Sunday, August 2, 2020

Altenew Academy: Color Your Day

I just finished this card for Altenew Academy's Color Your Day and I wanted to share it.  This is the second class I've taken with Therese Calvird, and she is an excellent instructor!  She is creative, calm and explains her lessons well.

Today's card was inspired by Lesson #1. Therese showed us some loose watercoloring and I loved the color blue she used (Tombow #493).  She also suggested that we leave a little white around the edges and I really like that look.
My process:  I stamped my blooms and leaves on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx black ink.  I then partially colored the images and then used a wet brush to move the color around.  I was sure to leave a bit of white around the edges.  Therese also suggested using just a hint of neutral for the flowers center, which is really pretty. Normally I would color the centers yellow.  I added some clear glossy accents to the flower centers.  
Supplies:
Altenew Smile More stamp and die bundle
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Watercolor Paper
Tombow Markers:  493, 443, N45, 173, 133
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Spellbinders Essential Rectangles for the frame
Foam tape for the three blooms and sentiment
Liquid glue for the other elements.

I also wanted to play along with:

I am so pleased that you stopped by!
Karen

3 comments:

  1. Delightful make, so glad you not only enjoyed your class but got to deploy the technique learned too

    Kathyk

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  2. I love this. The grey card looks super with the white frame and the bright blue of the flowers snuggled into the corner is a terrific touch. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More.
    Lynne x

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  3. This is really pretty.
    Thank you for entering your work to the AECP assignment gallery.

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