Aged & Distressed (Take Ten)

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This scheduled post is a continuation of a post from a wee while back when I shared this card that was published in Take Ten (Spring issue).  I’d intended to share some of the other cards included in the feature article yet that post was dated 5th April and here we are with June rapidly approaching!
The feature, which included five Stampsmith cards and two Crafty Individual, was titled Distressed Tags.  All seven cards featured tags which I’d stained and all had a similar colour palette. I always have to pinch myself when I get something in print but when it is a feature it is really beyond any expectations I would dream of having.
For this post I will share two of the four remaining cards.  All four cards are in the style of variation on a theme with the stamped images from The Stampsmith’s Olivia and Friends stamped onto tags which had previously been stained with tea (by making up batches it is a time saver as I always have them to hand).DIGITAL CAMERAThis fragment is one of the Cartolina Postale stamps which I’d stamped onto watercolour paper that had previously been prepared with Gesso and washes of watersoluble crayons.  The Gesso can act as a lovely resist which adds a nice distressed appearance and it also has a lovely chalky touch to it.  DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the other cards. DIGITAL CAMERAA snippet of stained seam binding embellishes the tag.DIGITAL CAMERAAnother of the Cartolina Postale stamps, this time stamped onto one of the torn off bottoms of one of the stained tags – we never like to waste anything, do we?!DIGITAL CAMERAIf you have visited this post then thank you so much. With being unsure when I can reciprocate visits, your visits/comments mean even more to me.
Wishes
Lynne

The Parisian Gent

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As you might have noticed, this past week I haven’t managed to organise new posts or visit your own Blogs but I do hope that next week sees some progress with me being able to draft/schedule posts for artwork which was created earlier in the year.
Anyway, for the moment it is that time of the week when it is another DT piece for That’s Crafty.  If you are a regular visitor then you will know that I am naughty and only share a snippet of the project but if you would like to see it in full along with supplies and instructions then please visit the That’s Crafty Blog HERE.DIGITAL CAMERAHave a lovely Sunday and if in the U.K. I hope you are managing to enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend.
Thank You for your visit and I am keeping my fingers crossed that next week sees the start of my Blog becoming slightly more active and finally manage to slowly catch-up with your own creations. I am desperately missing being part of the Blogging community.
Wishes
Lynne

New Oxford Impressions Stamps

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A short post to share some Oxford Impressions news.  Suzanne has released a beautifully delicate plate of stamps called Jane’s Garden.  This plate has a distinct Jane Austen feel to it but with images of flowers, bees and butterflies and also a stunning text stamp and beautiful quotes, amongst other stamps,  then this really is a versatile plate.
I hope you are all having a lovely week.
Wishes
Lynne

Springtime In The Garden

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Thank You so much for all your caring messages I’ve read so far. It does appear that the worst is past and it is now a matter of recuperation.   Please know that with being unable to come on-line for so long, my in-box is chock full so please give me time to reply to your messages and know it is only because I am so slow at the moment and not because I am ignoring the messages.
Anyway, let’s move on, as  this is Sunday it is time for another DT post for That’s Crafty.
Although there have been few signs of Spring in my little part of the world, this project has a Spring/Summer image as the focal on this week’s little project.
Of course, only a sneaky peek.
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The project with supply list and instructions can be viewed HERE.
Did you know that you can sign up for a That’s Crafty newsletter, it will keep you up-to-date on new stock. Laura has an abundance of stencils which seem to be a firm favourite of so many. See the newest stock here.
At the moment I am not sure when I will be on-line, it will probably be rather hit and miss but I will try and keep in contact as often as I can.
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday, may it be a creative one.
Wishes & Thanks
Lynne

In Her Garden

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This is a DT post for That’s Crafty dating back to 12th May.detail on flagThis is a detail of the project but if you would like to view the full project please visit HERE.

The Inventor

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Today I am doubling up DT artwork as this project is for Fashionable Stamping Challenge and also DT work for That’s Crafty.
At FCS, for the next fortnight Anything Goes.  There is always a wonderful prize at FSC so well worthwhile entering and there and there are so few rules, although we do ask that your artwork must include stamping and please, no digi’s.  Visit the FSC site where you can also view the inspirational creations by my wonderful DT sisters.
Now I turn my attention to That’s Crafty. For the Steampunk inspired wall hanging I used some wonderful Oxford Impressions’  Steampunk stamps, two sets:- Steampunk Elements and Steampunk Works.
If you visit the That’s Crafty Blog you will be able to view the full supply list, including paints and also instructions, including how I achieved texture on the background.  Also over there you should be able to view some extra photographs.DIGITAL CAMERAHave a lovely Sunday.
Wishes
Lynne

Catching Up & New Stamps

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I am sorry I’ve left it so long before leaving a little message to say that ill health is preventing me from keeping my Blog more active and also visiting your own lovely Blogs. Although there is a scheduled post for Sunday, at the moment I’m not sure when I will be visiting your Blogs and also managing to organise my own artwork into drafted/scheduled posts.
I thought I would bring your attention to some beautiful new Oxford Impressions stamps. One set is based around the stunning Lily Elsie and the other is called Tattooed Lady. The link to view these is at Austen Gallery.
It does mean an awful lot to me that you take the time to visit and comment when I haven’t been reciprocating and I will understand if you choose to stop the visits until I return to Blogland.
I hope you are all managing to find plenty of creative time in your own lives and possibly making the most of this Bank Holiday weekend in the U.K.
I very much miss all of you, missing viewing your art, being inspired by you all and being part of such a warm and sharing community.
Wishes
Lynne

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