PanPastels and Crepe Paper Peony

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but the last 8 weeks have been a bit off. I’ve had a lot going on personally and just haven’t felt right. I’ve pushed myself to move forward, because if I don’t, I may stay in this rut for longer than I’d like. So, with this post, IContinue reading “PanPastels and Crepe Paper Peony”

Level 1: Final Challenge – AECP

Hello and welcome! This is my final challenge for level 1. I was tasked with completing two set of cards. One set masculine and the other set feminine. Each set must have a cohesive theme. With this in mind, I wanted to create 2 sets, but also be able to use both sets as oneContinue reading “Level 1: Final Challenge – AECP”

Irresistible Inking Techniques – AECP

This is my last class for Level 1 of the Altenew Academy – Irresistible Inking Techniques. I went through the entire course – watched the videos, and analyzed the the inspiration projects, but then I went back and read the first line of the course introduction; “Stretch the purpose of your ink pads! Learn howContinue reading “Irresistible Inking Techniques – AECP”

Easy Die Cutting Techniques – AECP

Here are my cards for the next class. This class is about adding detail and dimension with die cuts. I love using die cuts to create cards. This is one of my favorite techniques to use, so when this class came along, I had a hard time deciding what to make, as I had soContinue reading “Easy Die Cutting Techniques – AECP”

Season Scene Building – AECP

So I went way out of my comfort zone on this one. I use alcohol inks to create my landscape. I’m new to alcohol inks but I really like how these turned out. This class is about creating a scene and not necessarily a landscape scene, but a table top scene or even a backyardContinue reading “Season Scene Building – AECP”

Large Crepe Paper Wall Flower

For this post, I’ll be creating a large crepe paper flower – one you can hand on your wall. I’ve made a bunch of these and they all look a little different. This is a simple flower to make but there’s a lot of petals to cut. I create my own templates just before IContinue reading “Large Crepe Paper Wall Flower”