Dr Coffin Announces His Retirement

Hello Everyone
Maybe the title post should read semi-retirement as I’ve had so much fun playing with Oxford Impressions’ Dr Coffin’s Apothecary that I know there will be some time in the future when those stamps will be inked up again but for this Halloween this is the last DT piece I have to share.The background is a sheet of copier paper which I had coloured some time ago so I cannot remember exactly what treatment it received other than it involved dissolved walnut ink crystals and my own homemade ink spray (I possibly added a touch of copper spray as there is a slight vein to the paper).
Stamping onto card that had washes of dissolved walnut ink crystals and then adding  a scrap of mica. They don’t appear to be the easiest of item to source but if you like vintage and you stumble across walnut ink crystals then I cannot recommend them highly enough. I keep the dissolved crystals in a glass jar, really useful to always have it to hand.Before I say Goodbye for this post I would like to bring to your attention, those of you who live in the U.K. and are fans of Oxford Impressions stamps that they are now being stocked by That’s Crafty.  It is wonderful to see another stockist in the U.K. as until now they have not been the easiest of stamps to source.
Thank You for taking the time today to visit and once again I would like to say how much I appreciated the lovely comments for the Halloween art I’ve shared those past few weeks. With it being a relatively new area for me, definitely new regarding stamping as I didn’t own any Halloween related stamps prior to receiving the Oxford Impressions stamps, I wasn’t sure what to expect myself but I’ve had a lot of fun with this set and Masquerade.  Next it will be Christmas related projects and also projects to share with a new Oxford Impressions set, Giant Distressed Alphabet. Until then, goodbye for now and hope to see you next week.

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fliss
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 20:08:17

    Another Halloween stunner Lynne and just love the inking and distressing on your creation.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  2. Lucy Edmondson
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 20:28:47

    This is fab, Lynne! I have really enjoyed Dr Coffin. That is great news about That’s Crafty too – off to have a look!!!!

    Lucy x


  3. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 20:30:00

    Lynne what a great stamped creation!!! This looks so well…love the coloured details…it’s a topper!

    greetings, Alie 🙂


  4. butterfly
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 20:45:00

    Beautiful work with Dr Coffin (I don’t think I’ll be able to put him away!)… The background looks gorgeous – and I love your colour palette here. Very much looking forward to your Christmas work… I’m thinking it will probably be the straw that breaks this camel’s back on trying to resist Christmas crafting until nearer the time!

    Thank you so much for the continued inspiration – just posted my first thing using my tea-stain tags!!
    Alison xx


  5. may
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 21:11:10

    Fabulous creation Lynne, Beautiful colours I have enjoyed every creation of Dr Coffin….Thank you so much for the link to that’s crafty… on my way over… I had an order in at the craft barn for the oxford Impressions christmas stamps four months ago and still not got them… so going shopping now!!! Thank you so much you have made my Sunday…. Hugs May x x x


  6. Rita
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 21:30:32

    Lynne, I love Mr Coffin, the colours are perfect, all in all a fantastic card. Do you not go to the SECC?, we had a great time to-day and spent way to much. Hugs Rita xx


  7. barnie
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 21:58:35

    Lynne that’s another master piece, just fantastic.


  8. Terry
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 23:07:20

    A little retirement is ok, but you know you had a pretty good time! I know I had a really good time visiting your many Halloween Treats! This is quite stunning and I do love the inky backgrounds! Have a great evening!


  9. Paper Profusion
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 00:51:15

    Hi Lynne, Just having a browse through your stunning blog. Your creations are divine! Very inspirational work … Nicola x


  10. 2amscrapper
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 02:52:47

    I can’t believe it. No lace. But still magnificent. You talents are limitless. This is an awesome stamp set.


  11. craftytrog
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 04:58:32

    Another fabulous piece Lynne, & great to hear about another OI stockist here in the UK! TFS xx


  12. stempelchaotin
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 06:18:12

    Wow what a master piece.
    Really stunning stamping art. Love it.


  13. Rosie
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 07:21:29

    Oooh, I love your artwork, lynne, this is sooo fabulous


  14. Julia
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 08:05:38

    I have so enjoyed this series and this last piece is stamped to perfection. I love the colour you used. I’m intrigued by the walnut crystals which are new to me and I must research those. I’ve tried doing some vintage cards for my guest work at Make My Monday and you have been the inspiration so thank you very much. Can’t wait to see your Christmas offerings!


  15. Ira
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 08:09:37

    Gorgeous work again Lynne, you’ve created the finest of Halloween creations with those fabulous stamps!


  16. Hazel
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 08:54:01

    Another fabulous creation Lynne.
    xxx Hazel.


