Explore The Imagination A Tiny Book @ That’s Crafty!

Yesterday, being Sunday, it was my turn with a D.T. post over at the That’s Crafty Blog.
This simply book style construction project can be viewed HERE.
Have a lovely start to this new week.


Leaf Collage @ That’s Crafty!

Yesterday I shared a D.T. project over at the That’s Crafty Blog.
A detail from the project.
The full project can be seen HERE.
Thank you always for taking the time to visit.

Be Brave (Somerset Apprentice)

When That’s Crafty! released their Uprights, I knew I had found a substrate I would return to time and again, especially with the various designs and available in Dinky size.
This project appears in Stampington & Co’s Somerset Apprentice, Spring 2018.
The stamps, PaperArtsy EEA feature on this assemblage.
In the intro, for the feature, I give my thoughts behind this assemblage. I also wanted to capture the essence of torn and tattered,
layering the stamped focal, with the ragged edges, as though they might flutter off.trying to capture that there can be strength within what appears fragile. More tattered elements: painted re-cycled corrugated cardboard, Infusions scrap of mop-up kitchen paper, stamped scraps.Resting on the base of the Dinky Upright, a piece of driftwood (from Dorthe!) which I stamped onto.Thank you for your lovely visit today.

A Sense of Time: A Handmade Book/Journal @ PaperArtsy Topic #3 Watercolours

I am thrilled, this evening, to be appearing over at the PaperArtsy Blog, with a project for their Topic #3 Watercolours.
My project became a bit of a labour of love, a project which I enjoyed from the moments of painting re-cycled/found papers, all the way through to the assembling/binding of the book.
This is only a very small peek at it.  I am trying to organise a wee video to share, as it would be an easier way to show the book and the various pages but for the moment, if you would like to view more of my project, inspiration, etc, then please visit HERE and of course, there are the others who have gone before me, who have already shared their Watercolour projects at the PaperArtsy blog.

Have a lovely evening.


Today is my final That’s Crafty post for 2017.
If you are celebrating the festivities, have a wonderful time and that it is a time filled with warmth.
Seasons Wishes to All of You
Lynne xx

Torn Memories (PaperArtsy Topic #18)

It is a great honour to be over at PaperArtsy this evening, sharing a project for Topic #18  Torn, Ripped, Burnt. I always enjoy my time with PaperArtsy and this was no different,
I was in my element with this project.  This is a sneaky peek of what is quite a large project, at least in length.  PaperArtsy VID was the most perfectly suited stamp set, I took one look at the stamp which I chose as my focal image and immediately I heard her story that she was whispering to me.
If you would like to view the full project and my inspiration and more, then please visit HERE.

Thinking Outside The Cardboard Box (Greencraft)

In the Autumn 2017 issue of Greencraft magazine, one of the articles I had published is a trio of notebooks.
Greencraft magazine is as you’d might guess, a publication focusing on re-cycling, re-using, re-purposing, a Green life.  One of the items that I re-cycle the most is cardboard, of any nature whether mailing boxes or cardboard food packaging.
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish in Antarctic was used on the corrugated cardboard which I reclaimed from a mailing box. I intentionally aimed for a distressed appearance although it is easy to achieve the corrugation without a distressed effect if that is what you prefer.
I wanted a simple aesthetic to the notebooks, stamping PaperArtsy ESN onto brown paper, re-cycled brown packing paper.
There is a slight variation to each notebook, with this cover wrapping around to the front with the button serving the purpose of wrapping the cord around to close the notebook.
Just to show that the inside of the journals is also “Green” – re-cycled brown packing paper.  You can see, I like to layer various lengths, with town edges, it brings a nice textural quality.
This is the inside of the Story of Me journal, again, re-cycled brown packing paper.
It’s not only fun, it is rewarding to take items that are found and what many would place in the re-cycle bin, transforming into the simplest of notebooks/journals.  I like them for lists, etc, everyday type of note making and once filled, they can then be disposed of but at least in the meantime, I’ve had some crafting fun making something with a purpose and the paper and cardboard packing box has not immediately made a journey to the re-cycle bin.
Hope you are all having a lovely start to this new month.

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