Welcome to the Altenew “New Favorite” Blog Hop! Here’s my favorite… What’s yours?

You should have arrived here from Nenette’s blog. The next blog post is Susan’s. The links are below.Nenette S. MaderoSusan Stagno Here’s my new favorite: the Mega Rose stencil! I also used the Feathered Leaves stencil. First I added color by using a large blending brush and ink. I held the stencil in place withContinue reading “Welcome to the Altenew “New Favorite” Blog Hop! Here’s my favorite… What’s yours?”

Level 3 Workshop Summary – Hooray!

I can hardly believe that the workshop is done.  It was fun and quite a challenge, too. To complete the challenge, I needed to create 3 cards, and then teach the workshop participants how to make the cards. I also had to create a workshop survey for the participants to complete after the workshop, soContinue reading “Level 3 Workshop Summary – Hooray!”

Level 3: Mission Inspiration

Have you ever been lost down the rabbit hole? I have. Looking at all the cards others have created. Looking and looking and looking. This class helps solve that time waster. I’m not saying that it’s bad to enjoy the beautiful work of others; just that sometimes you can spend more time looking than creating.Continue reading “Level 3: Mission Inspiration”

Level 3: Elements of Floral Composition

This Altenew class was an exceedingly helpful class. It was such an interesting class, too. I am recommending it to everyone I know in the crafting world. Jaycee did a great job explaining the intricacies of how and why all the card pieces fit together. The flower is from the Beauty Within stamp set. HereContinue reading “Level 3: Elements of Floral Composition”

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”

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”

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