Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Creative Watercolor Media

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

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Polychromatic

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 ProgramĀ I've taken a lot of… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Polychromatic

Anniversary Card for a Wife

So... I was asked to make a nice card for someone's wife on their 40th wedding anniversary. Now... I went through elaborate card design possibilities... Inlay dies, watercolour, ink blending, etc., but ultimately I settled on a simple die cut with a stencil detail. Here's the kicker... I used alcohol markers! Now... I NEVER or… Continue reading Anniversary Card for a Wife

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Celebration: Stencil Techniques

A beautiful anniversary card for a special couple. I love stencils as I find they're easier to control colour on for me. For some reason I've been hesitant to try new things with stencils, however as a part of Altenew's Celebration: Stencil Techniques class I've been pushed to try more. I'm very glad I did!… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Celebration: Stencil Techniques

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Irresistible Inking Techniques

I love watercolor. Am I really great at it? No.. But i love it! I was excited about Altenew's Irresistible Inking Techniques class as it had a few examples using water ink.. LOVE! I have quite a few September birthdays so I'm focused on getting those out the door. I knew I wanted to do… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Irresistible Inking Techniques

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

I absolutely LOVE the look of a clean and simple card. I have actually been trying to do more of my cards in that way... Doesn't always happen mind you. I learned some really great techniques in Altenew's Clean and Simple Boutique Cards class and I have made a few cards already, but my final… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Clean and Simple Boutique Cards

AAA Cards Game #145 – Hope

I've developed a love for the look of a clean and simple card. Do I struggle every time with keeping things clean and simple? YES! However, this week's challenge from AAA Cards Game #145: One Image with Optional twist as positivity was simple for me. The very first thing that popped into my head was… Continue reading AAA Cards Game #145 – Hope

Birthdays Galore!

Alright... So there are A LOT of birthdays coming up...which translates to a lot of cards to be made. This time around I've opted to try Ranger's Transfer Foil with double sided tape for a simple yet shiny card. I think it turned out pretty well. I love the look of foil but haven't had… Continue reading Birthdays Galore!

Paint Splattered Stamp Rose – ‘Hello’ Card

I love most layered stamps and i really love those paint splattered or more modern/off centered layered stamps. I opted to use some bold Colours to accentuate the fact that it doesn't line up as well as some glitter for a smidge of accent. And in order to avoid covering up the image i used… Continue reading Paint Splattered Stamp Rose – ‘Hello’ Card