Rooted To The Earth

Although I am no longer on the Crafty Individuals team, I still have samples made for one of their appearances on HOCHANDA.  At the time, we were asked to work with specific stamps, those that would be available via HOCHANDA.  Some of the stamps selected were tree designs.
Crafty Individuals have some of the most beautiful tree stamps available. If you do a search for trees, you will also see greeting cards, images and of course stamps or click HERE.
This is a #10 tag
Most often, when I am working with Infusions, I will stain a whole bundle of items and then store them.  Now, I’d like to present the image that they are stored in colour ways and textiles are separate from papers but please, erase that image from your brain, it is a hotpotch of Infusions goodness all packed into one bag!
Infusions appear on so many elements on this tag, it would easier to eliminate that which hasn’t been stained, if there is anything.
This tag is smaller than the first sample, a regular shipping tag.  It was only ever regular shipping tags I would use, buying in bulk but I do like the variation of working on a larger surface which Ranger tags provide.  I don’t know why, it seems impossible for me to source outsize shipping tags in the U.K., other than those from a craft company.
Stamped onto vintage dressmaking tissue paper and layered over a piece of torn book text.
The “scribbles” are journaling, of sorts.  I am enjoying, now and then, picking up a pen, allowing words to free flow.  I first tried this many moons ago when reading, for the first time, Julia Cameron.
It might seem strange but I read her books, it probably was in the 90s, when I was not leading a creative life, I did dabble in various hobbies, dipping in and out of some with cross-stitching and tapestry as the constants but it didn’t resemble the creative life I have now.
I was always very precise with my penmanship and I found that not only was it freeing, getting thoughts onto paper without filtering or editing and also, it was freeing in the sense that I was not being deliberate with my handwriting.  Little did I know at the time, the value of this for me in the here and now and although I do struggle with visible journaling, I realise that writing that has the appearance of a chicken having scratched its way across the project, is of benefit, as no one can read my thoughts.
Thank you for your visit and if you are in the U.K., have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. june
    May 26, 2017 @ 23:50:54

    simply beautiful nature piece


  2. Kate's Scrap Yard
    May 27, 2017 @ 01:00:15

    So lovely, Lynne. I really love the natural feel from the neutral colors to the texture on the paper and added bits. I love those tree stamps, so pretty.


  3. thecobweboriumemporium
    May 27, 2017 @ 11:42:03

    So at one with nature. They’re perfect Lynne. Up there with my most favourite of your makes.
    Love them. ~ Cobs. x


  4. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    May 27, 2017 @ 15:07:41

    They are beautiful, Lynne! I love the rustic worn look and the pretty tree stamps.
    xo Julia


  5. denlillelade
    May 27, 2017 @ 15:48:48

    Lynne, they are breathtaking, both- the big one having the most beautiful color tones, from the Infusions, and love your stained bits , too.
    The small tag, with your scribbles so wonderful, too- a great way of expressing one self, and then use it for art, knowing there will not be many words to read for the viewers 🙂
    I also can`t find big tags here, Lynne-
    Dorthe, xxxx


  6. Avril
    May 27, 2017 @ 17:14:40

    Beautiful pieces Lynne, and I love the effect of stamping on the vintage sewing tissue paper. I’m sure your creativity will be missed at Crafty Individuals.
    Avril xx


  7. michele s
    May 27, 2017 @ 21:15:13

    beauty beauty beauty! xo


  8. Jo west
    May 28, 2017 @ 18:59:05

    Lynne, oh such beauty …. you never cease to amaze me!


  9. pearshapedchris
    May 31, 2017 @ 22:57:10

    Wow! Love those CI trees – they look great on your Infusions papers! Chrisx


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