Monday, June 28, 2010

3rd week at Compendium of Curiosities- Old Friends

Its already week three at Studio L 3 C of C challenge. I shorted up the name but you already know what its about. This week Linda has challenged us to do the Alcohol ink Monoprint from page 51. So go get inky girls. Its a fun one. Here's one of the ones I did. An ATC using stream and rust inks and all those other cool teal colors Tim has. My stamps both the background and vintage ocean gals ( great for some summer fun) come from I Brake For Stamps. Save 10% by using code SAVE10LYNN at checkout.
Now off to see everyone Else's!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Blogerette Sorority

Hey Sisters!!! Karen at Some Days Are Diamonds  started up this fun blog Sorority. For the Rush you were to use the picture she provided.

Here's my piece for Rush, even though its late. I hope they don't kick me out!
 I did a copy of the picture on organza ,Stitched it to fabric and added laces, flowers and mounted it all top a board.

You were also supposed to include yourself in the picture, Well since I don't have photoshop I had my DH take my picture with my finished piece, BTW. I do have hair ,its just pulled back in a ponytail! LOL. It was hot today! If you have a chance go see everyone Else's art. I'm off to check them out!

So many have been asking how to print on the organza, I thought I'd add a little how to here. You can print on just about any fabric.  Cut a piece of freezer paper and using a hot iron. Iron it to your fabric, shiny side to fabric, Cut to fit your printer and print. That's it. Let me know how it turns out.

Stamp and Craft Garage Sale and Sorority

First off if your here to see my piece for the Sorority, Its done and I will post later today, sorry for the Delay. We were so busy with the garage sale I just didn't have a chance to post yet.

Some of the customers waiting for the sale to begin.
Mindi and Debbie are all set.
Anyone needing stamps???


More stamps!!!!

Cards and ready made crafts
Buttons and Jewels oh my!

Tools of the Trade.


Paper cutters, Matt cutters and more

Well we had a Great day !! Saw lots of our friends and fellow crafters, Some great bargains were had by all and were already planning for next year!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

He Took A Blue Ribbon!

A three panel piece I did for the newest release from Artistic Outpost Country Life.
The background was done using the faux rust tech from TJ.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Compendium of Curiosities Week 2

Spring is Here
Yes its week two at Studio L3 for the Compendium Of Curiosities challenge Linda is hosting. Thank goodness this week was an easy one! last week I struggled to get a good impression But this time its Fragment basics. Easy Peasy. I did a ATC with mine. Some sparkle fabric, butterfly's and markers .of course Tim's Fragment and Stamped the text from Artistic Outpost. Come on join in the fun! You know you want to! The image comes from an old postcard I had.

Tag Tuesday- Postage stamps

This week at Kard Krazy Your to use a Postage stamp on your tag. Well I had just the stamp I wanted to use. I've had this stamp from Dubai celebrating children's day (isn't every day children's day?) LOL. So looking through my stamps came up with these cute kids, phrase and flourishes from I Brake For Stamps. I decided to try out the new technique from TJ newest newsletter,Background Whimsy Dye method. I used the newest ink pad colors of distress inks and Tim's flourish punch.
Don't forget you can always save 10% on your order at I brake for Stamps by using SAVE10LYNN.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Gothic Arches E-Book

Do you Love Gothic Arches? I do and was thrilled to be asked by Nancy Maxwell James from Sugar Lump Studios to be included in the  Gothic Arch book - Exploring Arches through Mixed Media. If you'd like to see this awesome book filled with some great art by some very talented artists you can see it here

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ready For A Giveaway???

A Moment In Time
I thought we'd have a little fun with this one! Up for grabs is a little rusty tin pin I made with some vintage gears, clock parts and photos. The inside has Daddys girl covered by a mica sheet.

I asked my DH to pick a # between 1 and 30. He picked #22 , So that's the winner. Who is it you ask? Well I don't know yet! Its all up to YOU! Leave a comment on my post here. I won't reveal anyones comments until Monday morning. So will you post now ? in an hour or two? or maybe tomorrow? Take a chance but only one comment allowed and make sure I have a way to contact you or it will be #23
Good luck!!!!

Artist Trading Club -Dress it Up

That's the theme for the month of June at The Artists Trading Club. I created my little dresses with Tera and laces. I stamped the little folded envelopes made from Dress maker patterns and stamps from
 I Brake For Stamps. Then added those cute hangers some buttons and snaps for embellishments.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Compendium Of Curiosities

Theres a new challenge going on at Studio L 3 ,My dear friend Linda brainstormed this great challenge, This is the very first week and your to use the Water Stamping technique from Tim's new book. For mine I used the stamp from Artistic Outpost Generation Redux. and one of Tim's little charms. Join in the fun. Theres even some prizes up for grabs.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gingersnap Creations- captured Fairie

Do you believe in fairies? Over at Gingersnap Creations There's a challenge to create with fairies somewhere in your art. So sprinkle a little fairies dust and join us in some magic.
The stamps are from Scrollswork and the cage and arm were cut from metal with Tim's new templates and a little distress inks added on top. .
technique is up and over from the new newsletter at TJ.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A Man Tag

