Saturday, 23 February 2019

Altenew Zentangle class - Homework Day 1

I'm taking the latest Altenew Academy class - Zentangle for Cardmakers.  It's shaping up to be a great class led by Amber Davis.  Lesson one was about getting a feel for adding lines to an image.  This is called aura, a fundamental technique for zentangling.  It is just to get us comfortable drawing on our stamped images. 

Amber used a stamp set called Frilled Petals... which I don't have so I pulled out my Botanical Garden
As you can see, it already has some lines on some of the stamps.  I used the flower on the stem.

I used the design that Amber used... a masked off rectangle.  I did some additional lines... on my stem and added the two buds.  Need practice on getting  two lines closer together.  I used my pen (Faber Castell Pitt pen) to outline the masked off area.  This set doesn't have any shading layers so added some colour with my Prismacolor pencils.  I added the sentiment from Adore You set across the bottom of the stems.  Trimmed the panel a bit and added with some fun foam to  white base.  

I've watched lesson two and am about to watch lesson three and hopefully tomorrow some time to try out the techniques. 

Just a quick picture of what I spend my afternoon doing.... 

 Nappy (Diaper) cake.

Wrapped in cellophane

Next Saturday there is a Baby Shower for my son's partner - Erin.  She has less than 10 weeks to go till due date.   Very exciting times.... and yes she knows she is having a Girl... hence all the pink!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Dotty Jo said...

Your card is lovely, Dawn - very classy! Well done on that 'cake'. One of my colleagues is due her first baby in the next few weeks, so perhaps I should give this a go myself, Jo x

Betty said...

wonderful card, Dawn - and your diaper cake is amazing

kim skinner said...

Fantastic Zentangle!

Monika Reeck said...

I love the Flower Image and lovely Colors too Dawb
Beautiful Card
and the Diapers Cake is cute
love the idea Dawn
Happy Sunday Night

Greta said...

How exciting--grandbaby #2 almost here! What an adorable cake--I've never seen anything like that! Your card is lovely, Dawn--you did great with adding lines!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous card Dawn and I love that Diaper cake,

creationsnz said...

WOW, now I know what a nappy cake is! What a fabulous concoction. You always amaze me Dawn. CarolG