Don’t Doubt The Strength (Somerset Studio)


Hello
Projects can be such funny things.  This wasn’t the first incarnation, I tore off elements, played around and still I wasn’t content with it, so I pushed it aside, letting it lie knowing I would either eventually be able to move forwards and if not, I would try and peel back as many layers as possible to rescue the substrate and butterfly.
I am never, ever 100% satisfied with anything I make and I don’t view that as a fault because it’s not me being ridiculously humble, it is me being well aware that I have much to learn, to improve and that is what I want from this “journey”.  So when I say that, on eventual completion of this panel I was at an even lower level of satisfaction about this project than I normally am but it coincided with me packing up some submissions to Stampington offices and there was just enough room for this project and what swung it, there were two other projects with a theme of butterflies and where I had also used similar Infusions colours.  If there was even a chance they liked any of the trio, sometimes they assemble them together into one feature – that was my greatest, daren’t even dream it wish!  At the worst, there really wasn’t a worst because I had no hopes with this project.
Imagine then when the Editor of Somerset Studio contacts me to ask for an article.  I am sharing this because all too often, we can believe that those around us are always in the zone when they create and always have belief in their art and high expectations of publication.  Once again, not from being humble, there is another side to the story and it feels right to share that with you.  Sometimes it is about doing all you can at any given time and saying to yourself, I will give this a go and submit it, who knows what the outcome will be.
Instructions are within Somerset Studio Jan/Feb 2018 issue
This is why I adore Infusions, the teeny, tiny bursts of colour, which for someone who is not a person who immerses themselves in the colour wheel (!) is just the perfect amount of colour for me to cope with, without the need to run to the nearest darkened room. Joking aside, I love that I can use the same colours on the substrate, the butterfly, re-cycled/found papers and textiles. They are an all rounder and what I need amongst my supplies.
That’s Crafty Antique Gold paint was applied to the butterfly, highlighting the edges and texture but only using my fingertips, I do not want a precise application of paint, the same as applied to the Infusions stained lace.  I have lovely Sharon Bruner to thank for that lovely lace.
I wanted this assemblage to be rich in texture.

It is a truly special feeling to have a project, featuring one of my Lynne’s Affirmations stamps, published in what I deem as THE publication for Mixed Media – it’s what dreams are made of and what makes my wings stronger.
Wishes
Lynne

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Seeking Shrooms: A Panel @ That’s Crafty

Hello
It has been a busy week for That’s Crafty with new stamp releases from Donna, Melina and Fliss and also release of new substrates which are called Chunkies available in various sizes plus the addition of Crackle Gel.
I received the Doodles Shrooms to play with and made this project.
The project with details can be viewed HERE.
If you are in the U.K. or some areas of Continental Europe, then you might still be battling the harsh weather.  Hope you are staying cosy and safe.
Wishes
Lynne

Delicate Wings (@ That’s Crafty)

Hello
Apologies for taking so long before wishing A Happy New Year.  Here’s to 2018 being a year where it brings you wonderful times and opportunities and of course, an abundance of creativity!
Today is my first 2018 post for That’s Crafty, at the shiny new Blog, it is looking so fresh over there.  I am sharing a project featuring quite a few That’s Crafty’s own products, they are continually releasing fabulous new products which I genuinely want to craft with, not through D.T. loyalty but because I enjoy reaching for the products.
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If you would like to view the project and details, then please, click HERE.
If you are a customer of That’s Crafty who enjoys creating with their own product range, then you might be interested in joining the Facebook page, That’s Crafty Creatives.  where we encourage you to share your art with us.
I am aiming for my Blog to be more active once more, it has been sadly neglected by me, as has keeping in contact with all your amazing Blogs.  I truly miss this aspect of my creative life and hope to turn it around but it might take a little bit of time and episodes of me not being so active.
Thank you always for your words of support and encouragement and loyalty.
Wishes
Lynne

The Dawn Awakens – A Journal

Hello
Over at the That’s Crafty blog today, I am sharing a sample made for That’s Crafty’s appearance on HOCHANDA, for the ODS.
I worked with the fabulous new That’s Crafty Textures Collection stamp set, the leaf is so stunning in detail.
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All details for this journal appear HERE
Thank you so much for your time, at one of the busiest times of the year.
Wishes
Lynne

Seek Stillness

Hello
Today at the That’s Crafty blog I am sharing a nature inspired collage which incorporates several That’s Crafty products.
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If you would like to view the full project, then please visit HERE.
Thank you so very much for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

Birds of A Feather

Hello
At the That’s Crafty blog sharing a project today, one of my favourite stamps, ever.
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If you would like to view my project, please visit HERE.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Wishes
Lynne

The Moon Is Shining

Hello
Today, over at That’s Crafty blog, I am sharing my D.T. project and below is a sneaky peek.
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The complete project, if you would like to see it, can be viewed HERE.
Many Thanks for your visit today, it is appreciated more than you can imagine.
Wishes
Lynne

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