A Steamy Affair (Guest Artist)

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I am delighted to announce that I am a Guest Artist for That Craft Place.  My project is for their latest challenge which has the theme of Love
1385463_224850447682477_1625436263_nIf you want to read more about the challenge then please visit the That Craft Place Blog. I can tell you that there is a prize of two digis of your choice from HERE
For my Guest Designer sample I was inspired by the digi stamps I received to play with.  Knowing I was going to work on a flipped over canvas I re-sized the cogs and wheels digi background stamp, printing onto paper I had stained a pink/plum colour in keeping with the theme of love.  Printing out the cogs and wheels background digi stamp, re-sizing to the required size was a time saver in comparison to actually stamping this size of  background.  However I also incorporated stamping, reaching for various Oxford Impressions stamp sets starting with stamping, in a random fashion, a large blueprint stamp onto the frame of the canvas, it worked well with the digi stamps.
guestartistasteamyloveaffairI had to remember that although I was given steampunk digi stamps to play with, the theme for the challenge is Love.
One of my love of stamps is that we can create stories around them. Do we see her as the woman who has her eye on the dashing inventor or is he the one beguiled by this forward thinking woman who conjures up new inventions or possibly they are equals in this Steamy Affair.
This photograph shows the detail of the background digi stamp with the other elements all stamped onto stained cardstock which I have added watch parts to, including his top hat. digibackgrounddetailThe pink/plum element which the woman is layered onto, that is another digi stamp.  This is an individual digi stamp which I treated in the same manner as the background, re-sizing the image before printing onto stained papers. Once cut out I layered stamped cogs.detailofladyIt shows up on the other edge of the canvas.  digistampdetailI would like to thank That Craft Place for allowing me to have some fun as their Guest Designer for their Love challenge.
Wishes
Lynne

London Gents

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Sunday rolls around once more and so time for my DT post for That’s Crafty.
Moving away from Christmas themed artwork, this week it is a masculine themed sample I share at the That’s Crafty Blog.
It was tricky selecting the sneaky peek portion of this sample as there is so much taking place but this gives you a flavour of the project.tag2The project with instructions can be viewed at the That’s Crafty Blog.
Thank you for your visit today and this past week.
Wishes
Lynne

The Inventor And Her London Beau (Published)

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I am in the middle of trying to organise my files of artwork stored on my laptop as I have that sense, any time soon my Blog will be consumed with Halloween and Christmas projects so I really do need to organise older items and slot them in now and this post certainly does contain older items.
The two pieces of Oxford Impressions artwork, a wall hanging and tag were actually submitted to Rubber Stamp Madness on my behalf, which was a lovely surprise in itself but then to have the Editor contact me to say that they wanted to feature the two pieces in the form of an  article, well you can imagine how excited I was at such a prospect especially as this was the first time my art had been submitted to RSM.
It was all very interesting as I was asked questions such as what inspired me to create the two pieces, my creative process and asking whether Steampunk was popular in the U.K. those were just some of the questions along with having to provide step-by-step instructions.
The stamp credits are Oxford Impressions:- Steampunk Elements and the photo real stamp of the lady is from April In Paris.  Both sets available directly from Oxford Impressions but you will also be able to purchase them, in the U.K. from That’s Crafty.detail2Normally I would provide some details as to the process of creating the artwork but you will appreciate that it is unfair to RSM if I were to do so. However I will say that this involved lots of fussy cutting and I do mean lots as all those cogs, wheels, etc were hand-cut.
lynnemoncrieffRSMarticle1The notion behind this Steampunk inspired wall hanging was to have the woman as the inventor. detail3However, she is very smitten with the dashing London gent who walks into her life. detail1A border of stamped elements runs across the bottom edge.
detail5The second item in the article is this tag which again involved lots of fussy cutting!RSM steampunk tagMany thanks for visiting this post.
So far I have not mangaged any visits to your Blogs but I hope you are all having a good start to this week and I do plan on catching-up with you soon.
Wishes
Lynne

London Gent (Published)

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Recently I shared art which was published in Stampington & co’s 400 More Ideas.  This post contains another card which was also in the same publication, a card using some stamps from Oxford Impressions’ fabulous London Telegraph set  (also available from That’s Crafty).
Unusually for me, this card is only 4″x4″ in dimension.
The base consisted of watercolour paper which had previously been prepared with homemade spray, the colour I would say was lettuce, which  hasn’t shown up well in this washed out photograph.  I then overstamped a text stamp before layering up stamped elements which were stamped onto various surfaces which provided a nice mix of textures.DIGITAL CAMERAThe gent was stamped onto kraft style paper (re-cycled cardboard) and some text stamped onto cork fragment. DIGITAL CAMERAI remember I also stamped onto parchment paper to give extra texture to the card.
DIGITAL CAMERAI will be absent from Blogland for a few days (keeping my fingers crossed it will not be any longer than that) due to health matters. On my return I will enjoy catching up with your Blogs. My post for That’s Crafty, on Sunday, is scheduled and if all goes well I might be able to schedule another post between now and then.
I haven’t forgotten about the promised Giveaway. At the time of writing I am unsure if it will be posted this week or next but if you like stamping then keep a look out!
Thank you as always for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

