The Inner Decay (for PaperArtsy)

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When I was approached to create a post on the theme of Deconstruction for the PaperArtsy blog I knew immediately that I would be utilising rusting powder to transform cotton fabric into something which, I hope, would resemble a piece of rich textile which has become timeworn, weathered over the decades.
As so often is the case with me, I start with a rough idea but it can take another direction if I happen to cast my eyes upon a particular item lying in my wee craft space.  In this instance I spied a piece of leftover Tando chipboard, with a shape which all of a sudden found the pieces of the puzzle fitting into place and I knew I had the perfect Lynne Perrella stamp to work with, the design of the stamp echoing the shape of the Tando piece.
The theme was carried throughout with each element having a symbolism and significance to the piece as a whole.  I so enjoyed working on this piece for PaperArtsy. This is a little snippet.deconstructionlynnemoncrieffIf I haven’t visited your blogs or chatted for a while then know it is because the enforced time away from all continues and can only hope that it isn’t too long before I am able to catch-up with all of you.  Know how much I appreciate your visits and if you happen to be curious about my PaperArtsy blog post then that is wonderful especially as it was such an enjoyable process creating this for their Deconstruction theme. The tutorial can be viewed HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

Urban Butterfly

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Sunday rolls around once more which means it is that time of the week when it is my turn for a DT post over at the That’s Crafty Blog.blogurbanbutterflyThat is a peek at my project which can be viewed HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

Oh You Pretty Things (published in Take Ten)

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In this scheduled post I am sharing cards which were published in the Dec/Jan/Feb issue of Take Ten (Stampington & co). Below are three of the five cards which appear in the feature, I was so happy to see them be published.
The cards feature All The Gals (available from That’s Crafty).
The actual Gals have, to my eyes, quite a contemporary, edgy appearance to them. I liked the idea of  the contrast of the edgy Gals set against pastel tones and pretty little bit of this ‘n’ that.  The splatters and the black smeared onto the edges of the cardbase bring it back to that element of edginess once again and creates a frame for each of the Gals.fiercelynnemoncrieffTTAll the backgrounds were swiftly painted with little concern about any of the white cardstock peeking through here and there (conscious of the time a card takes to be made when submitting to Take Ten), then the fun of creating splatters.stronglynnemoncrieffttThe word stamps were used in the background with one word selected to describe each Gal.irresistiblelynnemoncrieffttSo there we have it, a collection of ten minutes (or less) cards. Those cards were made not so long after receiving the stamp set from That’s Crafty and although I liked the stamps on first sight, I have surprised myself at just how often I have inked up the Gals.
Many thanks for your visit to this scheduled post and for your continued support for my blog.
Wishes
Lynne

Broken Glass

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Today, over at the That’s Crafty Blog I am sharing a DT post featuring some of the recently released PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Collection stamps.lynnemoncrieffblog15The full project can be found HERE.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Wishes
Lynne

Timeless Moments Captured Within The Petals Of A Rose

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When a few weeks ago I found myself making a crackle background for a DT project, I continued with the crackling so that I would have some panels to hand for whenever needed.  I thought the crackle would be nice teamed up with Darkroom Door’s rose stamp.
On this card all the stamps are from Darkroom Door:-
Eclectic Rose stamp
Full Bloom Vol 1
Word Block Stamp – Journey (Timeless Moments)
I wonder if any of you have played with Darkroom Door Word Block stamps, which are so useful, (I will be sharing more cards featuring a different Word Block stamp very soon) as they can be stamped to create a background, or use the stamp to make a quick card with the stamp being the focal adding only a simple embellishment but the way I like to use them is to single out particular words/sentiments. With so many words/sentiments on one stamp the Word Blocks are brilliant value for money. For this card I only inked up Timeless Moments. This card was made as a birthday card and it seemed that the Timeless Moments sentiment was a nice one for such an occassion.
roselynnemoncrieffddWith the Eclectic Rose stamp as the focal, stamped onto the crackled tag, I wanted to continue the rose theme in the background but the Eclectic Rose was too large for the background so instead I reached for Full Bloom Vol 1, for the beautiful rose stamp. This was repeatedly stamped onto the crackled background panel,  turning it at different angles and also incorporating second generation stamping.3Rustic details embellish the card with tiny scraps of washi tape to bring out the blue of the background.4This is another scheduled post which might be the situation for a wee while longer.  I decided that even if I am not able to be around in Blogland that I would try to keep my blog as active as possible which is the reason for the scheduled posts.
Wishes To All Of You
Lynne

They Sing Their Song Of Springtime (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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A wee while ago I shared with you two cards which had been featured in The Stampers’ Sampler (Oct/Nov/Dec issue).  I thought I would now share with you the other two cards.
Just to outline that all four cards had the common theme of using RedLead Paperworks Bird Defined, using this particular stamp for the VOAT (Variation On A Theme) category in the sister publication, Take Ten (sometimes they will publish submissions in a different publication).  I also had the same elements running throughout:- neutral colour palette with a hint of duck egg blue, stamping onto vintage French book text which had been prepared with Gesso.
photofivelynnemoncrieffI love mica tiles especially when it is a theme relating to the natural world.  A simple bit of tile can bring such depth to whatever it is layered onto and even though on this card I used quite a decent size piece of tile, I keep even the tiniest fragments because there is always a place for the littlest of shards.photosixlynnemoncrieffWith the theme being birds I liked the notion of gathering little bits of this and that, as though the bird has had a busy day gathering items to take back add to a nest.
The duck egg blue paint was used to liven up the neutrals and for some reason, I cannot help but think of Springtime when I see this colour.  The colour appears in the form of paint, dotty ribbon and a flat back pearl.photoeightlynnemoncrieff

Another Bird Defined card
This card is what the Bird Defined stamp looks like when stamped as a whole.  In my eyes this is a  brilliantly designed stamp because there is a decent sized bird which looks beautiful as a stand alone stamped image, then moving down there is the word bird and beyond that the actual definition.  It is actually three stamps for the price of one! (BTW, I am not on commission lol)photoonelynnemoncrieffThe text peeks through the Gesso, this is why it has to be one of my all time favourite surfaces.phototwolynnemoncrieffA sweet spotty feather adorns this card. Just to say that looking at this photograph you can see that I utilise everything, that is a piece of the book page, the margin, which was surplus to requirements when applying the Gesso in preparation of stamping the bird.photothreelynnemoncrieffIf birds are a favourite theme for you then please take a look at RedLead’s on-line store as they have some beautiful birds, feathers, nests and also words and sentiments relating to this particular theme and not forgetting their wonderful range of nature inspired stencils.
Already I have noticed, if I am awake during the very early hours of the morning, that the birds are sweetly singing away, as though without a care in the world, telling all who hear them that Spring has arrived.  Although some could argue that those little feathered ones are far too optimistic and they need to be keeping a keener eye on the weather forecast!
Thank You, always, for your visit to my Blog, which is greatly appreciated.  I am so lucky to have such loyal friends who take the time to visit and comment.
Wishes
Lynne

New Crafty Individuals Stamps

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A post to share news of the recently released Crafty Individuals stamps.
Starting with CI-430, a wonderfully decorative stamp
1423061542CI_-_430CI-431 is A Man’s World Large Tags
1423061574CI_-_431CI-4321423061837CI_-_432To finish we have two new Alice Palace designs.
CI-4331423061859CI_-_433and CI-434 1423061877CI_-_434At the time of drafting this post there were special offer prices available but it is possible that the Introductory Offer has no expired so if you are interested, please check the prices first.
Wishes
Lynne

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