Bird Study No. 1 (Guest Designer – Redlead Paperworks)

Hello Everyone
For my first post of this new week I want to share with you my first piece of Guest Designer art for the fabulous Redlead Paperworks.redleadbadgeIt is such an honour to be creating with Chris and Sharon’s amazing products whether it be their rubber stamp designs, stencils or collage images.
On receiving goodies from them I could not stop myself from inking up some of the lovely feathered friend stamps and other bird theme related stamps for a canvas which is rich in texture.
I wanted to capture a woody essence to the canvas, which is 8″x8″, achieving it with what transpired to be the minimum of products.
This captures the work in progress with the left photograph showing the texture I laid down onto the canvas with the application of Gesso and dissolved walnut ink crystals then moving onto the right side photograph where Gesso and paint has been laid down to create the base that I would ultimately build upon.canvasbaseMost times, the way I work is to then gather a bundle of stamps, different textures to stamp onto and a selection of what could be termed as embellishments.  I then set to work stamping onto the various textures, usually with too many remaining at the end of the project however, I know they will be used at some time, so long as I don’t misplace them in the interim!
I will list the Redlead Paperworks stamps towards the end of this post.
birdstudycanvaslynnemoncrieffNow, let’s zoom in to various areas of this canvas so you get a close-up of the stamped images, firstly the tag.
I always have tags prepared, stored away – either prepared with tea, coffee or dissolved walnut crystals.   The tag was perfect for what I had in mind, it forming  the focal of the canvas, dangling from a twig (a piece of driftwood).
Gathered for the tag alone are stamps from the Little Labels:- Butterfly Wishes (Bird Study), Fragile Nest (smaller egg) and Nest Defined (nest, definition and larger egg), which were either stamped onto wax paper, handmade paper, painted handmade paper or wood.tagdetailThe nest lost none of its detailing when stamped onto the handmade paper. detail4Taking a stroll we next move to the left side of the canvas where we spy one of the Perching Birds.  Again, it was not lost on me that the stamp retained the smallest of details no matter the surface they were stamped onto and considering this Perching Bird was then laid onto one of the highly textured areas of the actual canvas, it is testament to the quality of the stamps.
Some of the text you will see is either from Nest Defined or from Bird Defined, a stamp I recently shared on my Blog as I used it on both a card and Journal to gift to my lovely friend Dorthe.
The nest is from the same set as the smaller egg seen on the tag.  Brilliant value for money as there are two different nests, the small egg and also the word Fragile which I also used on the canvas. detail1Here is the second of the Perching Birds with that word Fragile which I was telling you about a moment ago. detail5With right below him the same nest as on the opposite side. I really liked the effect. When I showed the completed canvas to my Mum she saw this nest and thought it was a piece of pattern fabric I had incorporated – how we can fool!!!  I know you stampers would not be so easily fooled.detail3If you are interested in any of the stamps I used on this canvas then here is a list:-
Redlead Stamps:-
Perching Birds (both birds)
Nest Defined (large nest on the tag, larger egg and nest definition)
Little Labels:- Butterfly Wishes (Bird Study)
Bird Defined (bird definition)
Fragile (nest, smaller egg and word Fragile)
All stamps can be sourced at Redlead.
I cannot begin to tell you how much I enjoyed stamping up the Redlead stamps, I hope it comes across in the canvas.
It wouldn’t surprise me if I dip into some, if not all,  of those stamps for a future project as I really have fallen in love with the details of the nests and birds and I like that there are those smaller supporting stamps such as the wee egg, words, etc.
Thank You for your visit to my first post for this week. I am in the middle of trying to draft and schedule posts as my time on-line seems to be rather hit and miss at the moment, which is also having a knock-on effect to my visits to your Blogs.
Hope everyone is well and enjoying some summer days, of course, that depends on where you call home and also depends if you like the sun, maybe you are like myself with the sun not being your biggest fan.  Although it is nice to look out on blue skies instead of dreich weather!


