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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

MUSE

I am taking the Altenew Academy's newest class (Muse) taught by Carissa Wiley and what a fresh way of designing cards - these classes are all taught by well-known designers and are so reasonably priced - highly recommend!!  Whenever I take these online classes tho, I'm horrible about doing the homework.  This time I decided to be a good student and get something done.

The first day of class had the theme of using fashion as inspiration.  Carissa gave many tips on ways to look at fashion photo and pull out elements that could be used in designing a card.  Here's my inspiration photo:


Love the soft colors in the flowers and the black on the bottom edge of the dress along with all the white space.

I first tried doing the composition with the flowers and black on the bottom right, but it was too heavy.  So just inverted the design and liked it much better.  I colored the flowers with Altenew markers and fussy cut.  The centers of the flowers have black seed beads for a little texture and dimension.  Rounded the two corners to reflect the slope of the model's shoulders.

I've started my own "muse" board on Pinterest to use as starting points for colors and design - after I add the photo to my board, I take a pic of it with my IPhone to keep on my desk.

So the homework is finished and I'm handing it in!!!  Am entering this in LaVon's summer celebrations challenge and Virginia's summer blog party.


Thanks for stopping by and love to read your kind comments!

13 comments:

  1. Gorgeous take on the fashion inspiration, Betty! Just love the black in the upper corner with the flower swag coming down!!

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  2. You knocked it out of the park Betty. Fabulous card and what a wonderful take on the inspiration.

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  3. Wow so pretty Betty! That flower grouping just looks so nice on the black & white!

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  4. beautiful. maybe i should take this class

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  5. Wowzer, Betty--you haven't skipped a beat! Absolutely gorgeous card in one of my all-time favorite color palettes! I so love the use of the black seed beeds! Incredible interpretation of that wonderful inspiration dress! If I ever finish the on-line classes I've started, I'll let myself take one from Altenew, but I might be 100 by then--haha!

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  6. Wow!! Gorgeous design and beautiful mix of colours. Great job! xx

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  7. LOVE THIS! Fabulous interpretation of picture into card 😍.

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  8. Gorgeous Betty. I had completely forgotten to get into the class.... so I've joined up and will have to catch up

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  9. Gorgeous card indeed, and thanks for sharing the tips! Love your take from inspiration photo!

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  10. Oh my gosh!!! Betty, I am sure Carissa will give you and A+ for this. Well done, it is absolutely stunning :-)

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  11. This is a perfect example of transforming a picture into a beautiful card.

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  12. Another really stunning card, Betty! I love how you created a spray of flowers and sprigs on this one and your black panel on top is fantastic! Congrats on getting all of your homework completed for this class...great job combining challenges, too!

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