Love Grows (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
I am here to share another of the heart lockets which appear in the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
I used so many Redlead Paperworks stamps on this piece. Here is the link to all things Valentine related over at Redlead. At the time of drafting this post they had many items on offer!
If you did not view my previous heart locket mixed media hanging then you can see it HERE.
6 August 042I grunged up the keyhole with an emery board, pulling apart the layers.6 August 036A wooden key, which perfectly had heart cut-outs!6 August 033L for Love.  A painted heart, stamped then a layer of Crackle Accents.
6 August 035A Redlead sentiment stamped onto the handle.
6 August 031Many layers of paint and stamping.6 August 038Thank you so much for visiting. I am trying to keep the posts as brief as possible as I still have a few items to share between now and February 14th, although it is possible I will be sharing Valentine related creations beyond the 14th, time is fast running out!
Wishes
Lynne

My No. 1 Guy (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
I am not one to say that folks should buy into the consumerism that surrounds Valentine’s Day however, as a stamper, it is just a bit of fun and I am so fortunate to have Valentine themed stamps at my beck and call especially when last year, Redlead Paperworks furnished me with several love themed stamps.
When The Stampers’ Sampler presented readers with a heart shaped locket for their Tempting Template category I decided to submit.  Most times this is a category I have to pass by but with those lovely stamps to hand, I had to give it a go!  Of course I was so happy when my trio made it to print!  I’m not saying I will squeeze the three in before the 14th but I’ll try my best.  It would be too photo heavy a blog post to share them all at the same time.
Normally I would be all out feminine with my approach but I wanted a more grungy, masculine appearance yet probably seen as bizarre, I worked with pink tones!
It is a substantial size, approx 7″x8″ and consists of layers of watercolour paper, so there is a good strength to it.  I wanted it to be more of a hanger than a card.oneheartlocketlynnemoncrieffThis is her No. 1 guy!  I layered the template to give dimension for the keyhole section and to allow a photobooth image to be tucked behind.
It really is a jumble of all things hearts:- a wooden key, padlock charm, vintage Bingo counter,twoheartlocketlynnemoncriefflayers of stamped sentiments, all shabby, all grungy to fit in with the background whichthreeheartlocketlynnemoncrieffconsists of layers of paint and layers of stamping.  A wooden heart shape clip, originally white, painted the same as the background and stamped with a Redlead stamp with a scrap of stained seam binding peeking from behind.fourheartlocketlynnemoncrieffThis is another photo of the wooden key with charms, all given a shabby treatment.fiveheartlocketlynnemoncrieffAs I mentioned earlier, I don’t always submit to Tempting Template for a few reasons, one being I have never been a stamper/cardmaker who liked to make shaped cards. I am happy that I scaled this up to make into a hanger allowing me so much room to play with, I so enjoyed working on this and the other two which I will share soon.
Many thanks for your visit. I always read comments and always appreciate the visits you make here.
Wishes
Lynne

The Muse (That’s Crafty Storage Unit)

Hello Everyone
This past week has seen the launch of fabulous new MDF storage units from That’s Crafty.  Each day a DT member has shared how they altered one of the units, today it is my turn.
I received a unit which will store PaperArtsy Frescos or similar paint bottles.oneVisit That’s Crafty to see the complete unit and supplies used.fiveAll can be viewed HERE.
Have a lovely day.
Wishes
Lynne

Birthday Wishes

Hello Everyone
Squeezing in a quick post, prior to my regular DT post for That’s Crafty on Sunday.
There is no tale to share other than this card was made for a friend who celebrated her birthday last month.  I wanted a card that was feminine with a touch of whimsy!  The whimsy appears in the form of the Character Constructions stamps I used.  Now you might not associate me with Character Constructions stamps but it was either my very first blog post, or thereabouts, in December 2009, which actually featured Character Constructions stamps and then through connections with one of my first DTs, The Altered Element, I would at times receive Character Constructions stamps to play with.  In the near future I hope to be sharing more Character Constructions artwork as it has been the biggest surprise, a complete bolt out of the blue, to know I will be designing with those stamps!  I still might have reservations about Facebook but I am in no doubt that if it wasn’t for Facebook, the lovely Catherine Moore would not have learnt that I used her stamps.
If you are interested, below are the links for the Character Construction stamps
Queen of Tarts Plate 7
Mannequin Cafe 5
onelynnemoncrieffccIn celebration of the birthday she is wearing her most favourite dress along with a silver crown
twolynnemoncrieffccand clutched in her hands, a banner to announce a Happy Birthday to my friend.
threelynnemoncrieffccMany thanks for taking the time to visit this post.
Wishes
Lynne

