Saturday, July 31, 2010

Steampunk Ocean canvas

With back to school coming soon and Summer coming to a close I thought I'd share a last little bit of Summer. An Ocean collage on canvas. Done with fabric, Tera, metal and stamped images are from Oxford Impressions, From the collection The Deep. collage image by Artchix Studios.

Friday, July 30, 2010

I'm a new Mom and a little of this and that

You heard it right! and here's my new baby! Our chickens gave birth to three little ones yesterday, unfortunately two moms fought over them and killed the other two, We rescued this one just in time,
She (I'm hoping shes a she) was really torn up and we didn't know if she would live through the night. I'm happy to say shes doing better at one day old, drinking water and trying to eat. So I guess I'll be hand raising this little one on my own.
Shes so tiny and can't walk yet, loves to sit in my hand.
On another note A couple of Thank yous go out. This one is for Palma (Athera) all the way from Italy.
She sent me this gorgeous tag and card and some fun things to play with.
Thank you so much Palma there Beautiful!!!!
Then I received the ever so delicate Atc from Donna at Brynwood Needleworks. Its all done on fabric even the Ballerinas. and look at that tiny acorn isn't it darling!
 It's so Gorgeous!!! Thank you sweet Donna!
Finally posting my fabric patchwork purse. I got together with friends last week and we started these. I finished mine up last night. Thanks Mindi for a great evening and your brilliant idea!

Hope everyone has a Wonderful weekend!
hugs Lynn

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tag Tuesday- Red and Green- Witches Brew

The theme this week at Kard Krazy is Christmas colors, red and green but your not supposed to do a Christmas tag. Good enough, but then Louise Double Dared me to use the colors and make a Halloween tag. Here's my Witches Brew. So how did I do Louise?
My stamps are from Artistic Outpost Vintage Halloween plate.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gothic Arches - Marie

Its been awhile since I played in the Gothic Arches challenge. The lovely and talented Kris is hosting this week and has chosen Marie as the theme. My stamps are from Oxford Impressions and the Marie image is from Altered Artifacts. Thanks Inka!. So join in the fun or just go check out the fabulous Maries!

P.S. Its almost time for another giveaway, When I hit 700 I'll post some goodies, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CCC #7

Can you believe were up to week seven already at the CC Challenge? Me either! Here's my contribution this week. You can see them all at Studio L 3. Linda has chosen Tinted Vision Fragments as our challenge. Plus theres a big surprise going on over there, go check it out!
My stamps are from I Brake For Stamps Where you can always save 10 % by using code SAVE10LYNN. My image behind the fragment is from Graphics 45.
By the way I'm so excited as I won on last weeks challenge. Yeah!!!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Moose Antler Carvings- Lori This posts for you!

A week or so ago I was doing some blog hopping and stopped by Lori's blog I been Thinkin Bout Inkin Well it seems Lori Love's moose, no not the rich yummy dessert, but the big beast with huge antlers. I told her I'd share some pictures of my moose antler carving with you all. I did these many years ago. Sorry the photos are so bad but I had to scan them in  and as I mentioned I carved these many years ago, way before digital cameras.
This picture came out so washed out, wish you could see the details. This was a commission.
A couple of Mountain goats
A wood burned skull, another commission.

Two moose fighting. One of my favorites.
I've done a few more but haven't been able to find the photos yet!!!!
A really bad photo. I don't know if you can even make it out, but its a horse on the right and a wagon wheel and cow skull on the left. Another commission.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Alice Through the Looking Glass and more..

I received my Atc's  swap from my Yahoo group. Aren't these Alice ATC'S just Awesome!!!
From top L to Right : Gina, Wendy, Michelle, Bottom L to R : Becky, Julia and Jan.
Thank you ladies these are INCREDIBLE!!!!

Here's mine, not nearly as impressive. Sorry!
Then I received the most adorable little Sailor from Michelle just because...
 Isn't he just the sweetest thing!!!
These two beauties are from my Dear friends. Debbie and Mindi. A Gorgeous ATC from Debbie, Don't you Love that texture!!! and the sweetest little pin from Mindi.
A  Bird house made from a chipboard arrow. How clever is that.
Thank you ladies! Your the best!!!!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Rabbits Garden

Stamped images from the Country life plate from Artistic Outpost.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blue Suede Shoes

 The theme this week for Tag Tuesday at Kard Krazy is Faces. So I pulled out my stamps from
 I Brake For Stamps for my Elvis faces and shoes! The challenge at Studio L 3 for the 6th week of CCC is Multi Medium Collage.
 I had a tough time getting this to photograph right the background is more grey not blue.
Come play with us this week won't you!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Deep Sea

This weekend went by so fast ,we celebrated our 30 anniversary last night with the dinner and magic show and it was AWESOME. Thank you all for your well wishes!!
 Then today we saw the new movie Sorcerers Apprentice. A Must see!!

