Hi there crafters! Welcome back! Today’s project is my last one for the AECP Level 2 and was inspired by the amazing Marika Rahtu and her Beautiful Details course. Let’s jump right into it!

In her course, Marika shows how to add beautiful details to your images to bring them to life. I thought I’d like to try that with the no-line watercolouring technique so I started by stamping some of the beautiful florals from the Altenew Adore You stamp set on a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolour paper with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Then I used my Daniel Smith watercolours in shades of blue and yellow. To be more exact I used Prussian Blue and Indian Yellow for the flowers, Sap Green and Prussian Blue for the leaves.

Although I added layers of details, I still wanted to keep the artsy look on them. When all the colouring was done, I used the matching dies to cut them out.

For the background, I ink smooshed some Picked Raspberry (and a bit of Squeezed Lemonade) Distress Ink onto another piece of white cardstock and added pink and white splatters before trimming it to be slightly smaller than a standard A2 card base.

I white heat embossed the sentiment (also from the Adore You stamp set) on one of the Live Your Dream die-cut embellishments and arranged everything onto my panel with foam tape.

As a final embellishment I added a couple of the Butterfy Acetate die-cuts and adhered the panel onto the card base with double-sided tape.

So, let’s take a look at all the ten cards I made for Level 2.

I’d love to know which one is your favorite!

So, hope you got some springtime inspiration! Keep crafting and I’ll see you soon!

  1. You are such a brilliant card maker Athena! You make wonderful cards and this too is super fabulous!
    I am so glad that you entered your beautiful work in the AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

  2. Your work is always super and spot on, Athena! The details are simply awesome! I look forward to seeing your work in the next level! Congrats on your success! Thanks so much for entering your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. I love your write-up and descriptions! Please keep up with your excellent work!

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