As today is the start of the Easter weekend I thought it was about time I shared a fabric hanging I made for Oxford Impressions’ DT artwork using stamps from Easter Bunny Collection plate.This time it is one of the little girls who is the focal.This hanging (the base alone) is approx 11″.
The cotton was dyed as I wanted specific colours, pastel but with an aged appearance to them. I used cotton fabric (re-cycling curtain lining), also dying seam binding, gimp and vintage lace.
Alongside the girl I used 5 other stamps from this plate.Birds nesting at the topA little chick stands guard over the basket of eggs.Butterflies scattered here and thereAs time is running out I will tag on this flag/banner I made which uses the same little girl stamp.On this I made use again (stamped onto the shabby tag on the hanging) of the lovely text stamp (a vintage advertisement), Easter (from Happy Easter), butterfly and the little girl.I am linking this to Beverly’s Pink Saturday where not only can we share pink but also anything related to Easter.
Thank You for taking the time to visit.
Wishes & A Happy Easter
06 Apr 2012 41 Comments
30 Mar 2012 39 Comments
It only dawned on me this week that Easter is now well within our grasp which means that it is time I started to share some more of the Easter projects I have been making for Oxford Impressions using the Easter Bunny Collection stamps.
Mr Bunny (see these posts:- treat pouch and 3d egg. Thank you for the wonderful feedback on the 3d egg, your comments were well beyond any expectations) makes a return in this project, an Easter flag.The base of the flag was purchased as part of a scallop banner set. To give stability I adhered two together and painted before stamping the lovely advertisement from this set.
Mr Bunny’s close-up!The little birds in their nest perch at the top of the flag. At the tip of the flag I layered some pretty paper blooms with a button.A reminder that over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge the Spring Is In The Air challenge is underway. If you are interested then click the link.
I am linking this flag to Beverly’s Pink Saturday.
Thank you for visiting and I hope to be able to catch-up with you soon. I know some of you are continuing to experience problems trying to comment, I am sorry this is happening. There appear to be too many Gremlins in Blogland as I know I am having problems commenting on some of my favourite blogs. I do appreciate your visits.
Update – I am editing this post to say I am unable to comment on any Blogs today. The problem is with Blogger but when clicking the link for Help there is no assistance. Keeping fingers crossed that normal service will be resumed later today but if you do not hear from me you know that I want to comment but those pesky Gremlins are standing in my way!
23 Mar 2012 52 Comments
A short post to share with you today.
Last year when The Stampers’ Sampler announced their cupcake template challenge I had recently acquired Oxford Impressions’ Court of Versailles stamp set. It is rare for me to submit to their template challenges but I had to give this a shot because the stamps were so perfect for this template and so you can imagine I was over the moon to see my Marie cupcake published in the Feb/March issue.I only have this one photograph as I was pushed for time to post this in time for the deadline.
I believe there have been Gremlins at work with my Blog either with commenting or e-mail notification of new posts not being received. I am sorry but this appears to be beyond my control.
I am linking this to Pink Saturday. This week Beverly invites not only pink entries but Springtime colours:- blue, green, yellow, etc.
All of your visits and comments are much appreciated.
16 Mar 2012 34 Comments
Trishia at French Kissed Postcards is known for her generosity, making available a free scan every Monday but for the month of February she went a step further by giving a free image away daily. Then if that were not enough fun she set up two competitions one of which is “Kissed Again” (all details available at Trishia’s French Kissed Postcard’s Blog). Trishia asks that we create something with one of her scans (free or purchased). I was keen to join in with this but as tends to be the case, life gets in the way resulting in less time for creating so I decided to double up Kissed Again with a swap which was organised by Gerri. Gerri sent us a fun pack of crafty bits:- an image, old sheet music, little plastic flowers, a stamped butterfly, etc, etc. The idea of the swap, to make something using at least 4-5 items from the pack before the deadline of 20th March.
As I was pushed for time I was unable to set about creating anything elaborate so I settled on another Journal. This stunning image is from Trishia at FKP and I have listed the items I used from Gerri’s crafty pack.I am not particularly drawn to blue but I have to say that I do like blue when it is that Robin Egg blue, that is appealing, I also liked the name of this paint, Pompadour Blue!
From the pack I received from Gerri I used
. fabric type of paper (don’t know its source)
. lace (used as corner accent)
. German scrap
. sheer ribbon (used to tie around the spine of the notebook)
That lovely decorative stamp is from Oxford Impressions’ Court of Versailles plate.
The postcard back is from French Kissed Postcards.
Finally I am linking this to Beverly’s wonderful Pink Saturday. This week it is not only all about pink but also green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, so with my Journal having touches of pink and green I am linking it up.
Have a wonderful weekend.
09 Mar 2012 62 Comments
Hello and A Happy Pink Saturday
It is such an honour to be the Featured Artist for Beverly’s Pink Saturday.
All because of Pink Saturday I have discovered Blogs that I might not otherwise have visited because Pink Saturday is open to everyone, not solely stampers/papercrafters. You can share photographs of flowers in your garden, collectables and treasures, a pink building, cakes, anything goes!
For Pink Saturday I altered a purchased journal.
Various bits ‘n’ pieces were brought together and collaged on a Crafty Individuals’ Shabby tag.
My story is from Oxford Impressions’My Story plate with the addition of a faux keyhole
This week, in celebration of St Patrick’s Day, entries may be pink or green.
Thank You to Beverly for inviting me to be a Featured Artist.