38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yvonne G
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 16:12:36

    I have been a huge fan of Red Lead stamps, and Chris and Sharon for years! Soooo glad they found you! You have showcased their images, the quality, value and beauty, in stunning fashion. I hope you are well my friend. Best, Yvonne


  2. Julie lavalette
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 16:23:56

    You work is utterly fantastic Lynne with these stamps.
    Julie x


  3. 2amscrapper2
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 16:38:05

    What a masterpiece! I love Red Lead!


  4. butterfly
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 16:41:43

    So beautiful, Lynne – congratulations on your guest spot and you’ve made me fall in love with these beautiful stamps too!
    Alison x


  5. Ruth
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 17:28:25

    As usual, a really lovely canvas with such appealing stamps , I fear I cannot resist them any longer!
    Thank you for the inspiration Lynne , I love your work ,


  6. craftytrog
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:02:09

    A stunning project Lynne! Congratulations! xxx


  7. Valerie-Jael
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 20:13:06

    Fantastic project, and those stamps really look good! Valerie


  8. Meggymay
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:07:37

    A stunning project, the stamps look beautiful.
    Yvonne x


  9. Anne R
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:09:55

    Oh my, what a gorgeous project, I love the stamps and the fantastic background you created. This is so beautiful Lynne. Congratulations on your GDT spot too! Hugs, Anne xx


  10. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:25:17

    Such lovely details and the touches of wood lend a nice earthy feel to what you have created here dear Lynne…
    your fine attention to detail
    sharing ‘how’ and ‘with what’ you created things will never cease to amaze me
    Beautiful and Inspiring as always…


  11. tracy745
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 21:56:51

    Stunning piece of art,I a doer the rustic tones and the images are gorgeous. Tracy x


  12. Julie Lee
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:21:57

    This is such a coincidence! I learned about ‘Red Lead’ stamps for the first time today! I am doing an online course with Mary Jane Chadbourne, making an art doll. She mentioned this make of stamps and they looked lovely! Now I see them on your gorgeous post! Well, Lynne, I know what a talented artist you are, so you and Red Lead combined make for stunning results! You have created something superb with these delicate, detailed and beautiful stamps. I love so much how you – seemingly effortlessly – evoke the beauties of the natural world. Perfect colours and textures blend on this lovely canvas. You are so busy at the moment, I really appreciate your visit to my blog and your incredibly kind comment. Thank you, Lynne for being a constant inspiration! Julie Ann xxx


  13. hettiecraft
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:48:55

    I love this piece Lynne. I have not come across this make of stamps but I will definitely have to look out for them. Thanks for sharing this.


  14. Annie G
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:56:10

    Hi Lynne x beautiful canvas and the stamps look wonderful on your amazing background. I can certainly see that you enjoyed creating with them.

    TFS and best wishes
    Hugs Annie x


  15. astrid51
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:58:05

    This is otstanding Lynne, I totally adore what you have done here, all the different textures combined with the subtle colours! Perfect! You and Red Lead are a match made in heaven, brilliant canvas, I love it!!


  16. barnie
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:58:07

    Congrats on your GD spot, your first piece looks fantastic.


  17. astrid51
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 22:59:01

    Lynne I meant outstanding of course, sorry…


  18. mustavcoffee
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 23:31:24

    Gorgeous Lynne, I just love all that wonderful texture and great images! Congratulations on your new DT post, perfect start 😀 Gay x


  19. Dianne
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 00:09:46

    Oh Miss Lynne I don’t know what to say, this magnificent piece is making my Magpie heart SING, this is why anyone would want you as their designer, for you first appearance with Red Lead is ***** THE BOMB *****, Those stamps are fantastic, and you have show cased them to perfection. I would give you anything for this piece of ART, name your price, if that is possible, Please let me know. All those close have me drooling all over my desk.You are truly DESIGNER EXTRAORDINAIRE, your work is just MAGICAL, thanks so much for inspiring me every time I visit, it’s such a pleasure. Hope you have a wonderful week..


