Muse Journals (Greencraft)

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This trio of journals were made in 2016, with one being made as a DT project for Darkroom Door.  I enjoyed making the journal so I set about making two more.
The resin paper journals article appears in the summer issue of Greencraft magazine.  Greencraft is focused on re-cycling, re-purposing, etc, a fabulous magazine from Stampington & Co.  The re-purposed elements on my journals were old book pages, transformed into resin paper and found packaging, which I stamped the Darkroom Door stamps onto.
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I have to thank my lovely friend Dorthe as she gifted that lovely copper and ivory fabric to me and it has been something I have reached for time and again for projects, the colours and the textures are perfectly suited for me.
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The details for the journals are all within the Greencraft article but I’m not giving anything away by saying that each journal features a Relics & Artifacts.  They seemed so suited to team up with the Darkroom Door stamps, particularly the Word Block stamp.
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The found paper/card was made grungy before stamping.
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I like how the hand appears to be reaching for a pencil.
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This is a detail of the resin paper.  It is so addictive to make, in fact I really need to be making some more, must do so before winter sets in as I prefer as much ventilation as possible.
Thank you always for your visits. I feel distanced from on-line activity so when I do manage to up-date my blog and read your comments, it means a great deal to me.
Wishes
Lynne

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Choose Positivity Journals (Somerset Studio)

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I have a back-log of items to share!
This bundle of journals appear in an issue of Somerset Studio from earlier this year, although it seems like only yesterday!  Stampington & Co have been incredibly supportive, I keep waiting for the bubble to burst.
It was Christine Adolph rub-ons which inspired me to make this bundle of journals. At the time I’d had a play with the rub-ons for a D.T. project for That’s Crafty. Each sheet is packed with rub-ons so I knew I would be returning to them, to work on another project.  When I studied the words, suddenly I had the thought of using them on journal covers with PaperArtsy Infusions provide a fluid, almost watercolour effect background.

Red Lead rubber stamps used throughout.
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The Somerset Studio article shares the technique.
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This is the rear side of the Brave One journal, a Red Lead stamp, stamped directly onto the watercolour paper which brings a lovely textural quality to the stamp.  Isn’t that such a great stamp?
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With scraps, I made this little Art Girl hang tag, a little extra detail if the journal was to be a gift idea for an art friend. Art Sister is one of the other tags.
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Throughout, I worked with Infusions,  limiting the colours I worked with so when viewed as a collection, there is harmony to the eye.
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I like having wee areas of interest inside the covers of the journals, especially if I can utilize scraps.
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The textiles used to bind each journal were also stained with Infusions – yes, I do love Infusions!
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Another peek at a positive sentiment, again inside the journal cover.
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Red Lead stamps work so perfectly with the Christine Adolph words to strengthen the sense of positive energy.
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If you love positive word stamps then Red Lead are amongst the very, very best.
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You can see that the foil catches the light beautifully.
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Something we should all try to do, if possible.
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Much of what I have to share are projects, like this collection of journals, made in 2016 but I want to try and make my blog a bit more active again and I’ve more older projects than newer projects to share at this particular time.
Have a lovely week.
Wishes
Lynne

Remember Life Lessons

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Today, over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing a lengthy post (!) featuring a journal I made as a sample for when That’s Crafty appeared on HOCHANDA.
That’s Crafty stock a variety of journals, including the one I worked with, the A6 white/greyboard journal with acrylic cover.
A peek at one of the double page spreads within the journal.
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Thank you so much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Make Your Mark (Greencraft)

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I thought I would share some notebooks which appear in Stampington & Co’s Greencraft, (Spring 2017).
As you can see, they are very humble notebooks from even humbler beginnings.  You can probably guess they were constructed from re-cycled mailing box and brown packing paper, I also re-cycled items to form mark making tools.  However, each of the Affirmations, is a stencil – Red Lead Paperworks – Celebrate Your Creativity
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I consciously kept the designs simple.  I wanted to show how simple it is to create notebooks with very few supplies, no specialist tools and the bulk of the supplies being re-cycled items.
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By stenciling onto calico scraps, it was in keeping with the Green approach.
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I also deliberately kept the paint selection to a minimum.
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Other than the stenciled words, all other marks are from mark making tools.
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Old buttons appear on most of the notebooks, an absolute favourite of mine.
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Those wee scraps of lace that always seem to be kicking around me (!), are perfect for such projects.
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A re-cycled mailing box and brown packing paper,  paint, one stencil, buttons and scraps = a stack of notebooks and a dent in my stash of re-cycled boxes and packing paper!
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As I have written within Greencraft articles, there is something so fulfilling about making use of items which would otherwise be destined for the re-cycle bin. It really is about creating something from nothing.
Wishes
Lynne

My Story, I Will Journal (Part II)

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Over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing the second half of the journal sample made for when That’s Crafty had a show on HOCHANDA.
A peek at some of the pages with all the photographs, supplies and instructions, appearing HERE.
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All the stamps, including the butterfly wings and stars are from my, Lynne’s Affirmations Sets 1 and 2.
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This is the back cover, with a That’s Crafty Acrylic Shape layered over the words.
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This journal was one of my most special projects made, so far, this year. I am already looking forward to working on another journal and will definitely, at some time, take the step of actually journaling, as that will be a huge step for me.
This journal was certainly made all the more special for featuring my Affirmations.
Thank you so much for your visit today.
Wishes
Lynne

My Story, I Will Journal (Part I)

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This week, over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing the journal which I made as a recent sample for That’s Crafty’s HOCHANDA shows.
This was a special project to work on, the first time I have worked on a completed journal and my first project featuring my stamps, Lynne’s Affirmations which have been produced by That’s Crafty.
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It is a photo heavy blog post HERE and I also share the process for creating this journal and what inspired the stamps.
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We have had enquiries from residents of the U.S.A. asking about shipping costs for the stamps to the U.S.  Please, email That’s Crafty with your enquiries or contact me and I contact Laura Holland on your behalf.  The shipping costs noted on the site are not reflective of the true shipping costs of the stamps to the U.S.A.
Many thanks for your time.
Wishes
Lynne

That’s Crafty @ HOCHANDA- Sneaky Peek III

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This is the front cover of the journal sample made for That’s Crafty’s shows for HOCHANDA.  It is an early start for Neil Burley who will be demoing That’s Crafty products at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m.
The journal, featuring  Lynne’s Affirmations stamps, stencil and acrylic shape, will be available for purchase on HOCHANDA.  They are available now, HERE. This journal size is 6″x6″ with tabs.
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Thank you so much for your visits and your kind words about the sneaky peeks I’ve shared. It seemed such a big step to work on this journal and yet I enjoyed every minute of it and my regret is that time wasn’t on my side to have actually added some journaling which will be a huge step for me but one I am prepared to now challenge myself with.
I also appreciate that recent posts have been very much focused on new product launches and so I am even more grateful for your visits because hard sells can sometimes be too much!!!
Wishes
Lynne

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