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) – Easy As ABC

As I pick and choose my 5 classes as a part Level 3 for the Altenew Educator Certification Program, I am drawn to certain techniques in particular. Altenew's 'Easy as ABC' class, was one of them. First of all...I think  Therese Calvird is a fantastic instructor and this class is no different. There's a lot… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Easy As ABC

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!

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

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – In The Mood For Color

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

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) – Level 1 Final Project (Part 2): HIS Cards

I've finally competed the level 1 courses of the Altenew Educator Certification Program and have now moved onto the Final Challenge of Level 1. This by no means is a simple challenge but it was very useful as it helped to push me a bit more with my card making. I've made sets of cards… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Level 1 Final Project (Part 2): HIS Cards

Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Level 1 Final Project Part 1: Her Cards

I've finally competed the level 1 courses of the Altenew Educator Certification Program and have now moved onto the Final Challenge of Level 1. This by no means is a simple challenge but it was very useful as it helped to push me a bit more with my card making. I've made sets of cards… Continue reading Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) – Level 1 Final Project Part 1: Her Cards

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