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AECP: Level 2 – Creative Watercolor Media - Hi everyone! Today’s card is my assignment for the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) class called “Creative Watercolor Media”. This class taught many great options for watercolor mediums as well as different techniques for water coloring. I chose to focus my project on the wet-on-wet technique using my Altenew dye inks as paint. I was pleasantly surprised to see how… More...
AECP: Level 2 – With a Twist - Hi there! Every now and again I have an idea in my head about a card I want to create and I just have to see it through. This is the current version of that card…and it is my submission for the AECP Level 2 class “With a Twist”. I really wanted to use the lesson from the class on… More...
Mother’s Day 2021 - Happy Mother’s Day! If you’re a mom (of humans or fur babies), I hope you have the most amazing Mother’s Day! And if you’re not a mother yourself, I’m sure you know a few great moms who’ll be celebrating the holiday! Be sure to give them some extra love! My card today is going to my mom. She’s not on… More...
AECP: Level 2 – In the Mood for Color! - Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing a card I made for the In the Mood for Color class for the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). This class was all about using color to invoke or represent the mood you want to create for the card. I absolutely love color but I often have a hard time determining which color to use… More...
AECP: Level 2 – Beautiful Details - Hi there! My card today is for the Beautiful Details class as part of the Altenew Educator Certification Program – Level 2. I love using my Copic markers and I’ve always felt that I could get some pretty great results just from blending the markers correctly - but I was completely SHOCKED at how much more depth and vibrancy I… More...
AECP: Level 2 – Beyond Basic Backgrounds - Hi there! My Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) Final Challenge Project for Level 1 was accepted (Woooo Hooo!) and I’m now able to move on to Level 2! My first Level 2 class was called “Beyond Basic Backgrounds” and taught some fun techniques for taking my backgrounds to the next level. There was one technique in this class that I’d… More...
Spring Birds: Happy Birthday - Hi everyone! Next week is my best friend, Gail’s, birthday.  In the last few years, she has really gotten into watching and feeding birds in her amazing garden - so for her birthday I decided to practice my Copic marker coloring skills and see if I could put together a card that had birds as the focus.  She doesn’t actually… More...
AECP: Level 1 Challenge Project - Hi there! As most of you know, I’ve been participating in the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP). A few weeks ago, I finished all the Level 1 courses for the program and was given a final challenge that I need to complete before I can move on to Level 2. So, today’s post is all about my final challenge project… More...
AECP: Let it Shine - Hi there! My card today is the last card project for Level 1 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program (AECP) and uses techniques I learned from the class called “Let it Shine”. After this, I’ll be given a “challenge” project before I move on to Level 2. You’ve probably already figured out that I love to use gems and shimmer… More...