Whispers by Lynne Moncrieff

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Sharing a D.T. project for That’s Crafty.
If you would like to see the full project, then please visit HERE.
Have a lovely day.
Wishes
Lynne

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The Strength Of Their Wings (Somerset Studio)

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This is another of my catch-up posts, relating to Somerset Studio, the Jan/Feb 2018 issue where I was published with a project featuring a trio of assemblages which were made in response to their Art Call for the theme of Robin’s Egg Blue.  The colour, not surprisingly, turned my thoughts to eggs and as I had R&As resin eggs, that was the direction I would be taking.
In the intro for my article I write about the thoughts for this submission,where in this art community, no matter the phase of their lives, artists continually stretch their wings, to fly ever upwards.   There might be times when those wings might be slightly more delicate, whether in personal lives or their artistic endeavours, possibly inner struggles to search for strength to soar but there can be strength within the fragile.   My mind also drew parallels between human fragility and that of an egg.  An egg is viewed as delicate, easily broken, yet it has the strength to contain life within that delicate shell. The R&A eggs are packaged with tops, the decorative top can be seen more clearly in the photo below along with the wings from That’s Crafty!  Those wings are so amazing, in fact I felt I was using them too much around this time that I deliberately packed them away for a wee while!  The PaperArtsy Eclectica EEA faces were the perfect focals to strengthen the narrative for this project.Different greyboard wings from That’s Crafty were adhered to the eggs.Some of my Affirmations, again helped me firm up the narrative I was trying to express for each assemblage and also as a collective. 
Thank you, always for your visits.
Wishes
Lynne

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

She Hath Wings

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Today, over at the That’s Crafty blog, my project features quite a lot of this ‘n’ that. This is a sneaky peek of only a small area of the GiganTAG project
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As always, all the details over at the That’s Crafty blog.
Have a lovely day.
Wishes
Lynne

PaperArtsy ESN Launch Night: “Wings”

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Miriam Grazier and myself were selected as wingmen to Sara Naumann for her latest launch of stamps and stencils for PaperArtsy.
You cannot imagine the thrill it was for me, my second time as a wingman for Sara, I am genuinely a fan of her stamps, they are some of my most inked up stamps.  What heightened the thrill, I did not know the stamp or stencil designs until they were delivered, I was not disappointed.  They are slightly more collage in style than previous collections from Sara but they shine through as being Sara’s stamps, especially the words that are scattered throughout both sets.
I worked with ESN22 which, along with the other new stamp set and stencils, is available from That’s Crafty.
This is only a sneaky peek, with the full project available to view over at the PaperArtsy blog.   Thursday had Miriam share her fabulous project with Sara sharing her beautiful collaged card shared with us on Wednesday evening.
bloglaunchnightlynne With That’s Crafty being a stockist of the majority of PaperArtsy products, I sneaked in some That’s Crafty products, include the fabulous, new feather greyboards, which were launched earlier today. It’s been a busy day! I also used two That’s Crafty MDF substrates.
Thank you for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Your Journey (@ That’s Crafty)

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A sneaky peek at my project being shared at the That’s Crafty blog.
If you would like to see the project in full and read how it came about, then please visit HERE.
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I can never say enough times, Thank You.  Thank You for the visits, comments left for me to read and your loyalty.  I never imagined I would be as absent from blog visits as much as I have been.
Wishes
Lynne

Springtime In The Secret Garden (Somerset Studio)

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Somerset Studio set Challenge Calls, always with wonderful themes.  Last year, one of the themes was In The Garden, with the results published in the Mar/April issue. On receiving my complimentary issue, for articles published, as I flicked through the magazine, I was delighted to see that two assemblage panels submitted in answer to that challenge call, were published.
Redlead, in my mind, have some of the most beautiful bird themed stamps available. The birds that feature on each assemblage are from the Perching Birds set.
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Even though I stamped onto watercolour paper, the beautiful detail of the stamp was still captured.
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Redlead’s sentiments/labels are amongst my most inked up.  I never tire of them. This label is from the Little Labels: A Little Bird Told Me (as is the Secret Garden label).
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This stencil is a Dinky Stencil (That’s Crafty), Abstract Stone., one of my great favourites.
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Nothing compares, in my mind, to aged papers, this was from my dear friend Dorthe, I simply stamped the Red Lead label onto it and layered it to a tattered elements.
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The second panel
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which is really a partner to the first.
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Forming little tattered gatherings, such as this, is my place of contentment.
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I liked the crafted texture of the Dinky Stencil Brick alongside the natural texture from the tree bark.
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Thank you so much for your visits and loyalty.
Wishes
Lynne

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