Its Tag Tuesday at Kard Krazy  The theme is MEN so a perfect time to knock out the Fathers day card I did for my DH and can you believe it I even got it done on Tuesday! LOL. I used the cool Boy Guy Man stamp and He is every other inch a gentleman text from I Brake For Stamps. Well my guys a boy, guy and man, but not so much a gentleman. More of the caveman variety! LOL (just don't tell him I told you). I actually just got this stamp, what timing!!!  For the background behind him I did the new Glimmer Marbling from the new TJ newsletter. So I hope you get your Fathers day card or tag done on time and if you do enter your tag at Kard Krazy
If you like the stamps save 10% by using code SAVE10LYNN at checkout.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Favorite Things Tag

This week the theme at Kard Krazy  is Favorite things. So my tag has some of my favorites. Earthy colors, Vintage images, lace, flowers, metal ,Graphics 45 paper, Alcohol inks, A touch of glitter, A butterfly, key and key hole. So come join in the fun at Kard Krazy as share your favorite things! 

Friday, June 11, 2010

Country Life

For my card of the week I decide to share one of the pieces I did with the new stamp images Country Life from Artistic Outpost. I  Stamped the farm image on some of that old cash register receipt I have. I made the flower from fabric and added a button. A little distressing an some lace trim. Easy Peasy.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mad Hatter's Day Blog Hop

All stamps by Oxford Impressions

I created this banner with Images from Oxford Impressions Alice in Wonderland plate. Stamped on fabric then stitched to the cards to spell out Alice. Added some Silver glass glitter on the crept paper trim.

Welcome to the Gingersnap Creations’ Mad Hatter’s Day Hop and Hop Stop #7

The Gingers are celebrating Mad Hatter Day and hope that you will hop along with us!

If you’ve already been hopping then hopefully you have just come from Linda at Studio L3. If you are starting here, welcome! It's a loop so you can start anywhere along the way!

At each stop, you need to collect a word! There are 10 stops in all starting and ending with the Gingersnap Creations blog where you can get all the specific information and get a peak at the the goodies in the Mad Hatter Giveaway.

When you get all your words, 10 in all, unscramble them to form a quotation from the beloved classic, Alice in Wonderland. Once you have your guess at the quote, email it and your name to by June 25, 2010. We will be picking one lucky winner at random from the correct entries to win the Mad Hatter package! We’ll let you know who won on June 29, 2010.

If you visit all the stops, you should end up right back at Gingersnap Creations with 10 words! Unscramble the words to come up with the correct quote and email it on to That's all there is to it!

If you get lost along the way, you can see the entire route at Gingersnap Creations.

My word is "like".

Your next stop on the hop is Laura at As Happy As    Have fun and good luck!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Transparencies at Gingersnap Creations

The new challenge this week at Gingersnap Creations is Transparencies. I decided to make my own with Liquid Sculpty and an image from Artchix Studios. My stamps are all from I Brake For Stamps The Butterfly collage images. I even cut some out and colored them in using TJ Marker Watercolors technique. I cut the frame from a piece of matt board and a window cut from foamcore then covered with paper. I had a heck of a time trying to photograph this to show the light coming through the window.
I hope you join in the fun and come up with some great transparencies.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mad Hatter- Curious

I had sent this in for possible publication but didn't get published . I decided to still share it with you. The stamps are from Oxford Impressions. and the eyes are from Artchix I Love how it came out. I guess everything can't get published all the time, but who knows maybe it will show up in a future issue. On Thursday there will be a Mad Hatter blog hop at  gingersnap creations. So be sure and come by for that one, Some great prizes will be given away. See you then!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I'm Doing The Happy Dance- WooHoo Published!

Oh my gosh!!!!!!! I was so surprised to receive this complimentary copy of Somerset Gallery Summer 2010 in my mailbox. Low and behold  Stampington published my Innocence Gone Altered Art piece. WooooooooHoooooooo My little frozen Charlotte came from Retro Cafe Art.   I really Love how this one came out. Hope you do to.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Tag Tuesday- Symphony of the Sea

Gosh what a week I've had. I did this Tuesday evening and just now getting around to posting it. I'm behind on so many posts right now I have awards to post from some sweet bloggers and Thank you's to send out for some wonderful Rak's. Hopefully I will get caught up this weekend.
Then for some reason all the comments from my post on Wednesday disappeared???? They are no where to be found. So sorry if I didn't get back with all of you.

 Well my Tag this week with the theme of music was done with Impression Obsession stamps. I made some resin paper from some vintage sheet music. Come join in the fun at Kard Krazy.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Artistic Outpost New Images

By The Sea Journal
The new images from Artistic Outpost "Beyond The Sea" have only been out for a week. I just had to share another project I did with these beautiful new stamps. I created a journal and added real sea shells enclosed in a pocket of  sheer organza, I even added a few real pearls.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Gingersnap Creations- Wings and Hels Challenge

Over at Gingersnap Creations Theres a challenge going on about wings. Although I don't think they expect you to carve your own from wood, Paper will do, as is just about any medium would fit the bill.(no pun intended. LOL)
Although this isn't a new carving. I haven't shared one of my woodcarving for ions. Its a Sharped Shinned hawk I carved from Tupulo gum a type of soft wood. I also carved the glove from the same wood. I carve the shape, use a woodburner to burn in all the feather details, then paint and seal it. The entire process for this one took about two months.
I hope you join in the challenge at Gingersnap Creations and let your art Soar!!! I've also entered this in Hels Wings challenge at Ink on my Fngers

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