Today I have an unusual combination for you – sweet peas, vintage-y cottage garden flowers and a hard riveted industrial background! Strange combination? Unexpected? Well this is my take on the With a Twist Altenew class for AECP.
I took my inspiration from an Altenew class called With a Twist, which is one of their Level 2 classes. Each lesson features a different technique to use with a twist eg stamping with a twist, diecutting with a twist and so on. I was inspired by the lesson suggesting modern with vintage as the twist and that was what I intended to do until I found some things in my stash that changed my mind!
Overview of my card process
For my vintage flowers I used the Sweetest Peas stamp and die set and after heat embossing in white, I used the Watercolour palette to paint them this pinky colour, and the background a light green, which after I had done, I didn’t like at all! I decided to separate the flowers from the background and try to save them somehow.
I painted them again using a different shade of pink from my Altenew Watercolour Palette and this time I was much happier with them.
I still didn’t know what I was going to do with them though, and still had my mind set on something modern. At least, until I found these pieces of embossed card in my stash. I had made them for some other project a while back and never used them, but when I put the flowers next to it… I really loved it! Vintage and Industrial, this could be a new thing lol. The embossed card pieces were enough to make a 6 x 6 card when I pieced them together, and then I made a card base from an old amazon box. (I’m recycling as much as possible during our lockdown).
I used some sanding paper to lift some of the black off and reveal the shiny silver underneath, and then I found the perfect sentiment to add to the middle. These delicate cottage garden flowers can bloom anywhere, even in a harsh industrial background, so long as they never give up!
Once the card front was adhered to the base, and the stickers placed where I wanted them, the card was complete!
Stronger than yesterday – never give up!
I love watercolouring even if I have to do it twice to achieve a colour I am happy with lol. I enjoyed this class as it forced me to think of different options and I came up with a brand new option that I really love! I’ve used this stamp set a few times but always for something soft and pretty, never in this way.
I hope you enjoyed reading about this card and that you find inspiration from it.
A Vintage Journey – Beautiful Blooms – delicate sweet peas against an industrial background
Altenew – Sweetest Peas stamps and dies, Watercolour Palette
HP watercolour paper
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
Wow white EP
Tim Holtz stickers
From stash: already embossed black metallic card, amazon box, water brush,
FYI Here’s a list of all my Class posts for Level 2:
.Beyond Basic Backgrounds
.In the Mood for Color
.With A Twist You are here
.Creative Watercolor Media
.Color Your Day
.Impressive Heat Embossing
.Magical Marker Techniques