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AECP Level 1- Seasonal Scene builders

Happy (almost) Friday! Today my post is for my final class for level one of the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I am so excited to be on this journey and am having so much fun with it! This card took me quite awhile to make because it was the end of the semester at work and super busy with final exams! But here it is (finally)!

For this card, I chose to use the Altenew Be a Lighthouse stamp set. I think I chose it because it was a little out of my comfort zone as I don't usually make scenes like this.

I started by stamping the image on a 110 lb. white cardstock panel. I stamped the lighthouse in blank Memento ink, and the waves in sea glass and ocean waves Altenew dye ink. I then colored the lighthouse in with Ohuhu and Copic alcohol ink markers.

My inspiration for the red lighthouse was a beautiful lighthouse in Jupiter, Florida. It is very close to where we stay when we visit family so we have been visiting or passing by it when in a boat for over 30 years now. It is a gorgeous red brick and the sunset behind it is absolutely stunning.

Once I had the background stamped, I added some color in between the waves with Ohuhu alcohol ink marker BG 3. I then went to work inking the sky. I uses Faded Jeans distress oxide ink by Tim Holtz. I applied varying degrees of pressure to get the effect of a nighttime/dusk looking sky. I left the light area around the light house to give the feel of a "glow" from it.

I colored in the lighthouse with alcohol markers; Ohuhu R 8 and Copic R 8. I colored the greenery and the rocks with Ohuhu GY 5, GY 8, GY 172, WG 3, and CG 2. I also added a little more color to the water with Copic B 02.

Once this was all done and I was happy with how it looked, I splattered water on the sky with my Tim Holtz mister bottle. I added small white dots randomly with a Sakura white #8 pen. I also added glossy accents to the waves for a more dimensional feel.

I took the white panel and adhered to a 65 lb. green cardstock panel with Scotch Foam tape. I was trying to match the color of the greenery in the scene to tie it all together. I then adhered this entire panel to my A2 110 lb. cardstock base.

I stamped the 'Stay Strong' sentiment from the Altenew Be a Lighthouse stamp set with VersaMark embossing ink and embossed with black embossing powder from Recollections. Here, I broke out of my comfort zone again by adhering the sentiment to the bottom left of the panel (usually I would focus my stamping more on the left and sentiment on the right). I adhered it to the base with Scotch Foam tape as well for dimension.

This class definitely made me think more about building an entire scene for a card, and ways that this could be done with just a few stamps. I think moving forward I will definitely feel comfortable trying this again. Nicole also taught that a scene can really be made from anything; it does not have to be an outdoor scene which I think is what many of us think of when we hear the word "scene".

Supplies used:

Altenew Be a lighthouse stamp set

Altenew dye inks in Sea Glass and Ocean Waves

Tim Holtz Distress oxide ink in faded jeans

110 lb. white cardstock from Recollections

65 lb. green cardstock from Recollections

Memento ink in black

VersaMark ink

Black embossing powder from Recollections

Glossy accents

Ohuhuh alcohol ink markers : BG 3, GY 5, GY 8, GY 172, R 8, WG 3, CG 2

Copic markers: B 02, R 81

Thank you for stopping by!

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