Find Yourself In Nature (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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In the Apr/May/June 2017 issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, one of my features is the collection of cards I am sharing in this post, which came about after some play-time with Prima Christine Adolph rub-ons, after receiving some through my DT role with That’s Crafty .
My first introduction to the artist was via Stampington & Co, from the pages of their magazines and subsequently, when I got my hands on some of the art stamps (available from Stampington).  I paired each selected rub-on with a sentiment from various Darkroom Door Word Blocks.
Word Blocks are amongst my most favourite Darkroom Door stamps, especially Wellbeing and Wilderness.  If, like me, you love the addition of words on your projects, then the Word Blocks are musts.
Each card is approx 4″ x 2.5″.
When I was working on this collection, the gentleness of the rub-ons helped with my word selection.  Overall, I wanted a collection of cards which capture the serenity in nature.  Nature shares its many lessons with us and I wanted each card to be a moment to pause and to consider the message from Mother Nature.  Whether the freedom within the wings of a butterfly or the bliss of a new blossom or the stillness within nature.
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Although they are small in stature, this does not in any way hinder the inclusion of layers of fragments.
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Everything was stained with PaperArtsy Infusions, they provide that fluid,
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delicately coloured background on watercolour paper and stain all the elements.
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If you have used the Christine Adolph Rub-Ons, you will know that they vary in size within each pack.  Cards such as these are perfect for the smaller sized rub-ons.
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To add interest to the backgrounds, I stamped Christine Adolph stamps, Trims  and Collage Cube
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which helped bring a textural effect by stamping randomly.  I also stamped onto some of the fragments of Infusions stained found papers and textiles,
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such as this tiny piece here, layered onto Infusions stained book page.
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The foil,
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catches the light beautifully!
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stillthreeThank you so much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

PaperArtsy ESN Launch Night: “Wings”

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Miriam Grazier and myself were selected as wingmen to Sara Naumann for her latest launch of stamps and stencils for PaperArtsy.
You cannot imagine the thrill it was for me, my second time as a wingman for Sara, I am genuinely a fan of her stamps, they are some of my most inked up stamps.  What heightened the thrill, I did not know the stamp or stencil designs until they were delivered, I was not disappointed.  They are slightly more collage in style than previous collections from Sara but they shine through as being Sara’s stamps, especially the words that are scattered throughout both sets.
I worked with ESN22 which, along with the other new stamp set and stencils, is available from That’s Crafty.
This is only a sneaky peek, with the full project available to view over at the PaperArtsy blog.   Thursday had Miriam share her fabulous project with Sara sharing her beautiful collaged card shared with us on Wednesday evening.
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Thank you for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Rooted To The Earth

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Although I am no longer on the Crafty Individuals team, I still have samples made for one of their appearances on HOCHANDA.  At the time, we were asked to work with specific stamps, those that would be available via HOCHANDA.  Some of the stamps selected were tree designs.
Crafty Individuals have some of the most beautiful tree stamps available. If you do a search for trees, you will also see greeting cards, images and of course stamps or click HERE.
This is a #10 tag
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Most often, when I am working with Infusions, I will stain a whole bundle of items and then store them.  Now, I’d like to present the image that they are stored in colour ways and textiles are separate from papers but please, erase that image from your brain, it is a hotpotch of Infusions goodness all packed into one bag!
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Infusions appear on so many elements on this tag, it would easier to eliminate that which hasn’t been stained, if there is anything.
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This tag is smaller than the first sample, a regular shipping tag.  It was only ever regular shipping tags I would use, buying in bulk but I do like the variation of working on a larger surface which Ranger tags provide.  I don’t know why, it seems impossible for me to source outsize shipping tags in the U.K., other than those from a craft company.
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Stamped onto vintage dressmaking tissue paper and layered over a piece of torn book text.
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The “scribbles” are journaling, of sorts.  I am enjoying, now and then, picking up a pen, allowing words to free flow.  I first tried this many moons ago when reading, for the first time, Julia Cameron.
It might seem strange but I read her books, it probably was in the 90s, when I was not leading a creative life, I did dabble in various hobbies, dipping in and out of some with cross-stitching and tapestry as the constants but it didn’t resemble the creative life I have now.
I was always very precise with my penmanship and I found that not only was it freeing, getting thoughts onto paper without filtering or editing and also, it was freeing in the sense that I was not being deliberate with my handwriting.  Little did I know at the time, the value of this for me in the here and now and although I do struggle with visible journaling, I realise that writing that has the appearance of a chicken having scratched its way across the project, is of benefit, as no one can read my thoughts.
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Thank you for your visit and if you are in the U.K., have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend.
Wishes
Lynne

