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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.

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

Be Brave (Lisa Horton Crafts DT)

Good morning, how are we all, how is January going for everyone I hope things have slowed down a bit after the Christmas and New Year rush!

Well today I have a quick written tutorial for you for the wonderful Lisa Hortons Crafts of a canvas I have created. The products for this can be seen in the show on Create and Craft on the 20th January at 1pm and 6pm with the lovely Lisa Horton herself.

Here I have created a beautiful canvass using the following products –

Mixed Media Board 5”x7”
Lisa Hortons EDGEcutz Collection – Butterfly Flourish
Lisa Hortons Background Stencil – Groovy
Lisa Hortons MDF Hearts
Lisa Hortons Paper Pack –  Bali
Lisa Hortons sisal
Lisa Hortons Meraid Tails Glitter
Lisa Hortons Ticker Tape Stamp Set
A paper straw cut into 3 pieces
Pearlywinks Hot Pink Ink Spray for the background
Moddelling Paste for the stencil

To make the project –

 Using a piece of mixed media paper using the stencil smooch some moddelling paste through. When this is dry sprittz with the Hot Pink Ink Spray

Cut a paper straw into 3 pieces and adhere to the canvass using a hot glue gun

 Scrunch up some of the pink coloured sisal and using a hot glue gun adhere it to the top of the straws

Using the Bali Paper Pad cover one of the mdf hearts and add one of the sentiments from the ticker tape stamp set

Adhere the heart onto the top of the sisal covered straws

Add 2 of the EDGEcutz butterflies onto the background

Then to finish randomly add some of the Mermaid Tails Glitter to the piece

I hope you enjoyed this and will give it a go

Next month I will be blogging for Lisa Horton Crafts on the 7th February so make sure to pop back then.

Hugs Aly xx

New Design Team Announcment!

Good morning and welcome to my first blog post for the FABULOUS Lisa Horton Crafts, I am so pleased to be able to tell you that Lisa asked me to be a part of her fantastic design team just before Christmas. If you are on Facebook many of you will already know this!

Keep checking back for my blog posts, there will be many, I am going to be creating mixed media pieces and card projects using Lisa Horton Crafts FANTASTIC products and I will be making some videos at least once a month too with a start to finish real time tutorial.

So, with all that said my first blog will be Monday the 13th January with a tutorial of a canvas you will see shown in Lisa’s show on January 20th on Create and Craft at 1pm and 6pm, there is a sneaky peek above and below! xx

Hugs Aly xx

Here is our fantastic design team in full glory

Sneaky Peek of the project I will be sharing on the 13th January

Be True

Hi there, sharing a tag I have made using Pearlywinks inks and sprays and a selection of mixed media stamps.
I have spritzed various colour in the background and over stamped the whole image then I have turned it into a tag and added a gorgeous dragonfly to finish
Hope you like Hugs Aly xxx

Create and Explore

Hi there, today i am sharing a card for Pearlywinks
I have created a shaving foam background and stamped a peacock stamp onto it, the stamps I got from The Works.
Hope you like
Hugs Aly xx

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Its The Little things In Life

Sharing a card I have made for Pearlywinks.

Here I have die cut a circle and sprayed through it to create the background, added some mixed media stamps for texture and effect then added a sentiment and a butterfly embelishment, hope you like hugs Aly xxx

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