With Love

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When I received a Gelli Plate from That’s Crafty to play with last year, I had fun pulling prints where I utilised lace. Of course, what happened, those prints were laid aside for a rainy day. The rainy day arrived when I was in need of an anniversary card. For my DT post over at the That’s Crafty blog you can see that I used this Gelli print to create a simple, but hopefully elegant, anniversary card.
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Wishes
Lynne

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Adventures In Paris (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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Back in April last year I made a card sample for Darkroom Door featuring what was at that time a new release, French Script Texture stamp, (HERE).  I had in my mind to make a wee collection, to the same theme, so a few months later that’s what I did. It was a yipee from me to discover them featured within the pages of The Stampers’ Sampler, although I had submitted to their sister publication, Take Ten, as to my mind they were ten minute cards.discoverSometimes it can be easy to overlook Darkroom Door’s amazing and varied collection of images and word strips, focusing instead on the stamps available.
For each card a collage was made around a Parisian image, on this card from Film Strips, Paris Vol 3
discoverdetail1The images were layered upon various found papersadventurewith touches of black lace and polka dot ribbon and various stamped fragments or postal marks, again all from Darkroom Door.adventuredetailoneThere was a lovely introduction which they wrote about the cards and how you could just imagine a message scribed from your sweetie to meet at Lover’s Bridge.  Someone’s imagination is as fertile as mine!exploreTorn lace and painted corrugated scraps are some of the layers, scrunched wax paper with a swipe of paint and a scrap of ricrac which had previously been stained with tea.exploredetailoneSo there we have it, a simple set of Parisian themed cards.
For the moment, this is another scheduled post.  Many, many thanks for your visit today and for your continued loyalty and friendships.
Wishes
Lynne

The Inner Decay (for PaperArtsy)

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When I was approached to create a post on the theme of Deconstruction for the PaperArtsy blog I knew immediately that I would be utilising rusting powder to transform cotton fabric into something which, I hope, would resemble a piece of rich textile which has become timeworn, weathered over the decades.
As so often is the case with me, I start with a rough idea but it can take another direction if I happen to cast my eyes upon a particular item lying in my wee craft space.  In this instance I spied a piece of leftover Tando chipboard, with a shape which all of a sudden found the pieces of the puzzle fitting into place and I knew I had the perfect Lynne Perrella stamp to work with, the design of the stamp echoing the shape of the Tando piece.
The theme was carried throughout with each element having a symbolism and significance to the piece as a whole.  I so enjoyed working on this piece for PaperArtsy. This is a little snippet.deconstructionlynnemoncrieffIf I haven’t visited your blogs or chatted for a while then know it is because the enforced time away from all continues and can only hope that it isn’t too long before I am able to catch-up with all of you.  Know how much I appreciate your visits and if you happen to be curious about my PaperArtsy blog post then that is wonderful especially as it was such an enjoyable process creating this for their Deconstruction theme. The tutorial can be viewed HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

Urban Butterfly

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Sunday rolls around once more which means it is that time of the week when it is my turn for a DT post over at the That’s Crafty Blog.blogurbanbutterflyThat is a peek at my project which can be viewed HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

Oh You Pretty Things (published in Take Ten)

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In this scheduled post I am sharing cards which were published in the Dec/Jan/Feb issue of Take Ten (Stampington & co). Below are three of the five cards which appear in the feature, I was so happy to see them be published.
The cards feature All The Gals (available from That’s Crafty).
The actual Gals have, to my eyes, quite a contemporary, edgy appearance to them. I liked the idea of  the contrast of the edgy Gals set against pastel tones and pretty little bit of this ‘n’ that.  The splatters and the black smeared onto the edges of the cardbase bring it back to that element of edginess once again and creates a frame for each of the Gals.fiercelynnemoncrieffTTAll the backgrounds were swiftly painted with little concern about any of the white cardstock peeking through here and there (conscious of the time a card takes to be made when submitting to Take Ten), then the fun of creating splatters.stronglynnemoncrieffttThe word stamps were used in the background with one word selected to describe each Gal.irresistiblelynnemoncrieffttSo there we have it, a collection of ten minutes (or less) cards. Those cards were made not so long after receiving the stamp set from That’s Crafty and although I liked the stamps on first sight, I have surprised myself at just how often I have inked up the Gals.
Many thanks for your visit to this scheduled post and for your continued support for my blog.
Wishes
Lynne

Broken Glass

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Today, over at the That’s Crafty Blog I am sharing a DT post featuring some of the recently released PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Collection stamps.lynnemoncrieffblog15The full project can be found HERE.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Wishes
Lynne

Timeless Moments Captured Within The Petals Of A Rose

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When a few weeks ago I found myself making a crackle background for a DT project, I continued with the crackling so that I would have some panels to hand for whenever needed.  I thought the crackle would be nice teamed up with Darkroom Door’s rose stamp.
On this card all the stamps are from Darkroom Door:-
Eclectic Rose stamp
Full Bloom Vol 1
Word Block Stamp – Journey (Timeless Moments)
I wonder if any of you have played with Darkroom Door Word Block stamps, which are so useful, (I will be sharing more cards featuring a different Word Block stamp very soon) as they can be stamped to create a background, or use the stamp to make a quick card with the stamp being the focal adding only a simple embellishment but the way I like to use them is to single out particular words/sentiments. With so many words/sentiments on one stamp the Word Blocks are brilliant value for money. For this card I only inked up Timeless Moments. This card was made as a birthday card and it seemed that the Timeless Moments sentiment was a nice one for such an occassion.
roselynnemoncrieffddWith the Eclectic Rose stamp as the focal, stamped onto the crackled tag, I wanted to continue the rose theme in the background but the Eclectic Rose was too large for the background so instead I reached for Full Bloom Vol 1, for the beautiful rose stamp. This was repeatedly stamped onto the crackled background panel,  turning it at different angles and also incorporating second generation stamping.3Rustic details embellish the card with tiny scraps of washi tape to bring out the blue of the background.4This is another scheduled post which might be the situation for a wee while longer.  I decided that even if I am not able to be around in Blogland that I would try to keep my blog as active as possible which is the reason for the scheduled posts.
Wishes To All Of You
Lynne

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