Category Archives: Techniques

A Blog Hop, A Challenge, And A Technique

Today I am sharing a card that I made for a technique class I am teaching.  I wanted to participate in the 2019 Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I’m using this for my DT card for this week’s Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. After the first of the year, I will be releasing several online classes and this… Read More »

Simon Says Thankful Flower With Alcohol Markers

Today’s card was totally inspired by the Altenew Academy Color Blending class taught by Kelly Latevola.  I’ve included a link to this fantastic class in the supply list below.  For less than $10 you get Kelly’s expertise.  She is a super hero colorist! I used the October Simon Says Stamp Card Kit: Thankful Flowers to create this card… Read More »

Create Your Own Color Wheel Free Printables

  I have a gift for you today!  I just finished taking the Altenew Academy Color Blending class with Kelly Latevola and it was fabulous! The first lesson was all about color theory, creating color swatches and a color wheel. I’ve taken several color theory classes and I’ve been collecting my notes from them.  I decided it was… Read More »

Inlaid Die Cutting Technique With Patterned Paper

Altenew recently had a new class on 3D Florals that was all about using their layered floral dies.  I’m halfway through the class and I’m enjoying it very much. I decided to use a slight twist on the 3D Florals by using the Rose Filament Die set.  This is not a layered die, but I decided to do… Read More »

Playing With Alcohol Pearl Inks

Another fabulous card kit with some new products that I had not planned to try showed up on my doorstep.  What’s a person to do? I had to play with the kit and the new Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearl Inks. I had not planned on purchasing them because I already have a hearty collection of alcohol inks and… Read More »

Quick Tip: Swatching Your Color Mediums + Free Printable Swatch Sheet For Altenew Watercolor Brushes

I have a free printable for you today.  I decided that I wanted all my Altenew Watercolor brush colors on one sheet so I could see them all at one time.  I created a sheet that you can print on watercolor paper and then swatch out your watercolor brush colors. I highly recommend that you always swatch out… Read More »