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
Another month means another challenge from PaperCraft Business Challenge! Looking for a way to keep track of your card challenges? Check out the Papercraft Business Challenge Planner! Are you ready to participate in the February 2020 - Challenge #26? The theme for February's challenge is "Love / Valentines Day". The prize this month is Lawn… Continue reading PaperCraft Business Card Challenge: February 2020 – Challenge #26
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)
Feeling super festive, I've been working on wanted on my cards for Christmas. I used several dies which is outside my wheelhouse and my stamping was really all about creating a nice background for my die cut letters - hope you like it! I started off by using Concord and 9th’s Holly Berry Turnabout stamp… Continue reading It’s Christmas!
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
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!
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
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