Thursday, June 23, 2016

Altenew Homework

Over at Altenew Academy, Marika Rahtu, has a fabulous class called "Beautiful Details".  Marika does the MOST AMAZING stamping and colouring.  She really is an artist..   Me not so much.  You really have to be patient to do her techniques.   I'm not patient!!!!

Day 1 Marika used some solid stamps to make her own flowers
Here is her card:
 Marika used a solid stamp from Painted Roses set which I don't have.  I do have Golden Garden which has some sketchy flowers.  I used one of the flowers and stamped it in Altenew blue ink doing first, second and even third generation stamping.  I used a pen to make sketchy lines

I smudged the stickles dots and creased it a little bit when I added the 3D tape.  I used black washi tape along the bottom.    The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.

I am not feeling confident that I can do the beautiful shading Marika does but if I get some time over the weekend, I am going to give it a try.

I'm going to finish off tonight with a photo of my little grandson.  He's 9 weeks old now and growing quickly.  With the internet, I am happy to say I get a photo or little video just about every day.

 Today was the first time he held onto his toy and of course the first place it went was into his mouth!

Thanks for stopping by. 


Betty Keefe said...

you get an A+ on your homework Dawn! very pretty.

Lin said...

Love your take on Marika's card, Dawn - she is indeed a true talent! Your little grand is darling!

Maxine D said...

Wow - what a great card Dawn - keep up the great work!!
Wee Archer is certainly growing so very fast!

Greta said...

Oh he's getting cuter & cuter, Dawn! The internet is wonderful, but I know you can't wait to get him in your arms again! Gotta say--that is a stunningly beautiful card! Your flowers are fabulous! I'm not patient either, but it doesn't matter when you can make a card like this!

creationsnz said...

This is such a lovely card Dawn, well worth the effort. CarolG

Barb Ghig said...

You really did an amazing job on Marika's technique, Dawn! Your flowers are so gorgeous, and I love how you added a piece of Washi along the bottom...So elegant!

Your grandson is such a cutie! How fun that you get pics or a video almost every day...You're a lucky grandma!

Monika Reeck said...

cute little baby
kiss for him please
I love that flowe in blue so elegant and nice sentiment you have Dawn
love this card too