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And So The Adventure Begins – Thompson Craft Supplies

When I recieved my kit for this month I was like WOW!
This month (for July) I got the gorgeous P13 The Four Seasons 12×12 paper stack and I have to tell you its a beauty! Sooooooo pretty I dont really want to grunge it up so this month will be pretties using this months fabulous DT kit.
For this one I have fussy cut a lot of the elements for the card and then die cut some papers using a banner die and then created a pleasing layout and adhered it all together I think this looks lovely and summery for sure and i hope now that the good weather will follow it as it definitley begs for the sunshine.

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

Lost in Thought

Hi all, I am on the design team at Mixed Up Creatables and this month its my turn to blog a project
Here’s how I made this tag, entitled ‘Lost in Thought’.
1. Cut a tag to the size 5.5” x 4”
2. Cover this with the Old Ledger Printable Sheet
3. Fussy cut out elements from Postcards, Gladys, Victorian Rose, Victorian Leaves.
4. Create a pouch at the bottom of the tag using a piece cut from the Antique Page Printable
5. Arrange the pieces you have cut out into a desirable layout on your tag.
6. I have then added further embellishments by die cutting some butterflies from the Antique Page sheet, adding some sisal and a little sentiment.
Printables I used:
-Old Ledger:…/old-ledger-printable/
-Victorian Roses:…/victorian-roses-print…/
-Victorian Leaves:…/victorian-leaves-prin…/
-Antique Page:…/antique-page-printable/

See you all again next month
hugs Aly xx