Friday, April 30, 2010

Altered Book

I had shared a picture of the Cover of the Altered book I am working on recently. Here's one of the pages. I have been having so much fun using the stamps Country Girl and Farm Boy fromOxford Impressions I was inspired from the new book by Ruth Rae.
I Fell in Love With The Farmers Daughters. The Full page.
A close up of some hand stitching.

On Page two I stamped the image on muslin. Layered fabrics stitched and topped with sheer organza.
A close up of the text heart and flowers encased in the organza.
This also fits with the Craft challenge at Gingersnap Creations
Come join in the fun!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Glitter Glitter Everywhere!

At least on my tag! Its Tag Tuesday at Kard Krazy Can you believe its been a year already since Louise started the tag challenge? Boy time sure flies when your having FUN! This week its all about the Bling. Glitter that is. I used Glass glitter so not to much ended up on me. The stamps are from
Oxford Impressions The image from Suzee Que's. Who was so generous to all. The flower came from Terri at She did a great tutorial on it. Thanks Terri!Come join in the fun and see what everyone else has come up with. On Theme Thursday its Black and White so... come check them out here Theme Thursday

Friday, April 23, 2010

Steampunk -Taking Flight

This was a fun one to do. I used the New Steampunk stamps fromOxford Impressions That's right a whole new sheet of NEW Steampunk images. Go check them out there Uber cool!!
Any who on to my card. Its my second try at a Easel card. I thought it would be perfect for the Airships. I used a sheet of acetate so they would look as if there really flying. This also fits in with Hels challenge atInk On My Fingers
Not birds but they still fly. LOL.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Alice In Wonderland- New Release

Who doesn't love a good story with a lot of fantasy and a hint of quirk? Ok, so with Alice in Wonderland, you get more than a hint of quirk, you get a whole load of zany with a hint of logician philosophy.

Artistic Outpost
has pulled together some of the most zany iconic images from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, to bring to you a fun collaged set of Alice-themed stamps.

This collection features unique images including the White Queen and the Dodo characters as well as an ATC sized White Rabbit collage.

This set is available in unmounted sheets and mounted on EZMount cling foam with indexed storage sheet.

We can't wait to see what you create!

Looking for inspiration using Wonderland Collage, be sure to check out the creations by some of our Design Team
Gerrie Johnnic Queen Of Grunge
Lisa Somerville Lisa Somerville
Cathy Edgar Ink It Up Stamp It Out
Lynn Stevens (Me)
Stephanie Severin - Guest Designer Ingeniuos Inkling

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Steampunk -A Man Among Boys

Its Thursday and another sample of some Steampunk art for Artistic Outpost using the newest images from the Steampunk plate. I thought the fabric reminded me of the old time hats the conductors wore years ago. I used metallic card stock and ran it through the cuttlebug. Added a clock hand and a piece from an old typewriter for the train gate.

Found Objects- Hold Me Close

Over at Gingersnap Creations today there is a challenge to use found objects. I choose to use a little fuse box tin I had. I painted the tin to look old and rusty added the image and text, covered it with a thin sheet of mica and some brads to hold it in place. The inside has a Madonna image and more text and a vintage cross a dear friend gave me. The beaded chain is from a Rosary. Go check out all the Found Objects today, you never know what you'll find!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Favorite Quote- Tag Tuesday

I don't know if I really have a favorite quote but this one is so sweet I had to use it in my Kard Krazy challenge this week. Notice I got it done the first day too! The stamps are from
I Brake For Stamps The handmade flower I made from a tutorial I saw for the first time on Linda's blog at
Studio L 3 who through the grapevine found the original tutorial atLittle Birdie Secrets
So if your wanting the how too. check them out! The sequin waist came from my dear friend Carolyn!
And don't foget to check out the tags this week!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Creating Cuffs

I have had the most wonderful time playing with cuffs. I have been experimenting with different mediums and textures and did a series I will be submitting for possible publication, here are just a few of the ones I made. Hopefully you will be seeing these and lots more in a future magazine.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Lovely Day

Well it is for me, I'm back home and catching up on emails. We fought snow,sleet, rain and wind on our trip but were back safe and sound. Here is my weekly piece for Artistic Outpost using the newest images.
and my favorite technique from TJ. Antiqued Glimmers. Hope you have a Lovely day as well!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Some lacey goodness

Another sample from the new images at I Brake For Stamps Some fun lace for a vintage feel on this one. Want to save 10% on your order, use SAVE10LYNN at checkout!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Guest Artist for Alpha Stamps

I was so thrilled when Alpha Stamps
contacted me a couple of months ago and asked me to be a guest artist for a special Steampunk Feature. Here's some of the projects I created with some of the goodies they sent me.
A Steampunk Airship constructed from a metal tin with lots of fun collage items, bits of metal, gears and such, I used velum to construct the balloon. O.K. A real balloon would have been much easier but I've never been one to do things the easy way. LOL.
A Fabric Address book. I made fabric transfers with the beautiful Victorian woman image and another from the filigree frame. All stitched together with Love and some vintage lace.

A leather cuff bracelet made with some Victorian Gentleman images that came on one sheet. I added one to each wooden tile and stitched them to the leather. added some brass finding that also came in the stash.
Taking Flight
Here's a close up of one of the jewelry pendants done with their cool Steampunk gentleman images complete with Gas mask. I set several pieces of metal findings into the resin for the perfect Steampunk feel.
How about a Few ATC'S, Alpha Stamps
will be having an ATC swap. You may want to get in on this one. Too cool!

And last but not least a couple more pieces of jewelry.
I hope you enjoyed my Tribute to Steampunk made possible by Alpha Stamps
Heres a link to the write up HREF="

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Oxford Impression new plate!

Sorry no Easter card here today but another little sample from the newest plate Farm Boy fromOxford Impressions I just so happened to have the most wonderful vintage roll of cash register receipts I used as my backdrop . On the card front I did the new technique Paper Peeling from
TJ April/May issue.I added the milk bottle stamp to an old wooden nickel(remember those?) and some hand dyed seam binding.
Now go check out those new stamps there awesome!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Oxford Impressions New Stamps

I have been having so much fun experimenting with lots of new stamps from the newest collection at Oxford Impressions
I'm working on an Altered book. Here's the front cover. I used the new stamps from Farm Boy and a couple images from Country girl. Isn't it just fun! and right in time for planting season! Added some chicken wire, moss and a copper name plate. I covered the book with Ferro and Tera, It really looks like old rusty metal. I'll be sharing more as my book progresses!

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