In The Woods

Hello Everyone
It is time for a new challenge theme over at Crafty Individuals. For the month of May the theme is “Anything Goes“.

Here are some words from Jean:-
This is pretty much open to all of you out there then, providing you have a CI product somewhere in your stash, and we hope lots of you will join in, and link in a new make, or even a favourite older make that we maybe haven’t seen till now! The only rule is that it must feature at least one Crafty Individuals (CI) product somewhere within.
At the end of the month we will set about choosing five lucky participants, each of whom will win a CI rubber stamp of their choice, and don’t forget that as per usual, once you have linked in your creation, you can also claim a lovely 25% discount code to use on anything you purchase from the CI Website, which will be valid to use until the 10th of June.
Go for it, and enjoy the challenge x

For my team sample I dipped into the following stamps:-
I made this before I received the new CI-453 or I would have inked that stamp up instead.  Crafty Individuals trees have to be my absolute favourites, they surely have the most beautiful tree stamps, adding to the collection all the time.
blogcilynnemThe panel, 4.5 x 9″ (a That’s Crafty Alterable Surface) was one of many when I had a play around trying to create an almost faux bark texture. Sometimes it can seem, what’s the point when 99.9% will be covered up but isn’t that just the way we all roll!  We probably spend as much time on the base layer as we do the complete artwork!
The stained papers were in the main, found papers such as re-cycled packing paper and I also stained calico.blogtwocilynnemI wanted the main stamped panel to look as though it was a discarded piece of paper (not that I am condoning litter louts), possibly found during a country walk.blogcithreelynnemThose sweet little cones were from Dorthe, they were just the perfect touch for this panel.
fourThe touches of mica is a Golden product.  The panel is quite dark and foreboding as though from deep within a forest but I wanted an essence of light, as though sunlight was peeking through the canopy and bouncing off the dew on the undergrowth of the forest floor.fiveVisit the Crafty Individuals blog for further details on joining this challenge and also to view team samples.
Many thanks for your visit.


21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lucy Edmondson
    May 03, 2016 @ 23:51:36

    This is gorgeous, Lynne, I love that batk!

    Lucy x


  2. thecobweboriumemporium
    May 04, 2016 @ 00:34:06

    Ohhhh Lynne! This is breath-takingly beautiful.
    I’m speechless. Just totally incredibly beautiful. Very well done.
    ~ Cobs. x


  3. sharon
    May 04, 2016 @ 01:39:52

    Wow love this – has an Autumn/Wintery feel and so much fabulous texture. Perfect Lynne!


  4. craftytrog
    May 04, 2016 @ 07:35:47

    Beautiful, and I love that aged look Lynne! x


  5. Avril
    May 04, 2016 @ 08:02:05

    A fabulous piece. Love all the different textures and the acorns are a great embellishment.
    Avril xx


  6. Sue F
    May 04, 2016 @ 09:03:06

    I love the way the frayed fabric pieces give movement to this piece. A brilliant idea.


  7. Annie G
    May 04, 2016 @ 09:22:29

    Love your fabulous background Lynne x lots of amazing textures like bark. The addition of the mica really adds to the appeal
    The tree looks fabulous as do your adornments… the sentiment too

    Hugs Annie x


  8. Dorthe Hansen
    May 04, 2016 @ 09:25:11

    My dear Lynne, you have so much poetry inside you, which this stunning panel shows perfectly.
    Already before reading your text, I was in the deep dark forest, with only a few glimpses of sun reaching in, to create beautiful glittery effect on the ground. The background is gorgeous, and the paper with the beautiful tree, really looks as some piece thrown away , and having been “dirty” while the wind played with it !!
    I´m so glad you found use for the cones, I so love this Lynne !
    Dorthe, xx


  9. sewpaperpaint
    May 04, 2016 @ 14:45:33

    Lynne, this is one of my favorite projects of yours EVER! WOW! Everything you wanted to achieve is evident here. This goes deep to my heart, as a child of the woods. ❤


  10. Anne R
    May 04, 2016 @ 20:03:43

    Oh I do agree, CI tree stamps are wonderful, I wonder if it is because of Malcolm’s love of nature… the cracked bark background is fabulous, the stained fabrics look like they have been blowing about in the wind and the tree is just beautiful. This is such a lovely creation Lynne… Hugs, Anne xx


  11. Hazel Agnew
    May 04, 2016 @ 20:36:59

    What a fabulous indulgence of textures Lynne. I love everything about it. Wish that I could touch it too! Xx


  12. coco
    May 04, 2016 @ 23:04:13

    Oh Lynne, what an AMAZING piece of art made just with these two stamps…. (how do you do that? 😀 this is a feat for me, I would never be able to do it…).
    I adore your unusual use of these dark forest colours on this long panel, and your various pieces of stained fabric SO artsy, also the cracked bark background (wow!!). The whole looks mysterious and enchanting, and the tree really pops out, wonderful work!!! Hugs xx
    (and I will also catch-up with your previous posts at least some of them in the days ahead, I really want to my dear friend)


  13. Sharon Bruner
    May 04, 2016 @ 23:16:36

    Another gorgeous piece of art, Lynne. I love all the textures you have brought to this panel. I have always been fascinated with trees……my mom could always find me sitting high up in one! LOL Your talent at bringing out the perfect texture to make a piece come together beautifully and with such perfection is an amazing thing to see. I cannot imagine bringing such a work to fruition as you have done here. Each item: the pieces of cloth and ribbon, the touches of mica, the sweet little cones, and the piece of tattered paper that hold the tree image have been entangled together to present what you have imaged. Beautiful work. Thanks so much for sharing with us. inkybru xx


  14. Julie Lee
    May 05, 2016 @ 10:45:44

    How wonderfully you evoke trees in every part of this piece, Lynne. I love all the textures and the natural colour palette. This is a beautiful creation perfectly incorporating the lovely stamp from Crafty Individuals! xx


  15. butterfly
    May 05, 2016 @ 11:33:14

    Gorgeous rugged textures with the feel of bark in the background and the tree is indeed stunning. Beautiful inspiration for the challenge, Lynne.
    Alison x


  16. Samantha Read
    May 05, 2016 @ 11:36:41

    Shiny things are so hard to capture for photo’s aren’t they!?
    This is just gorgeous Lynne and the mica adds perfect contrast between light and dark. Love it!
    Hope the sun is shining for you.
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xx


  17. Christine Smith
    May 05, 2016 @ 12:05:56

    Ooh this is so gorgeous! There is so much depth to it. The bark background is wonderful and I totally love the tree! Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my altered cigar box! xxx


  18. Gaby Bee
    May 05, 2016 @ 16:04:18

    Absolutely amazing, Lynne! Love all the wonderful textures… I always love your works. I wished I have the magical hands like you.



  19. Paper Profusion
    May 05, 2016 @ 19:58:14

    Wonderfully organic make Lynne with fantastic texture. Love your explanation of the mica – like sunlight breaking through. Nicola x


  20. trisha too
    May 07, 2016 @ 17:50:16

    Saw this one on facebook, and love it–the deep colors and textures, and the flecks of shine–really beautiful. 🙂


  21. Jackie P Neal
    May 08, 2016 @ 02:21:16

    Love these textures Lynne! Each piece you share offers more of your creativity and inspiration! thank you for sharing- Beautiful! xo


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