AECP – Loose & free Polychromatic freesias

Well its the 6th of September and I didn’t accomplish my personal challenge to finish the Level 1 & 2 of my Altenew Educator Certification Program at the Altenew Academy by the end of August, as I still have 4 more courses to do. Nevertheless I’m not disappointed at all, as the saying goes: “Reach for the moon, so if you fall, you’ll land among the stars”! Which means aim high and you’ll never fall short, which is exactly what happened to me. In a month, I did 14 courses, watched around 80 videos and learnt a TON of stuff! I believe my card making has improved quite abit and I have so many new techniques & ideas under my belt now, to pull out when needed!

Freesia loose

Today’s card is inspired by today’s course called “Polychromatic“, which talks about using different methods to create colour on our cards. I decided to go with the false watercolour look using my Zig cleans color brushes to stamp my images & using my Altenew inks to watercolour the background. To achieve this loose look, you first colour your stamps with the Zigs, then spray water on your stamp and finally stamp onto watercolour paper. I added quite alot of water so that it would run and create movement in my image. I added colour to the insides of my “Fresh Freesia” stamped image with my Zigs too, but while the paper was still wet.

Freesia cu

For the background, I added some Altenew inks onto an acrylic block, added lots of water with a brush onto my paper and dropped in the inks to spread naturally. While this was still wet, I drew in some green lines with my Zigs to give the impression of more leaves. The “Thank You” sentiment comes from the Majestic Bloom set and it was stamped in using Altenew’s Desert Night & Mustard Seed distress ink to give it a very dark greenish colour which was softer than black, but unfortunately you can’t see it in the photo.

I’m very happy how this turned out and I can feel myself growing in self confidence, as just afew weeks ago, I would never have been able to do such a loose look without panicking all the way and hating it in the end!

Well I hope you liked my card and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and leaving me some love! Have a great creative day!

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I’m also sharing this at:

the flower challenge.jpgThe Flower Challenge – Anything Goes

CAS mix up.jpgCAS Mix up card challenge – Inked stamps with my Zigs and stamped them & diecut the panel

PCM-challenges-logo2Paru’s cardmaking challenge – Anything Goes

card concept.pngThe Card Concept – Photo inspiration: I used all the striped colours, in order, except for the lilac!

16 thoughts on “AECP – Loose & free Polychromatic freesias

  1. It looks like you learned a lot in the classes, Gwendolyn. The loosely watercolored Freesia is gorgeous with the background you created. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing your card with us at The Flower Challenge.

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  2. What beautiful results from your watercoloring techniques Gwendolyn! Love the bright colors and the watery loveliness! Congrats on getting through all the classes you did! and thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. Oh Gwendolyn, what a gorgeous, gorgeous card, the watercolored image is simply stunning, you’ve done a glorious job putting into practice what you learned on those classes and videos and I thank you for sharing this beauty with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you come and play again next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

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  4. Great work with this fun technique, Gwendolyn. Your card is so artsy and beautiful. I love the flow of the colours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. Absolutely FAB! I really love the artsy vibe with the Zig Markers and the water-spraying ! Great choice of stamp set, too! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

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  6. I love your loose watercolor flower, Gwendolyn! The background is beautiful and gives the sense of a garden behind the beautiful freesia bloom! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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