Sing In The Rain

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Apologies for being late with what should have been my scheduled post for That’s Crafty.
Here is a wee peek at my project.
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If you are interested, all details can be see HERE.
Wishes
Lynne

Intentions, Destiny & Following Dreams – A Wanderlust Paper Prayer Flag (Somerset Studio)

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Earlier this year I had an article published in Somerset Studio, relating to a paper prayer flag I made after watching a Wanderlust 2016 tutorial from Kasia Avery.
Although I had great intentions from day one (when I signed up for 2016), to watch and work alongside the tutorials as they were released, as they say, life got in the way.  However, Kasia’s tutorial caught my eye.  I pondered why it was, that this one caught my attention so instantaneously and realised that her approach was so familiar to me.
Strangely, when I began the flag, it seemed a newer direction for me but on completion, the realisation that the process of the items I  gathered, which was all instinctively and my approach for staining the various papers and textiles, was not for me new at all. Other lessons were re-affirmed, that for me I am most content when I go with the flow and do not question choices being made once I begin a project.   Also, the importance of words and another lesson I did learn, that for me, I do not need to turn my back onto old favourites, including vintage laces, the layering of those tattered elements is my form of story telling.

I want to make it clear that I gave due credit to Wanderlust and Kasia Avery within my article and the significance of Wanderlust to me.
Stamps
Redlead Paperworks
Little Labels Celebrate Today
Labels – Believe, Create, etc
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Various resin pieces were used throughout, either stamped before the resin applied, stamped onto resin paper or simply scraps of resin paper.
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This wonderful Frozen Charlotte face (I think it is either paperclay or papier mache) was a gift from Dorthe Hansen.
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The Redlead stamps are some of my absolute favourites and the Affirmation style words were exactly what I wanted for my paper prayer flag.
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Although this will not be returned to me from Stampington, when working on it, I had this idea of positive words and thoughts being carried in the breeze as the wind gently
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sways the prayer flag.
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The heart has spirit – the heart is paperclay, it is a PaperArtsy LPC stamp.
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A jumble of textiles which if this flag were displayed in a garden, would become more tattered but I believe that would only enhance the beauty of the textiles and even the papers.
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Mica tile layered to this particular stamped label.
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I am sharing my own photos but I could not have wished for a more beautifully photographed article within the pages of Somerset Studio and that is thanks to Christen Hammons and her Somerset Studio team and to generously (and surprisingly) include the presentation package which I couldn’t have imagined they would also include.
Thank you for your visit to this scheduled post.
Wishes
Lynne

My Story, I Will Journal (Part II)

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Over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing the second half of the journal sample made for when That’s Crafty had a show on HOCHANDA.
A peek at some of the pages with all the photographs, supplies and instructions, appearing HERE.
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All the stamps, including the butterfly wings and stars are from my, Lynne’s Affirmations Sets 1 and 2.
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This is the back cover, with a That’s Crafty Acrylic Shape layered over the words.
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This journal was one of my most special projects made, so far, this year. I am already looking forward to working on another journal and will definitely, at some time, take the step of actually journaling, as that will be a huge step for me.
This journal was certainly made all the more special for featuring my Affirmations.
Thank you so much for your visit today.
Wishes
Lynne

The Lone Tree

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Sharing another sample, made recently for Crafty Individuals for HOCHANDA.
If you are interested in sourcing Crafty Individuals tree stamps, then please visit HERE.
This sample sees a That’s Crafty large, white/greyboard tag as the substrate.  They are invaluable substrates because you can throw so much media at them, you have no idea how much I saturated this tag when working with the Infusions!
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This tag features a partially inked stamp from CI-287
Fortunately for me, there was a mishap, no one’s fault, the e-mail from Jean requesting samples was in my junk folder and it had been overlooked for some time before a tidying up session when I spotted it.  This meant that time was against me for making samples so you can imagine how thankful I was to have a stash of book pages, found papers, calico, etc that had previously been stained with Infusions.  This is why I always stain in batches because ultimately it is a timesaver when time is tight.
The book page had been stained too enthusiastically with Infusions so I flipped it over to stamp on the rear where there were some marks from the Rusty Car Infusions.
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We were allowed to work with the crackle stamp on our samples, it came in useful for adding some stamped texture to some of the papers around the tree focal.
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If you are a fan of Crafty Individuals, then look-out for their recent newsletter, featuring wonderful card samples from fellow DT member Florence along with a Special Offer.
Many thanks for your visit to this post.
Wishes
Lynne

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