Saturday, November 24, 2018

Altenew Academy Project #20...

Hi! I am finally at the end of the classes for the Altenew Educator Certification Program - Level 2. Beautiful Details by Marika Rahtu is the final class I need to complete. I went through the lessons a while ago. But it took me some time to actually complete my assignment. Part of the reason is that I am totally intimidated by Marika's amazing work. She is so talented and I am a huge fan of her work. She teaches many techniques for adding extra details to your cards that will really make them shine. I concentrated on the very first lesson that focuses on using your stamps to create artistic cards. Here is my card.

I started with a piece of watercolour paper. I used the second layer of the leaf stamp and inked it with yellow, dark pink and two shades of orange markers. These are the brush pens by Camlin which have very intense colours. I overlapped the leaf to create a flower. I drew the stem by hand with my Zigs. Once the stamping was done, I lightly distressed the panel with blue, yellow and green inks and added some water splatters. Here is a closer look at the stamping.

The sentiment is from the Painted Greetings set, stamped with black ink. I  trimmed the panel and added a mat of green paper. The mat is adhered directly to the orange card base. The panel is popped up on some foam tape. I added some jute cord towards to top as a finishing touch.

I hope you like my card. I look forward to hearing from you.

I am very excited that my classes for Level 2 are done. I am looking forward now to receiving my final assignment. I have really enjoyed the journey till now and look forward to the future.



  1. So gorgeous! Your attentions to details in stamping and coloring really come through in this, Nandini! I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work on all of your course work. It's been so awesome to see your progress this past year!