Growing Up

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My regular spot over on the That’s Crafty blog today, this is the sneaky peek of it . blogiimagelynnemoncrieff
if you would like to view the full project and the story behind it, then please, visit HERE.
Thank you for your visit today, enjoy your day.
Wishes
Lynne

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Choose Positivity Journals (Somerset Studio)

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I have a back-log of items to share!
This bundle of journals appear in an issue of Somerset Studio from earlier this year, although it seems like only yesterday!  Stampington & Co have been incredibly supportive, I keep waiting for the bubble to burst.
It was Christine Adolph rub-ons which inspired me to make this bundle of journals. At the time I’d had a play with the rub-ons for a D.T. project for That’s Crafty. Each sheet is packed with rub-ons so I knew I would be returning to them, to work on another project.  When I studied the words, suddenly I had the thought of using them on journal covers with PaperArtsy Infusions provide a fluid, almost watercolour effect background.

Red Lead rubber stamps used throughout.
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The Somerset Studio article shares the technique.
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This is the rear side of the Brave One journal, a Red Lead stamp, stamped directly onto the watercolour paper which brings a lovely textural quality to the stamp.  Isn’t that such a great stamp?
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With scraps, I made this little Art Girl hang tag, a little extra detail if the journal was to be a gift idea for an art friend. Art Sister is one of the other tags.
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Throughout, I worked with Infusions,  limiting the colours I worked with so when viewed as a collection, there is harmony to the eye.
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I like having wee areas of interest inside the covers of the journals, especially if I can utilize scraps.
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The textiles used to bind each journal were also stained with Infusions – yes, I do love Infusions!
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Another peek at a positive sentiment, again inside the journal cover.
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Red Lead stamps work so perfectly with the Christine Adolph words to strengthen the sense of positive energy.
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If you love positive word stamps then Red Lead are amongst the very, very best.
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You can see that the foil catches the light beautifully.
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Something we should all try to do, if possible.
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Much of what I have to share are projects, like this collection of journals, made in 2016 but I want to try and make my blog a bit more active again and I’ve more older projects than newer projects to share at this particular time.
Have a lovely week.
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

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

New Stamps @ Red Lead

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Sharing news of Red Lead, latest stamp additions.  Each of the stamps sets is on special introductory offer, for a limited time only

Dear You $14.80
Dear You Rubber Stamp Save 20%

She Is My Best Friend $10
She is My Best Friend Rubber Stamp Save 20%

Santa Bunny $8.40
Santa Bunny Rubber Stamp Save 20%

Fragile, Handle With Care Postage $10
Fragile Handle With Care Postage Rubber Stamp Save 20%

Victorian Chair $6.80
Victorian Chair Rubber Stamp Save 20%

Vintage Watches $8.40
Vintage Watches Rubber Stamp Save 20%

All details can be viewed HERE.
Thank you for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Make Your Mark (Greencraft)

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

Enchant Your Life – Wooden Feather Affirmations (Somerset Studio)

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I often mention Redlead Paperworks in my blog posts.  Amongst the wonderful products that Chris and Sharon create are their wooden embellishments.  When I first received some of their wooden products, I was saving them, a bad habit of mine where I want to keep items instead of enjoying the process of using them!  It was last year I challenged myself to begin using items I had been “saving”.  What a revelation it is to not be constantly placing items aside but to dive in and play!
This is what I decided to do when I paired an engraved wooden charm with a wooden is no longer trading).  The trio were published in Somerset Studio (Mar/Apr issue).  It’s difficult to express what it means to be published
This is the link to Redlead’s various engraved wood charms but if you are interested, they have many other wood products: frames, shapes such as cupcakes, mermaids, Halloween and Christmas themed, there is something for every taste.
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I write, in the introduction of the article, of when I asked myself, “what are they?” We often label our projects: assemblage, wearable art, art journaling but
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sometimes, a project is not as clearly defined.
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Although the feathers with sentiment are suspended from beautiful silk sari ribbon,
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they are not pendants, they are something which I see as being a thoughtful gift idea for someone who needs a positive word or two, possibly displaying this somewhere that
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will catch their eye on a daily basis, possibly wrapped around a beautiful journal.
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To ensure the feathers did not become a tangled mess as they made their way from Scotland to California, I decided to create some simple individual packaging for them.  As with most ideas, it became “more” than I intended as I made little tags for each wrapped bundle.
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Each of the stamped words are from Redlead.  I cannot tell you how much I love the set which those words come from, this is the link.   I also used some of the stamps on the paper prayer flag I shared in this post HERE.
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Stamped onto calico, it makes for a tactile, shabby label
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with the calico layered onto various scraps of mop-ups/leftovers which had been stained with Infusions.
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I am so grateful for the relationship I have with Red Lead, especially as they are a U.S. company.  It has been some time since I made my first Guest Designer project for them.
Have a wonderful week.
Wishes
Lynne

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