Level 3: All About Layering 6 – Dies Edition

This was another great Altenew class. Using different layering die sets, Lydia showed us 10+ layout ideas. All very unique. Like many other classes, this will be one I will I review again and again. I used the Climber Flowers Layering Die Set. This is my finished card. The sentiment is from the Thank YouContinue reading “Level 3: All About Layering 6 – Dies Edition”

Level 3: Creative Coloring with Erum: Advanced Techniques

There were so many techniques discussed in this 6 lesson class! It was hard to choose which technique to use for my card. All of the lessons taught different ways to color and add texture to a card. Here are a few of the techniques that were taught: use a layering set but don’t useContinue reading “Level 3: Creative Coloring with Erum: Advanced Techniques”

Level 3: Demystifying Mixed Media

I have been playing with some mixed media techniques lately, and it has been LOTS of fun! I was glad to find a class to help me understand it more. This is my 2nd attempt at the technique. The first attempt was too dark, so I used a die to cut out images for anotherContinue reading “Level 3: Demystifying Mixed Media”

Level 2 Challenge: Part 2 Upcycled Project

Hi! Erum at Altenew challenged me to come up wih something unique for my upcycled project. So here’s my result – Bathroom Accessories! I know this picture is crowded, but all 3 pieces barely fit together in my photo Shot Box. I created a tissue box cover, an air freshener can cover, and decorated aContinue reading “Level 2 Challenge: Part 2 Upcycled Project”

AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 1 – Cards

Hello again.  Welcome to my blog.  Today I will be posting about my Level 2 challenge.  To keep the blog from being too long, I am breaking it into 2 parts:  All about the cards in part 1 and all about the Upcycled Project in part 2. I was challenged to make 4 masculine cardsContinue reading “AECP Level 2 Challenge Part 1 – Cards”

AECP Level 2: Beautiful Details

Time to be brave! In this class I learned how to add my own details to flowers. I don’t consider myself an artist, so this was a big step for me. Some of my flowers turned out better than others, but I was pleased with the outcome. I used Altenew’s Mini Poppy stamp set. TheseContinue reading “AECP Level 2: Beautiful Details”

AECP Level 2: Impressive Heat Embossing

Fun and colorful! This stamp is from Altenew’s Modern Greetings set. While writing my blog and looking at the pictures of my card, I realized that the blue crafting mat is almost the same color as the blue embossing powder. I should have used a different background. Lesson learned! Something good for me to remember.Continue reading “AECP Level 2: Impressive Heat Embossing”

AECP Level 2: Masking Unleashed

What do you do with individual stamps when you want a bouquet? You put them together using any type masking paper! There is paper that is specifically made for masking. You can also use part of a sticky note, plain paper with repositionable tape on the back, or you can use repositional sticker paper. IContinue reading “AECP Level 2: Masking Unleashed”

New Watercoloring Tools from Altenew!

I was so excited yesterday when my package from Altenew was delivered.  Inside the package were my new ergonomic fine tipped brushes, round brushes, and Watercolor Coloring Book! Here’s a picture of the ergonomic fine tip brushes and the coloring book.  I’m so excited to play with them today! The new ergonomic fine brushes areContinue reading “New Watercoloring Tools from Altenew!”

AECP Level 2: Magical Marker Techniques

This class was all about using different alcohol marker techniques. I chose one that creates a background and a main object. For the background, I scribbled some Warm Sunshine on a large acrylic block, spritzed it with alcohol and used a brayer to apply it on a white A2 sized cardbase. The brayered background mimicksContinue reading “AECP Level 2: Magical Marker Techniques”

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