Art House (new product launch @ That’s Crafty)

That’s Crafty are launching new products at Stitches and I was lucky enough to have the new items to play with, to create samples.
Laura suggested I share the samples as DT projects so I decided to share the first one I made.  Foolishly, I forgot to take dimensions but this is large!  If you own the PaperArtsy EEA alphabet set, it will give you an idea of the proportions of the stamping against the frame of the shrine.
You might believe I would be enthusiastic about the shrines because I am on the That’s Crafty DT and feel obligated to be positive, that is not the case.
The shrines will be available in different sizes so if you wanted a statement piece, then the large shrines will be perfect or you might prefer a cluster of smaller shrines – variety and choice can only be a good thing!  The actual shrines are easy to assemble, no special items required other than your favourite, reliable adhesive (I use Regular Matt Gel Medium). There is generous depth to the shrines, you can see I managed to prop a mini canvas with easel into the shadowbox.
Many new(ish) products appear on this shrine, the full list can be seen HERE.
All details including more photos can be viewed at the That’s crafty blog.
Thank you for your visit.

Flutter, Discover, Fly (Somerset Studio G

A quick post to share today featuring a small canvas which I cannot remember if it was made in 2015 or even further back, 2014, anyway, it’s a project which, alongside a PaperArtsy assemblage, also featuring paperclay, appears as a Spotlight in Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2017.
The stamps are from Darkroom Door
At the time, I remember I was just beginning to use paperclay, trying it with moulds whereas over time, my favourite way is stamping into paperclay, also, if I were working on such a project now, I would opt for a more earthier palette.
I remember I was enjoying a phase with Twinkling H20s.
The paperclay butterfly rests on a wood slice, also painted with Twinkling H20s, as is the scrappy found paper.
Thank you so much for your visit to this post and any recent visits.  They are greatly appreciate, I want you to know that.

Winter Wonderland … A Resounding Silence (Somerset Studio Gallery)

Appearing in Somerset Studio Gallery is such a wonderful way to end the year. This assemblage is another piece I am lucky enough to have published as a Spotlight, in this issue.
Tree – Crafty Individuals CI-450
Sentiment – PaperArtsy ESN
Dinky Stencil – That’s Crafty Snowflake Background
I was trying to convey peace, stillness, on a winter day with the low winter sun dancing on the frosted landscape, the only sound the crunch underfoot on the snow impacted ground.ssglynnemcipanelTo heighten the natural and organic feel to the panel, the tree was stamped onto some mop up/under paper which does result in a less than perfect stamped impression but for this, it was exactly what I was aiming for.
When I first started to stamp, I would have thought a less than perfect stamped impression was good for only one thing, being tossed into the rubbish bin but now, there is great freedom and sense of satisfaction when a perfectly imperfect impression actually adds more to a project.ssglynnemcitwoThat’s Crafty greyboard snowflakes, oh I just love them.  The snowflake brings the eye towards the textural layers.
With the colour palette silvery white with mere hints of gold, this representing the golden glow of the winter sun.ssglynnecithreeThank you to anyone who takes the time to visit, especially at this time of the year when there is great demands on your time….so Thank You!

The Adventure Begins

I’ve been playing with stamps that are new to me, PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps, for my DT post over at That’s Crafty.
This photo shows one side of the bag but more photos along with instructions, if you are interested, can be seen HERE.
Many thanks for your visit.


Hello Everyone
Lin Brown’s latest stamp sets for PaperArtsy are just so beautiful and the perfect focal for a canvas panel I had prepared some time ago.
This is my DT project for That’s Crafty. blogAll details can be viewed HERE.
Many thanks for stopping by today.


Hello Everyone
This past week, at That’s Crafty, we have been celebrating the release of That’s Crafty stamps, as designed by Donna.
I particularly liked that Donna designed the stamps with the inclusion of words, so decided to make a word stamp the focal for my DT project.blogphotoIf you would like to read more, then please visit HERE.
Thank you for your visits this past week and for those of you who joined my Giveaway.

Let The Party Begin II (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
Recently, in this post HERE, I shared the first of a trio of canvas panels I was lucky enough to have published in Stampington and Co’s The Stampers’ Sampler, for their Celebration Challenge Call.
All the panels carried the same theme of a birthday party on Mixed Media panels .
Sharing the other two panels, again they are 8″x8″ panels.
(Stencil – Girls – She Lets Herself Fly – other Redlead products available HERE.)
I had a bit of fun with the stencils, bringing personality to the girl with a stamped onto fabric party hat, trimmed with rhinestones, a little blush to her cheeks and stenciling to the dress.  You also get a peek at the background which was laid down before stenciling the two girls.canvasonetwoThis is such a sweeting bunting, stamped a few times to give me the required length and stamped onto fabric.
canvasoneeightShe also had to have a party hat.canvasonesixA simple rhinestone to add a decorative detail to her fabric stamped party hat.canvasonesevenThe final panel.canvasthreeoneAlongside Redlead stamps and stencils, I also sneaked in a few That’s Crafty Dinky Stencils.canvasthreetwoThe word tiles are actually a stencil, again from Redlead.  Cut out and roughly outlined with a watersoluble pencil to give definition.canvasthreethreeThe bunting which appears on the other panel, makes another appearance on this panel.  There is something so festive about bunting.
canvasthreefiveand not forgetting the birthday cake.canvasthreefourand this final wee touch of a stamped sentiment onto banner with a lace rose to embellish.canvasthreesixAt the time of drafting this post, I’d hoped I would have caught up with you, visiting your own blogs but I haven’t managed to do so. I know you understand but for me it is disappointing, visiting blogs was always something I enjoyed.
Have a lovely weekend and many, many thanks for your visit.

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