She Is An Artist (Somerset Studio Gallery)

In the latest issue of Somerset Studio Gallery, Winter 2017, amongst the items I am so very lucky to have published, is this shrine to Frida Kahlo.

Yes, this is quite removed from my regular colour palette but I wanted to work with the Frida theme and knew I had to attack this with colour.

On this shrine, two Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts appear.  They can be purchased from That’s Crafty or directly from Sandra’s site.

The shrine is from Calico Crafts Parts


PaperArtsy Metal Card was perfect for this project, painted with Frescos.  The stamped shrine and Frida are Oxford Impressions stamps El Corazon with the panel behind, the stamped words, from Redlead Paperworks.

The stamped sentiments are all fussy cut, after again stamping onto the painted metal card,  from the She Makes Art stamp – this stamp is a “must” in my eyes!


Two Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts were used on this shrine.  This is the smallest heart from the Flaming Hearts Ex Votos I set


The shrine has amazing depth to play around in.  I incorporated this arch shaped panel which was a piece of “waste” from the shrine – expect nothing is waste for a crafter!


Another Relics & Artifacts tops the shrine, this time from Ex Votos II, although this particular R&A can be found within a few of the packs.


On the left and right sides, after I had painted and carried out some distressed stamping, I stencilled two wonderful sentiments from Redlead.  She Shares Her Story is the stencil and if you love sentiments with a positive feel to them, then a visit to Redlead is a must.


I actually made this in 2015 to submit to Stampington and Company.  Some might say that is a long wait until publication, winter 2016, but for me, there is such fun in opening a magazine and making the discovery of a project that I had actually forgotten all about!

Thank you so much for your visit.



8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon Bruner (inkybru)
    Jan 04, 2017 @ 03:59:54

    What a color palette! Love all those oranges, browns and the black words standing out to call attention to themselves, for they must be read! Frida was such a colorful artist and I believe your tribute to her is appropriately bursting with color. Your use of the R&A pieces in your artwork is genius, Lynne. Thank you f ok r sharing. Congratulations on another publication! Cheers! inkybru xx


  2. Dorthe Hansen
    Jan 04, 2017 @ 14:16:32

    Lynne , I knew at once, that your use of the strong yellow tones, was because of Frida, her love of colors, her art,-and her life , with them!!
    Gorgeous, with the rust kind of effect on the “memorial” plate behind her, with this amazing stamp from Red Lead , I so wish I dared order from them.
    A beautiful tribute to a very special woman and artist ,dear friend, and congratulations !! xxx


  3. Julie Lee
    Jan 04, 2017 @ 18:25:13

    I love this creation, Lynne. I can imagine the excitement of opening the magazine and discovering it there! These colours are so beautifully warm and so very Frida. Everything about this is perfectly composed and works so well. I love those Red Lead stamps and the Relics and Artifacts. Truly magnificent shrine. xxx


  4. corrinegilman
    Jan 04, 2017 @ 22:10:25

    I think relics and artifacts is right up your alley…Great use of the elements in this piece. Another winter issue with you in it, can’t keep it straight!!! Nice feeling I bet. xox


  5. Meggymay
    Jan 05, 2017 @ 21:08:04

    Its a lovely colour combination and a fabulous project.
    Yvonne xx


  6. Samantha Read
    Jan 06, 2017 @ 16:00:59

    Beautiful xx


  7. Dawn
    Jan 07, 2017 @ 05:04:42

    It’s beautiful. And this woman was very inspiring.


  8. craftytrog
    Jan 08, 2017 @ 17:27:56

    This is a fabulous and inspiring piece Lynne! She was an amazing woman and artist!


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