Art Girl

Hello
I am sure you can relate, I do not like anything going to waste, so when I had some of the frame elements, left over from creating shrine samples for That’s Crafty, I laid them aside knowing I could continue the fun later.
With That’s Crafty now re-stocking, selected Character Constructions stamps, I thought it would be fun to play with some of the Paris Flea stamps and give this art girl a cosy home.  I’ve played with Paris Flea many times since receiving the collection last year, it is fun to mix ‘n’ match and bring life to the paper dolls with your imagination.
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All details of this project can be seen HERE, including specific stamps and how I formed the paper doll element.  I also sneaked in one of my Affirmations!  I still have more to write about the Affirmations but have to say, heartfelt thanks for the reaction, I never imagined I would ever have stamps and then to have them so warmly received, it has been overwhelming.
Wishes
Lynne

The Long Forgotten Garden (@ PaperArtsy)

Hello
This evening, I am sharing a post over at PaperArtsy.
It is wonderful to be back there, where I am sharing a project relating to Topic #4 Doors, Windows and Architecture.  All the details, the inspiration can be seen in the post, HERE.
This wasn’t the easiest of projects to photograph!
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opened up…..
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PaperArtsy ESC (Scrapcosy) stamps and stencils used throughout alongside, fabulous Infusions on a That’s Crafty House Triptych 
Thank you for your visit to this post and all posts this past week.
Wishes
Lynne

Royal Blood (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello
This collection of six cards, appears in the Jan/Feb/March issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. 
It meant so much to me that they published all six in a feature over three pages.
All stamps are PaperArtsy LPC and all feature Infusions, Royal Blood.
They are some of the oldest LPC stamps but for me some were inked up for the first time for this collection.
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Some rusty wire coils.  The colour of the rusty wire worked so well against the Royal Blood Infusions.
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It’s no surprise that scraps were utilised throughout the cards such as little stamped elements added here and there.
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Card No. 2
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Card No. 3
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Mop-up papers bring texture.  I stamped onto them, even though the stamped images are not crisp, it still brings something extra to the effect.
A wisp of coppery fabric.
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Card No. 4
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I liked the watercolour effect achieved.  If you are interested, it is actually watercolour paper I worked with for the backgrounds and stamped focals,  HP and NOT.
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Card No. 5
On this card, I also used Infusions with a That’s Crafty Dinky Stencil, creating a hint of pattern on the base of the card
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More scrappy mop-ups and another piece of that lovely copper fabric which lovely Dorthe gifted to me.
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Card No. 6
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I like that texture of the mop-up paper (kitchen paper towel) adds dimension even when stamped upon.
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It’s all about the layers – this stamped piece of mop-up paper layered onto the stamped focal.
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Thank you, always for your visits.
Wishes
Lynne

Vintage

Hello
This week, over at the That’s Crafty blog post, I am coming over all vintage/shabby chic with this card.
That’s Crafty are now stocking the recently released PaperArtsy ESC ScrapCosy stamps and stencils and not forgetting, the latest Infusions releases.
All details for this card are HERE.
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Thank you for your visit to this post.
Wishes
Lynne

Vintage Flower (PaperArtsy ESC sample)

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Over at the PaperArtsy blog, the latest challenge is Paints with Infusions.  During some housekeeping of photo files, I came across some more of the samples I made, for the recent launch of ScrapCosy stamps.  On receiving the stamps and stencils, Jennie, Raquel and myself, worked with Infusions along with a select few Fresco neutrals.  I am not entering the cards into the challenge, this is just a “filler” post.
I have a very random way of working which isn’t ideal when you then try to work out, the steps. I am sure that I applied Chalk (or it could be Nougat) to book page before applying Infusions.
The new Infusions are available from That’s Crafty, as are all the previous colours.
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I doubt I will ever tire of working with Infusions, I love the randomness of the results with the little speckles of unexpected colour.
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I simply stenciled directly with Grungepaste, no tinting. You can see the torn edges of the various pieces I layered together on the cardbase.
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A second sample –  this stamp is a gorgeously generous size but I decided to tear the stamped image, layering it with more torn, painted and stained book pages before adding stenciling
I tend to favour a monochromatic style but imagine this stamp painted or coloured, it would be stunning. .
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit this post. I am trying to do my best to draft catch-up posts but I don’t ever seem to be catching-up!
Wishes
Lynne

Dream Art

Hello
Today, at the That’s Crafty Blog,  I am sharing another Stitches sample, this time working with a frame from one of the new That’s Crafty Surfaces shrines. This frame is from a large shrine but if you were to purchase a shrine, you receive a frame plus shadowbox – I received extra frames to play around with which is why I decided to use it in this way.
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If you would like to read how I set about making this and the supplies used, then please click HERE.
Many thanks for your visit to this scheduled post especially as it has been an active week and I will be following this with another post very soon.
Wishes
Lynne

PaperArtsy Infusions: New Colours

Hello
A quick post to share news of PaperArtsy’s launch night for new Infusions.

My samples for Scrapcosy (previous blog post) incorporated some of the new colours and since receiving them for the wingmen samples, I have been dipping into those Infusions time and again, yes I will admit, even sneakily adding them to projects before tonight’s launch – sssh, it’s a secret!!!
Infusions are my “go to”, whether for staining substrates, cardstock, book pages, all manner of textiles and not forgetting, Relics and Artifacts.
We are lucky to have such breadth and depth of products available to us but sometimes, we discover a product which just makes complete sense for the way we create and there is an ease to working with that product that before you know it, it is always making an appearance in your art.  That is how I feel about Infusions.  For me to have a product that will stain all I need for a project, especially as I favour an almost monochromatic approach, those small bottles pack a mighty big punch for me.
Leandra is sharing two projects which I previously had made for That’s Crafty.
For this sample I used Infusions to stamp the butterfly and also to stain calico, sari ribbon and tree bark and it looks as though I also used them, with Grungepaste, to stain the That’s Crafty white/greyboard panel.

For this project, Infusions stain the background which is Golden Crackle Paste and also stained colour diffusing paper before stamping the beautiful leaf from Lin Brown.  Calico was also stained.

Infusions will be available from your local/favourite PaperArtsy stockist.  That’s Crafty stock Infusions so keep your eye open to see if Laura is stocking the new colours.
Wishes
Lynne

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