Today’s card is inspired by one of the Altenew Academy classes – Color Your Day.
The particular class which inspired my card was about using a picture or photo as inspiration. Here is my picture. I have a great love of sunrise and sunsets. This is a photo of a winter sunrise sky in all its glory about a month ago. These are the colours I used to create my card.
To start the card I stamped the main image from the new Altenew paint a flower -poppy stamp set. I selected Copic markers in colours similar to that of the photo. I coloured the flower in the Copics then added coloured pencil over the top.
Next I worked on the background. I took a piece of purple tape and masked off a section of the card base so I was left with a strip along the left hand side to add Distress Oxide ink. I used a blending brush to add Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry and Carved Pumpkin. I then took Altenew metalic watercolour and added some splatters from a brush to the area to add some shine.
Next I stamped the sentiment in black ink and adhered the image to the card with liquid adhesive. I then added some sequins to complete the card.
Hello. Today I am sharing a card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification program. This time the class was Beautiful Details.
This is the first time I felt I was trying something I have never done before. Stepping outside of my usual colouring.
To start the card I stamped the image from the Altenew stamp set ‘Flower Garden.’ I used Memento Tuxedo black ink on Neenah 80lb classic crest cardstock.
I started colouring my image with a base layer of Copics before adding coloured pencils.
I built up the layers of pencil until I was happy with the result. I then cut the image out.
Next I die cut a tag shape and used Distress Oxide ink to blend over the Altenew ‘Watercolor Stripes’ stencil on the tag before adhering my flower image on top.
I then stamped some other floral and leaf images from the same stamp set on to my card base around the area my tag would sit. I added a strip of pink stripes card and a strip of silver glitter card along the edge if the card base before adhering the tag. I added a piece of twine through the tag and a sentiment strip which white heat embossed on a strip of black card.
To complete the card I added a few sequins.
I like how the card turned out even though it challenged me to think outside of my usual colouring and design process.
Hello. Today I am sharing a card as part of a blog hop to celebrate the new release from Time For Tea Designs
I used the brand new Hip Hop Hooray clear stamp set to create a clean and simple, easy to make card.
To start the card I stamped out the bunny and the butterflies on to smooth white cardstock (the butterflies are from the fairy garden stamp set) and coloured them with my Copic markers. I then cut them out and set them aside while I worked on the background.
To make the background I took a pre folded card base and the Time For Tea Designs large circle masking stencil. I attached the stencil to the card base and using the beautiful blending brushes I blended Distress Oxide ink in Mustard Seed and Carved Pumpkin. I splattered some Gansai Tambi watercolour in white gold over the area before removing the stencil and setting aside to dry.
Next I took the sentiment and stamped it below the inked circle in black ink. I then adhered the images with foam pads to add some dimension. This completes the card.
Don’t forget to comment on each blog post throughout the hop to be in with a chance to win the new stamps (Fairy Garden and Hip Hop Hooray) plus a Time for Tea Designs pencil & notebook set! The winner will be announced live on Monday morning January 27, 2020. Good luck everyone!
Hello. Today I am sharing a card featuring the new large oval masking stencil for Time For Tea Designs.
To start the card I took the large oval stencil and lined it up using the etched guide on to my A6 card base. I then took Distress Oxide inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Using a blending brush I blended the Twisted Citron ink lightly all over the oval space. Next I added a leaf stencil on top, leaving the oval stencil in place. This stencil is the tropical leaves stencil from Newton’s Nook. I blended a mix of Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn over the leaves. I removed the stencils and set the background aside to dry.
Next I worked on my images. I stamped the bird and branch from the Toucan Do This stamp set, coloured them with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies.
I adhered the images to the background with a tape runner and stamped the sentiment with black ink. To complete the card I added some sequins from Lucy’s cards for some subtle sparkle.
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Hello. Today I am sharing a card that sends a positive message to start the year. I made this card as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.
The class this time was ‘Polychromatic.’ I chose to base my card on a lesson focusing on using similar colours to make a card
To start the card I took the Altenew stamp set ‘Get Well Soon’ using sunflower images. I stamped the large flower once and the smaller flower twice using Memento Tuxedo black ink on to Xpress it white cardstock. Once the ink was dry I coloured the images with my Copic markers. I chose yellow for my card as this was a colour from the ‘In The Mood For Color’ class which represents energy, optimism and cheer.
I cut out the images and set them to one side to work on the background. I wanted to do some ink smooshing, so I selected Distress Oxide inks in Carved Pumpkin, Mustard Seed and Squeezed Lemonade and put a bit of each colour on to my glass mat then sprayed with some water. I then took a piece of cellophane wrapper from a piece of packaging and placed it into the watered down ink and transfersed it on to my card panel. I did this for all three colours moving the ink in various directions to make the effect.
Once the background was dry, I die cut a rectangle stitched border from the background panel and stamped the sentiment from the ‘Focus On You’ stamp set using. Next I adhered the flowers using foam tape to add some dimension to the larger image. I added some white orchid sequins from Lucys Cards to add some shine.
To complete the card I attached the panel to a card base using foam tape.
I hope you like the card. Take care for now.
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Hello. Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.
