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”

Level II – AECP Final Challenge – Masculine Cards

I have completed the Level II – Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) Final Challenge. When I meet these goals, I feel like I have learned so much. This challenge has been so enjoyable, in spite of really going out of my box and comfort zone, I felt like the creative process really came through. IContinue reading “Level II – AECP Final Challenge – Masculine Cards”

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”

Coneflower

I just took the Beyond Basic Backgrounds class as as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Many cool ways of adding to the cards by backgrounds. I initially made an alcohol background, but decided to make a smaller background as the focal point. I stamped the sentiment and cut the Yupo to get theContinue reading “Coneflower”

Heat Embossing

I recently took the Impressive Heat Embossing class for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. It was impressive. I have always liked embossing, but this class showed a lot of different ways, that I can’t wait to try. I used a dark card, and embossed with Versamark Ink. This created a darker tone on tone look.Continue reading “Heat Embossing”

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”