Hello Homework

HelloJuly12

Bit by bit, I’m working my way through my Altenew Academy One-Layer Wonders class.  Here’s another card for my homework.

Kelly Latevola has some amazing ideas and techniques to share in this class.  Well worth your time and money for sure!

As always, I respect the company providing the classes and don’t share details.  I hope you’ll understand.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Ink

Stamps:  Altenew Perfectly Perfect and Blooming Bouquet

Misc:  Nuvo Creative Pens, white gel pen, Copic Multiliner

I Have Decided to be Happy

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More playing with Carabelle Studio stamps today.

Isn’t this a wonderful sentiment?  Wonderful advice 🙂

I stamped the right circular image in Distress Ink and misted it lightly before stamping.  The heart was stamped in the same manner.  The butterflies were watercoloured with two colours of Distress Inks and then I added some white gel pen and shadows with a Zig marker.

A little wash to ground the panel and a sprinkling of sequins completes the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron and Candied Apple Distress Inks

Stamps:  Carabelle Studio Fly, Fly, Fly Pretty Butterfly and Carabelle Studio The Geometriks #4

Misc:  water mister, white gel pen, Dylusions washi tape, Simon Says Stamp Moonshine sequins, Zig marker and adhesives

Life is Pretty Awesome

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It’s a gorgeous day here and life is pretty awesome.

Playing with some fun Carabelle Studio stamps today.  I did a wee bit of masking, but otherwise this is pretty straight forward.

The images were watercoloured with Distress Inks.  Then I added some white gel pen and some shading.  Next came some fun splashes of the Twisted Citron for some texture/interest.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark, Versafine Clair in Nocturne and Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers

Stamps:  Carabelle Studio Papillon/Lettres, Carabelle Studio Life is Pretty Awesome and Carabelle Studio Spots & Seams

Misc:  heat tool, embossing buddy, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, paintbrushes, white gel pen and Zig Clean markers

Remake

Hellowishyouwerehere

Do you ever look at a card and think….hmmm…that could be improved?  I liked my card from yesterday.  I love my card today.

After putting down two strips of the washi tape,  I used my “hello” die, but this time, used a lightweight cardboard and cut it out three times.  The layers were glued together to give some depth to the piece.  Another change I made was to deepen the colours of the three die cut pieces…the florals and leaves.  I also added some white gel pen to the large flower.

The background was again debossed with the same plate.  The only other thing I changed was to add a “label” strip with “wish you were here”.  I like the contrast!

The other change was I finally got some photo editing software on my new iMac which makes me much happier with my photos.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Simon Says Stamp Black and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and Distress Inks

Stamps:  Altenew Beautiful Day and Dearest Friend

Misc: Altenew Watercolor Strokes washi tape, Altenew Beautiful Day dies, Altenew Dotted Scales debossing plate, heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, embossing buddy, lightweight cardboard, white gel pen and adhesives

 

 

Washi Hello

15E954D6-8167-47A9-BFF4-6FD6A403EE5DHello everyone!  Hope you are having a wonderful day!

This card design has been in my brain for awhile. Just needed the die.  Now that I have it…here’s the card.

The background has been debossed with the Dotted Scales debossing  plate which leaves a lovely border by using it vertically on a horizontal card.

I added two strips of the washi tape to a piece of cardstock so that I had the proper width for using the die.  Next, I watercoloured three heat embossed images from Beautiful Day.  I tried to approximate the colours in the washi with Distress Inks. They were then die cut with the matching dies .

Lots of sparkly sequins complete the card.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:   VersaMark and Distress Inks

Stamps:  Altenew Beautiful Day

Misc:  Altenew Beautiful Day dies, Altenew Watercolor Stroked washi, Altenew Dotted Scales debossing plate, Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine sequins, adhesives

Thanks Florals and Leaves

527C140C-0A62-45CF-A52E-6F616DB0DD91 My card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge today.

A monoprint background done with a stencil and some Distress Inks. Followed by some simple stamping and messy watercolouring. I added some squiggles and dots with a gel pen, some splashes of colour and a smattering of sequins.

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Paper:  Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaFine Clair Nocturne and Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac and Shabby Shutters

Stamps:  Altenew Hibiscus Bouquet and Altenew Super Script 2

Misc: Stencil Girl Succulents stencil, white gel pen, Simon Say Stamp Assorted Moonshine sequins and adhesives

Harlequin Floral

62E62CE1-82F7-422B-BA60-578EDB5F03C5Happy to have yet another card for my stash thanks to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

Another Stencil Monoprint background. If you’ve never tried this technique, I did a tutorial for Splitcoaststampers

Then I heat embossed this gorgeous floral image in white. Using the same three colours of Distress Inks I watercoloured the image. This time I added some shading with a Zig Clean Color marker.

A sentiment and some little gems complete the card.

Back soon with more my sweet friends.

Paper: Neenah Solar White and Canson Bristol

Ink:  VersaMark and Distress Inks in Twisted Citron, Wilted Violet and Mermaid Lagoon

Stamps:  Studio Katia and Clearly Besotted (sentiment)

Misc:  heat tool, Brutus Monroe Alabaster embossing powder, embossing buddy, TCW Harlequin stencil, distress sprayer, paintbrush, MFT Wonky Stitched Rectangle die, Studio Katia Spring Gems and adhesives.