Make Your Mark (Greencraft)

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
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.
By stenciling onto calico scraps, it was in keeping with the Green approach.
I also deliberately kept the paint selection to a minimum.
Other than the stenciled words, all other marks are from mark making tools.
Old buttons appear on most of the notebooks, an absolute favourite of mine.
Those wee scraps of lace that always seem to be kicking around me (!), are perfect for such projects.
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!
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.

She Is An Artist (Resin Paper Journals in Somerset Studio)

I am trying to catch-up with bits of this ‘n’ that from over the past few months such as this  trio of resin paper journals which were published in Somerset Studio.
If you have been hesitant about working with ICE Resin, just go for it, I promise, it will open up new possibilities for you!triosomersetstudiolynnemResin paper forms the covers for each journalsheisanartistlynnemwith a sentiment layered inside an MDF frame.   This is the link for the frames and inserts which are a That’s Crafty Alterable SurfaceartisttwoThere are slight variations to the journals but the premise of the idea for them was that each would contain some extras such as shipping tags, clip art or Tissue Wrap.artistthreeThe focal sentiments are also resin paper.inspireonelynnemI liked the idea of the extras being tucked inside the front or back cover attached with clips.inspiretwo
inspirethreeThe pencil holder was a last minute thought.journeyofartlynnemoncrieffYes, even on resin paper, mixed media journals, I still managed to sneak a scrap of tattered vintage lace into the mix!journeyofartBrown paper packages, tied up with string.  It was a lovely surprise to see that Somerset Studio also included photographs of the tied up packages.
She Makes Art stamp by Redlead Paperworkspackageslynneappears on each of the tags, I just created variation by tearing the tags at different point.redleadstampThank you for your visit to the first post of this new week.
To have this article in Somerset Studio, it still hasn’t quite sunk in. I don’t think I will ever get used to being published.
Have a lovely week.

I believe in gratitude

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.

Make Your Mark @ PaperArtsy

Hello Everyone
I am very late in sharing this blog post!
Last Monday evening I had a tutorial over at PaperArtsy. It is always fun to be involved with a PaperArtsy tutorial as they always come up with such wonderful and varied themes for us to work with. I knew in advance I would be doing some mark making and also working in conjunction with JOFY stamps.
Here is a peek at the projects made for the tutorial…blogphotoIf you would like to view the tutorial it can be seen HERE.
Sorry I haven’t managed to visit your own blogs.  I wish I could say it is because I am in a creative whirlwind but that is not the case but hopefully soon I will be back amongst my supplies.  Your visits are always appreciated by me, especially during those times when I cannot find my way to your own blogs.

Be Brave

Hello Everyone
My first post for September at That’s Crafty is this notebook.
As soon as I saw StencilGirl Becoming, I knew I had to make a wee notebook featuring the words.blogoneAll details can be viewed HERE.
I am absent at the moment but hope to be back to normal as soon as. In the meantime, many thanks for any of you who take the time out of your day to visit here, it is always greatly appreciated.

Journal for Creativity

Hello Everyone
Recently, I shared a post featuring a recently released Eclectic stamp from Darkroom Door.  At the time of receiving that particular stamp, I also received another, Pencils.
Knowing that this stamp was winging its way to me,  I set about preparation of the resin paper as I knew I wanted resin paper to form the covers for a journal.  I tend to make the paper in batches but have been dipping into my stash, incorporating pieces here and there on various projects so it was time to prepare some more.
If you are interested in reading more about this journal then you can read instructions HERE and also see more Pencils samples from the others.
blogonelynnemoncriefffddWell, that was a very short post!
Many thanks for your visit.

A Place For Secrets & Dreams

Hello Everyone
I am delighted to be sharing a tutorial over at the PaperArsty blog.
This tutorial is based around the latest challenge theme which is Words.  As you can see, I had fun with various Frescos and a bundle of stamps and you can probably guess what it is I created.blogphotoIf you would like to view the tutorial then please visit HERE.
I am so missing my visits around blogland, viewing your art and reading what is taking place in your lives. I hope life is being kind to all of you and you are finding enough creative time in your week.  When I start to feel a little bit better I will certainly be catching-up with all of you, I cannot wait.
Kindest Wishes

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