  17. sugarlumpstudios
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 12:16:29

    love the gorgeous vintage stamps on this project Lynne- amazing art as always! Hope you have a Happy Halloween. I always think of Oor Wullie carving “turnips”! 🙂


  18. Buttons
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 13:31:32

    I have so loved seeing your Halloween creations as they have been very different from lots of the others which are out there at the moment. They have put me in mind of ‘doctors’ and travelling apothecaries during the Frontier years, peddling their wares. Gonna have a bash with tea staining and search out Walnut Ink Crystals as I wait for the inspirational Christmas projects to be posted. Hugs, Buttons x


  19. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 15:04:32

    What a great card Lynne
    Beautiful stamps and colors
    Love all the details on this card.

    Greetings Janny


  20. gio
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 15:32:38

    Here we are, always eager to see your marvellous pieces, Lyn 🙂


  21. Bärbel
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 15:59:41

    Das ist eine wunderbare Karte, Lynne, schon die Gestaltung des Hintergrundes begeistert mich und so sehr erinnert sie mich gar nicht an Halloween, sie würde sich auch hervorragend für einen Herren eignen.


  22. nefertiti
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 19:05:52

    Elegant and gorgeous work as usual, I love!!!bisous


  23. Dorthe
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 20:25:37

    Dear Lynne, this is so absolutely beautiful, -and in those wonderful colours of yours, that I love. You have used those stamps ( me not) so gorgeously for all those very different Halloween projects,-and they are all fantastic.
    I don`t know what Walnut chrystals are, and where to find them ?- alwayes thought it was a scrap remedy, to buy in shops for that 🙂
    They makes a wonderful colour and the mica is great on the little sign.
    Another wonderful experience, to visit you again my dear Lynne.
    Sleep well,soon.
    Smiles ,Dorthe


  24. Brenda Brown
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 20:40:50

    Just beautiful Lynne, gorgeous images and colours.
    Hugs Brenda xx


  25. Paula
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 07:08:40

    Stunning stamping on the copier paper, beautiful effects, will have to search out some walnut crystals. Have a lovely day. xx


  26. Annie
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 07:18:18

    Fabulous project Lynne love the colours and background. Wishing you a Happy Halloween

    Hugs Annie x


  27. cheryl
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 07:54:13

    hi Lynn I keep seeing your emails in my mums,account,and I just thought you should know that mum has not been over as she has been in a car accident,the post is on her blog,hope you do not mind me letting you know love Lisa,Cheryls daughter xxx


  28. Gaby Bee
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 09:46:30

    Wow, spectacular work, Lynn! I think this card is my fav of all the ones you have done! LOVE it!



  29. Jan Hennings
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 12:47:17

    This is beautiful and you always pay so much attention to the fine details!


  30. The Scrap Yard
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 15:14:05

    That background is scrumpcious! Love all the stamping! This reeks of vintage yumminess. Reminds me of something I would love to pull out of a dust covered travel trunk from the attic. Well done, lynne!


  31. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 15:29:07

    Lovely layers and so much to enjoy in what you’ve created here Lynne!
    The mica is a super touch…I keep meaning to use some of my stash of it.
    Looking forward to your Christmas inspiration…you certainly had a wonderful take on Halloween.
    Thank you as always for sharing


  32. Alexa Noble
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 17:48:19

    Thanks for sharing all your lovely work Lynne. I love the stamp set but they are expensive to source in the uk so thank you for the stockist tip. X


  33. MarieS.
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 22:11:32

    Your Dr. Coffin is spooktacular!!


  34. Diane
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 14:36:59

    What a great piece, I will miss him in your creations!


  35. Martina
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 17:06:45

    Oh this piece is perfect,I love it !!
    Your unique art work is so cool, Lynne.
    Biggest Hugs,MARTINA. xoxx
    and Happy Halloween


  36. baileyrosy
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 18:59:49

    Doctor Coffin is fab but the poor guy deserves his rest and hopefully we will see that gorgeous (not) face again some time soon. Another stunning creation and your attention to detail is amazing.



  37. Maria
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 22:35:25

    I have so enjoyed seeing your Halloween art Lynne, I’m almost a little sad to see this guy go! Your backgrounds never cease to amaze me as they are stunning – I have only used these walnut crystals on canvas and Kraft so far, so must get them out again and have a play!
    Maria xxxxx


  38. CarolS
    Nov 02, 2012 @ 03:51:48

    Love the colors on this! As always.. wonderful stamping!


  39. Sharon
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 10:07:58

    Love the background paper Lynne!! A wonderful creation!!


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