Friday, June 17, 2016

Altenew Acadamy lesson #1

I am taking a class at Altenew Academy.  It started yesterday and the instructor is Marika Rahtu.  Not only is she a great paper artist, but I love to listen to her voice.  In this lesson, she taught us to use our markers and second generation stamping.  Paying attention to the details.  I have used the solid small stamp from Peony Bouquet and two markers.  After stamping once, stamping again to make a fuller flower.  Then using the fine tip of the marker, going over the petals to define them.  I did some experimenting first, before going in for the finished project. Using the clear sentiment from Spring Daisy, I was able to curve it slightly before adding it to the card.  
This is my card for lesson #1.  I will have to watch the other lessons after we return from our road trip.  The lessons are mine forever, so that is possible.   Since I will not be able to make a card while on vacation, I am bringing my colored pencils and coloring book.  It will be very hard not to watch while we are gone. But, something to look forward to when we return.  
Thanks for stopping by, as always, love the comments. 

19 comments:

  1. Uhmmmm.....A+++++ Or however many + you are allowed! This has a WOW factor like no other! GORGEOUS colors, love how you defined the petals, so much detail! You surely must be the Teacher's Pet! You will ace this class on your return. Travel safely, my dear! xoxo

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  2. Beautiful! I struggle with doodling but your details are gorgeous!

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  3. Have a wonderful and safe trip. Bringing something to color is very smart......but I predict you won't even open the book. It always works that way. I love what you have done here.....looks like that class is going to be very valuable. Can't wait to see what you do next!

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  4. Oh my! This is stunning. You've really found your inner artist. Beautiful choice of colours and LOVE every detail you've added. You've really made this yours. Safe travels and can't wait to see what you create after your holiday. Enjoy! We'll be here.

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  5. As far as I am concerned you learned your lesson well as this card is just so beautiful and gorgeous. I love the colors too! Have a great vacation!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the detail on those pretty flowers! Have fun on your trip!

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  7. Stunning!! Barbara!! I am taking this class too and I, like you, just love Marika's voice : )

    Your card is remarkable! I love love love the colors you selected!

    Have a wonderful vacation : )
    Patti

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  8. Your card is lovely and I can tell that you learned very well how to add detail to the image.....isn't Marika wonderful to watch (and I agree about hearing her talk!)?

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  9. Shazam!!! Fabulous. Gorgeous. Like Donna said you are an A++++++ student. I can't wait to see the results of the rest of the lessons. Have a safe road trip.

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  10. Beautiful! I love the colors you used. I'm really enjoying the class too. Jil

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  11. Oh, my! You have mastered Marika's technique beautifully!

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  12. OMG! This is incredible! You are so talented my birthday sister! Have a fabulous time on Vacation and I can't wait to see what else you do with this class...if this is the results of day one! Love Marika too!

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  13. Very gorgeous card ! May be the teacher is the master but the pupil is very talented too ! Thanks for sharing. Izzy Scrap

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  14. In class with you, this is so beautiful. I had to come leave a comment, very pretty.

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  15. Oh, Barb, I saw this in the gallery and loved it! What a fabulous job, and it's wonderful that you got to see the classes too. Marika is wonderful! Have a wonderful vacation! Hugs!

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  16. Oh, this is beautiful! I love it!

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