Make A Wish

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The project I am sharing at That’s Crafty blog features a few That’s Crafty’s own products including their most recent additions, beautiful acrylic paints. That lovely butterfly is also one of their recent launches.
All details can be read, HERE.
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Thank you so much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Art Isn’t Black & White: Red Lead Art House Kit (@ Somerset Life)

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In the Apr/May/June issue of Somerset Life, one of the articles I have, is centred around a Red Lead art house, as an Art Kit idea.  Red Lead sell a few different styles, the same shape with slight variations in the items included, etc.  The Art Houses could form pencil/pen/paintbrush storage,   a home for a pretty plant or something completely different, like an art kit. There are no rules!
I’ve no idea why I don’t have more photos of the actual house.  The sides were stencilled, with Red Lead stencils.  For the front, the kit already has the “windows”.  I layered the same Red Lead collage image behind each window.  The thought behind the repetition of the image is the many sides of artists.
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I focused on black and white embellishments to include in the art kit,
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ribbons, buttons, clips, fabric and twine and the washi ribbon attached to the wooden spool.
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The Frescos used to paint the Art House also appear on the cover of the mini watercolour paper pad.  Darkroom Door Word Blocks are great favourites of mine, this is the Creativity Word Block which is about the best one you could ever have in your stash.
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Stamped labels which are Red Lead stamps, were attached to wee bundles of papers such as tissue, Red Lead collage images, etc.
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When I packed the Art House Kit, it was fun, finding ways to including/attach as many items as possible. Suspending and attaching items upon items.
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A wooden peg, painted and one of the words on the Word Block, clipped to a bundle of stamped Art Journaling style stamps, also from Red Lead.
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This was the first time I had submitted an Art Kit to Somerset Life, it was great fun and to have it published, the cherry on the cake especially as, since first reading Somerset Life, Art Kits were always something I liked to spend time pouring over the photographs.
Thank you so much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

The Sheltering Hand of Friendship

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Sharing another sample made for HOCHANDA, as my DT project for That’s Crafty.
Lots of new products on this project: MDF Gigantag, Pearl paint, fabulous greyboard embellishments.11
All details can be read HERE.
Thank you so much for your visit today.
Wishes
Lynne

Let The Party Begin, A Celebration Gal (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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I thought I would begin this week with another of the Celebration Gals from The Stampers’ Sampler.
The paper doll is constructed from Character Constructions stamps, quite a few stamps.
That’s Crafty is the U.K. stockist for Character Constructions stamps and will take special orders for any Character Constructions stamps which are not available in their shop/website.  You can contact That’s Crafty with your enquiries.
Young woman’s face is from French Laundry No. 10
Dress is from Cirque No. 10
Her legs/stripy tights are from Paris Flea No. 8 (this is in stock at That’s Crafty)
Cake is from Mannequin Cafe No. 14
Her hat is from Mad Tea Party No. 2
She stands at 9.5″
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To make it more celebratory, I added some gems to the hat and organza ribbon bow.
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The same gems were added to her dress.
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She holds a flag declaring “Let The Party Begin” (from Red Lead) which she carefully carries a birthday cake in her other hand.
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It is always fun to add trimmings and other details to the paper dolls.  It’s amazing how even the smallest details can add so much to the dolls.
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Thank you so much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

It was in the ocean…. (@That’s Crafty)

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I had fun working on this project for That’s Crafty.  This is only a sneaky peek, if you would like to, you can view the full project along with instructions, etc, HERE.
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Thank you so much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Celebration Gal #1 Celebrate Today(The Stampers’ Sampler)

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Today is the first of my Celebration Gals paper dolls to share.
Each paper doll was created for the theme of celebrations, in answer to an annual challenge call from Stampington & Co’s The Stampers’ Sampler.  The results appeared in the Spring 2017 issue and how delighted I was that they were featured, the Celebration Gals.
The dolls were presented in a gift bag which I also had fun altering to the theme except I cannot source a photograph!
All stamps are Character Constructions and Red Lead.
Character Constructions:   Mad Tea Party No. 2    Mannequin Cafe No. 8  Inner Child No. 1
Red Lead: Celebrate Today Label
She stands at 9.5″ so she is reasonably tall!
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Knowing I’d be making more than one paper doll, I decided to use some unloved pattern paper.  If time had been on my side or only making one, I’d have no doubt painted my own papers.  It feels a bit like cheating when I use pattern paper!
Her face, arms and legs were stamped onto lovely vintage paper.  The sparkles are not really “me” but I wanted cheerful colours on the dolls.
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My hands might complain of fussy cutting but I can overlook it to focus on the fun of assembling all the fussy cut elements to bring the dolls to life.
The frill and bow tie were all fussy cut and layered, with a fluttering of stained lace around the edging of the neckline and sleeves of the dress.
The character is added by placement of limbs, here I had her with one arm behind her back, maybe she is clutching another birthday surprise!  The gift package is dressed with pearl trim and sparkle.
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A celebratory label dangles from her wrist.
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Thank you so much for your visit.
If you are interested in any of the Character Constructions stamps and live in the U.K., That’s Crafty are the U.K. stockist.  They will special order any Character Constructions stamp which they do not hold in stock.  Visit Character Constructions to view all available collections
Wishes
Lynne

Springtime In The Secret Garden (Somerset Studio)

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Somerset Studio set Challenge Calls, always with wonderful themes.  Last year, one of the themes was In The Garden, with the results published in the Mar/April issue. On receiving my complimentary issue, for articles published, as I flicked through the magazine, I was delighted to see that two assemblage panels submitted in answer to that challenge call, were published.
Redlead, in my mind, have some of the most beautiful bird themed stamps available. The birds that feature on each assemblage are from the Perching Birds set.
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Even though I stamped onto watercolour paper, the beautiful detail of the stamp was still captured.
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Redlead’s sentiments/labels are amongst my most inked up.  I never tire of them. This label is from the Little Labels: A Little Bird Told Me (as is the Secret Garden label).
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This stencil is a Dinky Stencil (That’s Crafty), Abstract Stone., one of my great favourites.
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Nothing compares, in my mind, to aged papers, this was from my dear friend Dorthe, I simply stamped the Red Lead label onto it and layered it to a tattered elements.
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The second panel
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which is really a partner to the first.
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Forming little tattered gatherings, such as this, is my place of contentment.
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I liked the crafted texture of the Dinky Stencil Brick alongside the natural texture from the tree bark.
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Thank you so much for your visits and loyalty.
Wishes
Lynne

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