Monday, November 19, 2018

Altenew Academy Project #17...

Hi! I am almost at the end of the Altenew Educator Certification Program Level Two. I have really enjoyed my classes. Today's card combines lots of stuff that I picked up during this process.

Jennifer Rzasa, Debby Hughes, and Laura Bassen are three of my favourite crafters. So I was really looking forward to the Creative Watercolor Media class. And this class definitely didn't disappoint! I especially loved the idea of using reinkers as paints. I don't have any Altenew reinkers. So I used photo inks which are similar. Here is the card I created.

I started with a piece of watercolour paper. I used liquid masking fluid to draw a grid and then painted with yellow dye ink. Once the paper was dry, I added more masking fluid and used shades of blue and green to get a beautiful plaid pattern. I added some details with a very fine brush and dark blue and green dye ink.

While my plaid paper was drying, I took a scrap of yellow cardstock and stamped the outline and one layering image of the large bloom from the Peony Bouquet stamp set. I die cut it with the coordinating die. I stamped the leaves on watercolour paper and added drops of blue and green. I die cut the leaves with the coordinating dies as well.

I scored lines on a green card base. The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set. I stamped and heat embossed it with white EP. I die cut the plaid paper and arranged all the die cuts on the card base.

Here is a closer look at the card.

I hope you liked my take on pop art. Looking forward to hearing from you. Entering my card in the following challenges.

Creatalicious Challenge #151 - Anything Goes + Layer It Up:

I used the middle line. The Camlin dye inks are used are several years old, definitely more than 6 years.



  1. Lovely card, Nandini! Thanks for joining us at the Watercolor Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

  2. Love the inky plaid background! The colors are so inviting and lovely, Nandini! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

  3. Lovely card, your background is fab! The green and yellow really pop!!
    Thanks for playing TIC TAC TOE with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!

  4. Oh my gosh your plaid background is fabulous. Great use of it too. Thanks for joining us for Tic Tac Toe at Shopping Our Stash!!

  5. Love, love love the color combination you used!

  6. Lovely colours and techniques used. Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Rachel DT

  7. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional layer it up” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    (DT Simply Create Too)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…