Friday, June 5, 2020

Altenew Academy - Seasonal Scene Building

Hello and welcome.  I just finished Nichol Spohr's Altenew class on scene building and wanted to share this card.  I love "scene cards" so this class was very fun for me.  My card concept was "coffee in the garden".  I was especially inspired by Nicole's lessons #1 and #4 on creating scenes and die-cut scenes.  
A scene card featuring Altenew Gardent Grow and Tea Time stamp and die bundles with Watercolor Stripes stencil and texture paste to create the background.
My Process:
Once I came up with my coffee in the garden theme, I started by working on my background.  I wanted to use a stencil technique that I learned in Laurel Beard's Stencil Techniques class.  I had never worked with embossing/texture paste and I found I really liked it.  I knew I wanted a subtle plank like background so I made three....a neutral tan, soft blue and light yellow.  I tinted the paste with dye ink and used a palette knife to work it through my stencil. I left the finish a bit rough and rustic and then put the panels aside to dry.  I really like the texture and look of the background.  

Next I stamped, Copic colored and die cut my images.  By this time my backgrounds were dry so I laid the die-cuts on each and decided I liked the neutral tan the best.  I adhered the images with foam tape and popped on a card base.
Supplies Used:
Altenew Garden Grow stamp and die bundle
Altenew Tea Time stamp and die bundle
Altenew Watercolor Stripes Background stencil
Altenew Sand Dunes Crisp die ink (to tint the paste)
Texture paste and pallet knife
Copic markers
Foam tape

I am also joining:
As You Like It Scene Challenge  I enjoy a latte in my garden every afternoon and depicted this scene on my card.  

Time Out Proust Quote Challenge   This is a wonderful quote that speaks to me.  I focused on the gardening aspect of the quote for my card.  

I was so pleased to learn that my card was selected as a top three at Time Out Challenges. 

I think this is a fun scene card that would work for a man or woman.  Thank your for stopping by!


  1. Hi Karen

    You have created a really beautiful scene .. .. love the textured background very much.

    I have been having a little look around your blog. You have created some really lovely cards.

    Love Jules xx

  2. Gorgeous! Love the texture on the background!
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

  3. Many thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at As You Like It Challenge this week. What could make a more perfect scene than coffee in the garden? Hope to see you back again soon.

  4. Wonderful card! I really love the stenciled, textured background and the images you used. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

  5. Thank you so much for joining in with the AYLI challenge. Your make is perfect for the scene/no scene theme. Hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Squirrel x

  6. Congrats for getting Honours at Time Out-we also love your entries-see blog for your badge!


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