Calming Breath @ That’s Crafty!

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It is Sunday, so I am once again over at the That’s Crafty! Blog with a project to share, although here I am only going to share this tiny peek from it.

As always, all details including supplies, instructions and detail photos, can be viewed at the That’s Crafty blog post, HERE.

Thank you for your visit and for your continued support.

Wishes

Lynne

The Flight of the Butterflies (a book) @ That’s Crafty!

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Sharing a large project over at the That’s Crafty! Blog today as I worked in one of their CraftyBoard Journals.
The CraftyBoard is a wonderful surface to work on, standing up to the media I applied to it.
It is quite a substantial blog post with a few step photos and detail photos for each page of this journal/book, this photo shows the front cover only.

Thank You for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

She Flies

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Today, over at That’s Crafty I am sharing an assemblage featuring Relics and ArtifactsblogIf you would like to read more, then please visit HERE.
Have a lovely Sunday.
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Lynne

Make A Wish On Butterfly Wings

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Not so long ago, Redlead released a new stamp collection, Nature Study a beautiful collection featuring ferns, feathers, fabulous set of labels and also beautiful and generously sized rabbit, bee and butterfly (you might be interested to know that at the time of drafting this blog post, the new stamps are on sale, sold as a whole collection or for each individual stamp set).
So a relatively short post to share two cards,( essentially the same card!) featuring the:-

butterfly from Butterfly and Bee
sentiment from HERE
label from HEREbutterflytwolynnemoncrieffOther than the Memento ink to stamp the butterfly and sentiments, I used PaperArtsy Infusions.  It doesn’t seem it but on both cards I used the same colours of Infusions.  I don’t know if the fact I used different cardstocks aided the different results.  This card is watercolour paper, I like the softness of the colours, lots and lots of water used with the Infusions on both cards.twoI wanted a dreamy effect for the butterflies.  On both cards I also used the Infusions to stain lace.threeI had a pack of polka dot embossed cardbases and to be honest, they were neglected, read that as never opened!   I didn’t expect them to stand up to the abuse from the amount of water I worked with, surprisingly, they barely buckled. butterflyonelynnemoncrieffComparing the Infusions to Brushos, for me, there is no comparison.  That doesn’t mean to say I might never dip into the Brushos ever again, I am sure I will but I am happier with the Infusions, possibly because of the walnut crystals.fiveMany thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Silken Wings Amongst The Roses

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The stamp which started me off on my Redlead Paperworks art journey is the beautiful Butterfly Stack .  Several weeks ago it was this stamp I inked up for another Guest Designer sample for Redlead Paperworks.redleadlynnemoncrieff1From the outset all I had in mind was to work on a canvas panel, for the butterflies to be the focal and beyond that, to include texture and shimmer.2lynnemoncrieffThe butterflies are raised from the canvas as I wanted the sense that they had only rested there for a mere second, ready to flutter into the breeze .1I am happiest when adding bits of this and that, especially if it includes little pieces of text but as I played around with placement I decided to simply use one text stamp on the panel,  Silken Wings is from one of the Little Labels sets.  Those sets are fabulous, brimming over with words/phrases.  You will find Silken wings on the Little Labels Butterfly Wishes set.tagdetailTouches of texture here and there.2Maybe you can see the shimmer, although faint in the photographs, in real life the light catches the Twinkling H20s beautifully.texturesdetailAmongst the roses.3If you are interested in Redlead Paperworks then you can sign up for their newsletter where you will receive news on special offers and new products along with Redlead artwork.
Thank you so much for your visit to this post.
Wishes
Lynne

Shine On Beautiful Butterfly

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A quick post to share with you of a card I made for a friend’s birthday where I have used a variety of Darkroom Door stamps.

Stamps:-
Flourish Texture Stamp
Full Bloom Vol 1
Butterflies

Black cardstock is something I rarely use but it was when I thought about playing with mica powders for this card that I decided to reach for some black cardstock to heighten the effect of the powders.
butterflydarkroomdoorlynnemoncrieffDoes anyone know how to photograph mica powders?!! I certainly had a struggle.
Along with the mica powders I also dipped into some gilding waxes, randomly applying here and there, not only on the butterfly but also on the background and sentiment.twoSome lovely teal velvet ribbon is all I embellished the card with.
I definitely would not want to work with black cardstock all of the time but now and again, yes, I could see that I might try and use it a little bit more often.
Many Thanks for your visit to this post.
Wishes
Lynne