FILTERS
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Sizzix Big Shot STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM
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Sizzix EXTENDED MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM
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Pencil coloured Hibiscus flower handmade card by Debby Hughes using the Hibiscus Bouquet set from Altenew. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2018/02/altenew-february-inspiration-challenge/

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