Author Archives: Alysha Sheridan

Do More Than Exist

This week for my Thompsons Craft DT piece I have created amixed media coaster using up mainly scraps and bits of jewellry and greyboard and some polished stones I found.
Its really amazing what you can put together with odds n sods……..

Products Used –
MDF Coaster
Finnabair Texture Paste White Crackle
FinnabairSparks Acrylic Paints – Green Goblin
Fabrika Decoru Rustic paint – Concrete
Small greyboard heart
Polished stones
Bits and pieces of broken jewellry, odd cardboard pieces , anything that you want to add to your project

Dreamer of Dreams Mixed Media Coaster

Hello there, this week for Thompson Crafts I have been making a mixed media coaster, I have been dabbling with a few more products and experimenting a bit more and I am pretty pleased with my little coaster, hugs Aly xx

Products Used

MDF Coaster
Gesso White and Black
Finibar Texture Paste
Structure Gel/Paste
Rustic Paint – Blue Mold
Hobbylicious Clocks wooden elements
Hobbylicious Keys Wooden Elements
Gold and Blue waxes
Angel, Leaves and Flower resin/clay pieces (purchased from Kasia Bigaj)

Below is a pictorial step by step of how I created my coaster

Embrace Your Journey

A quick project I made today – An ATC, hope you like.
I really love the grainy effect of the Velour paints they are really cool, hugs Aly xx

You will need –
ATC card 3.5 x 2.5 cm
Shabby Velour Paint – Vintage Blue
Shabby Velour Paint – Pink

A Flourish Die Cut
A Butterfly Die Cut
Finnibar Elementals Stamp – Secret Notes
AB Studios Stamp id-345
Tim Holt Sentiment Stickers
Waxes for a nice finish

All the items in BOLD are available from Thompson Craft Supplies

– I have used gel medium to adhere the flourish die cut to the ATC and let dry.
– I have painted over the whole thing with the Blue and Pink Shabby Velour Paints, I used the Secrets Notes stamp to give some interest in the background
– I also added some of the stamp AB Studios id-345 in pink oxide
-To finish, I rubbed some of the waxes over I used a gold and a white and adhered the butterfly and applied the sentiment.

Tell Me A Story

Hi there this is my project for Thompson Crafts this week –

This week I have another little mini scrapbook page with a twist, I have distressed it and folded the corners over for more interest.
I started out by distressing the edges of my paper and then popped some paint splatters in black and white for the background. I gathered all my pieces together and decided on a
pleasing orientation and glued it all down. I’ve added seed beads and sisal for texture and
Hope you like hugs Aly xx

Materials needed

Dream Shadow Paper, Craft O’clock Paper Pad
Vintage Photo
Seed beads
Black and white paint for splatters
Paper flowers
White clay moulded flowers
White clay moulded bird
Seed beads

Dont Overthink It

I think sometimes we overthink when we look at a piece of paper and try to decide what we are going to make and sometimes its just nice to have a rummage in the scraps box and pull out some bits and have a play and see what we can come up with, so that is what I did!

You will need –
Craft O’clock Dream Shadow Paper Pack sheet # 2
Black and white paint for splatters
Gold paint for splatters
A mirror stamp onto thick greyboard Ggreyboard swirls
Rose and leaf molds
Mirri board for the mirror

I have splattered my backing paper with black and white paint and some gold.
Colour a doiley with gold paint and pop it behind the mirror, create the orientation you would like and stick it down. I had all these bits and pieces on my desk as they were left overs from other projects and I thought the”Dont overthink it” sentiment was just great for me too.

Hope you enjoy the project and have a go at something yourself
Hugs Aly xx

Secret Garden

Did you ever dream of a secret garden when you were young? Oh the adventures you could have if you only just opened the door and walked through……..

