A Bird’s Eye View (Crafty Individuals challenge)

Hello Everyone
It is time for a new challenge over at the Crafty Individuals Blog.
For the month of March the challenge theme is the Animal World, as chosen by Sylvie. 


To enter this month’s Crafty Individuals Challenge please put together your chosen project, which must include at least one Crafty Individuals product, then post your Challenge project on your Blog, before the end of the month, and include a link back to the Crafty Individuals blog, leaving a link in the URL box. 

At the end of the month Sylvie will set about choosing five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don’t forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid to use until the 10th of April.

My sample is a card featuring Alice Palace designs.  Unusually for me, there are no detail photographs.
I laid down fabric and pattern papers onto watercolour paper onto which I then applied paint, adding touches of Gesso through sequin waste.  I gathered Alice Palace design stamps, selecting little areas here and there from the stamps, allowing me to create my own little scene.marchchallengelynneforblogVisit HERE for further details of the March challenge and for inspiration.
Well, that was a very quick post, quite unusual for me! Many thanks for your visit.


Hello Everyone
Today, over at the That’s Crafty Blog my project has seen me playing with some of the recently released PaperArtsy stamps and Fresco Chalk Acrylics.
threeAs always, the project with instructions and supply list can be viewed HERE.
Many Thanks for your visit.

That’s Crafty Challenge

A quick post to share with you the latest challenge theme at the That’s Crafty Challenge blog is Oodles and Doodles.
Here are a few words about the challenge:-

Zentangle is very popular at the moment, so our theme for this challenge is ‘Oodles of Doodles’. Whether you are a Zentangle devotee or just like to add doodles to your art work, we would like to see anything doodle related on your projects please. This Challenge will run until 7.55am on Friday 13th March 2015.

Challenge Blog Voucher
Please read the challenge rules before entering your artwork.

A Heart Isn’t Just For Valentine’s Day

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February 14th has passed by for another year but I still have Valentine themed creations to share with you, although there is no reason any of the three cards I am sharing in this post wouldn’t be suitable for an Anniversary, Wedding or just to tell someone they are loved.
The three cards were published in The Stampers’ Sampler (I had submitted them for their Challenge Call .. Heart of a Different Colour.), I was so happy to see they had made the grade.
From the outset I knew all three cards would have the beautiful Stampington stamp, Large Scroll Heart as the focal with a smaller heart overlapping. heartonelynnemoncrieffThe backgrounds on all three cards were made in a similar style with torn paper, papers with a romantic theme so either hearts or flowers.  At this stage I also laid down torn lace and muslin, all before the first application of paint.  I didn’t want any embellishments on the cards, it was to be about the backgrounds and stamping.
The smaller heart is an Oxford Impressions heart from My Story (available in the U.K. from That’s Crafty).  The heart was stamped with blue and pink paint and over stamped with a Darkroom Door script stamp and on top of that, a little bit of sweet Love from Crafty Individuals.heart1.2lynnemoncrieffThe sentiment is a mash of different stamps.  Believe in from the Oxford Impressions stamp Believe in your dreams, once again from the My Story set, as does the word Love.hearttwolynnemoncrieffThe third and final card with the smaller heart made from texture paste tinted with paint and this particular stencil, designed by Rebekah Meier (available from That’s Crafty) simply stamped over once it had dried.heartthreelynnemoncrieffNowadays I rarely use stamps beyond stamp companies whose DTs/GDs so it was nice to ink up this beautifully detailed heart stamp.three.2lynnemoncrieffThank You for taking the time to visit this scheduled post.

She Creates Art … She Is An Artist

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Last month, for a friend’s birthday I made a card for her using the fabulous little girl from Redlead’s Shine Bright set. This friend is a wonderful artist so I paired the little girl with some stamped and stencilled words relating to her artistry.
However, for some reason I didn’t photograph that particular card but I have this variation to share with you which is also a sample for Redlead Paperworks. .
Redlead Supplies:-
Shine Bright
She Makes Art
Stamp Some Tape – Dots
Little Labels – She Knows All Things Are Possible
Stencil – She Creates Dreams
sheisanartistonelynnemoncrieffI wanted a grungy feeling to the background so I repeatedly stamped She Makes Art, stamping into the Grungepaste and Frescos which were not completely dry. sheisanartistfiveThe She Creates Dreams stencil is really wonderful because it is such a great size with a good mixture of words for you to create your own sentiments.
sheisanartisttwoThis Little Label completes my sentiment.sheisanartistthreeSo there we have it, my first scheduled post for this brand new week. Thank you for your visit.

Eternal Stars II

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If you visited the previous post then not only am I saying Thank You but I am also saying that you will have possibly seen this art panel over at the That’s Crafty Blog, where it is my DT post for this Sunday.  However, it dawned on me that this is the final day for the Paint challenge at the PaperArtsy blog and as the art panel is all about paint, then I wanted to enter.
The full supply list of PaperArtsy stamps and Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics along with other supplies and instructions, can be viewed HERE.
oneIt was all about texture for this panel and having fun with several of the new colours of Frescos. Lots of shimmer and sparkle. twoIt was also about having fun with the lovely sentiment stamps, mixing them up to create some form of found poetry.
threeMore detail photographs can be viewed at the That’s Crafty Blog.
Thank You for your visit and apologies to my friends who took the trouble to visit the previous post.
Enjoy what remains of the weekend. You might even have time to squeeze in some art to submit to the PaperArtsy Paint challenge!

Eternal Stars

Hello Everyone
This week, over at the That’s Crafty Blog I am sharing what would have been shared this time last Sunday if not for the technical issues.
PaperArtsy Electica Designs by Sara Naumann and some of the new Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics are some of what I used.  This is a sneaky peek and you can see the result bloglynnemoncrieff HERE.
Many thanks for your visit today.

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