Reminder To Self: Be Bold, Be Brave

Hello Everyone
For my DT post over at That’s Crafty, today I am sharing a sample made for the recent That’s Crafty shows on HOCHANDA where the latest uprights were released (amongst other new items).
The significance of the individual elements are explained over at That’s Crafty along with instructions and supply list.  I did manage tobloglynnemadd PaperArtsy Everything Art stamps and  a Sandra Evertson Relic and Artifact along with various Dinky Stencils – lots of layers on this assemblage.
If you would like to take a closer look, then please visit HERE.
Many thanks for visiting.
Wishes
Lynne

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I believe in gratitude

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A simple Gratitude Journal over at the That’s Crafty blog today.
blog6novemberlynnemTo read about the journal and view more photos, please visit HERE.
My first Gratitude Journal was a beautiful hardcover with quality, creamy pages but it was simply a blue cloth cover, no design at all. This was before I began stamping but even then I liked to “alter”, creating a design with mother of pearl buttons onto the front cover. I still have that journal but stored in the attic, so no photos to share.
Many thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Artist Muse

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Today, for my DT post at That’s Crafty, I am sharing one of their MDF hearts which I had fun altering.blogIf you are interested, the post can be viewed HERE.
Wishes and Thanks for your visit,
Lynne
P.S. I have the lovely Dorthe to thank for that wonderful piece of fabric I used in the backdrop.

Dare To

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Another That’s Crafty DT post where I have been playing with some of their Alterable Surfaces. oneAs always, supplies and instructions can be viewed HERE.
Thank You for your visit and for all visits this past week.
Wishes
Lynne

Feathers

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For That’s Crafty, this week I had a play with one of the latest additions to the Dinky Stencils range, the beautiful Feathers.onefeathersIf you would like to read more about this panel along with instructions, supplies, etc, then please click HERE.
Have a lovely day.
Wishes
Lynne

Freedom

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Today it is my turn for a DT post over at That’s Crafty.
You won’t be surprised to read that I was in my element as I gathered bits ‘n’ pieces for this collage!
onelynnemoncrieffInstructions, supplies, etc can be found at the post, HERE.
As always, thank you for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Be As A Bird Who Sings (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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When The Stampers’ Sampler announced a challenge call, For The Birds, I was eager to submit because I have quite a few beautiful bird themed stamps and an idea in my head!  I wanted to continue with the style of this panel which was a DT post for That’s Crafty, but this time to ink up some beautiful Redlead Paperworks bird themed stamps.  On completion, I submitted a trio of panels to the challenge call and obviously I was more than happy (under-statement!) to see them in print.
Redlead Paperworks stamps:-
Bird Defined
She Sings
Be As A Bird Who Sings
As much as I like nature themed art with a delicate appearance, I have found myself to be more and more interested in setting birds, butterflies, etc against a more urban, industrial background.  For this panel (and the other two), the style allowed me to work with some favoured colours and items such as rusty wire and the stunning That’s Crafty Dinky Stencils and using one of their Alterable Surfaces as a substrate.
shesingsonelynnemoncrieffThis wee birdie is one of my all time favourite bird stamps.  She might well be a lucky mascot as I’ve previously had artwork published which featured her!
This photograph shows that I used the Dinky Stencils (the bricks happen to be amongst my absolute favourite Dinky Stencil designs), in some areas with ink but predominantly with Grungepaste.  Rusty wire, which I formed into coils add to the sense of urban decay, of broken down areas where metal railings and all manner of metal work has rusted through years of neglect.
shesingstwolynnemoncrieffThe background, beyond the use of the stencil, has layers of Frescos to hopefully heighten that sense of decay, of crumbling masonry, of buildings worn by time, weather and neglect.  Although amongst this neglect, the birds continue to sing their song.  It was during working on this panel that I pondered on the fact that amongst neglect, there is hope and on a different level, if there is despair, hope can arise, keeping a song in our hearts and knowing that we can all find our wings.
shesingsthreelynnemoncrieffThe That’s Crafty Alterable Surface will take all manner of abuse.  I applied many layers of paint, Gesso, dissolved walnut ink crystals, so much water and heat and also the Grungepaste and yet the panel did not buckle.  This is the link to the Dinky Stencils.
shesingsfivelynnemoncrieffI am repeating myself (!) but I have to say again, Redlead have some of the very best bird related stamps and so many beautiful sentiment stamps (and stencils) relating to birds.
A piece of wood, painted and stamped brought another textural element to the panel and also ties in with the theme of birdsong.shesingssixlynnemoncrieffI am incredibly lucky to receive so many fabulous products so that I can go off and play around with them and in turn, submit, just never knowing if Stampington will like what they see and publish it.
Another time I will share the third and final panel.
Many thanks for your visit, always appreciated by me and even if it is a time when I might not be so active on-line, I always make sure I read any comments so Thank You.
Wishes
Lynne

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