Altenew Academy “With A Twist”

Altenew, Altenew Academy, Cards, Watercolor

If you haven’t noticed, I love taking creative classes. At the moment, I’m enrolled to no less than 5 art classes, 3 online and 2 in real life! I have a thirst for learning new things that’s unquenchable at the moment. 😉 I’m also listening to podcasts while I’m making my cards, painting, or when I’m in the car. I have to admit though that once the lesson/podcast is over, I tend to forget most of what I learnt… that’s my Alzheimer’s settling in I think.🤣

Altenew Tulip product

They do say though that the best way to remember something, is to practise it and then teach/share it to someone else. Which is why the Altenew Academy courses I’m taking as part of my certification course is perfect. Not only do I learn tons of wonderful new techniques, but I also have to make a card out of them and share them with you here.

Today’s card uses 2 of the 6 techniques I learnt from Therese Calvird’s “With A Twist” course. I used Altenew’s Tulip layering stamp set in a different way than what it was intended for and used an unusual colouring scheme to watercolour my card. I first stamped a single tulip in grey, using the outline stamp, as I was going to do a no line water-colouring. I then used the “layering” part of the tulips stamps, which normally add detail to the stamp and used them as grass instead!

As you can see, I partially inked these stamps, with Peeled paint distress ink, so they would appear like grass instead of tulip buds. I then proceeded to watercolour in the rest of my tulip, using my Daniel Smith watercolours followed by Prismacolour pencils once it dried. I was influenced by the colours in the inspiration post in Altenew’s March challenge but combined them in unusual ways. You can see that I painted the tulip red and orange, but also added a hint of light blue. For the leaf, I painted it green but added some orange and blue too. I then went crazy with the paint splatters! I finished the card by stamping the sentiment from the same stamp set, using Versafine ink.

Altenew Tulip cu

I really enjoyed this class and will try to incorporate the other techniques I learnt in my future cards. Thanks for stopping by and I would love to know if you think those colours go well together!

Have a great day! Hugs, 0aablog-signature

I’m sharing this over at:

Inspiration challengeAltenew March Inspiration challenge

the flower challengeThe Flower challenge – Anything

CRAFT STAMPER_TIMI CHALLENGECraft Stamper Take It Make challenge – Anything Goes

sssmchallengeSimon Says Stamp Monday challenge – Feminine/Girly

time out.pngTime Out challenge – Celebrating their 5th birthday! Congratulations!

11 thoughts on “Altenew Academy “With A Twist”

  1. All those art classes, you can totally see all the new skills you’ve acquired in your card designs and colouring. This card totally caught my eye in the Gallery, the tulip itself if gorgeous and I absolutely love the splatter with all the different colours. Its a stunning card and I’m so glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!!

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  2. I love that you love to learn and I especially love what you’ve done with all that knowledge! You used such fun techniques and the end result is a stunning and refreshing card. I’ve never seen this great of a combo of splattering and a floral element. It’s like a mix of whimsy and elegance and I really enjoyed seeing your project. You always have such a great aesthetic and I’m so grateful for your continued support of our Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenges!

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  3. Absolutely BRILLIANT Gwendolyn!! I love that you are trying new things and stretching your stamps!!
    SO GOOD!
    Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in the AECP assignment Gallery. I love your write-up and descriptions! Please keep up with your excellent work!

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  4. Such a beautiful card. Love the artsy way you have inked your flower and splattered your card. Love your thirst for learning. I also consider myself an escapee from the corporate world! Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

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