A Bundle of Hopes & Wishes (Somerset Studio)

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This is another of those posts relating to an article in Somerset Studio, Jan/Feb, cannot believe it is from so long ago.  The items were made in answer to an art call in Somerset Life, Gifts of Positivity but as sometimes happens, they will move projects to another magazine title, I was just thrilled that they wanted to publish them whether in Somerset Life or Somerset Studio!
I had received a bundle of wooden word charms from Red Lead and for some reason, the notion of making trinket pins entered my head.  In the intro of the article I write that I was making an effort to use supplies which were ever so slightly unloved or I was saving, such as some Idea-ology items.  I never did embrace the whole Tim Holtz style but like so many others, was drawn to some of the Idea-ology items, preferring them for Mixed Media wearable art, etc.
This is what a bundle of Hopes & Wishes looks like, gathered together, attached to the presentation idea I had for each trinket pin.
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I only worked, deliberately, with a handful of supplies.
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I received the journal tickets from an art friend (Sam) and they were exactly what the pins were looking for as a presentation idea.
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In Somerset Studio, I liked the way they attached this particular pin to a swath of fabric.
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A tiny amount of mica flakes, on the engraved wooden word charm, to catch the light.
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The wooden wing is also from Red Lead.  If you have not explored their wooden items then it would be worth your while, they have an extensive range.
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Pearls and rhinestones embellish this pin.
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Shine Bright is the sentiment spelled out with this pin.
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A final Wish.
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Thank you so much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

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A Day At The Beach (Willow And Sage)

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Last year, I was given the unexpected opportunity to come up with a packaging idea for Willow and Sage magazine and since then, I have found myself enjoying, thinking up ideas to submit to them. If it hadn’t been for that opportunity I would never have thought to submit to this publication.
I stumbled across some cute baskets, easy to assemble, I could see so many possibilities for their use. Armed with two of those baskets and a bundle of Red Lead stamps, two of their wooden word charms and PaperArtsy Fresco chalk paint and a few other supplies, I set about making this gift packaging idea for bath/beauty products.
If you read Willow and Sage, I provide ideas for what I could imagine contained within the baskets.
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The shell, which has been stamped onto directly, is a scoop for bath crystals.
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Red Lead wooden word charms are so useful, for all types of projects and easy to paint.  By painting them, the engraved words are highlighted.
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Each side of both baskets stamped with Red Lead stamps.
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The muslin bags, again stamped with Red Lead sentiments, stamped onto fabric scraps.
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The baskets are sold with horrible ribbon, really quite nasty (!) but that is okay because I like being able to make handles that are more suited to the theme of the baskets.  For this one, a piece of driftwood from my lovely friend Dorthe – a piece of driftwood from Denmark.
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It certainly isn’t weather for days at the beach here in Scotland, unless wrapped up in the coziest of clothes!
Wishes
Lynne

She Wears Butterflies In Her Hair

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Time for my That’s Crafty D.T. project which is a sample I made for their recent appearance on HOCHANDA.
That’s Crafty Art Shrines are one of my favourite items from their product range so it was great to see them being showcased on HOCHANDA. One of my new Affirmations stamps sets has “She Wears Butterflies In Her Hair” so I decided to have a wee bit of whimsical fun with That’s Crafty products with that Affirmation. Although it isn’t exactly an Affirmation, that term has been used very loosely for my sentiments, the message is one of hope and positvity.
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If you would like to see the full project with details, then please visit HERE.  One final word from me, words of gratitude to those of you who have left such warm words about my latest Affirmation stamps, thank you so much for your support.
Wishes
Lynne

Words of Positivity Ornaments (Somerset Life)

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At the beginning of the year, in the Jan/Feb/March issue of Somerset Life, I had an article published, featuring some ornaments made with a message of positivity on each one. Two bundles of three ornaments per bundle with stamped sentiments all from Red Lead.  The actual ornaments are Relics & Artifacts Chandelier Pendants, That’s Crafty stock some of the designs.
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I wanted a soft, pastel colour palette and for them to work as a group.  Of course, I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalk acrylics although the layer of ICE Resin does make the chalk effect redundant.
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Simple touches to embellish,
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such as rhinestones, freshwater potato pearls.
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In the article I write about where such ornaments could be displayed
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The second collection, again featuring Red Lead stamps…
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I am such a fan of their Little Labels stamps, they always seem such a perfect choice no matter the project.
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Dry brushing of the wire hanging enhances the shabby chic mood of the ornaments.
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Thank You to Stampington & Co for publishing the ornaments and for Red Lead who provided the beautiful and inspirational stamps, as I continue to be an on-going Guest Designer role with them.
Thank You for your visit to this post.
Wishes
Lynne

These Wings Belong To Me

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On Friday, amongst many new releases from That’s Crafty on HOCHANDA, four new Lynne’s Affirmations stamp sets were released.  For my That’s Crafty D.T. post, I am sharing one of the samples I made for HOCHANDA. The sentiment on this project is from one of my latest Affirmation stamp sets.
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If you would like to view the complete project along with instructions, then please visit HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

That’s Crafty, A Megabundle

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Maybe you tuned into That’s Crafty on HOCHANDA earlier today.  There was a huge megabundle which is also available to purchase directly from That’s Crafty.  This bundle contains new releases with enough products to keep you artistically amused for a long time!!!
Alongside all four new sets of my Lynne’s Affirmations stamps, there are substrates and stencils.  Below is a list of contents of the megabundle.
That's Crafty! Mega Bundle
Lynne’s Affirmations Stamp Sets 3, 4, 5, 6
9 x MDF ATC Shrines (3 x arch top, 3 x rectangle, 3 x round top)
45 x Greyboard ATC’s
4 x Bits and Pieces Greyboard Sheets
5 x Dinky Stencils (Dancer, Foot Prints, Hummingbird, Spiral Flower & Feather.
Now, that is certainly a bundle!!
Wishes
Lynne

New Lynne’s Affirmations Stamp Sets

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It is an exciting morning but one filled with anxious, nervous energy as new Lynne’s Affirmations stamp sets are released today, on HOCHANDA and at That’s Crafty.
There are four new stamp sets 3 – 6 with several of the new Affirmations, although standing alone, will be fun to use in conjunction if you happen to own Sets 1 or 2.  What I like to do is play around with the Affirmations, mixing and matching.
My hope is that the stamps not only bring a positive energy and that you sense a connection to some of the Affirmations. I want them to be universal so they can be used for cards, tags, journaling, assemblage, wearable jewellery and so on and so on. Laura (Holland) deserves a big shout out as I cannot thank her enough. Somehow, Laura senses the meaning of the Affirmations and she goes to work on the illustrations and they are so perfectly matched. I also like that as a complete stamp set, the illustrations can be used as they are, they do not need to be stamped along with the Affirmations.
With the stamps being clear cling, this makes them easy to bend as you place on your acrylic block.
Here are the new sets.

Set 3
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Lynne's Affirmations - Set 3

Set 4
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Lynne's Affirmations - Set 4

Set 5
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Lynne's Affirmations - Set 5

Set 6
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set - Lynne's Affirmations - Set 6
Along with other new That’s Crafty products, you can see the stamps on HOCHANDA, there is a second show at 11.00 a.m. this Friday morning.
Feedback is always welcome or if you have any questions about the Affirmations, please feel free to contact me.  I should add, That’s Crafty ship outwith the U.K. and if you are interested in buying the new stamps or previous sets 1 and 2, then please contact Laura (@ That’s Crafty) and she will provide the shipping costs for you.
Wishes
Lynne

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