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!
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.
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!
I’m also sharing this at:
The Flower Challenge – Anything Goes
CAS Mix up card challenge – Inked stamps with my Zigs and stamped them & diecut the panel
Paru’s cardmaking challenge – Anything Goes
The Card Concept – Photo inspiration: I used all the striped colours, in order, except for the lilac!