Altenew Educator Certification Program – One-Layer Wonders

It's been a bit of a pause since I've posted anything here for the Altenew Educator Certification Program. The world is in a bit of chaos - First and foremost, let me say that I hope everyone is doing well in this difficult time and that I hope you all stay safe and healthy! During this chaotic… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program – One-Layer Wonders

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Rethink Reinkers

I LOVE the look of Alcohol Inks, but am always hesitant to use them. However, as a part of Level 3 of  the Altenew Educator Certification Program I took Altenew's 'Rethink Reinkers' course which opened up my eyes to using Altenew's Artist Markers refills as alcohol ink for this beautiful card. I cut a panel… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Rethink Reinkers

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques

As a part of Level 3 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program I'm challenging myself to try to fine tune some skills and try working with mediums that I'm not the most comfortable. I typically lean towards the standard ink and stamps, so I'm focusing on creating with watercolours and alcohol markers. This card leverages some… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Clean, Simple, and Colorful Techniques

So.. My first project for Level 3 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program and I opted to try my hand at Ink Blending & Copic Flicking from the Clean, Simple and Colorful Techniques class. I have started to appreciate the details that I see people add to their cards in a big way. I love… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Clean, Simple, and Colorful Techniques

Papercraft Challenge #25: ‘Anything Goes! ‘ – (January 2020)

A new month means a new challenge from Papercraft Challenges! The theme for the month of January is 'Anything Goes!'. For this month's challenge I opted to submit a Simple watercolour piece that I made as a masculine Christmas card. I started off with Altenew's Modern Poinsettia Stamp set. I prepped a piece of Simon… Continue reading Papercraft Challenge #25: ‘Anything Goes! ‘ – (January 2020)

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Color Your Day (2)

So...level 2 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program focuses a lot on Color. The Color Your Day class is one fine example of that. There are a lot of different components of this class, but one lesson focuses on challenging yourself to use a different medium than you're used to. I typically use ink...dye ink… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Color Your Day (2)

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Beautiful Details

Alright - the Beautiful Details class for me was the most intimidating and challenging class in the Altenew Educator Certification Program to date. I'm not a really good artist and I don't sketch or use coloured pencils and this class has a lot of that in there. I've been on a vellum kick as of… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Beautiful Details

Coming up Roses – birthday card!

Alright, so you always need birthday cards because quite frankly there's always a birthday right around the corner. I made this card, using a stamp set I've been DYING to use and thought it was perfect for a family member's birthday. After seeing the finished product I'll definitely be revisiting this for Mother's Day and… Continue reading Coming up Roses – birthday card!