PinkFresh Studios – August 2022 Beautiful Backgrounds

I’m happy to be entering this inspiration challenge for PinkFresh Studios. The background I chose was the foil Geo Arch. A specific color scheme was required for this challenge. I used the foil on a Sweet Mango 4.25 x 5.5 cardstock. This foil went on perfectly the first time. I was pretty pleased. I usedContinue reading “PinkFresh Studios – August 2022 Beautiful Backgrounds”

August 2022 Inspiration Challenge with a fun birthday card

Hello crafty friends. I’m submitting a card for the August 2022 Inspiration Challenge. As soon as I saw the red, my first thought was the cubed stencil from Altenew. I just love red, and I thought that with a geometric pattern in the background, I would pair it with some gold and shine. Who doesn’tContinue reading August 2022 Inspiration Challenge with a fun birthday card”

January 2022 Altenew Inspiration Challenge

I decided to start entering these, forcing me to up my designs. This month’s challenge was to create a card off of the picture below. I used the following for this project: Altenew Greenwood Flowers Layer StencilAltenew Ink: Baby Pink, Pinkalicious, Razzleberry, Forest Glades, Shadow Creek, Mountain Pine, Warm Sunshine, Autumn Blaze, FirebrickAltenew Hello DieSizzixContinue reading “January 2022 Altenew Inspiration Challenge”

Creative Coloring

Another class down and one of my favorites. Creative Coloring with Erum – Advanced Techniques. Erum is such a wonderful artist, and her gift of coloring is very evident in this class. Some people just have the gift of inspiring others. I decided to try one of her techniques of stamping layers and then usingContinue reading “Creative Coloring”

Gilding Flakes

I took the class For the Love of Color. The last lesson was a bonus lesson, and when I saw gilding flakes I knew I had to try it. This allowed me to try more of a clean card. I enjoyed it. However, it’s messy. A week later and I still have those flakes onContinue reading “Gilding Flakes”

Color Your Day

The Color Your Day class was very impressive. This is my last class for the AECP Level II. Sometimes when making a card I get stuck with how much color and what colors. This class centered around how to alleviate those challenges. The Color Wheel is a great start, but I centered in on theContinue reading “Color Your Day”

Mood Colors

I just took the Altenew In the Mood for Color class. This class was creating cards that convey different moods. Instead of just having a particular color I tried to do a card with different colors, but conveying similar moods. Overall, the blues were supposed to be calming, and the blue green was relaxing. ThereContinue reading “Mood Colors”

Faux Watercolor Polychromatic

Trying the faux watercolor from the polychromatic class. Cool technique and easy to do. Only two color were used for flowers and leaves. I colored the stamp carefully with Zig Clean Color markers. Make sure you use a light hand so you don’t mess up your marker. When colored like you want, lightly spray withContinue reading “Faux Watercolor Polychromatic”