The Mechanics Of It

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My DT project for That’s Crafty saw me playing with a Gelli plate for the first time.  Now I am not a Gadget Queen but the Gelli plate has been in my mind as it always looked such fun.  There is no doubt that I am in awe of crafters who use colour, not shying away from it but embracing all the colours of the rainbow however I am not such a soul and was unsure if was the right fit for me.
For my project you will see me make use of my second print (the first I’ve saved for a feminine project) but from the get go I was hooked, this could possibly become addictive!
Of course all I will share with you here is the merest peek at my project.  A full view with instructions and supply list can be seen HERE at the That’s Crafty Blog.DIGITAL CAMERAApologies to any of you who are signed up to receive new posts.   Yesterday I was organising new pages as my sidebar was becoming a bit overloaded and a tidy up has been long overdue, however I had no idea any of this would go out as a new post. Anyway, I still have some more to add so apologies in advance of any other such notifications you receive.
Many thanks for visiting this post.
Wishes
Lynne

Do It Yourself

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Time once again for my weekly DT project for That’s Crafty.
Fun was had as I played with something that was new for me, something I had been wanting to try for some time now. Let me share with you what I had fun withDIGITAL CAMERAThis is a Speedball Stamp Carving Kit.
What did I create with this kit? Well you need to take a peek at the That’s Crafty Blog.
Enjoy your Sunday and many thanks for visiting.
Wishes
Lynne

Time Slips Past

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Sunday marks another DT post for That’s Crafty.
The little sneaky peek is this ….
DIGITAL CAMERAI’d say from this peek that you have a good idea what the project is!
To view in full along with supply list and instructions then please visit HERE.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned before but if you are interested in keeping up-to-date with new stock at That’s Crafty then you can sign up for the  newsletter, just visit That’s Crafty on-line store to sign up.
Thank you so much for visiting.
Wishes
Lynne

The Inventor

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Today I am doubling up DT artwork as this project is for Fashionable Stamping Challenge and also DT work for That’s Crafty.
At FCS, for the next fortnight Anything Goes.  There is always a wonderful prize at FSC so well worthwhile entering and there and there are so few rules, although we do ask that your artwork must include stamping and please, no digi’s.  Visit the FSC site where you can also view the inspirational creations by my wonderful DT sisters.
Now I turn my attention to That’s Crafty. For the Steampunk inspired wall hanging I used some wonderful Oxford Impressions’  Steampunk stamps, two sets:- Steampunk Elements and Steampunk Works.
If you visit the That’s Crafty Blog you will be able to view the full supply list, including paints and also instructions, including how I achieved texture on the background.  Also over there you should be able to view some extra photographs.DIGITAL CAMERAHave a lovely Sunday.
Wishes
Lynne

Time Waits For No Man

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Happy Easter Sunday.
Today is the first of my DT posts for That’s Crafty. The source of inspiration for this weeks project was the changing of the clocks this weekend and saw me taking a more masculine route in contrast to last weeks feminine canvas.
You can view the full project, including instructions HERE.

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Enjoy today and try not to eat too much chocolate (maybe I should heed my own advice!)
Wishes
Lynne

Singing In Sweet Harmony

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This is the first of my February DT posts for Gecko Galz.  I have used one of their most recent digital paper packs and a digi stamp to alter a white gift bag.  I bought this bag from Crafty Individuals last year but at the time of drafting this post it appears they no longer stock them.
Supplies
Pocketful of Posies Digital Paper Pack
Gecko Galz Industrial Age Digi Stamp
Caran d’ache watersoluble crayons
White cardstock, transparency, tulle fabric panel, seam binding, lace, fabric flower, vintage sheet music and white gift bag (my own stash)
Instructions
Print digital paper onto white cardstock, trimming to fit gift bag. Re-size lady and print onto white cardstock and transparency. Cut away middle section of her skirt from the cardstock image only. Layer onto transparency and then layer onto vintage sheet music. Colour image with watersoluble crayons and embellish with flower. Layer to gift back with tulle fabric panel and lace, finally embellishing bag with seam binding tied into a bow.
DIGITAL CAMERAI wanted the beautiful Bo Peep paper to be on display but at the same time for it to be slightly diffused which was achieved by layering this lovely tulle style fabric panel over the paper (I say paper but I actually printed it onto white cardstock).
DIGITAL CAMERAThis image is beautiful merely printed onto cardstock but it seemed a  fun  idea to create layers beneath her skirt and emphasise the notion of the music, the birdsong. DIGITAL CAMERAThank You for visiting this scheduled post.
Wishes
Lynne

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