Monday, June 20, 2016

Altenew Class #2

Kind of a late post for me today but it was a busy weekend and an even busier Monday!!



I have only seen two of the six classes in the Beautiful Details series of classes being taught by Marika Rahtu for Altenew Academy but I am really learning a lot and find the class price tag of $8.97 to be very reasonable!

Lesson # 2 is Detailed Leaves.  Here is my homework : ) 



Marika taught us how to create detailed leaves using Zig markers : )  my new favorite toy!

This is how the leaf would look colored with the exact same Zig markers in the three-step stamped image that comes with Altenew's Beautiful Day set.


As you can see it has beautiful detail as a three-step stamped image but in my card you will note the finer added details.  The two leaf sprigs on my card are my very fist attempts at this technique.  Obviously practice would only improve on it but it's not too shabby for my first attempts if I may say so myself.   : )

I wanted to stick with the same colors in the leaves so I used an OLD technique that some of you might remember trying.  I stamped my flowers on glossy card stock using Versamark Ink.  Then I ran my piece over an open flame.  It made all sorts of pretty "sooty" smoky lines.  I wiped the "soot" off with a soft tissue and the color of the flowers remained.  No ink was added to the back panel - the results were entirely created by the flame burning off the Versamark.  I inked up the 4-step flower image on a piece of vellum - fussy cut it out and attached it and my leaf springs. Ta da!! : )

Thank you all for your extremely kind and encouraging words!! My cup overflows!!

Patti

Supplies:
Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew
Sentiment from Painted Butterflies stamp set by Altenew


14 comments:

Colleen said...

I had never heard of that old technique, Patti...WOW, may have to give it a try!! Okay, so I confess I bought the class, now I will see if I can even come close to creating something that resembles a flower and leaf!! This is stunning,! You should be proud!!

Lisa said...

Well this is just dreamy!! Your leaves look amazing Patti, you get and A+ on your homework from me!!

Mac Mable said...

Wow.....You are obviously a great pupil and learn very quick! Stunning project, thank you for sharing x

Marybeth said...

Stunning card,Patti,wow this is gorgeous! The price is right for that class not bad at all! I think you could be teaching your own class!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! You are definitely a star pupil, Patti! I agree that the price for the class is very reasonable, for those who own Copics and those watercolor pens. :) I would dearly love to learn some of Marika's tips as she is a wonderful colorist. You definitely pick up the techniques quickly and beautifully. I remember that soot technique from years past. Your work is just gorgeous. Keep on studying. :) Hugs. Thank you as well for the lovely comment you left on my post. You are very kind. :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the soot leaves and flowers. That really makes the design of your card outstanding and beautiful!

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! Well this is absolutely top notch A+ for class I'm sure!! Really beautiful floral background and stunning pop of color with your flower!! Fantastic job my friend! :) HUGS

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Patti, this is stunning! Your cards are just getting better and better! I think you made A+ in this class!

Nancy said...

Oh Patti! This is incredible at sight then I read your process and it makes it extra special! Super Super fabulous job! I think the class price is a steal! HUGS!

Linda said...

Patti, you are doing an outstanding job on your class from Marika. I have watched her videos and I'm not sure I have enough patience to do all the shading that she does. Her work is so awesome and you are proving to be awesome too. Great job.

Marilyn Jensen said...

Ditto!

Taunya Butler said...

Patti - you are really getting a lot of bang for your buck with this class!! Your projects are so extraordinary!! This one is beautiful and so soft and lovely! I am just so excited for you and how you are just improving and learning more through this class!! Wishing a HAPPY day to you!!

Jen Mitchell said...

I can definitely see the difference in the details of the leaves. It sounds like a great class - I wish I had the time to take it right now! And I admire your flaming, sooty background:) I've never heard of that technique and I'm pretty sure that if I tried it the fire department would somehow be involved! This is a beautiful card. I love how the pink flower looks against your monochrome background.

Lynne in NI said...

Ooooh what a stunner Patti! LOVE your very pretty flowers.
I hadn't heard of that technique before but the effect looks amazing :)