A Day At The Beach (Willow And Sage)

Hello
Last year, I was given the unexpected opportunity to come up with a packaging idea for Willow and Sage magazine and since then, I have found myself enjoying, thinking up ideas to submit to them. If it hadn’t been for that opportunity I would never have thought to submit to this publication.
I stumbled across some cute baskets, easy to assemble, I could see so many possibilities for their use. Armed with two of those baskets and a bundle of Red Lead stamps, two of their wooden word charms and PaperArtsy Fresco chalk paint and a few other supplies, I set about making this gift packaging idea for bath/beauty products.
If you read Willow and Sage, I provide ideas for what I could imagine contained within the baskets.
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The shell, which has been stamped onto directly, is a scoop for bath crystals.
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Red Lead wooden word charms are so useful, for all types of projects and easy to paint.  By painting them, the engraved words are highlighted.
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Each side of both baskets stamped with Red Lead stamps.
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The muslin bags, again stamped with Red Lead sentiments, stamped onto fabric scraps.
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The baskets are sold with horrible ribbon, really quite nasty (!) but that is okay because I like being able to make handles that are more suited to the theme of the baskets.  For this one, a piece of driftwood from my lovely friend Dorthe – a piece of driftwood from Denmark.
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It certainly isn’t weather for days at the beach here in Scotland, unless wrapped up in the coziest of clothes!
Wishes
Lynne

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Prairie Days

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Today, over at the That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing this project – only a sneaky peek to be shared here. As always, full project and details can be viewed HERE.
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Enjoy your day and if you are in the path of Irma… Be Safe.
Wishes
Lynne

It’s In Your Heart, To Live For Today

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Not so long ago, Crafty Individuals released new stamps, amongst them  CI-468., which can be used to stamp a block of various sentiments/words, useful for creating speedy backgrounds but you can also zoom into particular sentiments to make them the focal of your project.  That’s what I decided to do for this heart.
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The heart itself is ceramic, lovely and smooth but for someone who likes texture, it had to get the rusty, dusty treatment!
Live for Today was stamped onto fabric scrap which had previously been stained.
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Layered onto corrugated cardboard heightens the textural elements with scraps of beautiful re-cycled waste silk sari ribbon.  I didn’t stain the sari ribbon, it is a beautiful oxblood colour.
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Layered beneath the sentiment are three Bohemian Jewels.  They are from RELICS & ARTIFACTS and were just the perfect something to add.  They are available in various colours, you can view them HERE.
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RELICS & ARTIFACTS Dresden Trim is what I edged the heart with, of course, also giving this the rusty treatment.  You can view the full range of Dresden Trim HERE.
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To view what other creations are being made with Crafty Individuals stamps, visit Jean’s blog.
Thank you for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Nature’s Daydreams

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This Sunday, over at the That’s Crafty Blog, I am sharing this project.  The substrate is a That’s Crafty mdf tag, which I haven’t used for a while and any time I do work with one, always reminds me how fabulous a substrate they are.
When I first spied the new PaperArtsy Eclectica ELB (Lin Brown), I knew they would be stamps I would reach for time and again.  Actually this project is some of my favourite things – That’s Crafty substrate, Infusions, stamping onto fabric, utilising scraps, texture.  onebloglynnem
If you are interested, further details can be viewed HERE.
Many thanks for your visit, especially when it is only 24hrs since I last posted 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

I Believe In Courage

Hello Everyone
I never seem to tire of PaperArtsy’s Lynne Perrella designed stamps.
This week for my That’s Crafty post, I worked on a Dinky Upright (which I love) and incorporated fragments of mop up/under papers. Other than the Upright, this assemblage comprises scraps, even the tangle of fibres!
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All details and more photographs, can be viewed HERE.
If you are a fan of PaperArtsy and in particular the Lynne Perrella designed collections, then you might want to know that it will not be too long a wait before new stamps are released!
Thanks so much for taking the time and trouble to stop by.
Wishes
Lynne

Nature’s Retreat (Willow and Sage)

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Amongst all the amazing art adventures in 2016, one would have to be articles I had in Willow and Sage.
Although I would love to dabble with bath and body products (before I discovered rubber stamps, I enjoyed blending aromatherapy oils) and I was obviously aware of Stampington & Co’s Willow and Sage magazine, it wasn’t one I was ever considering submitting to until an invitation was handed to me to submit. To have an article in the Summer 2016 issue was momentous enough but to follow that with an article in Autumn and then Winter issues, no wonder I felt overwhelmed!
In the Autumn issue of Willow and Sage, my article centres around presentation with a rustic appearance with two pockets/pouches and soap bar wraps.
I worked with:-
Zen – Character Constructions Theatre of Dreams Plate No. 8
Wellbeing Word Block – Darkroom Door
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I have so much catching-up to do that I might not achieve it all but every now and then I am going to try and post a project which is new to the blog but old in terms of when it was made or published.
I really want to get back on track with keeping my blog active and as importantly, visiting your blogs on a regular basis.
Thank you for your visit and thank you to Christen Hammons at Stampington & Co Willow and Sage for this opportunity.
Wishes
Lynne

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