This week I've been taking Altenew Academy's Beyond Basics Backgrounds. Lydia Evans was the instructor and we had 6 lessons on creating different backgrounds.
Each day was very unique! Some techniques I've seen, but none had I tried. I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot! I've only managed to get 3 of the days lessons done. I'm not sure I have what I need to achieve a couple of the other lessons, but will be looking through my stash to see what I can come up with!
Lesson 1 is DIY Stencil and creating an ombre look for your card.
Altenew Freeform Greenery; sentiment from Floral Shadow
Ink: Hero Arts Ombre tide pool to navy
Embossing powder: SSS Fine Detail
Lesson 3 is Foiling Stamped Images without a Laminator. Well, I have a Minc Mini so I used it for the butterflies as I just wasn't getting good results otherwise.
Altenew Botanical Garden; sentiment from Floral Shadows
Foil: Heidi Swapp rose gold
Embossing powder: JudiKins Sticky Stuff, Stampendous Stamp N' Bond (similar results with both)
Lesson 5 is Water Bleaching. I really enjoyed this one and I think this card is my favorite!
Altenew: Botanical Garden; sentiment is from Spring Daisy
Distress Inks: Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn
Embossing powder: SSS Fine Detail white
This was an awesome class and I would definitely recommend it!! Thanks for taking a look!!
I'm entering the last one in Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9. My NBUS for this is Altenew's Botanical Garden stamps.