Altenew: A Touch of Texture

Altenew: A Touch of Texture

Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go – Unknown Where I live in California, Autumn’s colors have barely begun to show but there’s a crispness to the air and a change in the light that lets us know it’s on its way. Soon leaves in that pallet...
Altenew: Masking Unleashed

Altenew: Masking Unleashed

Life’s too short. Buy the Hydrangea – Unknown Whether you buy the hydrangea to have in your garden or you receive one in a bouquet you must agree it’s not a shy, retiring kind of flower. Hydrangeas want to be center stage: a mop of flowers to fill two hands to...
Altenew: Magical Markers

Altenew: Magical Markers

It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done  ― Terry Pratchett Alcohol based markers have been on the market for crafters for quite some time now. I remember becoming obsessed with them after I took my first class on the specific coloring techniques more than 15...
Altenew: Color Your Day

Altenew: Color Your Day

Life is like a box of crayons – John Mayer So what’s your favorite color? Personally, wearing teal makes me feel happy, confident, ready to take on the world – the bolder the color the better. However, when it comes to my environment I gravitate towards...
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: 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...
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...

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