You Are My Destiny (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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Today is No. 4 of the paper dolls I am sharing from the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
She is approx 4.5″ x 9″
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If you love details then Character Constructions stamps allow you to while away the time adding all manner of details.  That fabulous sparkly heart was a gift from lovely Dorthe Hansen, perfect to add a touch of glamour to a stamped bow.
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Those stripey sleeves are such great stamps, the instantly inject fun into a paper doll.
The wooden heart receives a pretty trim edging, that sweet trim I received from an art friend, Clintine Steele.
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This paper doll does like a hint of bling!  Tiny rhinestones form a bracelet.
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I love the stripey tights as much as the sleeves.
Look at the tiny rhinestones on her shoes!
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Thank you so much for your visit to this post.
Wishes
Lynne

Forever & Always (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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Day 2 of sharing another of the Character Constructions paper dolls which appears in The Stampers’ Sampler.
This doll is approx 4.5″x9.5″ with paper doll stamps from Character Constructions and sentiments from Darkroom Door and Redlead Paperworks.
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The face, beret and arms and corset are all from Paris Flea collection.
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Her arms wrap around a wooden heart, clutching it tight to her own heart.
PaperArtsy Crackle Glaze adds texture to the heart with a Redlead sentiment declaring a message to her Valentine.
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From each wrist, which is delicately adorned with a lace cuff, hangs a sweet message.
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The hem of her lace skirt is adorned with pretty lace rose trim.
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Thank you so much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Love – A Simple Word (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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This week, I have decided to bring some fun and whimsy to my blog.  I have scheduled a post for each day.
The reason for such activity, I received the recent issue of The Stampers’ Sampler and so happy to see, amongst other bits ‘n’ pieces, some Character Constructions paper dolls, each with a declaration of love.
Catherine Moore’s stamps have the most amazing details and I sort of went to town on each project, detail overload!
The six paper dolls work as a collection but when I was making them, I divided them into two groups.  One of the dolls I am sharing today is from the group which features a fabulous That’s Crafty heart adhered to a wooden stick onto which the paper doll rests.
This project is approx 4″x11″… quite tall!
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This is one of my oldest Character Constructions stamps, actually one of my oldest stamps as it was bought early on when I really started to get into stamping.  Of course there is fun in stamping and yes, even I am coming around to fussy cutting (!) but the most fun is assembling and adding details.
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A stamped bow adorns her head with a tiny detail made from some ribbon. She holds flowers in one hand and a precious Valentine in her arm.  Can we guess that she is going to visit her Valentine or maybe this is the Valentine gift she has received!
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Behind her, you can see that I stencilled the lovely Dinky Stencil  Long Hearts Background from That’s Crafty, stencilling with clear texture paste then painting with Frescos.
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Peeking from beneath her lace skirt is a crinoline (from Paris Flea No. 3)
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The wooden stick painted with Frescos and stamped with a Redlead Paperworks stamp (from this set).  The sweet, sparkly heart is from my lovely friend Dorthe.
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With this collection I have decided to not be apologetic about the shabby style of them.  Most of what I work on these days sees me step further away from shabby chic but there are times when it just seems the perfect fit and if I am honest, when I am making something, I never approach it with the conscious thought of this will or will not be shabby, grungy or whatever, it all just happens.
Many thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Positive Thoughts (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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The cards I am sharing in this post were actually made as far back as 2014!   What kick started this card collection was a DT project for That’s Crafty. Playing with Dina Wakley stamps was a step for me away from beloved vintage, a deliberate step. The first card made for That’s Crafty and the subsequent cards, were all an exercise in me playing with bold colours. What’s interesting, the cards on first appearance, I thought they looked “different” for me but what struck me, they really weren’t that different after all as the paint application is one of my most favoured and each card also includes torn fabric and lace. I think it is the bolder style of stamp and paint colours that makes them seem so different initially.
The reason I mention the date, I’d actually forgotten about the cards until I  opened the Summer issue of The Stampers’ Sampler!
(The Dina Wakley stamp sets and stencil are available from That’s Crafty)oneOn each card I married up Dina Wakley stencil with Sam Poole designed stamps, each time creating my own affirmation.  It’s a fun thing to do and I do it quite often.two
threeI don’t appear to have worked with fabric for the second card, only lace and muslin.fourI work very loosely with the paint, it’s such a freeing way to make backgrounds.fiveI scribbled boxes to define the stamped words, forming them into word tiles.sixDina’s scribbly writing from the Textured Background set makes an appearance on each card.seven
eightI did nothing fancy with the stencil, only selected the words I wanted and used a black fineliner pen.
nineIf I remember, I stamped with girl with paint.tenThe torn lace adds lovely texture, a nice grungy quality.elevenI never take for granted being published in The Stamper’s Sampler, in fact I think I was even more surprised to have this collection printed because they note a shift in gear for me. The Stampers’ Sampler is such a wonderful publication, packed with accomplished stamping artists, with the summer issue featuring artists such as Renee Zarate, Shari Trumball, Laura Sparks Turner, Majo Wybranietz, Clintine Steele, Sharon Bruner and Corrie Herriman’s stunning piece of mail art – an honour to be published alongside each of them.
Wishes
Lynne

Leaf II

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Last week, for my That’s Crafty DT post I shared an assemblage featuring one of the PaperArtsy Lin Brown stamps. This week the same stamp features, this time on a card.blogIf you would like to view more details, please visit HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

Poe

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My first That’s Crafty post for the month of October so I thought I would share a Poe inspired card at That’s Crafty
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I don’t even feel as though we have had a summer and yet here we are in October!
Many thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Fleur (A Brooch)

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Working with That’s Crafty recently released stamps, designed by DT member Donna, to create this paperclay brooch.oneIf you are interested in reading more, then please visit HERE.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I am still unable to commit to Blog visits at this time (grumpy face!!!) and sure am missing viewing your art.  I hope this enforced time away will not last for too much longer.
Wishes
Lynne

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