I wasn't going to post anything but its been a few days so here's another creation from The Deep. I cut the divers helmet from some metallic CS and added some distress inks. I gave everything some dimension with foam tape.Stamps are from .. You guessed it Oxford Impressions So many possibilities with these images. Hope your not to tired of seeing them.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Playing Catch Up

I don't usually combine challenges but time is running out. I'll explain soon why. but in the mean time here's my piece for Kard Krazy where the challenge is Hearts. See my little fabric heart on my bird. You might have to look real hard its so small. Good thing Louise didn't give us a specific size LOL. The next challenge is for Studio L 3 Where Linda  has challenged us with the New CCC Distressed EP. My stamps are from the newest plate Steampunk Works and Steampunk from Oxford Impressions My background was created using the Faux Metal technique from TJ. well I think I covered it all! Have a Great weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

PDCC challenge - Artistic Outpost sponsor

Artistic Outpost is sponsoring this weeks the Play Date Cafe color challenge. Want to win a gift certificate worth $14.00? Then join in the fun and post your art. Check out the site for how to join in! It doesn't have to be Artistic Outpost images but of course your welcome to use those too.
The stamps I used are from Artistic Outpost . Tim Holtz embossing plate and Graphics 45 paper.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm running a bit behind

I have several things to share soon but running behind. So I'll do a quick post of another of my samples from The Deep. Stamps by Oxford Impressions. I'll be back soon with some Thank Yous and more art.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Tutorial for Gingersnap Creations - Marker on Acetate Background

When I took on doing the marker tutorial  for Gingersnap Creations I knew I didn't just want to color with markers. I experimented a bit and here's what I came up with.
Supplies: Alcohol markers, I used Tria's , A sheet of Acetate, A gold metallic pen, Alcohol blending Solution, a sponge, black Stazon on ink and stamp of choice.
Color markers randomely on acetate.

Add dots of gold metallic pen.
Add small amount of blending solution on sponge and dab colors together.
Blend until satisfied.
Here I shown it up against a black sheet so you can see all the blending better.
Flip over acetate so your on the other side and stamp image with black Stazon. Let dry completely
Finish card as desired. I mounted mine on a salmon colored card. Experiment, different colored backgrounds will produce different results.

By Lynn Stevens

Friday, July 9, 2010

More Nautical and a challenge piece

Well I thought I'd share another nautical piece I have done with the images from THE DEEP. I call this piece The Sea Fairies. The stamps are from the newest release from Oxford Impressions. The lady images are from Artchix Studios . I'm Lovin these new stamps.

Next I have a challenge piece I did for Gingersnap Creations. Its all about Heat. You have until Aug 1st to get your hot piece in. Lots of inspiration is on the blog . So go check them out and join in the fun!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Train Station- Steampunk box

I've been playing with my Artistic Outpost Steampunk images again.
I had this little old cigar box that was just waiting to be transformed into something fun.
It was getting dark so my picture didn't come out as well as it could.
 I'll retake one in the daytime.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Nautical Steampunk- Mixed Media Monday

What goes better than anything with Steampunk, Water !!! Oh I am so thrilled to share the creations I have been working on lately. These stamps from Oxford Impressions THE DEEP really float my boat!!
Here's the altered box painted to look like wood. I just Love the periscope I made from some hose fittings and rubber tubing!
Some close ups of the Captain , I made the ships wheel from a washer and pearl ended pins painted gold. If you look really close you can see a fish swimming past the porthole!
Wonder whats in the barrel under lock and key? A map rolled into a bottle sits in storage. Of course the gears that keep everything moving!
A creature from the deep done on acetate and real sea shells and coral in the background.
I hope you enjoyed my little Ocean Voyage. You can find these stamps at Oxford Impressions

I am only sharing one project today but if your into Steampunk and Nautical I think your going to Love all my samples in the near future. I've also entered this for the Mixed Media Monday where your to use borrowed things.
I entered this in a challenge at Sandys Space

Monday, July 5, 2010

CCC Shabby Chic Marilyn

Wow ,The weeks are flying by with the CC challenge over at Studio L3. Its already week 4 and the newest challenge is Shabby Chic. Well I don't know how shabby my Marilyn card is but I think shes pretty chic! Hard to tell in the photo but the back ground is black velvet and this really cool gold stuff you melt on with a heat tool. The stamps are from I Brake For Stamps and I had to add some of Tim's film strip. Come join in the fun!
Use code SAVE10LYNN to save 10% at IBFS.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Play Date Cafe- Paris Couture

I have to confess this is the very first time I've played in the  The Play Date Cafe color challenge. Here is the color combination your supposed to use this week.

Pink Red and White.
                    Here's my Paris Couture
The Stamps are from Oxford impressions Marie plate.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Summer- Tag Tuesday- Footprints in the Sand

Do you Love summer? I do! So how could I not play along with  the Kard Krazy  challenge this week where the theme is summer.
I created my tag using my favorite Antiqued Glimmers technique from TJ
All the stamps are from I Brake For Stamps . I Love this set.  Vintage summer images, what could be better? and if you use code SAVE10LYNN you can save 10% on all your purchases at checkout. So come join in the fun but don't forget your sunscreen! LOL

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Independance Day

Well for us in the U.S , Were about to celebrate our 4th Of July. I thought this card would fit the bill. Stamps are from Artistic Outpost Hero's plate. I used the Antique Wallpaper tutorial from TJ with the star cuttlebug Embossing folder. So light up those fireworks, grill a hot dog or two and have a safe 4th of July!

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