Relics and Artifacts: Retailer Project Feature in Craft Stamper

Hello
Before I was invited to be a Relics and Artifacts Ambassador, it was suggested by Sandra and Trish, that I create two projects featuring Relics and Artifacts for Craft Stamper.
Relics & Artifacts are a dream to create with and I don’t say this because I am an Ambassador, I say this because I have been using them for some time now and grow to love them more and more.
To see the full range of R&As, including Bohemian Jewels, Velveteen Flowers and more, visit HERE.
If you are already creating with them or have only recently discovered them, then why not join the Facebook Tribe and share your R&A creations with us.
Just to add, some of the R&As are available, in the U.K. from That’s Crafty 

If you are a Craft Stamper reader then you might want to know that there is a Giveaway for some R&As!

The idea of the projects, to show how easy it is to work with R&As, with the stepped-out project showing how by simply transforming the Chandelier Pendants with a few supplies, they can become home decor items in very little time.

The assemblage frame is more time time intensive but the idea was to display the use of multiple R&As, all from different R&A sets, yet coming together in one theme.
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Craft Stamper links:-
To purchase subscriptions: www.craftstamper.com
Single print copies: www.mags-uk.com
Digital copies: www.pocketmags.com
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Stamps used on both R&A projects – individual stamp details are noted in the Craft Stamper article along with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint colours.
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Redlead Paperworks
Many thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

To Dare

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Well, today’s post is in sharp contrast to the ice cream colours of the paper dolls I shared this past week, today we are firmly in distressed, aged, heavy on the texture type of mode!
This is a That’s Crafty Arch Upright which was made as a sample for one of their recent HOCHANDA shows.  The regularity of me sharing Uprights is testament to how much I love to work with them.  This is a full size Upright which is an incredibly generous size.
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If you would like to see further details for this, then please visit HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

I Believe In Change

Hello!
Over at the That’s Crafty Blog, I am sharing a sample recently made for their HOCHANDA appearance.
I genuinely love the That’s Crafty Uprights and this was my first play with the Decorative Top, this is a full size Upright, not a Dinky.
Lots of texture on this, in fact I realised when drafting this post, this Upright is a combination of many favourites of mine:- That’s Crafty Upright, Infusions, Relics & Artifacts, staining fabric and papers, stamping onto fabric and creating texture.
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More details, including extra photographs can be viewed HERE.
Read into this blog post title, whatever you may!
Thank you so much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

She Is An Artist (Somerset Studio Gallery)

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In the latest issue of Somerset Studio Gallery, Winter 2017, amongst the items I am so very lucky to have published, is this shrine to Frida Kahlo.

Yes, this is quite removed from my regular colour palette but I wanted to work with the Frida theme and knew I had to attack this with colour.

On this shrine, two Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts appear.  They can be purchased from That’s Crafty or directly from Sandra’s site.

The shrine is from Calico Crafts Parts

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PaperArtsy Metal Card was perfect for this project, painted with Frescos.  The stamped shrine and Frida are Oxford Impressions stamps El Corazon with the panel behind, the stamped words, from Redlead Paperworks.

The stamped sentiments are all fussy cut, after again stamping onto the painted metal card,  from the She Makes Art stamp – this stamp is a “must” in my eyes!

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Two Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts were used on this shrine.  This is the smallest heart from the Flaming Hearts Ex Votos I set

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The shrine has amazing depth to play around in.  I incorporated this arch shaped panel which was a piece of “waste” from the shrine – expect nothing is waste for a crafter!

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Another Relics & Artifacts tops the shrine, this time from Ex Votos II, although this particular R&A can be found within a few of the packs.

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On the left and right sides, after I had painted and carried out some distressed stamping, I stencilled two wonderful sentiments from Redlead.  She Shares Her Story is the stencil and if you love sentiments with a positive feel to them, then a visit to Redlead is a must.

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I actually made this in 2015 to submit to Stampington and Company.  Some might say that is a long wait until publication, winter 2016, but for me, there is such fun in opening a magazine and making the discovery of a project that I had actually forgotten all about!

