Monday, July 3, 2017

Altenew Academy Muse Class: Party and Paper Goods

Another fun day of Altenew Academy's Muse Class- this time party and paper goods! Like most card makers, I love party supplies and paper-y goodness like stationary! Here is the image (credit) I was inspired by:

Floral Petite Gift Bag - Spritz™ : Target

I LOVE gift bags - they are the best eye candy! This one screamed at me because those flowers are the same one's in Altenew's Adore You set! yes!

Here is my card:



Thanks for visiting - this was the last lesson in the class. I loved the class and will use the skills in my every day card making!

Ingredients: Altenew Adore You, Label Love; MFT Sentiment Strips (die); Maude Asbury-Gabbie (patterned paper)

Altenew Academy Muse Class: Art

I am an Art History major so I was excited for the next lesson in Altenew Academy's Muse Class: Art. I love all kinds of art and finally settled on Pop Art images for inspiration. Here is my muse (I'm having trouble giving credit and finding the actual link for this but I believe it is a Marimekko piece):

Marimekko takes a stand on power of expression with an Unikko pattern place in Milan during design week. The range of Unikko colourways seen in the Milan installation represent the versatility and boldness that the pattern has had during each of the five past decades.

I love all these bold bright colors! To translate this into a card took some trial and error but I finally worked it out:



I love how this fun card turned out - it took a bit of planning but it was worth it!

Thanks for visiting! Still more to come!

Ingredients: Altenew Layered Floral Cover Dies A and B, Label Love; Reverse Confetti Tag Me (banner)

Altenew Academy Muse Class - Photography Muse

Next up in Altenew Academy's Muse Class - Photography. Wide range there for finding inspiration but this one was hard for me. I finally found an image that spoke to me here (credit):

i love these colors.

I love the bokeh look but when it came time to create my initial card idea did not work out. After some more trial and error I came up with this:



Thanks for visiting! Come back for more!

Ingredients: Altenew Halftone Stencil, Adore You; MFT Layered Treat Tag (banner)

Altenew Academy Muse Class - Home Decor Muse

My card for the next lesson in Altenew Academy's Muse Class is inspired by Home Decor. Who doesn't love home decor? I spent a ton of time looking for the right images to be inspired by and finally found it here (credit)!

Bold Pink Polka Dots Duvet CoverSaveSave

It is stunning! I love bright pink and black - one of my fav color combos! Here is my card interpretation of this fun and funky duvet cover (you can also buy this design in other forms):



I used a turquoise card base because it just made the card pop even more! Squeal!

Thanks for visiting! Still more to come!

Ingredients:
Altenew Halftone Stencil, Label Love

Altenew Academy Muse Class - Fashion Muse

We all struggle to find inspiration at times and I finally found the keys to help me get past lost mojo! Altenew Academy's Class: Muse opened my eyes to see inspiration all around. I recently fell in love with Altenew's products and could not wait to try out my new goodies for this class. The first lesson was about finding inspiration in fashion. Here is the image (credit) I chose:


Card inspiration

And here is my card interpretation of the image:


Thanks for visiting! More to come!

Ingredients:
Altenew Label Love, Layered Floral Cover Dies A and B; MFT Layered Treat Tag (banner)

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Altenew Card Class Day 4

Last day of class for Altenew's Celebration: Stencil Techniques class :( 
For Day 4 we learned a to ink blend with stencils over a watercolored background. Say what? This technique is new to me, but I will be trying it more!


I got creative with this card and cut out a portion of the flower image from the die cut of the Layered Floral cover plate - stretching those supplies!  And then I added some Wink of Stella to the flower for sparkle.

You can see some of the sparkle in this pic.

Loved this class and look forward to checking more out at Altenew Academy!

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Altenew Halftone stencil, Floral Cover Plate Die B; PTI Boutique Borders: Mother

Altenew Card Class Day 3

I've had a busy weekend making mother's day cards featuring my new Altenew goodies for their Celebrations: Stencil Techniques class. For Day 3 we learned to stamp with our stencils. Being I only have one Altenew stencil (for now) I used my already well-loved Halftone stencil. I tried to use my Distress Oxide inks but wasn't having any luck so I went to my trusty Distress Inks and found success!


I love how this turned out! 

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients: Altenew Halftone stencil; Gel-a-tins Spring garden; Paper Smooches Kinfolk