Alcohol Markers....well....yeah. I'm in no way an ARTIST especially with markers and/or crayons. I can't draw, sketch or colour to save my life! I can do some really basic things with these mediums, so I was nervous when i started Altenew's Magical Marker Techniques class. But It's part of the level 2 for the Altenew Educator Certification Program… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) -Magical Marker Techniques
I LOVE the look of watercolor, always have. Am i good at it? not really....but it doesn't mean I can't improve. I took Altenew's Creative Watercolor Media as a part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. It's a good class! There were some very interesting techniques and it opened my eyes up a bit on… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Creative Watercolor Media
Masking is one of those techniques that sometimes you don't even realize you're doing. However, there are a ton of tricks that you can do with masking - some of which were new to me as I was going through the Masking Unleashed class as a part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. Today's cards… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Masking Unleashed
A friend of mine wanted a 'Welcome Baby' card to give to someone, but his request was that it feature a Squirrel. Yes...a squirrel. Well....I accepted that challenge! I started with Pinkfresh's 'Squirrel Friends' stamp set...which isn't specifically for babies, but it's got a couple of really cute Squirrels in there 🙂 I started off… Continue reading Welcome Baby – Squirrel Style!
Colour, colour and more colour! What about different shades of the same colour? Also known as monochromatic. I know, I know...the first thing you think of when you hear 'monochromatic' is grey, black....white? It doesn't have to be limited to that however. As a part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program I've taken a lot of… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Polychromatic
Heat embossing is a technique that can be used to give a pretty simple and straightforward look or a very detailed and elaborate look. Either way, it adds shine and a bit of character to your card. In Altenew's Impressive Heat Embossing class, I learned a few new techniques and revisited some techniques that I… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Impressive Heat Embossing
A new month means a new challenge from Papercraft Challenges!The theme for the month of November is 'To Give as a Gift (Not just a card).For this month's challenge the first thing that popped into my head was 'Christmas Ornament'.Why? A friend of mine had a baby in August ad this will be his first… Continue reading Papercraft Challenge #35: ‘To Give as a Gift (Not just a card)’ – (November)
Another very interesting class that's a part of Level 2 in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) is Beyond Basic Backgrounds. Sounds like a straightforward class, right? Well it is and it isn't. There are some really interesting techniques in this class. Of course I picked to use one technique that I've tried before, but… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Beyond Basic Backgrounds
Lots of things can affect your mood. As a part of Altenew's "In the Mood for Color" class we explored the effect of a variety of colours in a person's mood in relation to cards. Some of the colours explored were yellow and orange and they were related to encouragement and happiness. So when putting… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – In The Mood For Color
I have been looking for somewhere to donate some of my cards and found the 2019 Caring Hearts Card Drive The purpose of this card drive is to collect handmade holiday cards for the elderly that live in nursing homes or live alone. Submissions are being accepted until November 15th, 2019 and there are mailing… Continue reading 2019 Caring Hearts Card Drive – My Submission!