Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Altenew Academy ~ Day 3 & 4

I've just completed day 3 & 4 of Altenew's Academy Stunningly Simple Watercolor Techniques.
Day three's lesson was watercoloring embossed images.

I got PTI's Botanical Blocks before Christmas and hadn't inked it up yet, and this image just begs to be watercolored.
I used Tim Holtz Abandoned Coral and Orange Marmalade for the flowers and Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint on the leaves. I kept dropping in Abandoned Coral to the bottom of the petals because I wanted them to have rich color. I really like the combination of colors and how they blended.
I also did up another card using Vintage Linens.

This was inspired from a design by Heather Nichols and I just love how it came out!

Day four brought me "no line watercoloring". This one I still need lots of practice on. ;0)

Another PTI set here, Vintage Linens. I'm not too sure how I feel about this one and it almost ended up in the trash. I decided to let it dry and move forward with the card making. In the end I decided I could live with it. It's definitely a technique I need more practice on.

Thanks so much for stopping in to take a peek at day 3 & 4!
Blessings~ Birgit


Linda said...

Wow, you did a beautiful job with both of these techniques. I am struggling with the no line class. I have one to finish up but it is not great.

Lydia said...

So sorry your not getting on with day 4 :( But I bet your card is beautiful :)

Lydia said...

Oh Birgit! These are stunning! I love your choice of colours and your No-Line looks great really loving those colours together :)

Colleen said...

Birgit, another awesome set of cards...I said the same thing abut my no line card, maybe we are just more critical of our own, because I think yours looks fabulous, really!! And I think I will try this with that flower too!!

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...I am really impressed here Birgit! I think all 3 of these cards turned out beautiful and really love the color combinations you used! I especially love your first card...stunning!! :0)