Saturday, March 3, 2018

Altenew Educator Certification Program....

I'm happy to say I have been accepted into the program... and finally (after about a month or so) managed to do a few of my assignments.   I found I had already taken 15 out of the 20 classes so I've been reviewing the classes I already have completed and made some cards.  Today I got 3 cards done... so here they are:


I used Painted Flowers for my card (from Lesson 4) and was inspired by how easy Nicole made the stamping of this layering set.   I chose a simple design to show case the layered flowers which I stamped in orange tones. 


For this class I chose to use Beautiful Day stamp set from Lesson 2.  I LOVE this flower set.  For this card I chose to make a few flowers in different colours.

 I die cut a trellis to add to the background and layered the stamped flowers and leaves around the bottom corner.  I don't have the sentiment dies from Altenew (on my wish list) so I added the Hello from Catherine Pooler.   This class is great, giving really awesome tips and hints for layering these stamps.  Plus Altenew inks make the choosing co-ordinating colours so easy. 

and my last card for today


There are so many beautiful ways in the class to do ink blending.  I've done for a fairly simple ink blending with some Distress Oxide inks - Broken China and Cracked Pistachio to make a background to showcase the Adore You flowers

For my flowers I gold embossed a variety of flowers from the set and used some Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers to colour them in.  I hand cut around the flowers and layered them together.  I was inspired by the first lesson in the class.... doing some simple blending, stepping it up with two colours fading out to white to allow the sentiment to pop.  All the lessons in this class are so inspiring.   

I also did another card but not sure that is up to standard... so will looking at doing another one for the Clean and Simple Boutique cards.  

Thanks for stopping by.  I enjoyed my day stamping and happy to get a good start of my homework. 


CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn, always love Altenew flowers!!

Betty Keefe said...

congrats on being an Altenew educator - and fantastic homework cards!!

Nana Griffin said...

Your Altenew Beautiful Day flower card is gorgeous. Do you remember which inks sets you used for the pink, blue and purple flowers? Congratulations and all of your cards are lovely.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Dawn, these are so seriously gorgeous hun! I so wanna come hang out with you for an afternoon of crafting, I think I could learn a thing or two! We should so make that happen! Awesome cards, beautifully inked and designed. So so fabulous hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Virginia Lu said...

Dawn, these are FABULOUS work! Love your rendition of each one! Congrats to the program. Looking forward to seeing more!

Greta said...

Beautiful job with the flowers! I especially love the trellis background card!

Monika Reeck said...

3 flowers card
I am not a lady who likes to make flower cards
but yours wooow
I love the first one is my fav
the second one with trellis is cool
love the texture of trellis
great post Dawn

creationsnz said...

Super card Dawn, love the boldness. CarolG