Here I have created the door to my own secret garden. I started out stamping the door on to some watercolour card and pulled the colour out to create a kind of washed out old look.
I then added the foliage and trees around the door in a pleasing layout and used my dampened brush to highlight the blossom on the trees and the flowers at the base of the door I added a wash of brown to give the impression a a stone wall and added a bit of sky and a couple of birds to finish.
Hope you like it and have a go yourself, hugs Aly xx

Art Impressions Products Used –

The Door – J3484
Leaves –  A893
Bare Branch –  D3489
Flowers – D3486
Long Grass – AA846
Tiny Grass – AAA1374
Wheat – AA1367
Tiny Flowers – AAA1368

Live a Little

Hi there, here I am again along the river bank and having a lovely sit on the riverbank, just watching the day go by.
Here I have stamped the bridge but I am only using a portion of it, they are so versatile you don’t need to create a full scene with the whole of the stamp if you don’t want to you only have to give the impression. I have used a damp brush to pull out the colour on the bridge and then I have built up the foliage around the bridge and created a bank, I have used the Leaves, Wheat, small and large Grasses and Flowers to do this, each time going in and dabbing elements with my damp brush. I have added a sky then gone back over my picture to add where there would be shade and depth in my scene, this time I also added a little sentiment. I hope you will have a go at creating your own scene.
Hugs Aly xxx

Art Impression Products Used –

Bridge I3487
Long Grass AA846
Small Grass AA1375
Tiny Grass AAA1374
Daisies AA1511
Teenie Tiny Flowers AAA1368
Leaves A893
Flowers D3486
Bare Branch B3494
Wheat AA1367

By the Bridge

Hi there carrying on with my love of Art Impressions stamps, I have created a beautiful scene by the Bridge you can almost hear the water rushing by and imagine having a picnic on the riverbed by the bridge.
Here I have started out by stamping the bridge using 2 coloured pens on the stamps a sepia and a grey, I have been using Lyra and Distress Pens and a couple of colours of distress inks.
I have pulled the colour out of the stones and mixed greys, browns and a black onto my pallet to create light and dark shades on the bridge.
I have stamped foliage and flowers around the bridge in a way to look pleasing to the eye and I have dabbed and softened with my damp brush.
I have created detail under the bridge and have been mindful of a shadow that would appear directly under the bridge and around the underside of the bridge and made those areas darker then finished by adding a sky.
Hope you like it and will have a go yourself, hugs Aly xx

Art Impressions Products Used –

Bridge I3487
Long Grass AA846
Small Grass AA1375
Tiny Grass AAA1374
Daisies AA1511
Teenie Tiny Flowers AAA1368
Leaves A893
Flowers D3486
Bare Branch B3494
Wheat AA1367

A Quintessential English Cottage

Hi everyone, well I recently found Art Impressions on my You Tube surfing to find something to help me learn to watercolour and to induce some peace and serenity into my life oh and boy am I glad I found them. I joined the Art Impressions Facebook Group and I am now embarking on a wonderful journey with their fantastic stamps.
Today I am going to share with you a card I have made that can be used for any occasion…

I have used a watercolour card, a mix of Lyra Aqua Brush Duo Pens and Distress Inks as that’s what I have in my stash for now.
I started by stamping the cottage out first then I pulled the colour out of the lines using a damp paintbrush,I then created a few different colour combinations on my palette to emulate a
cottage so there were browns and oranges and yellows and a sepia
I then painted the cottage with these colours in a pleasing way ensuring I took care to highlight detail with the darks and shadows.
I then used Distress Ink in green on the Leaves stamp and stamped a few times in rotation and added the grasses and the flowers, all the while going in with a damp brush to emphasize the flowers and the greenery, I used the Bare Branch Stamp for the trees, I then created a path and added a sky. I hope you like my card and will have a go yourself.

Art Impressions products used –
English Cottage – L3496
Leaves – A893
Bare Branch – D3489
Jumbo Tiny Grass – D3010
Teeny Tiny Flowers – AAA1368


Hello there, I am blogging another project today using the goreous products from Thompson Crafts. I havent been able to help myself, I love these paper and products so much.
I have created a little 6×6 scrapbook page using the following products

Craft O’clock Dream Shadow Paper Pack sheet # 2
Cogs from Fabrika Decoru
Finabair Stamps Elementals “Messy”
Fussy cut flowers from AB Studios Gentle Wind paper pack
Tim Holtz vintage image
Wing and crown from my own stash
Distress Inks Picked Raspberry and Black Soot

Here is the video to show how I made it.