Altenew: Beautiful Details

Altenew: Beautiful Details

Simple ingredients can be used to make elegant dishes with just a little extra attention to detail – Marcus Samuelsson While the introductory quote is definitely referring to cooking, the same is true about art and crafting – it’s all about the details....
Altenew: Polychromatic

Altenew: Polychromatic

The pleasure of gratifying whim is very great. It is known only by those who are whimsical – James Boswell Altenew’s ‘Simple Flowers’ stamp set is one I’ve had for a while but hadn’t used until now. Abstract, whimsical, fanciful are just a few of the adjectives...
Altenew: Creative Watercolor

Altenew: Creative Watercolor

Creativity is intelligence having fun – Albert Einstein I don’t know how much intelligence went into this project but there was definitely fun! I usually approach watercolors with trepidation but the loose feel of this Altenew stamp called ‘Sketchy Florals’ put...
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...

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