• Hannah Oxberry

Altenew Academy - Level 2, Class Seven, Color Your Day

For Class 7 in the Altenew Academy Level 2 "Color Your Day", the lessons guide your through helpful tips to how to add colour to your designs and how to find inspiration.

For my class submission I have chosen this card featuring Sunlit Flowers stamp set and the guide from Lesson 6 bringing it all together.

The lessons within class 7 help you build and balance your card designs. Encoruaged to seek inspiration I settled on the photo oposite, an image I snapped of a pretty sunset viewed from my back garden.

Working on the principles laid out in the lessons, I wanted to focus on a of colour palette of 70 - 20 - 10. Where 70% of the card is dedicated to one colour, 20% to the next most significant colour and finally 10% on just a hint of colour.

Beginning with my 70% I selected the darkest colours from my photo, I created a blended background using Distress Oxides. My flowers take up the 20%, painted with Distress Oxides in pink hues. And finally the 10% for the leaves. The flowers I mounted on foam pads to give the card height, while the leaves frame the flowers.

I finished the card with a simple white heat embossed sentiment, stamped directly to the background.

Stamp Set: Sunlit Flowers Inks: Distress Oxides in Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive Supplies: 6x4" White Card Blank, White Card, Versafine ink in Crimson Red and Olympia Green, Embossing Ink, White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Foam Pads, Double Sided Tape

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