Altenew: With A Twist

Altenew: With A Twist

I have a classic taste with a twist, because classic never goes away – Nadia Comaneci Florals are a classic in the card making world and this beauty is no exception, a chrysanthemum in all its glory.  The Altenew  Build-a-flower Chrysanthemum is a multi layering...
Altenew: In the Mood For Color

Altenew: In the Mood For Color

Color is a power which directly influences the soul –  Wassily Kandinsky The Altenew Academy class “In The Mood For Color” offered some ideas on how colors reflect an emotion or state of mind – for example green: calming, soothing or red: full of energy...
Altenew: Beyond Basic Backgrounds

Altenew: Beyond Basic Backgrounds

Watercolor: You Can Do It! – Tony Couch I love the look of watercolor and so admire those with the gift of producing those ethereal, almost translucent floral wonders and don’t  get me started on the soft, barely there backgrounds. As a card maker primarily, I...
Altenew: Level 1 Final Challenge

Altenew: Level 1 Final Challenge

A well-tied tie is the first serious step in life – Oscar Wilde  I recently completed the course material for the Level 1 AECP and now it’s time to take on the “Final Challenge.” As with the previous supporting posts for AECP classes, we are asked to highlight...
Altenew: Easy Die Cutting Techniques

Altenew: Easy Die Cutting Techniques

Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second  – Mattie Stepanek A trio of cards for today’s post.  All three have a common color theme of rainbow, each celebrates die cutting techniques, and the three cards also share an overlapping design...
Altenew: Seasonal Scene Building

Altenew: Seasonal Scene Building

A candle loses nothing when it lights another candle – Thomas Jefferson Mixing it up from Altenew’s Seasonal Scene Building class lessons that focused on the Spring and Summer seasons,  I created a Christmas Holiday scene. Regardless of the season on...
Altenew: Irresistible Inking Techniques

Altenew: Irresistible Inking Techniques

What makes someone irresistible, is not their looks, but the way they can make your mind tickle, your heart race and your soul smile, all at once. ―  Drishti Bablani The irresistibly of this card is in its simple, graphic design. Easy to create and produce in...
Altenew: Celebration: Stencil Techniques

Altenew: Celebration: Stencil Techniques

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. – Basho It’s a little early for peonies here where I live but all you have to do is visualize these beauties to remember the sight and smell. In April or May I like take a drive up...
Altenew: Let It Shine

Altenew: Let It Shine

It is a captivating purple, one that draws you in with its beguiling charm. – Beatrice Eiseman Purple usually isn’t my color choice but when it’s paired with gold accents I can’t resist. Here is my offering for the Altenew Class Let It Shine: a...
Altenew: Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Altenew: Easy Ink Blending Techniques

Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!”   —          Robin Williams Here in California spring has definitely “sprung.” One of my favorite flowering trees, the Saucer Magnolia, has been in bloom for several weeks now. The buds and...

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