A Gentle Heart @ That’s Crafty

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Another D.T. project for That’s Crafty today.
Only a sneaky peek, with the full project HERE.
Have a lovely day, whatever your plans!
Wishes
Lynne

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Unforgettable Moments @ That’s Crafty!

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That’s Crafty! are constantly producing new products: stamps, stencils, sprays, paints, surfaces, Journal Kit, Mixed Media Paper/Card Kit, shrines and so much more.
This project features many of the products that were released in May.  The complete project can be seen HERE, of course this is only a peek!  I also mixed Flat Matte Sprays to make my own colour for this project.Enjoy your day!
Wishes
Lynne

Life & Nature: A Collage

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Sunday rolls around once more and it is time for me to share a project over at the That’s Crafty blog, 
A sneek of project detail is above and if you would like to visit, the project and details can be viewed HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

A Study of Leaves

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This week, over at the That’s Crafty Blog, I am once again sharing a recent sample made for when That’s Crafty appeared on HOCHANDA.  This project features some of the recently released products from That’s Crafty, including the new Textures Collections stamps
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If you would like to view the full project, then please, visit HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

Nature Study (Somerset Studio)

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This project is another article in the Jan/Feb issue of Somerset Studio, it was in answer to an art call for the colour Olive which isn’t a colour which I would normally reach for but I knew I had PaperArtsy olive Fresco so I had no excuse to dive in. It was packaging which inspired me, cardboard packaging from Amazon (I always have to battle with my conscience when I say their name!!!) which has almost a folder appearance to it.
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I wanted it to become a Nature Study portfolio with not only green to transform the cardboard packaging but also a Green ethos to the items I reached for throughout.
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The folder opens to reveal a panel of tree bark, embellished with a piece of found paper, stamped and layered with a beautiful feather and for the right side, where a book or other item would normally be packaged, this is the area where the art panels are stored.
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The jute twine ties this element to close it,
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A cluster of stamped tags, it was probably walnut ink (I keep a large jar which I top up when required and so far, no sign of mould appearing) I used to stain the found paper/cardstock.  All of those stamps are from Character Constructions.  That is one of the many reasons I adore Character Constructions, not only for the stunning paper dolls stamps but there are also so many detail stamps included on the plates.
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The rear which was stamped with a script stamp (PaperArtsy ESN) and a beautiful fern stamp).
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Inside the portfolio there are four panels which are all substrates of birch tree bark which I have randomly painted. There are layers and layers and texture upon texture, all items from around the home and garden. Some items again stained with walnut ink and I was so pleased, without going out of my way, I discovered that piece of book text.
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Tree bark, burlap, muslin, brown packing paper, cardboard paper and a wooden button/bead from a piece of clothing.
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Loose fibres gives the impression of nesting material within the stamped nest, which was stamped onto birch tree bark
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I peeled back a layer of the tree bark to place this stamped image of the nest behind it.
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Panel Two which features another Red Lead bird stamp
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which was stamped onto resin paper or maybe the ICE Resin was applied after stamping…I think I should have referred to the instructions in my article! I know he rests on a MDF heart from That’s Crafty.
Thank you to Dorthe for the driftwood and the sweet wee cone.
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Within the folder, other than the two panels featuring birds, there were two other panels, featuring leaves.
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The leaves were stamped onto deli paper which had the PaperArtsy Freco paint, diluted and applied to create a textural appearance.
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Red Lead have an extensive range of nature themed stamps and they do some of the very best bird stamps you could ever hope to source.
I appreciate, this was a very long blog post with lots of photos so huge thanks if you managed to stay until the end!
Wishes
Lynne

She Wears Butterflies In Her Hair

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Time for my That’s Crafty D.T. project which is a sample I made for their recent appearance on HOCHANDA.
That’s Crafty Art Shrines are one of my favourite items from their product range so it was great to see them being showcased on HOCHANDA. One of my new Affirmations stamps sets has “She Wears Butterflies In Her Hair” so I decided to have a wee bit of whimsical fun with That’s Crafty products with that Affirmation. Although it isn’t exactly an Affirmation, that term has been used very loosely for my sentiments, the message is one of hope and positvity.
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If you would like to see the full project with details, then please visit HERE.  One final word from me, words of gratitude to those of you who have left such warm words about my latest Affirmation stamps, thank you so much for your support.
Wishes
Lynne

My Delicate Wings

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Time for my DT project over at That’s Crafty, with me sharing this project, actually, this is a peek at the project.
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If you would like to view the full project, then please click HERE.
Thank you always for being so loyal.
Wishes
Lynne

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