Thursday, July 30, 2015

Background missed the last class at Online Card Classes, so I made sure to sign up for this one.  I had some mixed feelings the first day when I reviewed the scheduled lessons. I wasn't sure I liked the new format.   The first two days were all about technique, and the third day was a day for putting those techniques to work as cards.

I thought posting my homework for the first two days would be meh, so I've created some photo collage's of most of the homework bits and the cards that resulted from them.

The homework panels are half of an A2 sized card, and each of the cards made are no more than 2.75 inches in any direction.  I usually only make card fronts for homework, because I save them in a binder with the lessons. This time I chose to make mini cards...guarantees they are cute - right?

Day three really pulled it all together for me, creativity wise. I am glad there were two technique days (and stuff gets to dry well) then a day to create cards.  Sometimes it can be overwhelming taking a class and keeping up with homework.  This really worked well for me, I really enjoyed the process and am looking forward to the second round.   I absolutely cased the designs from the instructors, Kristina Werner, Jennifer McGuire, and Laura Bassen.

My plaid building needs a lot of work, but I was so pleasantly surprised when blending non distress dye inks. SO MUCH FUN, and just beautiful color washes. I will definitely go back to these techniques for future cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Betty said...

great results for your backgrounds - love the colors and design in your card on bottom right!

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooooh! i *LOVE* those cool backgrounds & then you made them into such awesome cards! wow!!!

Jean said...

Fabulous!! You've been busy! I'm inspired to go make more.

Leslie Hanna said...

I told myself I wouldn't watch Day 2 of class until I'd done my Day 1 homework. I'm now 4 days behind. I need to set lower standards for myself. I love the classes, and ONE DAY I'll do the homework.

Greta said...

I can see you're enjoying the class as you ended up with such lovely cards!

Barb Ghig said...

You did a really great job on your backgrounds, Cat! I love that you created 'mini cards' with your homework panels, too...A+++, my friend!!!