Heart and Soul: Journal & ATC (as in Craft Stamper)

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I have neglected this Blog and it is sad because I adored Blogging and the connections made through Blogging was so important in my creative life.  I will try, now and again, to share some past projects which for whatever reason, have been neglected by me to share there, on Instagram and FB.  I am finding, more and more, Instagram is more accessible for me but want to try to keep my Blog going, if possible.
Anyway, today I have a project which appeared in the February issue of Craft Stamper.  With a heart theme set, I turned to the beautiful hearts from That’s Crafty (available in various sizes whether in MDF or white/greyboard) and I have to say a stamp which I never tire of inking up from Catherine Moore’s Character Constructions stamps.
I seem to have lost several photos I took at the time, before sending to Craft Stamper.  This is how I packaged up the journal and ATC which I then popped into a glassine bag.  Torn calico, stained with Infusions, wraps around both ATC and journal and I also made a tag to co-ordinate, the tag is another That’s Crafty product, one of the smaller sized MDF tags.This is the journal, with ATC placed upon it.
A textural cover with the detailing of the Character Constructions stamps and the beautiful wings are of course, from That’s Crafty!  Quiet Strength Takes Courage, one of my Affirmations stamps which I feel suits this image so well.
Within the feature in Craft Stamper, I write in the intro …
Sometimes, when life throws challenges in our way, we might need to seek a place to jot down worries, thoughts, niggling doubts or dreams that we are not ready to share with others. The Heart and Soul Journal is such a place, a place to build inner strength.

Gratitude to Craft Stamper, Trish Latimer for having me share this project and to That’s Crafty and Catherine Moore for creating inspirational projects which not only allow for creative fun, they allow for me to take the ideas within my head and have them materialize.
Wishes
Lynne

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Seek Beauty @ That’s Crafty!

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Sunday morning, time to share a peek at my latest project for That’s Crafty!
As always, this is just a peek of what is a much larger project, working with the fabulous Teabag paper.All details are available HERE
Have a lovely day.
Wishes
Lynne

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

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

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