Birds of A Feather

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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

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The Birdlady

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Ask most stampers and they will immediately associate paper dolls with Character Constructions stamps but Catherine Moore has also some of the most beautiful nature themed illustrations. A stamp which has been on my Wish List for the longest time, I do mean a long time, I finally received this year, this beautiful collage stamp of woman and birds, from Inner Child, Plate No. 7
(All stamps on the cards are from Character Constructions including:- branch, egg, wings, label)
For the first card and another, I decided to play around, adding wings to her so she might fly off with the sweet birds who gather around her.
oneThe wings are from The Beekeeper’s Tea Plate No. 7)
twoJust as a bird gathers items to create her nest, I gathered tiny fragments of bark, stained muslin and rusted fabric, layering with this sweet stamped label.threeSuspending from the tree branch, a spotted egg.  I like that, by chance, the background mimics the mottled pattern of the egg.fourThe same walnut ink crystal solution used on all the cards but for this card, applied in a different way, giving a much softer result.oneI had  stained the watercolour paper and after stamping, I noticed that the placement of the stamped image gives the impression of a setting, or rising sun or moon behind her.  That was just by chance.twoThe same branch stamp as on the first card, this time clustered.
threeThe egg nestling in the nest.fourCard No. 3oneAgain, working with the same stamps, just a matter of whether she got her wings or not!
twoCard No. 4oneIt wouldn’t surprise me if I used this stamp for Christmas cards, with the little tag declaring peace, it would make a lovely Christmas design.
I wonder if any of you still have stamps on your Wish List that you have wanted since your earliest days of stamping?
I seem to be spending less and less time on-line, only can hope that I catch-up with you all very soon. I truly appreciate your loyalty, continuing to visit here even when I have been unable to stop by and say hello to you at your own blogs.
Wishes
Lynne

Twit A Boo!

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I am staying with a Halloween theme for my DT project at That’s Crafty, nothing too frightening!
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Wishes
Lynne

’tis near Halloween

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Welcome to another Halloween post, a Gecko Galz DT post where you see me once again playing with their Spellbound digi stamps.birthdaycards 017I was drawn to this Spellbound digi stamp because it is a gentle take on Halloween, a vintage Halloween image. tisnearhalloweenlynneIs she a good and gentle witch or a glamorous woman having an evening of fun and frolics at a Masquerade party, I wonder.birthdaycards 021I of course paired the digi stamp with real stamps from Oxford Impressions Masquerade and Haunted. The wonderful rhyme in the first photograph is from the Masquerade set.  As with previous Gecko Galz DT samples I used the same technique for the background. birthdaycards 025With this being a Gecko Galz DT post here is the supply list and brief instructions:-
Supplies:- Spellbound Digi Stamp, Oxford Impressions Masquerade and Haunted, Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Versafine Black. Extras:- walnut ink crystals, watersoluble crayon, cardstock, glass glitter, lace and stained seam binding.
Instructions:- Print digi stamp onto cardstock prepared with walnut ink crystals. Age edges. Adhere another piece of prepared cardstock to cardbase. Randomly stamp cobwebs, adding paint flicks. Adhere the digi image. Stamp rhyme, stars and bats adding a glamorous touch of black glass glitter. Finally embellish the card with black lace and stained seam binding tied into a shabby bow.
Thank You for your visit to this scheduled post and here’s to a wonderful week.
Wishes
Lynne