Finding My Way (Somerset Studio Gallery)


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When I was an Ambassador for RELICS & ARTIFACTS, Cat Kerr who was a previous Ambassador, came up with the idea that each Ambassador create a project featuring an R&As oyster shell and incorporate her stamps, other than those specifications, we could create any project working on any substrate, I chose a piece of driftwood.
The oyster shell obviously brought to mind the ocean which made me ponder messages in bottles, tossed into the ocean.  This set my mind thinking of how no matter the stage we are in life, there are times when we are finding our way.  I used Cat’s stamp “Finding My Way” to bring this element to my assemblage.  It could be that the message is written and tucked inside the bottle, a plea to finding the way in life or it could be viewed that the person writing the message has found contentment in that they are at peace knowing they are finding their way, a sense of wisdom washing over them as represented by the addition of the pearls, a flow of pearls of wisdom.  Another of Cat’s stamps was incorporated, a compass which I stamped onto a That’s Crafty acrylic shape.  I also used ICE Resin throughout and Tints which brought the exact notes of colour I wanted to achieve.
We each, separately mailed our projects to Cat, who would mail them to Stampington & Co. We didn’t know in what format the projects would take or which magazine would want to publish them, either as a group or individually.  It was a lovely surprise when the editor of Somerset Studio Gallery contacted me for my assemblage to appear as a Spotlight within Somerset Studio Gallery Winter issue.

  • RELICS & ARTIFACTS Coquille  (which includes the oyster shell and more) is available from That’s Crafty.

The ICE Resin simplified adhering the elements, aside from providing the appearance I wanted on all the elements.The bottle actually has contents but it didn’t trouble me that they are obscured by the treatment I gave to the outside of the bottle and by the resin paper (stamped tissue paper).It was important that this assemblage had a tactile quality to it just as the ocean does with the juxtaposition of smooth against rough, which is also symbolic of life.Fragments of vintage lace reminded me of netting and the Tints used for ICE Resin enabled me to bring colour to the oyster shell as did a dash of PaperArtsy Infusions.
This was a unique project to be part of and even though our projects did not appear side by side, it was still special to work on this project and subsequently for it to appear within Somerset Studio Gallery, a publication which I hold in high esteem.
Wishes
Lynne

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Delicate Wings (@ That’s Crafty)

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Apologies for taking so long before wishing A Happy New Year.  Here’s to 2018 being a year where it brings you wonderful times and opportunities and of course, an abundance of creativity!
Today is my first 2018 post for That’s Crafty, at the shiny new Blog, it is looking so fresh over there.  I am sharing a project featuring quite a few That’s Crafty’s own products, they are continually releasing fabulous new products which I genuinely want to craft with, not through D.T. loyalty but because I enjoy reaching for the products.
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If you would like to view the project and details, then please, click HERE.
If you are a customer of That’s Crafty who enjoys creating with their own product range, then you might be interested in joining the Facebook page, That’s Crafty Creatives.  where we encourage you to share your art with us.
I am aiming for my Blog to be more active once more, it has been sadly neglected by me, as has keeping in contact with all your amazing Blogs.  I truly miss this aspect of my creative life and hope to turn it around but it might take a little bit of time and episodes of me not being so active.
Thank you always for your words of support and encouragement and loyalty.
Wishes
Lynne

Snowflake

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Today is my final That’s Crafty post for 2017.
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If you are celebrating the festivities, have a wonderful time and that it is a time filled with warmth.
Seasons Wishes to All of You
Lynne xx

A Study of Leaves

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This week, over at the That’s Crafty Blog, I am once again sharing a recent sample made for when That’s Crafty appeared on HOCHANDA.  This project features some of the recently released products from That’s Crafty, including the new Textures Collections stamps
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If you would like to view the full project, then please, visit HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

The Dawn Awakens – A Journal

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Over at the That’s Crafty blog today, I am sharing a sample made for That’s Crafty’s appearance on HOCHANDA, for the ODS.
I worked with the fabulous new That’s Crafty Textures Collection stamp set, the leaf is so stunning in detail.
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All details for this journal appear HERE
Thank you so much for your time, at one of the busiest times of the year.
Wishes
Lynne

Seek Stillness

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Today at the That’s Crafty blog I am sharing a nature inspired collage which incorporates several That’s Crafty products.
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If you would like to view the full project, then please visit HERE.
Thank you so very much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Torn Memories (PaperArtsy Topic #18)

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It is a great honour to be over at PaperArtsy this evening, sharing a project for Topic #18  Torn, Ripped, Burnt. I always enjoy my time with PaperArtsy and this was no different,
I was in my element with this project.  This is a sneaky peek of what is quite a large project, at least in length.  PaperArtsy VID was the most perfectly suited stamp set, I took one look at the stamp which I chose as my focal image and immediately I heard her story that she was whispering to me.
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If you would like to view the full project and my inspiration and more, then please visit HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

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