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Art Impressions party


I have two post for you today….this first one with some fun news – Art Impressions has a few stamp sets at Michaels! They’re exclusive designs made just for Michaels (licensed through Hampton Art) and they’re clear. They’re doing a little hop today to get the word out…so here I am!

The stamp set I received has these fun folks out enjoying their retirement years – pretty hilarious! On the first card I made a full scene out of it, airbrushing a whole background for them to sit outside in and enjoy their lemonade!Sandy Allnock AI Hop campers1

For the people, I had stamped them onto the scene first, but then decided I didn’t feel like doing so much fancy masking. So I colored them separately and fussycut them to add to the card.Sandy Allnock AI Hop campers2

And I think I used an overabundance of colors….lol:

photo 1

I wanted to try something highlighting the camper too – way fun to make it patriotic! I created a little airbrush scene for the camper, since we can’t very well leave it out if the couple got their own setting, can we!
Sandy Allnock AI Hop hitched1

Sandy Allnock AI Hop hitched2

Much more reasonable number of markers on this card:

photo 2

If you have questions about the stamps and how it’s working out with Michaels – be sure to read the FAQs by clicking on the link at the end of this post.

Here is the bloghop list, be sure to start at the top!

  1. Art Impressions
  2. Piali Biswas
  3. Cynthia Olheiser
  4. Sharon Caudle
  5. Tracy MacDonald
  6. Karen Day
  7. Angela Boutiller
  8. Cheryl Valadez
  9. Sandy Allnock <—that’s me!
  10. Kerry Kung
  11. Melissa Oeters
  12. Sherry Eckblad
  13. Lezlye Lauterbach
  14. Judith Gowdy
  15. Summer Hills-Painter
  16. Reneé Matarese
  17. Crystal Lopez
  18. Marie-Pierre Capistran
  19. Linda Manto

Ai_Michaels_LaunchAnd last but not least – all the sets at Michaels:

SC0652 Ai Crazy Cat Lady

SC0653 Ai Beach Babes

SC0651 Ai His & Hers Campers

SC0650 Ai His & Hers Gardeners

SC6049 Ai His & Hers Flying High

michaels set


37 thoughts on “Art Impressions party

  1. WOW! I love it. Could yoou tell me how you did the background? thx

  2. You do the most fantastic job on the backgrounds. I’m still amazed at the dad with the grill. I watched your video and you made it look so easy. Your very talented. 🙂

  3. Holy bananas!!!! Sandy, you’re so TALENTED!!!! I love your coloring, just awesome…. the card are great…
    good luck everyone 🙂

  4. Sandy Your card is Amazing! Happy to be in this talented group of designers!

  5. WOW – these are amazing – truly! If I had to pick a fav I’d go with the trailer – it’s just so colorful and cute!

  6. FANTASTIC! Holy cow I was floored by the amazing shadows on the campers! Love the scene! And the trailer card? Perfection! Thanks for joining the hop, Sandy! HUGE BIG SQUEEZE HUGS! 🙂

  7. Stunning card!

  8. Oh my goodness. I have never seen your blog, and I am just wowed at your art. These cards are FABULOUS. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. I love both of your cards! Your copic work is wonderful!

  10. Wow! What a true Copic artist you are! Amazing coloring, color schemes and great designs on both, just lovin’ ’em, TFS!

  11. love your cards. Overabundance?? hmm, no, just creative!

  12. I love your background scenes, They make this retirement couple shine! Wonderful shading!

  13. Fun designs and Fabulous coloring! This set is a Must Have!

  14. As an RVer, I can certainly find the humor in these stamps! Lol

  15. Oh my gosh, these are frickin’ amazing!!!!! LOVE the scenes you’ve created! Seriously fabulous!!
    hugs, Sharon

  16. These are wonderful! I love these stamps and am going to have to create a need to head up to Michaels…wish me luck.

  17. Sandy, as always your coloring is fabulous. I love the scene you created for this couple, especially the purple! And how can anyone who makes cards for OWH not love the patriotic colors of the getting hitched card!?! Love them both.

  18. Love your cards. Reminds me of my parent sitting outside the camper. When I went to Michael’s online they didn’t have the stamps. OH NO!!! What’s a girl to do?

  19. Great colors on both cards!

  20. I loved the colors you used!!!

  21. Holy Crap, your coloring is fabulous, love!

  22. Oh my gosh, your card looks just like a photo! Impressive! I love it! Love the little camper too. 🙂

  23. Love Love Love

  24. Fabulous!
    Especially like the “hitched” card

    Does OWH have a need for ‘mature’ people cards? I always think of those deployed as being young and so would send younger cards home

  25. Sally, they are totally FAB!!!

  26. Great cards. Your background & coloring is fantastic. Love them both.

  27. Very nice card tfs!!!

  28. Love the retirement card…great background.

  29. These are fantastic cards Sandy. These stamps and sentiments are so funny. Can’t wait to get over to Michaels to pick them up. Thanks.

  30. Love It! Wonderful job fussie cutting, coloring, a bit of shading, and great color combos.

  31. I love both of your cards, Sandy!! This is a perfect set to build a ‘scene’ :o)

  32. Love your creations , great backgrounds and totally love the Lets get hitched card , great inspiration here

  33. Whoo hoo! It’s our Sandy!!!! What a great surprise!! Doin’ the cabbage patch!

    As always your cards rock! I esp like the shading…under his hat, her face, chest, legs…and the pop of color of the purple…

    Go team OWH!

  34. Great cards! I love all of the AI stamp sets. They’re just so funny!

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