Another quarter has come and gone! That means that the Altenew Certified Educators are back with an inspirational blog hop, link up and giveaway, just for you! You should be arriving from Neha Aggarwal’s blog. If not, you can track back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning, or continue around until you loop back here.
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become an educator
Have you heard of the Altenew Educator Certification Program (or AECP)? I started this program in February 2019 as a way to familiarize myself with Altenew products and to learn and refine my crafting skills. I worked through all of the classes in about 6 months, working at my own pace, to finally become a Certified Educator.
Since becoming an Educator, I’ve partipated in these hops, have been asked to be a Guest Designer (and now a Design Team Member), and even created my own Altenew Academy class – Mission: Inspiration.
There are many reasons for applying to the AECP program. Perhaps you’re just looking to expand your skills and knowledge, or maybe you want to do local classes, sponsored by Altenew. Whatever your reason might be, I encourage you to explore the opportunity and see if it’s right for you!
sky for miles
I love that stencils can provide depth and detail in just a single layer. My project for the hop really showcases how much movement and depth you can create with a stencil and with pencil shading on a stamped image.
Can we talk about that sky for a minute? Did you get the Cloud Scene stencil a few months ago, only to push it to the back of your stencil stash because you just don’t know how to use it? Well, now’s the time to dust it off and give it a try. There’s no reason to be scared of cloud stencils! They’re so easy to use!
Start from the bottom, using one side of the stencil and blend lightly. Then, rotate the stencil 90-degrees, move it up a bit and blend some more. Continue on until the panel is complete. And, voila! A sky full of clouds!
Now, about that GIVEAWAY…
Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/19/2020 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 9/22/2020.
There’s MORE! We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
Time to hop along!
Be sure to hop over to the talented Erin Thompson for another amazing project. And don’t forget to leave comments along the way to enter all the giveaways!
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