My Delicate Wings

Time for my DT project over at That’s Crafty, with me sharing this project, actually, this is a peek at the project.
If you would like to view the full project, then please click HERE.
Thank you always for being so loyal.

Don’t Doubt The Strength

A peek at the project I am sharing over at That’s Crafty this week, a project that features some of their most recent launches.  The full post can be seen HERE.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this post. I am all but absent from on-line at the time of scheduling this post but desperately hope to be able to dip in again soon.

Royal Blood (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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.
Some rusty wire coils.  The colour of the rusty wire worked so well against the Royal Blood Infusions.
It’s no surprise that scraps were utilised throughout the cards such as little stamped elements added here and there.
Card No. 2
Card No. 3
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.
Card No. 4
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.
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
More scrappy mop-ups and another piece of that lovely copper fabric which lovely Dorthe gifted to me.
Card No. 6
I like that texture of the mop-up paper (kitchen paper towel) adds dimension even when stamped upon.
It’s all about the layers – this stamped piece of mop-up paper layered onto the stamped focal.
Thank you, always for your visits.

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.

Flying Free

Today at the That’s Crafty blog I am sharing two ATCs featuring That’s Crafty products:- ATC substrates and Dinky Stencils.blogoneand blogtwoAs always, instructions can be viewed HERE.
Many thanks for your visit today.

Royal Blood

Hello Everyone
Sharing a card over at That’s Crafty this week where I’ve once again dipped into Infusions using one colour in different ways.blogIf you are interested, the post can be viewed HERE.
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Rusty Bits

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Sunday always seems to roll around so quickly!
Over at the That’s Crafty blog, this week I am sharing another of the ATCs created for a HOCHANDA show, where ATCs and ATC storage units were showcased.bloglynnem19juneIf you are interested in reading more about this ATC then please click HERE.

A Bloom of One’s Own (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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I have some catching-up to do with items I’d planned on sharing long before now, such as the panels in this post which feature in the Jan/Feb/Mar issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
At the time of creating the panels, JOFY stamps were still quite new to me. It was all because of this post, HERE at That’s Crafty that I continued to make some more.
Here are the other three panels.oneTouches of H20s catch the light beautifully and here and there, touches of mica flakes.  If I remember, I think I also used Golden medium which has beautiful gold mica flakes within it.twoCoils of rusty wire appear here and there on each panel.threeThis is one of my all time favourite labels from Redlead Paperworks, layered onto some rusty mesh which is also from Redlead.four
Grow A GardenoneAgain, on this panel, the JOFY stamps were highlighted with the H20s, working with limited colours (even though I have quite a stash of H20s!)twoI took no care with how I applied the H20s, working loosely.threeMorning DewoneThe backgrounds have little or no texture other than paint.  I might have added a touch of Grungepaste but on the whole, the texture on the background is purely Frescos.twoAnother label from yet another favourite Redlead labels set. I dip into their Label sets so often, they are such a lovely sized stamp to add a little sentiment to artwork.  fourI am thankful that Stampington & Co liked the panels enough to publish them. There are so many incredible stamp artists, vying for space within the pages of The Stampers’ Sampler, so it is always an honour to be published.
Many thanks for your visit to this post.

Untie Your Wings (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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To start this week and to close the month of February, I am sharing another of the bird panels published in The Stampers’ Sampler. There are similarities to the one shown HERE as I wanted the trio to be similar in texture, theme and colour palette.onelynnemoncrieffIn the junkyard of a derelict building, perches a sweet bird atop a coil of rusty old wire.  The song from this bird is as sweet as if he were perched upon a blossoming tree, finding joy in his voice despite the neglect surrounding him.twolynnemoncrieffI know most of you will relate when I say that, there are times when working on the background can be the most enjoyable part of the process and sometimes the most rewarding.
You might be able to make out the layers of media and the subtle shadow of ink used with the Dinky Stencil which fills in the areas which I left exposed of the Grungepaste and stencil.threelynnemoncrieffI remember at the time wondering whether to use real feathers but I really do like the Redlead feather stamp so opted for that, creating a cluster with tied jute and wooden bead.fourlynnemoncrieffAll the wonderful stamps are from Redlead.sixlynnemoncrieffTo receive amazing products to play with, then the enjoyment of working with the stamps, stencils, paints, etc and the icing on the cake, to then have the artwork published in one of my favourite magazine titles alongside so many stamp artists I admire – I am so very lucky!sevenlynnemoncrieffThank you for your visit to this post.

Be As A Bird Who Sings (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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When The Stampers’ Sampler announced a challenge call, For The Birds, I was eager to submit because I have quite a few beautiful bird themed stamps and an idea in my head!  I wanted to continue with the style of this panel which was a DT post for That’s Crafty, but this time to ink up some beautiful Redlead Paperworks bird themed stamps.  On completion, I submitted a trio of panels to the challenge call and obviously I was more than happy (under-statement!) to see them in print.
Redlead Paperworks stamps:-
Bird Defined
She Sings
Be As A Bird Who Sings
As much as I like nature themed art with a delicate appearance, I have found myself to be more and more interested in setting birds, butterflies, etc against a more urban, industrial background.  For this panel (and the other two), the style allowed me to work with some favoured colours and items such as rusty wire and the stunning That’s Crafty Dinky Stencils and using one of their Alterable Surfaces as a substrate.
shesingsonelynnemoncrieffThis wee birdie is one of my all time favourite bird stamps.  She might well be a lucky mascot as I’ve previously had artwork published which featured her!
This photograph shows that I used the Dinky Stencils (the bricks happen to be amongst my absolute favourite Dinky Stencil designs), in some areas with ink but predominantly with Grungepaste.  Rusty wire, which I formed into coils add to the sense of urban decay, of broken down areas where metal railings and all manner of metal work has rusted through years of neglect.
shesingstwolynnemoncrieffThe background, beyond the use of the stencil, has layers of Frescos to hopefully heighten that sense of decay, of crumbling masonry, of buildings worn by time, weather and neglect.  Although amongst this neglect, the birds continue to sing their song.  It was during working on this panel that I pondered on the fact that amongst neglect, there is hope and on a different level, if there is despair, hope can arise, keeping a song in our hearts and knowing that we can all find our wings.
shesingsthreelynnemoncrieffThe That’s Crafty Alterable Surface will take all manner of abuse.  I applied many layers of paint, Gesso, dissolved walnut ink crystals, so much water and heat and also the Grungepaste and yet the panel did not buckle.  This is the link to the Dinky Stencils.
shesingsfivelynnemoncrieffI am repeating myself (!) but I have to say again, Redlead have some of the very best bird related stamps and so many beautiful sentiment stamps (and stencils) relating to birds.
A piece of wood, painted and stamped brought another textural element to the panel and also ties in with the theme of birdsong.shesingssixlynnemoncrieffI am incredibly lucky to receive so many fabulous products so that I can go off and play around with them and in turn, submit, just never knowing if Stampington will like what they see and publish it.
Another time I will share the third and final panel.
Many thanks for your visit, always appreciated by me and even if it is a time when I might not be so active on-line, I always make sure I read any comments so Thank You.

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