The class for this was called ‘Creative Watercolor Media’ and was all about using various supplies to watercolour such as reinkers and sprays. I chose to use my ink pads to watercolour the images to make my card.
To start I stamped some flowers and leaves from the Altenew stamp set ‘Flower Garden’ on to some watercolour card using Versafine Onyx black ink.
I chose Altenew inks Midnight Violet and Turquoise for the flowers and Forest Glade and Evergreen for the leaves. I pressed each of the ink pads on to my glass mat then using a small paintbrush and water to watercoloured all the images. Once they were all dry I fussy cut the images with scissors.
Next I worked on the background. I took the Altenew leafburst stencil and blended some of the green ink lightly over the stencil using a blending brush. I added some splatters of my new Altenew metalic watercolours. I chose a copper colour. I then selected a piece of copper coloured cardstock and cut a strip of this to go along the edge of the card. I adhered the strip with liquid glue.
Now it was time to place the flowers and leaves. I arranged them around the largest flower adhering them in place with a liquid glue. I then popped the large floral up on some foam tape to give the card some dimension.
Next I used Altenew Enchanted gold pigment ink to stamp the sentiment which I took from the ‘Heartfelt Sentiments’ stamp set by Altenew.
To complete the card I added a few sequins for some sparkle and shine.
Using ink pads as a watercolour medium is a great way of getting more out of them and great for colour matching. I hope you will give it a try. Thanks for dropping by. Take care for now.
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Hello. Christmas is fast approaching and every year I make these decorations as gifts for teachers and friends.
Today I made these three decorations using stamps from Time For Tea Designs. They are so simple to make and you can use any stamp to make them.
To start I took wooden slices which I purchases from Amazon. I simply stamped each image with Memento Tuxedo black ink straight on to the wood and then coloured with my Faber Castell Polychromo coloured pencils.
And that’s it. I used a white gel pen to add some snow dots and tied some twine to hang them.
Below are decorations I made the past couple of years
Today I am sharing a card from an Altenew class called ‘With A Twist.’
The class was all about adding a twist to your card, something different to make it stand out and get more out of products. I chose to focus on changing up the shape of my card.
To start the card I stamped out my images ready for Copic colouring. I used stamps from the Altenew ‘Poppy Garden’ stamp set.
Once all my images were coloured it was time for the die cutting. Firstly I cut out all my coloured images with the coordinating dies. Then I took the die from the larger floral image above and lay it across the top of my card base.
I then put it between the plates on my die cutting machine but only put the top plate over the area of the die I want to partially cut and run through the machine.
This leaves the shape of the die along the top of the card.
Next I took the Altenew ‘feeling dotty’ stencil and blended some Distress Oxide ink in Picked Raspberry over the stencil blending lighter as I went down the card to fade out the pattern.
I then adhered my flowers and leaves with a tape runner and used foam pads to prop up one large floral image and add some dimension. I added a sentiment by taking a strip of black card and heat embossed the sentiment in white.
To complete the card I flicked some gold perfect pearls mixed with a little water from a small paintbrush over the card and added some sequins for some more sparkle.
Today I am sharing a card I made as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Programme.
The class for this card was called ‘In the mood for color.’ This class is all about the moods different colours depict. I chose to use yellow as this is not a colour I would naturally gravitate towards when colouring floral images. Yellow is for energy, cheer and optimism so perfect for a Birthday card.
To start my card I stamped images from the new Altenew stanp set ‘ Breezy Bouquet. I stamped the images on to Xpress it blending card with Memento Tuxedo black ink and and coloured the image with my Copic markers. I used yellows Y11, Y13, Y15 and Y19.
Once my image was coloured I took some Distress Oxide inks in Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade and Black Soot to add some splatters around the flowers by adding the ink to a little water and flicking it from a small paint brush.
When I was colouring one of my markers leaked causing a blob of green ink over my leaves. This was easily fixed. I stamped a tag from the stamp set, cut it out and mounted it on some foam pads. This added some dimension to the card and hid the ink without me having to start all over again.
I stamped the sentiment with Altenew Obsidian black pigment ink.
To complete the card I mounted my panel on to a card base and added a strip of yellow patterned paper to the edge of the card. I added a few sequins for some sparkle.
I hope you like the card and are inspired to try colours you would not normally use to create the mood of a card.
Today I am sharing a card for Time For Tea Designs featuring some brand new products.
These products are currently available from Create and Craft TV and go live on the Time For Tea Designs website on Tuesday 26th November.
To start the card I took a piece of white cardstock and the ‘treemendous Christmas’ stencil and used a blender brush to blend Distress Oxide ink in Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron over the stencil.
I stamped and coloured the little mouse from the ‘Woodland Critters’ stamp set with my Copic Markers and used the co-ordinating die to cut him out. And gave him a little Santa hat.
I took the ‘Merry’ word die, cutting the outline shadow from the top section from the background panel and also from a piece of white card and the word from red card.
I stamped the Christmas sentiment from the ‘say anything’ stamp set and used the co-ordinating strip die to cut it out.
Next is assembling the card. I took the background panel and adhered it to a card base. Then I attached the mouse and Merry sentiment with liquid glue. I used foam pads to adhere the Christmas sentiment and to complete the card I decorated some of the trees using a black pen and some small gems.
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