Monday, July 29, 2013

My First 'Artsy' Class!

This weekend was pretty amazing for me! I did something I have never done before... take an artsy class! Not just any class, though... Connecticut was graced with the presence of Donna Downey over the weekend and I participated in 'The Big 40'. We all put together our own art journal full of 40 different layering techniques. Donna is an amazing woman and a fabulous teacher! I only wish my budget would have allowed me to take all her classes!

Super strong coffee and my fresh art journal. Ready to play!
omg there she is!
ahhhh! so excited about my Donna Downey Studios apron and finished art journal yaaaay!
I just finished my first art journal page using techniques from the class. But that will be shared on Thursday for the Play Date Cafe new color story post ;)

Now I'm sharing the only card I completed this weekend. This is for the Avery Elle monthly challenge, using this inspiration photo:

I was inspired by the colors and the crisp lines formed by the straws.

I used a lot of the small and otherwise forgotten stamps in the 'Petals and Stems' set. The stem created a great outline to anchor my sentiment. Did you notice it's a one-layer card? Not even a Stickle! I'm proud :)

Have a beautiful week ahead :)

<3 Rachel w k

stamps - Avery Elle "Petals and Stems", "Handwritten Notes"
inks - Versamagic chalk ink "Pink Grapefruit". Versafine "Onyx Black". Hero Arts "Soft Pool" and "Butter Bar"
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  1. Oooh I love your makings here! Art classes are super fun...always a new technique to learn!

  2. I have always wanted to take one of her classes. How fun! Love your beautiful card.

  3. Aw.. how FUN is that class!! I can imagine taking a class like that (Tim Holtz's class last year was my closest to it!!). Your photo with the DD apron is darling! The card for the AE challenge is utterly delightful! Beauitufl job, Rachel!

  4. What a great class to take, and LOVE the card!

  5. Very pretty CAS card. I can't believe you did 40 backgrounds - that is amazing!! No wonder I said you were becoming the background queen!!