A Steamy Affair (Guest Artist)

Hello Everyone
I am delighted to announce that I am a Guest Artist for That Craft Place.  My project is for their latest challenge which has the theme of Love
1385463_224850447682477_1625436263_nIf you want to read more about the challenge then please visit the That Craft Place Blog. I can tell you that there is a prize of two digis of your choice from HERE
For my Guest Designer sample I was inspired by the digi stamps I received to play with.  Knowing I was going to work on a flipped over canvas I re-sized the cogs and wheels digi background stamp, printing onto paper I had stained a pink/plum colour in keeping with the theme of love.  Printing out the cogs and wheels background digi stamp, re-sizing to the required size was a time saver in comparison to actually stamping this size of  background.  However I also incorporated stamping, reaching for various Oxford Impressions stamp sets starting with stamping, in a random fashion, a large blueprint stamp onto the frame of the canvas, it worked well with the digi stamps.
guestartistasteamyloveaffairI had to remember that although I was given steampunk digi stamps to play with, the theme for the challenge is Love.
One of my love of stamps is that we can create stories around them. Do we see her as the woman who has her eye on the dashing inventor or is he the one beguiled by this forward thinking woman who conjures up new inventions or possibly they are equals in this Steamy Affair.
This photograph shows the detail of the background digi stamp with the other elements all stamped onto stained cardstock which I have added watch parts to, including his top hat. digibackgrounddetailThe pink/plum element which the woman is layered onto, that is another digi stamp.  This is an individual digi stamp which I treated in the same manner as the background, re-sizing the image before printing onto stained papers. Once cut out I layered stamped cogs.detailofladyIt shows up on the other edge of the canvas.  digistampdetailI would like to thank That Craft Place for allowing me to have some fun as their Guest Designer for their Love challenge.


29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. butterfly
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 23:22:51

    Congratulations on your guest spot, Lynne, and what a great creation! I love how you’ve combined the digi stamps with the OI stamps – and I’d say she’s equally complicit in whatever’s going on – just a certain glint in her eye! Fabulous use of the watch parts.
    Alison xx


  2. Rita
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 23:32:46

    Another fabulous card Lynne. Those stamps are beautiful too. Hugs Rita xxx


  3. Dianne
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 01:44:51

    Wow Miss Lynne you have told a story with your flipped canvas, love the faded pink and plum colors, it’s like a little theater, her looking in, him trying to find a way to her, brilliant really showcasing those stamps to perfection, I went over to see what the other designers made, beautiful cards, fabulous colors, then you creation thrown in the mix, wonderful, thanks for sharing this beauty and have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..


  4. Annie G
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 02:43:28

    Fab Steampunk flipped canvas Lynne. Wonderful details/colours and the addition of the watch parts gives further dimension…..love it x

    Congratulations on your GD spot and TFS


  5. Sandie
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 05:48:00

    What a stunning canvas, love that you have flipped it. Fantastic elements and I can feel the love just looking at it…just wonderful…xx


  6. valerie-Jael
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 07:26:57

    Beautiful canvas, love the soft colours you have used. Valerie


  7. rachel fisher
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 08:10:31

    this is fabulous Lynne – what a wonderful piece you have made – just catching up after a weekend away! Big Hugs rachel xx


  8. Meggymay
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 09:53:24

    Love your romantic Steampunk. Its a gorgeous canvas.
    Yvonne x


  9. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 11:11:19

    Fantastic mix of digi and trad, Lynne. Love that plummy, pinky colour too.I reckon he’s sent her the Valentine but she’s not too keen 🙂


  10. Ira
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 12:00:32

    Fabulous steampunk creation Lynne, such great colours and your design is really awesome!
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  11. astrid51
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 12:01:25

    Great mix of digi and real Lynne, making the best possible use of both! Love the touches of vintage pink and all the story line behind this steaming love piece. To my way of looking, they are equal partners in this affair!


  12. Paper Profusion
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 12:29:32

    Wonderful feminine take on steampunk Lynne – only you could do this. All your fussy cutting is perfectly done. Most of all love the way the elements come together and tell a story. Congrats on your GD piece. Nicola x


  13. Lucy Edmondson
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 13:16:57

    This is fabulous! I love it! Congratulations on your guest spot; they are lucky to have you!

    Lucy x


  14. coco
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 13:37:23

    Fab work with this digi stamps!!! And congratulations on your guest DT spot Lynne, they will enjoy having you I think! Hugs, Coco x


  15. Anne R
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 16:29:23

    I really love that you made a steampunk theme look feminine, your flipped canvas is beautiful covered and I love how you layered up all those fantastic cogs. Anne xx


  16. Dorthe
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 17:02:23

    Dear Lynne, it is so beautiful, in your chosen plum tone…oh it is saying :love ..and she is shy looking down ,under his strong eyes !! What a work with scaling everything down… it looks gorgeous, and love the little pieces of this and that, making lovely bling effects, all over-
    A fabolous piece !!!
    Hugs and xx-


  17. craftytrog
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 17:39:39

    Wonderful Steampunk art Lynne!
    So very clever of you to achieve the romance theme with the cogs background.
    Congratulations on your guest spot.
    Alison x


  18. ConnieM
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 21:49:34

    right up your alley~fabulous!!!!


  19. Marilyn J. Rock
    Feb 03, 2014 @ 23:32:35

    Congratulations on the guest spot. This is a beautiful project! xo


  20. 2amscrapper2
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 06:23:26

    what a fabulous piece!


  21. barnie
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 13:28:56

    Congrats on your guest design spot. You’ve created a fantastic piece of art.


  22. Samantha Read
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 13:53:46

    Love the delicate pink Lynne ♥
    Big hugs xx


  23. 1cardcreator
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 14:38:34

    Congrats on the GDT, lovely piece too! ~Diane


  24. Buttons
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 22:05:58

    Huge congratulations on your GDT spot Lynne. Love the way you’ve built the layers and created a real story between these two on this. Jenny x


  25. Avril
    Feb 05, 2014 @ 13:42:55

    Congratulations on the GDT spot Lynne, Love how you’ve incorporated real stamping with the digi background. A lovely piece.
    Avriul xx


  26. Sharon
    Feb 06, 2014 @ 04:28:23

    OMG amazing – love the gears and cogs and all the stamps – rubber & digi and great little added embellies!!!


  27. Ana K.
    Feb 07, 2014 @ 08:11:11

    WOW, wow, wow…another outstanding project…I really admire your stamping and combination of images! I can spend whole day here in your blog…like every single post….thank you for sharing the process for previous post-beautiful heart!


  28. michele s
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 07:58:44

    awesome. xo


  29. Marjie Kemper
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 20:04:42

    What an amazing combination of steampunk and pink! Love the gear images and how you’ve adorned them with true metal bits… a wonderful combo!


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