Valentine Memories (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
Last year I received a fabulous bundle of Valentine themed goodies from the lovely Chris and Sharon, Redlead Paperworks. The timing meant that I had little time to play with them before Valentine’s Day was upon us but I knew that as submission dates rolled around I would try and create a card collection to submit to The Stampers’ Sampler.  Of course, there is never any guarantee of being published, so I was delighted to be lucky enough for them to appear in the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
There are four cards in total, all with a wonderful photobooth image as the focal, surrounded by sentiments and hearts from Redlead. The colour palette, although it doesn’t translate very well in my photographs, was inspired by a bygone era of a young American presenting a box of candies to his sweetheart. I was thinking of chocolate, nougat and possibly some soft centres of strawberry cream. I do have some fanciful notions at times!!!!lovebloomsoneI didn’t create a masterboard as the panels were made individually, slightly altering the stamps used for the backgrounds however each panel had Grungepaste and paint applied for a very  textural appearance, slightly grungy.   If I remember correctly, for this background there were areas where I actually stamped into the Grungepaste.lovebloomstwoRedlead have some wonderful sentiments for Valentine’s Day, saying that they could be used for anniversary cards or wedding cards or “just because”.loveisintheairEach photobooth was distressed with an emery board, at times peeling the layers apart to distress further.loveisintheair.1I randomly stamped then applied a layer of paint to push back the stamping, before repeating the process.followyourheartoneHere you can almost see the layers of words peeking from beneath the uppermost layer of stamping.followyourhearttwoEach card was simply embellished with scraps of fabric, stained lace, stained seam bindinglovemetenderwith a stamped, cut out heart,  creating a detail here and there.
lovemetender.1Another time I will share with you more Valentine themed artwork featuring Redlead Paperworks, not promising I will manage to squeeze them all in before the 14th!
Many thanks for taking the time to visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Love …….Hearts

Hello Everyone
This week, for my DT post over at That’s Crafty, I make a return to hearts, including That’s Crafty Alterable MDF heart and also a  beautiful Carabelle heart stamp, which I stamped into paperclay.blogThe post can be viewed HERE. Many thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Love, Adore, Passion (Take Ten)

Hello Everyone
Squeezing this post in before I return on Sunday with my That’s Crafty post.
This card collection came about after making a card for DT post for That’s Crafty (after receiving the Dina Wakley Collaged Hearts stamp set to play with), HERE. As is often the way of it with me, I then continued to use all the stamps in the set and decided to submit to Stampington & Company’s Take Ten (they appear in the Winter 2016 issue).  So really I have Laura from That’s Crafty to thank  for this card collection being published!  If I wasn’t on her DT I wouldn’t have received those stamps and then gone on to make cards to submit!
The first card is the one that began the collection.lovelynnemoncriefftaketenwinterSimple, simple cards with stark colour palette of white/winter white, black and red.lynnemoncrieffadoretaketenwinterThe post at That’s Crafty or the feature in Take Ten explains how I achieved the borders.lynnemoncrieffpassiontaketenwinterMinimal embellishing, a scrap of ticking and vintage buttons.  I really wanted the hearts to do all the talking!loverockslynnemoncriefftaketenwinterSo there we have it, simplicity in supplies and composition. I always prefer more involved projects but creating with the intention of submitting to Take Ten is a good exercise in the discipline of paring back card design to meet the ten minute criteria.  When submitting to Take Ten I have a different mindset than when I create to submit to The Stampers’ Sampler, even though there are times when submissions to Take Ten ultimately make an appearance, due to the Editor’s selection process, in Sampler.
Thank you to Devon Warren and her team for publishing this collection and thank you for visiting and enduring all the recent heart themed artwork I’ve been sharing!
Wishes
Lynne

Previous Older Entries

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 875 other followers