03 Mar 2012 62 Comments
It was the biggest surprise when last December a copy of Sew Somerset was delivered and to see two cards published. When I had an article published in the Summer issue it gave the push to submit two cards. This is one of the cards.I am linking this to Beverly’s wonderful Pink Saturday Link Party. You can link up anything pink, it could be a piece of art, cakes, jewellery, clothing, anything goes.
I am trying to organise posts as I have a backlog of artwork to share, from Steampunk inspired using Oxford Impressions’ London Telegraph set, masculine artwork using various Crafty Individuals stamps and even more.
Have a lovely Saturday whatever your plans may be.
07 Oct 2011 58 Comments
When I had my recent Giveaway I used two images from Dezinaworld’s Vintage Collage Trio. This set consists of three sheets of images one of children, one sheet with a romance theme and one sheet of women. It is worth noting that the trio is available at the Introductory Offer of $4.
I had previously printed the children sheet and it seemed a pity not to use the remainder of the sheet so I set about making a bundle of tags. I used Crafty Individuals small size tags (from Must Haves Tag Pack). Other than the tags and images all items were scraps or leftover pattern paper from other projects.
The tags inside the Friendship Bowl.This is a most adorable image with beautiful pastel colours. I used Antique Linen as it is a softer alternative to Vintage Photo, edging the tag, papers, etc. From the look of this little one’s face she likes nothing more than creating mischief!!It might surprise you that as a papercrafter I only have a handful of punches, here I used a heart, flower and bow on the tags.The Melissa Frances paper was just right for those little girls adding scraps of Tissue Tape here and there.
Instead of my favoured flat back pearls I used Liquid Pearls.
The size of those tags make them perfect for using up scraps of this ‘n’ that.
I am linking this to Pink Saturday. Beverley does the most amazing work at this link party.
08 Jul 2011 51 Comments
Purely by coincidence all the artwork shown this week has been connected with art groups I am a member of. Although I am linking this to Pink Saturday, it was actually made for Bella Creations. In the past I’ve talked about this wonderful group. Without going into too much detail, Bellas comprises sub-groups so there really is something for everyone. This particular piece was made for the Oh La La group with Helene (2amscrapper) organising all the challenges. Every month we are given an image and asked to create a tag. We all swooned when we saw the stunning image Helene provided for the July challenge.
The romance of the ballet was always forefront in my mind when making this piece. I wanted to keep a simple colour palette so limited myself to only accents of pink, although I did paint the artist canvas sheet Camisole Pink before layering the net fabric on top. My dilemma, when is a tag a hanging and a hanging a tag? On completion it looked too much like a hanging so I stamped some more ribbon,this time crowns onto sheer ribbon, tying it half way up and this makes it look more like a tag.This Oxford Impressions stamp struck me as being suitable for this piece as it could be the love story danced on stage or it could be that the story about love is the ballerina’s love affair with her craft.
The panel you see above was raised and tucked behind it are two tags. Dancer was also provided for our use along with the image. I stamped the word ballet onto seam binding, tying the tags together.
This is the second tag
01 Jul 2011 43 Comments
Some weeks ago I made these butterfly cards and when wondering what to post for Pink Saturday I realised they would be suitable.
One evening I gathered the beautiful butterfly stamp from Red Lead Paperworks, some watercolour paper, paints and yes, you guessed it …. scraps of paper, lace, etc.
The French Writing stamp on the Stampington & co trim is such a favourite, in fact I’ve no idea how I managed to live without this stamp!A Crafty Individuals stamp added for a little bit of detail with a piece of lace stapled to it.I am ashamed to say that until recently I didn’t own a decent pair of crafting scissors that was until my friend Debbie sent a pair of precision tip scissors. Oh the difference they have made when doing fussy cutting.Instead of Kraft paper I painted cardstock with metallic paint. In the corner some stamped details (Crafty Individuals and Oxford Impressions).
Nature inspired artwork is not my usual style but the more I make the more I enjoy it. A recent purchase is Oxford Impressions’ Birds Nest plate of stamps which I hope to play with very soon. Lynne x
24 Jun 2011 44 Comments
In recent weeks I’ve been having a bit of a much needed re-organising of my supplies that also includes items laid aside for altering. It is fun when I come across something I have been meaning to alter, something that I have forgotten that I stored away for that purpose. That was the case with the base of this hanging. I wonder if you will be able to guess what it was in its former life.
This is my entry for Pink Saturday which is actually a gift for a friend.
The upcycled item has been cut in half (dimensions 9.5″ x 5″), turning it on its side to create this hanging. The focal image is available from Trishia’s wonderful French Kissed Postcards Zibbet store, which I transferred onto fabric. Not only do I love this image because it is pink (!) it has such a delicate look to it, I just find it to be so beautiful.
The floral bouquet was stamped randomly onto the base and then I set to work layering papers, image and stamped elements, tucking a Paris cancellation mark under the cluster of fabric flowers. Stamping onto ribbon has become a firm favourite of mine and it can be seen here on the ribbon I wrapped around the base and tied into a single loop bow. The holes were already created so all I needed to do was thread through some ribbon to create a double handle. Pearl trim adorns the bottom of the base.
So, did you guess the item that I had up-cycled? It is in fact a photo album! I cut it down the spine. One of the bolts/screw was missing but the cover was too pretty to throw out, as you can see in the photograph part of it is actually fabric. I still have the front cover to alter at a later stage. Oh how it pays to have a tidy up!!
It would be fun to know if you have unearthed anything recently that you had forgotten about. Lynne x