Hello and welcome. Today I am sharing my third card from my Altenew Academy journey. Jennifer Rzasa taught us about Clean and Simple Boutique cards and I learned a lot. I chose to write my blogpost about my homework assignment for lesson 2 – Stamped Backgrounds. I love pattern stamping, but this card pushed me out of my comfort zone because of the loose water coloring.
My inspiration came from Jennifer when she said don\’t worry about being precise…keep is casual. I chose to use Altenew\’s Garden Grow stamp set, which was the first Altenew purchase I ever made. It is still one of my favorites.
I started by making an A2 card out of Bristol cardstock. I found the center of my card, and using an acrylic block, I stamped the first potted plant in the middle of the card. Working out from the middle I stamped the rest of the plants. I then went back and filled in with the rainboots. Next, I scribbled four colors of Zig watercolor markers on my glass media mat. The next part was the most challenging for me as Jennifer encouraged us to use a large brush and big strokes to fill in the images. I used two colors on each image starting with the lighter color and then adding contrast with the darker color.
The background is the card and I like how the colors are muted and understated.
Altenew Garden Grow Stamp Set
Zig Watercolor Markers (yellow, bright yellow, mid green and olive green)
I would also like to play along with Cardz 4 Galz CASE Your Wardrobe Challenge I have not one, not two but three pairs of olive green pants. They are all so comfy I keep buying more. My card has a simple palette of olive green and pale yellow.
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