Category Archives: Altenew

Use Nuvo Crackle Mousse With Catherine Pooler’s Vitamin Sea To Create A Quick Card

I found a new medium that I am totally in love with!  NUVO Crackle Mousse.  I’ve been a fan of the NUVO Embellishment Mousse for a long time and I’ve done a couple of videos using those. These new Crackle Mousse mediums are super fun! My first experiment involved just smearing it on a card with my palette… Read More »

Create A Card From A Sketch With Catherine Pooler’s Unsinkable Collection

Some days when you sit down to craft, you need a little boost of inspiration to get started.  A card sketch or scrapbook layout sketch is a perfect place to start. I also love playing along with sketch challenges for both scrapbooking and cardmaking.  I love seeing how other people use the sketch to create something that looks… Read More »

How To Create A Scene With Ink Blended Hills And Add Texture To A Stamped Image + Video

You know that feeling when you open the mailbox and there is a package from one of your favorite stamp companies just waiting inside the box for you?  It’s a great feeling!  I ordered a new stamp and die set from Altenew and there it was waiting for me yesterday.  I immediately had to play with it. I… Read More »

Clean And Simple Sketch Challenge

You are cordially invited to join the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Design Team to play along with our sketch challenge this week!  The sketch is a nice clean and simple sketch. This is another one that is going in my digital file because it is another classic sketch with lots of possibilities. I decided to tip this sketch… Read More »

Coloring Florals With Alcohol Markers + Video

Have you ever watched several different people teach the same skill?  They all teach the skill differently. That’s true when you are learning to watercolor or to color with alcohol markers. I’ve taken classes with many different people and they all have their own styles.  I find myself practicing their techniques and then combining the tidbits that I… Read More »

Quick Tip: Marker Organization To Make Clean Up Easy + Video

Have you ever spent the day immersed in your creative projects only to realize that you had tools and papers everywhere? You know the feeling you get when you realize you’ve had a great day, but you really should tidy up before you call it quits. But WOW!  Cleaning up is going to take an hour. You know… Read More »

Create 2 Quick and Colorful Cards to Brighten Someone’s Day

I have 2 cards to share with you today that go along with a couple of the latest stamping trends that I used in my Technique-a-Week video: Rainbows and black outline stamps with no color. The first card I created quickly using some rainbow patterned paper from MFT Stamps.  I love shopping at MFT Stamps.  They always have… Read More »

Two New Watercolor Techniques To Try

Have you had a chance to try watercoloring yet? There are so many different ways to watercolor and so many techniques to try.  I’m taking a class at Altenew Academy called Artist Watercolor 101 and I am loving it. The instructor is fantastic and she is sharing so many tips and tricks.  She keeps reinforcing little techniques as… Read More »

Have You Notices How Metallic Elements Create Special Cards?

  My son and I used to browse the card isles of a couple local stores while we were waiting for my daughter during her afterschool sports practice.  We really enjoyed finding cards to make each other laugh.  I learned that we had very similar quirky humor as we laughed on those afternoons. I also noticed that the… Read More »