Flutter, Discover, Fly (Somerset Studio G

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A quick post to share today featuring a small canvas which I cannot remember if it was made in 2015 or even further back, 2014, anyway, it’s a project which, alongside a PaperArtsy assemblage, also featuring paperclay, appears as a Spotlight in Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2017.
The stamps are from Darkroom Door
At the time, I remember I was just beginning to use paperclay, trying it with moulds whereas over time, my favourite way is stamping into paperclay, also, if I were working on such a project now, I would opt for a more earthier palette.
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I remember I was enjoying a phase with Twinkling H20s.
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The paperclay butterfly rests on a wood slice, also painted with Twinkling H20s, as is the scrappy found paper.
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Thank you so much for your visit to this post and any recent visits.  They are greatly appreciate, I want you to know that.
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Lynne

A Bloom of One’s Own (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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I have some catching-up to do with items I’d planned on sharing long before now, such as the panels in this post which feature in the Jan/Feb/Mar issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
At the time of creating the panels, JOFY stamps were still quite new to me. It was all because of this post, HERE at That’s Crafty that I continued to make some more.
Here are the other three panels.oneTouches of H20s catch the light beautifully and here and there, touches of mica flakes.  If I remember, I think I also used Golden medium which has beautiful gold mica flakes within it.twoCoils of rusty wire appear here and there on each panel.threeThis is one of my all time favourite labels from Redlead Paperworks, layered onto some rusty mesh which is also from Redlead.four
Grow A GardenoneAgain, on this panel, the JOFY stamps were highlighted with the H20s, working with limited colours (even though I have quite a stash of H20s!)twoI took no care with how I applied the H20s, working loosely.threeMorning DewoneThe backgrounds have little or no texture other than paint.  I might have added a touch of Grungepaste but on the whole, the texture on the background is purely Frescos.twoAnother label from yet another favourite Redlead labels set. I dip into their Label sets so often, they are such a lovely sized stamp to add a little sentiment to artwork.  fourI am thankful that Stampington & Co liked the panels enough to publish them. There are so many incredible stamp artists, vying for space within the pages of The Stampers’ Sampler, so it is always an honour to be published.
Many thanks for your visit to this post.
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Lynne

The Influence Of Nature (Somerset Studio Gallery)

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Last year, through my DT role for That’s Crafty, I received a fabulous foam stamp designed by Donna Downey for Prima. What I had overlooked was the dimensions of the stamp so on its arrival, let’s just say I was taken aback by the size of the stamp, in a good way!
This DT post HERE, is the post which became the springboard for me continuing with the theme to create another four art journal panels.  A bolder style than my usual but experimenting is always fun (mixed with trepidation!). As my approach is always, submit and let the good people at Stampington decide, I forged on and submitted the panels.  When the editor of Somerset Studio Gallery contacted me with the amazing news that all five panels were to be an Artist Spotlight in the Summer issue, imagine how happy I was!
Across the five panels I tended to work with the same supplies so if you want to review the supply list then please click the link at the top of this post to visit That’s Crafty.
Dimensions approx 4″x12″
Dancing amongst the flowers
panel3lynnemoncrieffI embrace the wind as the breeze ruffles my hair and the raindrops catch on my eyelashes.panel3.1lynnemoncrieffI will dance amongst the poppies this morning 
panel1lynnemoncrieffas the birds sing their sweet songs to me. panel1.1lynnemoncrieffCome sit with me beside the water panel4lynnemoncrieff where the poppies bloom for all to see and I will tell you of the secrets they share. panel4.1lynnemoncrieffThey sway on the breeze …. they dance to the tune of their own making and it is their own destiny they are in charge of,panel5lynnemoncrieffso admire them for this act and remember, they have a lesson that is ours to learn. panel5.2lynnemoncrieffThank You, as always for taking the time to stop by, I always appreciate your visits.
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Lynne

Broken Glass

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Today, over at the That’s Crafty Blog I am sharing a DT post featuring some of the recently released PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Collection stamps.lynnemoncrieffblog15The full project can be found HERE.
Have a lovely Sunday.
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Lynne

Don’t Doubt The Strength Of My Delicate Wings

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Welcome to this scheduled post where I am sharing two more cards which relate to this blog post, HERE.
The beautiful butterflies on the two cards I am sharing in this post are from the quite gorgeous Butterflies stamp set from Darkroom Door.photooneWhen I made this collection of four butterfly cards for Take Ten (although it is The Stampers’ Sampler where they were published) the idea was a common theme of butterflies and for a similar colour palette across all four cards. The backgrounds were painted with Twinkling H20s and if I remember correctly, NeoColor II watersoluble crayons, with subtle stamping. You can see some of that stamping on the right side of the photograph below.
I always prefer to lay down colour prior to stamping instead of stamping and then colouring the image. All the butterflies were stamped onto watercolour paper which had been painted with the mix of paints used for the backgrounds. You can see I had fun with paint splatters.  I do love a splatter or two!phototwoSome found papers painted to co-ordinate with the cards.
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photofourThis angle shows how the butterfly is raised from the background.  I was so happy it managed to withstand the journey to the U.S.A. and didn’t arrive looking squashed and rather sorry for itself.
photofiveThe Butterfly Watch feature can be seen in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
Thank You so much for your visits which I hope you know are never taken for granted.
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Lynne

