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Friendship – Katy Sue Designs

Hi there and hope your Wednesday is going well so far.
Today I am sharing a gorgeous vintage card using the beautiful Digi papers from Katy Sue Designs.
I am using the Mixed Vintage Florals 12×12 Digital Papers, These beautiful papers, are perfect for a wide range of crafting projects, and the vintage floral designs will add an air of style to your project. The high quality of the imagery is perfect for projects from fun loving themes to contemporary, from country cottage to whimsical and so much more.
I have created a simple Friendship card and I have also used the Icy Watercolour die cut sheets to create the flower on the card.

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Entered into –
Word Art Wednesday
Classic Design Challenge
Creatalicious Challenges

Of All the Fllowers I’d pick You

Hi there Happy Saturday, hope you are all well and if you have the sunshine they promised us then I hope you are enjoying it.
Today I hope to bring a little sunshine with this pretty card.
I have used – The Love Every Moment A5 Stencil, Pumpkin Orange Wink Vibe from the travel set, and the beautiful A5 Bloomin Marvellous Stamp Set
Have a wonderful day, hugs Aly xxx

Lets Make Flowers! – Katy Sue Designs (with video tutorial)

Well what happened to the scorchio weather we were supposed to be having this week? I think someone lost their memo lol
Anyhow, I have been playing with my flowers this week preparing them for some lovley future projects and I though I would also video the procees as I went along, there is no right or wrong way, just this is the way I do them.

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Here is my video on how I made them I hope you enjoy and have a wonderful weekend

Be Your Beautiful Self – Katy Sue Designs

Hi there, today I am sharing a Vintage themed card I have made using the FABULOUS Mixed Vintage Neutral digital papers from Katy Sue Designs, 12 timeless vintage designs suitable for projects of a nostalgic nature, these classic designs and muted tones make this collection perfect for those who scrapbook, junk journal, paper craft or make ephemera. Definitely a must for your digital stash, and what better than to have it on hand to download time after time?

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I have created an 8×8 card by making layers using the different papers for effect. I have used vintage photo distress ink to edge the papers and I have also distressed the edges of the paper for a more authentic vintage feel. I have added a small length of vintage ribbon on one of the layers too. I used some die cuts from my stash to cuts some flowers from the papers and a little vintage image from my stash. I think all in all it has turned into an exquisite card.

Lots of Love and Birthday Hugs – Katy Sue Designs

Ahh, technology… it may seem somewhat daunting but it deserves a little credit for driving our creative possibilities. Have you ever thought of digital crafting?
Digital Crafting is using your computer to access images to create craft projects. Digi crafting can be as easy or as complicated as you want to make it, as in the physical world ‘crafting is crafting’, we manipulate paper, card and images to create projects and it is no different in the digital world, exept for one very important thing, YOU NEVER RUN OUT OF PAPER! You can print out the same image over and over again so no stroking your papers for ever because you dont want to use it lol

I am on the Design Team for Katy Sue Designs and I am going to be working with the papers from their shop and with over 200 collections on their website there is definitley something for everyone.

Today I am sharing a card I have made using the beautiful Digital Papers Butterfly and Floral Frames and the Die Cut Icy Watercolour Flowers. Its just a small card for any occasion and can be made up very quickly, hence the beauty of digital crafting,
hugs Aly xx

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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