Altenew August 2016 Challenge with Distress Crackle Paint

Altenew August 2016 Inspiration Challenge

This month I decided to take up the Altenew Inspiration Challenge, especially since it involves my favorite color combination of pink, gray, black and white. I have always wanted to try doing some of their layered flowers in all gray or sepia tones and this seemed like the perfect chance. Although, I did add a bit of color to the gray flowers in the end.

I started with the Altenew A Beautiful Day stamp set and their Warm Grays Mini Cube ink set. This set provides you with 4 different inks in increasingly darker shades that coordinate perfectly and are designed to be used with their layered images. I stamped the flowers twice using the 3 lightest ink colors in the Altenew set for the first 3 layers and stamped the final outline layer in Archival Jet Black ink. I used the black ink for the last layer because…