  20. Shari T
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 00:31:18

    Such a wonderful Guest Designer creation, Lynne! I’ve not heard of Red Lead Stamps before and you’ve showcased these lovely bird images beautifully. The colors you’ve used are so gentle and go so well with all of your fun textures and materials you’ve brought together on this canvas. Love that little piece of driftwood, too 🙂 XOXO-Shari


  21. Sharon
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 02:31:28

    Lynne this really is so stunning – so much detail & texture – love the bird theme! Congrats on your guest designer spot!


  22. Mona Pendleton
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 06:32:33

    Wow Lynn! What an incredible gorgeous work of art! I love all the texture and your attention to detail! The fabric, inks and stamps all work in harmony! Thanks for visiting my blog 🙂 added you to mine as well!


  23. coco
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 08:59:47

    This is a fabulous canvas Lynne, really love these stamps too (thanks you you!…) Congratulations for this Guest spot, they must be very happy with you as you make always so gorgeous artwork with some stamps you love! Thanks for all the how-to details and close-ups, that’s so beautiful to look at everything… Have a lovely day, Hugs, Coco X


  24. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 09:25:11

    Amazing as ever, Lynne. What a brilliant debut for Red Lead!


  25. Lucy Edmondson
    Jul 23, 2014 @ 20:48:42

    What a gorgeous canvas, Lynne! This range is new to me but not any more! You have showcased these gorgeous stamps beautifully!

    Lucy x


  26. michele s
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 00:30:55

    love love love these richly textured natural-feeling pieces. excellent. xo


  27. Shirley
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 13:09:02

    Very beautiful design with a rustic vintage feel. The images are beautiful. I know what it’s like to feel very busy and I cannot keep up with everything. Well it’s better to be having fun and not bored! Shirleyx


  28. Terry
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 17:40:42

    Congratulations, Lynne! What a beautiful and vintage creations. I love the neutral colors and those birds are amazing! Great touch with the branch! Hugs!


  29. Rosie
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 18:18:17

    A gorgeous project, Lynne


  30. Ira
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 18:46:15

    You and your inks just work miracles together dear Lynne! The background you have created looks like an ancient Italian tile, just love it! Take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  31. 1cardcreator
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 21:42:24

    Congrats on the new DT, they are lucky to have you on their team. This is lovely, and the stamps are right up your alley too! ~Diane


  32. may
    Jul 24, 2014 @ 22:46:23

    Congrats to you Lynne, I adore these stamps, Love the way you have used them Gorgeous vintage creations…Hugs May x x


  33. Dorthe
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 11:27:11

    Oh my dear Lynne, another masterpiece!!, I am so in love with this amazing piece. How very fantastic are the different material you painted and then stamped! I so understand your mother was thinking it could be a pattern fabric, as it is so perfect in sharpness and details, I love it on that fabric, and the way you painted everything making it look distressed and so beautiful with the softest blue . The stamps are all so lovely and sweet, and the words fits and gives meaning to the canwas . This is a gorgeous art canvas my friend.
    Hug and smiles,


  34. Chris
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 11:53:12

    A fabulous piece of art, Lynne. I love the realistic looking images and all the different textures.

    Chris x


  35. COrrie
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 18:13:48

    Congrats on you guest DT! They are lucky to have you ! You’ve made another great piece of art here !
    Corrie x


  36. Wendy
    Jul 25, 2014 @ 21:02:34

    Ooh a beautiful canvas! Love the background and the fabulous vintage stamps. Xx


  37. Samantha Read
    Jul 26, 2014 @ 10:30:18

    Oh My Goodness Lynne, this is breathtakingly beautiful 🙂


  38. marjiekemper
    Jul 27, 2014 @ 01:28:14

    How beautiful! Your mum thinking it was printed canvas reminds me of the wonder of stamping… it’s great when you can work such magic with stamps and ink!


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