Saturday, May 18, 2019

Altenew Creative Watercolor Media

Hi Everyone,

Today I am here to show one more project for Altenew.  For this purpose I have selected another one of my favorite Class Creative watercolour Media. 

For this project I wanted to try and improve my coloring techniques by using the Altenew Watercolour Palette  and Altenew Water brush Pens.

 I have used the stamp sets Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria and for the sentiment I chose my "happy" word from the Script Words 2. " for you" is from the halftone happy stamp set.


Basic Techniques and Process for making this Card:
  • For making this card , I have used the basic technique of masking.
  • First I planned how many flowers I want on the top and then stamped them randomly on my strathmore Watercolor Paper Cold press using distress ink Antique Linen.

  • Once I have got my top flowers I masked them with the flowers which I got by stamping them on a paper separately and fussy cutting them out as I wanted no white background in the flowers.
  • I have done the same techniques for the leaves as well and masked few to see the over lapping ones coming underneath the flowers.
  • After I was happy with my stamped images I started my coloring process.
  • Foremost I did a brown water wash outside my outline images. So spreading the brown outline with more water.
  • Then slowly and patiently I started doing every alternate petal at a time so that they are not wet as when I do the petal in between the two I did before. 



  • For the middle of the flowers I did black dots with watercolor.
  • For a bit of enhancement I also splattered some white with my brush.
  • My sentiment "happy" was cut two times on white card stock and 1 pcs in gold glitter card stock to have a raised effect.
  • "for you" I stamped with the Altenew New Antique Gold Pigment Ink on a black card stock.

Its amazing when you are challenged with something out of your comfort zone and try something new. I really would like to Thank Virginia and Erum for their support and love.

I look forward to create more and present myself more under their beautiful guidance.   

Hope you all like it.
Regards
Neha



Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Altenew Zentangle for Cardmakers

Zentangle for cardmaker! what an amazing class it was. I have done few cards before with zentangle but never had a chance to finish them. Few tips and tricks learned with Amber Davis at the Altenew Academy was just on spot to full fill all needs.

Today I created a card with Zentangle. For this Card I have used the Geometric landscape which is a new release from Altenew. As soon as I saw this stamp I thought this would be perfect to do some zentangle. Along with this stamp I have also used Altenew Henna Element set. 

So here I am with my card.


Here is the process on how I have created this card.

First I took a stamp from the Henna element and stamped them in a diagonal pattern on Nina Solar white along with its leaves. On a masking sheet I stamped flowers and leaves to cover the stamped images which I stamped on Nina solar white.



Now comes a bit of tricky part. The stamp was 6x6 so I had to bit struggle and expanding my lines with geometric pattern, I made a boo-boo but with Zentangle everything was hidden. 
First I stamped the 6x6 Image pattern and then I moved my paper little on right side so that I can stamp the 1/4 of the stamp again .Below is my picture which will show you what exactly I did.


All the lines which went missing from my this image I did create them when I started with  my zentangle on it.

Once everything was finished I managed to die cut my sentiment happy cutout 4 times on a back cardstock to layer them on top of each other and used "Birthday" from Birthday builder stamp set.
To finish it I just added few bits of sequins to add sparkle to finish.



Hope you all like my card and would love to join Amber for her beautiful class for some more fun and learning.



Untill next time. happy Blogging 
regards
neha