Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 2018 Inspiration Challenge at Altenew

Hello everyone! Today I'm sharing a card for the ALTENEW April 2018 Inspiration Challenge.  I've been participating and enjoying For the LOVE of COLOR class taught by Julia Altermann. Her classes have been very detailed in coloring with Alcohol markers, pencils, watercolor and even coloring on Glitter!

For this card I combined several lessons from the Altenew Academy AECP Level 2 by using the color palette from the inspiration photo above.
Here is my card:

This is an almost One Layer card, utilizing lessons learned in Masking Unleashed and Beyond Basic Backgrounds with a hint of pencil coloring skills learned in For the LOVE of COLOR.

  • I used the Stone Wall Stencil and Shades of Purple Crisp inks sponged over a mask cut with the decorative frame in the New Day Card Kit for the background on an A2 sized White CS
  • Then I stamped a small outline image from Remember This , keeping the frame mask in place, only removing the center cut to create a "window" effect.
  • And here is where I colored with Prisma colored pencils, just a bit on the rose buds
  • I inked the detailed layer of the leaves and stems,VERY LIGHTLY, with Frayed Leaf crisp ink
  • With C002 Artistic marker, I quickly added a shadow at the window 
  • The sentiment is from Story of Us, inked with Jet Black
  • Brought in more green with an arrow from Happy Dreams, inked with Parrot Crisp ink
  • Trimmed the panel down to show a tiny bit of white on an A2 cardbase
  • Heart shaped Enamel Dots were the finishing touch of embellishment

Level 2
Hope you liked my card today.  It's Fun and challenging to see how many new skills can be packed into a single project:)

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. How cool and gorgeous! Love the use of stencil and masking with frame! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

  2. Everything you create is just magical!!! So glad you could play along with us in this month's Inspiration Challenge!

    1. Thank you! I've found, that I must REALLY LOVE the products I'm creating with for the magic to actually happen:))

  3. So beautiful, Laura! Love how you achieved a great dimensional look with faux dimension, in fact. Cool and unique!

  4. Beautiful take on the For the Love of Color class – love your pencil work!


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