Saturday, June 18, 2016

Altenew Academy Class #1

Hello friends,



I signed up for the Altenew's Beautiful Details class taught by the amazingly talented Marika Rahtu. This card is my "homework" : ) from class number one.



This card is FAR from being perfect but I can hardly believe I made it! LOL  The reason is because this is not a cleverly colored image it is a flower created by using only these two images:



Yep! that's it.  Marika shows us how to create a beautiful new image from solid stamps.  I created a flower with a parts of a three-part flower image but I could have created my flower with ANY solid stamp : )  The black lines are simply DOODLES!  Take a closer look:



I am not a doodler and I was scared to mess up my pretty flower with black lines - that no amount of sequins could hide if I goofed it up.   I took a snap shot (sorry about the terrible lighting) of my flower before the doodles just in case I ruined it.


I really like how it turned out!!

AFTER I mounted my "finished" piece on my card base I added some more stamping and I wish I had left it as it was.  I regret trimming my panel because it is now off kilter but for only my SECOND attempt I was pleased.

Here is my first attempt giggles! Ok so I SAID! I was not a doodler!! : )



Thank you Altenew and Marika for a delightful new technique!

I have finished my homework for day two as well but my card is not quite finished so you'll have to come back on Monday to see that one : )

I'm off to the "big city" today with my BFF to do some shopping, lunch and a movie! I hope all of you will have a wonderful day doing something you love : )

Patti

Supplies:

Peony Bouquet stamp set by Altenew
Leaves from Vintage Flowers by Altenew
Sentiment from Beautiful Day by Altenew
I used Altenew's Red Sunset series inks for the flower
SU markers for the leaves
PP is from my stash but I think it is an old SU DSP
Check it out... the black ink splatters? I colored those in with the pen too giggles!



25 comments:

Nancy said...

WOW! You are an exceptional student! Just after day one of class, you have these results?? So impressed Patti! Can't wait to see Monday's card!

Joyce across the Pond said...

I love that you found stamps to do this with....I'm sure I have something but they are not jumping out at me....probably because I lack imagination! Great colour indeed...and your doodling is super!

LauraJane:) said...

Oh I'm so glad to know someone taking the class from Marika! I just don't have the time these days.
Your creations are SUPER!! The doodles are not "over done" as is my usual nemesis. LOVE the colors ans can't wait for day two!! Enjoy your shopping and movie:))

Colleen said...

OMG girlfriend, I am gone from blog land for a couple of days and you have gone crazy wild with the Zigs and AMAZING cards. I am in AWE of all that you are doing, it is simply stunning!! I thought about this class, even mentioned it to my BFF, Linda...looks like we should sign up!! Hope you had a great day shopping...I am going to meet my younger daughter and we are going shopping too!! Have a beautiful weekend~!!

Barbara said...

Patti, your flower and cooling are simply wonderful. I'm taking this class too and I think you really got it. Unfortunately, we are traveling now and I can do any of the lessons. Your flower sure makes me inspired and I can't wait to try this again.

Birgit said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Patti, this is gorgeous! I love it both with the doodles and without. Looks like you'll be acing this class. ;0)

Joyce said...

This is the most stunning card ever. I need to take that class! Love the amazing flower you created, and your doodles are absolutely perfect.

Lynne in NI said...

WOW what a stunner Patti! Those flowers are amazing and your doodles are just perfect!
Hope you had a fun day with your BFF :)

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That is quite AWESOME! I think you are a perfect doodler!!! A real WOW card!!!

TaeEun said...

Wow, your card is so beautiful, Patti! Your amazing doodling is perfect for the flower bouquet! Looking forward to seeing the homework number two!

Mac Mable said...

Stunning and so very eye catching. How clever to do the stamping and then the doodling, who would have thought you could do this with with a couple of stamps and a black pen. I honestly thought it was one large stamp....Thank you so much for sharing this magnificent project. You are one talented lady x

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, Patti! This is spectacular. You learned the lesson extremely well. For someone who is not a doodler, you doodled fabulously on this card. I'm in awe that those two stamps created that lovely art. Cannot wait to see what else you create. Keep up the great work. Hope you had a lovely day with your friend! :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautifully done. I just love it and I think you deserve an A+ for this magnificent design. I love how you doodle. I would not be good at that I am afraid too. I tend to overkill on things like that.

Kelly said...

Patti, that is absolutely STUNNING!!! well done!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Well, WOW! This looks amazing, Patti! So beautiful! I think you aced this class!

Lisa said...

Sigh...absolutely STUNNING!!!!!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Oh, dear, you may have discouraged the rest of the class!! What a beauty! Your definitely on a roll with your crafting with Zigs and now this! Looking forward to the next card.

Erika Kjellsson said...

Wow!
You have create an amazing card!
I can't wait to see your next creation.
Grade A student, yes indeed. 😀

/Erika

Taunya Butler said...

All I can think to say is HOLY MOLY that is MAGNIFICENT!! You are so talented and it is fun to see you stretching your wings a bit - and you are doing a spectacular job - wonderful, beautiful card!!

Marilyn Jensen said...

Absolutely fabulous card! It popped right out of the student gallery! What a difference the doodling made- so glad you kept going....oh brave one!
I learned from you more about making a stamp go farther than its intended use...what a fab flower you created. Thanks

Kari D said...

Oh my freakin' goodnesses! Just love this card....and as so many have already said, your doodling put the card over the top!

Jen Mitchell said...

Bravo! I would be scared to death to try doodling on my card! I'm so impressed with the way this looks - you are a true artist!

Susi K. said...

I am floored by the beauty of your card and how you created it! And yes, a bit disappointed that I didn't sign up for that class :-(

cm said...

....THUD! Jaw-dropped and breath taken away in seeing this stunning homework assignment you've created! Straight to the head of my class AND A++++ on this WOW accomplishment! I think you can now officially dub yourself a 'doodler'; your penmanship is awe-mazing! Spectacular...
Hugs~c

Bonnie said...

You've done an awesome job on this "scary" technique! The whole card looks perfect to me! Well done!