Thank you so much for your visit.

Wishes

Lynne

A Peaceful Wish

With the countdown to the final hours of 2016, I just wanted to pause for a moment.
This past year has provided me with so many creative highlights which were made all the more special considering this year saw me time and again with enforced time away from crafting.
Creative opportunities are never taken for granted but this year I have been completely overwhelmed.  Two completely unexpected opportunities came my way.  Near the top of the year Catherine Moore invited me onto her Character Constructions D.T.  The first blog post I ever wrote centred around a Character Constructions project.  Never did I imagine, one day to be on her D.T.  I’ve had great joy in working with her fabulous stamps and the added honour of the invitation to collaborate on the Character Constructions 2017 calendar.  I eagerly await 2017 and continuing to work with Catherine Moore.
A more recent but equally unexpected invitation was from Sandra Evertson, to be an Ambassador for Relics & Artifacts.  In the summer, I was a Guest Ambassador, I could never have dreamed what was in store for me. My role differs slightly to that of the other Ambassadors but I cannot wait to see what 2017 will bring for me in this role.
New connections forged do not mean that old connections are not treasured.  I am thankful to so many who allow me to create with their products:-  Crafty Individuals’ Jean and Malcolm, Rachel Greig at Darkroom Door, Leandra at PaperArtsy, Chris and Sharon at Redlead Paperworks,  Laura and Graham at That’s Crafty.  It has been great fun creating with That’s Crafty’s own product range which they are expanding all the time.  A highlight was appearing with the D.T. in a Craft Stamper 3D Challenge.
Stampington & Company provided so many highlights for me this year that I really need to take some time to let it absorb.  It has been so momentous that it just is not sinking in.   Until this year, I had been incredibly fortunate to have been published time and again in a range of Stampington titles but this year was beyond anything I could have dreamed to be possible – I had my first articles in Somerset Studio, Somerset Life and Somerset Apprentice.
I keep anticipating that the bubble will burst!
Amongst my gratitude is to those of you who are friends, friends who I know I will likely never meet yet that does not detract from how we care when times are tough for each other or when we can celebrate any joyous news.  With my absence from blogland, I never expected to still have friends take the time and trouble to visit scheduled posts – thank you so much.  I cannot express how much it means to me because by doing so, it would open a flood-gate of personal emotions.
New Year seems to be a time of mixed emotions, celebratory but also it can be contemplative, possibly a time to gather our thoughts and reflect on what has impacted on our lives through the past year or a time to look ahead to what could possibly be in store for us.  It is also a time when people are more likely to feel the deep loss of those who are no longer physically present in their lives.
Here’s to the New Year, that it is kind to you and that good times outweigh the rough times.  With us all scattered around this world and in those troubled times, I also hope that 2017 has some peace in store for us, we could surely do with it!
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See You in 2017!
Lynne x

Relics & Artifacts

Hello
The opportunities that have presented themselves to me over the years have always taken me by surprise. Maybe in part because I never expect anything, always believing the opportunities to be a dream too far.
Imagine the level of surprise at the news of becoming a Relics & Artifacts Ambassador. I know, I still cannot absorb this news. My role is slightly different to the other Ambassadors although the invitation is there for me to create with R&As whenever I wish.
My passion for R&As is genuine, from when I first saw them I could see the endless possibilities for creating with them. Sharing a few older projects.
A link to the post at Sandra Evertson’s The Muse
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Thank you to Sandra and David and the Ambassadors for making me feel welcome.  They are such an inspirational team whose passion and enthusiasm is infectious.  Such an honour for me to even be a small part of this.
Wishes
Lynne

Hanging Around The Christmas Tree

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A quick post to share two ornaments featuring Character Constructions stamps and Sandra Evertson Relics & Artifacts.
Some weeks ago I received Character Constructions Christmas Vintage Christmas Plate No. 6  which has wonderful festive sentiments and I thought it would be fun to use them on ornaments. The second ornament has a sentiment from the Bird and Bee No. 14 set.
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Wishes
Lynne

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