All Dressed Up (Greencraft)

Vintage doilies are usually near to hand for me, most often as a background for photographs but also, using torn pieces in projects or some ear-rings I made (need to check back as I cannot remember if I shared the ear-rings on my Blog).  It was around the time of completing the ear-rings that I still wanted to play with doilies, that’s when the idea of hairband and hairclips came into my mind.  Along with the vintage doilies, which would meet the criteria for Greencraft magazine, I also worked with beautiful re-cycled silk sari ribbon and old buttons.  I was so very happy when Greencraft contacted me with an article request for the hairbands and hairclips, with the article appearing in the summer issue of  Stampington & Co’s Greencraft magazine.
The set consists of three hairbands and two hairclips, all with a distinctly vintage air to them.
The ox-blood colours brings a nice contrast amongst the ivory tones.
The same handful of supplies were used throughout, playing around with placement.
This is the detail on the third hairband – only a detail because I didn’t take a photo of this hairband, by itself.
The motifs were all treated the same way to provide stability, no floppy motifs!
I do love a sweet vintage button!
Thank You so much for your visit to this post. I hope you are all having a lovely week and crucially, lots of art time.

Growing Up

My regular spot over on the That’s Crafty blog today, this is the sneaky peek of it . blogiimagelynnemoncrieff
if you would like to view the full project and the story behind it, then please, visit HERE.
Thank you for your visit today, enjoy your day.

Choose Positivity Journals (Somerset Studio)

I have a back-log of items to share!
This bundle of journals appear in an issue of Somerset Studio from earlier this year, although it seems like only yesterday!  Stampington & Co have been incredibly supportive, I keep waiting for the bubble to burst.
It was Christine Adolph rub-ons which inspired me to make this bundle of journals. At the time I’d had a play with the rub-ons for a D.T. project for That’s Crafty. Each sheet is packed with rub-ons so I knew I would be returning to them, to work on another project.  When I studied the words, suddenly I had the thought of using them on journal covers with PaperArtsy Infusions provide a fluid, almost watercolour effect background.

Red Lead rubber stamps used throughout.
The Somerset Studio article shares the technique.
This is the rear side of the Brave One journal, a Red Lead stamp, stamped directly onto the watercolour paper which brings a lovely textural quality to the stamp.  Isn’t that such a great stamp?
With scraps, I made this little Art Girl hang tag, a little extra detail if the journal was to be a gift idea for an art friend. Art Sister is one of the other tags.
Throughout, I worked with Infusions,  limiting the colours I worked with so when viewed as a collection, there is harmony to the eye.
I like having wee areas of interest inside the covers of the journals, especially if I can utilize scraps.
The textiles used to bind each journal were also stained with Infusions – yes, I do love Infusions!
Another peek at a positive sentiment, again inside the journal cover.
Red Lead stamps work so perfectly with the Christine Adolph words to strengthen the sense of positive energy.
If you love positive word stamps then Red Lead are amongst the very, very best.
You can see that the foil catches the light beautifully.
Something we should all try to do, if possible.
Much of what I have to share are projects, like this collection of journals, made in 2016 but I want to try and make my blog a bit more active again and I’ve more older projects than newer projects to share at this particular time.
Have a lovely week.

Giveaway Winner

Thank You to all of you who joined the Giveaway for the Affirmations stamp sets.  To say I was overwhelmed by the reaction, well it’s a bit of an understatement!  Then when so many of you took the time to write how you have connected with the Affirmations, that brought me so much joy.
The names from the Blog and FB posts were all added together with one name selected from the hat.  Okay, complete honesty here, it wasn’t a hat, it was a bowl that the winning name was selected from!!!
The winner of both stamp sets is…..
Renee Zarate.
Renee, Thank You so much for entering the Giveaway and Congratulations on winning the stamps, I sure do hope you will enjoy inking them up.
Sorry to those of you who missed out on winning, I appreciate so much that you took the time to enter.

Woodland Maiden

Today, at the That’s Crafty Blog, I am sharing one of the samples made for the recent HOCHANDA show, where lots of new That’s Crafty products were launched.
On my sample, I managed to sneak in one of my most loved stamps from Character Constructions… sneaky because it is not sold at the That’s Crafty store but Laura will place special orders for any Character Constructions stamps which might catch your eye.
If you would like to see the project in full, with instructions, then please visit HERE.
Have a lovely day.

That’s Crafty @ HOCHANDA

That’s Crafty will be appearing on HOCHANDA on Friday 18th August, two shows: 7.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.  
Once again, Neil Burley will be taking the helm as he showcases the new product launches including demonstrations and no doubt he will talk through the samples made by the D.T.  Wait until you see the samples created by the team, they have been so very busy!
We have permission to share sneaky peeks of our samples – I only managed two samples.  I was unsure if I would actually manage to make any samples, so making two, it was a wonderful feeling and so thankful for Laura Holland giving me the opportunity to create without any pressure.  My Dad died suddenly, it has been a dark time.  My Dad always took such a huge interest in my creative life, whether samples made for That’s Crafty, also watching when That’s Crafty appeared on HOCHANDA.  He not only took an interest in what I made, he showed interest in what others were creating, even reading Stampington & Co magazines.
That was why it seemed important for me to push myself to make a sample for HOCHANDA.
and second sneaky peek
We would love for you to join us to watch the shows but if you miss them, you should be able to catch up with them on-line @ HOCHANDA.

Nature – A Tag Book Cover

Today, over at That’s Crafty, it is my turn to share a project.
A sneaky peek, the full project can be viewed HERE
Thank you, always, for your visits. Life is a bit of a strain at the moment with personal matters keeping me away from on-line activity but trying to keep my That’s Crafty DT commitment fulfilled and fortunately, I had a few projects made for such times.

Affirmations – A Giveaway!

Life can take us in the most wonderful of directions as happened with my Affirmations.  Long before I stumbled upon stamping, I kept the smallest of journals.  I would place an image which spoke to me, from a magazine, onto one page and on the facing page, I wrote words that came into my mind, words conjured up by the image before me. Sometimes the image would be alone for a while until the words found a place onto the page.
Then, through chats with Laura relating to That’s Crafty products, suddenly I found myself in the wonderful position of the possibility of stamps being made from those “Affirmations” I had written in that journal, plus a scattering of blog post titles from over the years.  It is Laura who waved her magic wand, transforming my jottings into two stamp sets with supporting images.
Laura has made available, a set of the Affirmations as a Giveaway prize.  One winner will win the set comprising Lynne’s Affirmations Set 1 and Set 2
If you would like the opportunity to win the two Sets, then all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post or on the FB page (which will be posted soon).  Anyone and everyone is welcome to enter, no matter where in the world you call home.
The closing date is Sunday 13th August, the day that I share my next That’s Crafty DT project.
Thank you to anyone who enters this Giveaway.

Their Story

Sharing a project over at the That’s Crafty blog, featuring one of my favourite stamps of the moment from PaperArtsy.
The full project can be viewed HERE.
Many, many thanks for your visit here and at the That’s Crafty blog.