The Lone Butterfly

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As I draft this I am in the middle of sharing festive related posts and it will be after Christmas before I will manage to share this card which was amongst a few in a feature article, in the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, of cards which all featured Darkroom Door butterflies, from the beautiful stamp set, Butterfly.
I don’t know how many of the cards I will end up sharing with you but for this post, here is one card which I gave the title of The Lone Butterfly. lonebutterflylynnemoncrieffI wanted the butterfly to be raised from the cardbase, giving the impression that it has alighted there merely for a second before it takes flight on the summer’s breeze.lonebutterflytwoA fragment of found paper which had several colours applied and if I remember, different paints.  I liked the way that there are veins of gold appearing on the paper.
Lots of paint splatters, am I at my happiest when creating splatters!  There is something about creating splatters which is so childlike,  maybe it is the way it is done with abandon, a very carefree way to apply paint.  What  is missing from the photographs is the shimmer created by the Twinkling H20s which you can almost pick up from the close-up of the painted fragment of paper. lonebutterfly3The colours on this card are far removed from the colours viewed from our windows at this time of the year but one thing is for certain, it might well be December but in no time at all, we will be in the summer months of 2015 wondering where the past six months have disappeared to and why time is passing us by so quickly!
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Lynne

Silken Wings Amongst The Roses

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The stamp which started me off on my Redlead Paperworks art journey is the beautiful Butterfly Stack .  Several weeks ago it was this stamp I inked up for another Guest Designer sample for Redlead Paperworks.redleadlynnemoncrieff1From the outset all I had in mind was to work on a canvas panel, for the butterflies to be the focal and beyond that, to include texture and shimmer.2lynnemoncrieffThe butterflies are raised from the canvas as I wanted the sense that they had only rested there for a mere second, ready to flutter into the breeze .1I am happiest when adding bits of this and that, especially if it includes little pieces of text but as I played around with placement I decided to simply use one text stamp on the panel,  Silken Wings is from one of the Little Labels sets.  Those sets are fabulous, brimming over with words/phrases.  You will find Silken wings on the Little Labels Butterfly Wishes set.tagdetailTouches of texture here and there.2Maybe you can see the shimmer, although faint in the photographs, in real life the light catches the Twinkling H20s beautifully.texturesdetailAmongst the roses.3If you are interested in Redlead Paperworks then you can sign up for their newsletter where you will receive news on special offers and new products along with Redlead artwork.
Thank you so much for your visit to this post.
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Lynne

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Welcome to my Sunday post for That’s Crafty, at least, a sneaky peek at my post. photothreeTo view the complete project then please visit HERE.
Have a lovely Sunday, enjoying the last day of August.
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Lynne

1 of your 5 a day

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It wasn’t so long ago I shared with you a Darkroom Door DT sample using one of the new Line Art stamps, Leafy Lady. At the same time as receiving the Leafy Lady stamp I also received Cherry Apple and Strawberry lady and some new Texture Stamps to play with.
It would have been so easy for me to stay with the neutral palette I used for the Leafy Lady card but realised that I had the perfect opportunity to set myself the challenge of immersing myself with colour for the Cherry Apply and Strawberry ladies. Now, this doesn’t come easily for me and hand up in the air, I struggled with the notion of using colour until I told myself to sit back and have some fun.bloglynnemoncrieffBoth cards will be featured at the Darkroom Door Blog at some point along with instructions and supply list so you can understand that I don’t want to repeat myself here with step by step so I will share some photographs along with an outline of stamps featured, etc.
After stamping Strawberry Lady I painted with Twinking H20s before creating a background of washes, picking up colours used for the woman however at this point I wasn’t satisfied.  blogtwolynneI knew that I didn’t want to embellish the card however the overall appearance was too flat.  It was swiftly remedied with Gesso and fabric.  Also for the background I used the fabulous Splatter Texture stamp, both stamping with paint and also with ink and I also made use of the Scratches background stamp.blogthreelynne
Cherry Apple Lady
Now, moving onto the Cherry Apple Lady stamp which is a variation on a theme to the Strawberry Lady card.myblogLet me show you the woman as I was painting her. blogtwoI wish the shimmer from the Twinkling H20s had translated in the photographs.  You will just need to take my word for the shimmer that exists on both cards.blogphotoThe Texture stamps do exactly that … create wonderful touches of texture.  My favourite way to use the Texture stamps is to partially ink it up, then stamp in a random fashion.blogdetail
To view the other Line Art and Texture stamps available please visit Darkroom DoorAs for my two samples, I really do not know what reaction to expect. I have my own judgements on them in that I don’t believe they look as though either were made by me but once I set aside any constrictions that the stamps would have to fit into my vintage/shabby chic box, yes, I will admit, I actually enjoyed the process of creating them but that is entirely different than me stating I like the results!
Many thanks for your visit to this scheduled post and also a huge thank you to those of you who commented on my Redlead Pixie girl canvas.
Wishes
Lynne