Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Beautiful Details


I have another card to share for the Altenew Certification program. This card is for the Beautiful Details class. I've been wanting to practice my pencil colouring and Lesson 6 was the perfect excuse to spend some time colouring ๐Ÿ˜Š.

{stamp & die: Altenew Oriental Orchid; ink: Altenew Morning Frost; pencil crayons: Prismacolor}

Probably the most important thing I learned in this class was to take my time and be patient when colouring.

A light hand is also important and practice, practice, practice! I coloured 15 flowers to get these 5 I was somewhat happy with๐Ÿ˜‰.

One more class closer to achieving Level 2 Certification! Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

AECP: Magical Marker Techniques

Hi Everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping in and taking a look at this project. These Altenew classes are LOADED with techniques and ideas, it's hard to pick just one to post.

As I have recently purchased a few Altenew stencils , the lesson on markers and stencils in the  Magical Marker Techniques class was the one I wanted to work on. This is the card I created:

I placed my Altenew Cube Builder stencil on Neenah 110lb card stock and traced the stencil with my Altenew Jet Black Artist marker. I then colored in the shape with the G702 Frayed Leaf marker and edged the interior with G715 Forest Glade and, in a few places, G554 Evergreen.

Once the coloring was completed, I die cut the word HI using the Altenew Caps Bold Alpha, the word was also die cut from black card stock. I then sandwiched the black card stock and marker die cut words with foam tape.

I added the sentiments with the Altenew Thinking of You stamp set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I love how this card turned out! These classes are fantastic, thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Colour Your Day!


I've had a busy last few weeks with back to back scrapbooking/papercrafting events. If you haven't checked out the Scrap Shotz blog, a local online store, click HERE to take a look; I design for the store and help out at the local events so you can see some of the other projects I created for them :).

I have another project to share as I work towards my Altenew Level 2 Educator Certification. This card was inspired by Lesson 1 of the Colour Your Day class

I picked up this Altenew Build A Flower Hibiscus stamp & die set from Scrap Shotz at the recent Scrapbooks and Cards Today event in Calgary. This set is GORGEOUS with 5 stamp layers in the flower!   I pulled out all my blue Altenew Inks and it was pretty cool to see how some were warm blues and others cool blues. These inks are the Glacier Caves Oval set and as the stamp set has 5 layers I double stamped the lightest shade, Arctic Frost for the 2nd layer to have 5 ink colours to use with the stamp layers.

The background was inked with the Altenew Art Deco stencil and Arctic Frost & Persian Blue inks.

The stems were stamped with Altenew Sunkissed and Firebrick ink.

Leaves were stamped with the Altenew Tropical Forest collection and all the images were die cut with the coordinating die.

Lastly, a sentiment from the Wild Hibiscus stamp set was stamped in Altenew Sapphire ink, the card panel matted on Altenew Cherry wood paper and then embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Sea Glass gems.

I will gift this card to my mom for Mother's Day, I think she'll love it!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Creative Watercolor Media: AECP Project

Hi All!

I have a card to share from the Altenew Academy class, Creative Watercolor Media. I learned something from every lesson in this class, it was hard to narrow down what to post! This Mega Succulent stamp and the watercoloring with a  re-inker technique are a match made in heaven! I used a Distress Ink Re-Inker in Wilted Violet as I don't any Altenew reinkers...yet๐Ÿ˜. 

I began by stamping the image with my Misti tool in embossing ink, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and then heat set on water color card stock. Working a section at a time, I first painted clean water and then began painting with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.

I don't have as much white space as the lesson sample had but that's something I will work on with practice :).

After the panel dried, I spritzed it with Altenew Iridescent Shimmery spray. The final step was to heat emboss the sentiment from the Wild Hibiscus stamp set in gold embossing powder and then glue to the card panel. A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins add some shine to the panel which was adhered to a 4.25" x 5.5" notecard.

This is a project for the Level 2 AECP:

Thanks for stopping by!


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