Sunday, May 27, 2018

Altenew Academy Project #11...

Hi! The month of May has been a very busy one for me. With the summer holidays on, the time for crafting and blogging is almost non-existent! Though I will miss having the kids at home, I am also looking forward to the start of the school year in June.

I have started taking the classes necessary for Level 2 of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. The class that excited me most is Magical Marker Techniques by Sara Naumann. I was lucky to buy the Artist Markers Set A in Destash. This is a completely new medium for me. So I was a bit apprehensive about investing the money. But I loved the class and enjoyed my first few attempts at using the Artist's Markers.

Here is the card that I came up with:

I started with a plain piece of white cardstock. I used different shades of pink and blue to create a plaid background. The idea was to have a less than perfect, artsy feel. So I just hand drew the lines. I die cut the background with the Banner die by Itsy Bitsy. I also cut a larger banner from the white cardstock.

Here is a closer look at the banners.

I used the outline image of the flower from the Peony Bouquet stamp set to add some texture to the background by stamping with a slightly darker ink.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set by Altenew. I stamped it with some Memento ink. This is where the thin nib really came in handy. I used it to fill some dark pink color into the outlined 'Happy'.

To finish, I stamped some of the leaf and berry images from the Peony Bouquet stamp set and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I colored them quickly with the markers and they were ready to go.

Here is a closer look at the sentiment panel.

I popped up the sentiment panel on some foam tape and added the die cuts. To finish I added some sequins from my stash.

I love the way this card turned out. And I loved working with the Artist Markers. I have ordered a few more already and look forward to playing with them.

Entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use More Than One Stamp:

I used several stamps from the Peony Bouquet and the Birthday Greetings stamp sets by Altenew.

HLS May Anything Goes With Dies Challenge:

CAS On Friday Challenge #133 - Birthday Card:

Sunday Stamps Challenge SSC179 - Sweet Visions:



  1. Very beautiful card, from the colors, the plaid, the banner and sentiment - it's awesome! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

  2. So fun - love your created plaid - I've been wanting to try something like that for so long, I think you might just give me the push I need, lol. You' have so much fun with your markers - keep it up! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  3. This is so pretty!! I love the free-hand plaid background-- so creative,clever and artistic! ❤

  4. This is DELIGHTFUL!! Love your hand drawn lines with the stamped images, Nandini! Fabulous DIY plaid design! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  5. Oh wow! I love how you made this plaid. I had to do a double take.. I thought it was paper. Thank you for joining us for Simon Says Stamp's more than one stamp challenge! Good Luck!

  6. Beautiful details! I love the hand-drawn background. Thank you for sharing on Sunday Stamps this week.

  7. I love the plaid you created! Such a fun background and a work of love! Perfect way to show off your sentiment! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

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