Monday, August 30, 2010

Layers- Simon Says- Mystical

What a fun challenge over at Simon Says this week. Its Layers, Well I just happen to have an Altered piece I did with lots of layers. paint and crackle paint layers, paper and stamped layer,fabric layers, glass and metal layers, I think that covers just about  everything. Oh the stamps are from Oxford Impressions O.k. I didn't just make it but I've never shown it. That's because I had mailed it off to Somerset Studios to hopefully be published in the Halloween issue and Great news I heard from a reliable source that it is!! I haven't received my copy yet but I'm watching my mailbox!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

I Made It !!!!

Oh this has been so hard keeping a secret.
But I have some wonderful news to share and finally get to tell you all!

You guessed it! Well pretty hard to miss with the logo staring you in the face! LOL
Yep I made the Alpha Stamps Design Team.
It did come at a cost. I can only do so much and sadly I had to give up the DT's spots for 
Gingersnap Creations and I Brake For Stamps. Don't get me wrong I will still be posting and playing along when I can just not on a weekly basis.

I'm so excited to share all the new projects soon.
Alpha Stamps has a couple of really fun Halloween swaps coming up too. If you want to join in visit the blog for more information.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Haunted Glass Houses

Well I couldn't help but get inspired by the new stamps from Artistic Outpost 
Haunted Halloween.
They made the perfect backdrop for my Haunted Glass Houses.
I made four of them so far. This is just one of them. There two sided and stand about 7" tall.

The collage images are from Alpha Stamps
I'll be sharing the others later. Just a taste to get you in the Halloween spirit!

Cemetery Statues

I thought I'd share the Atc's from the online group I belong to. We swapped Cemetery Statues. The top ones are mine.
Bottom are the ones I received. Top left to right: Kim,Teri,Kris
Bottom left: Ingrid,Hope, LuAnne.
Thank you ladies they are wonderful!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

CCC #11 and Simon Says

Wow another week flying by! here we are at week 11 for Linda's ccc at Studio L 3 where the challenge is Blended Batik and since I used Tim's stamps,inks, technique and his style well it only seems right that I enter this in theSimon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week where the theme is you guessed it TIM!!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blog Candy winners!!!

Thank you to all who left such lovely comments. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate each and everyone of you. Wish I could give everyone candy! We have 5 winners in this one! The first # drawn gets 1st pick, second # gets second pick and so on. So who's our Winners??????

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random integers, generated without replacement:

107 76 101 73 120

Timestamp: 2010-08-22 15:04:26 UTC

first pick is  # 107  Marva at Purple Paint
Second pick is #76  Kim at A Gypsy Angel
Third pick is # 101  Janet's Creations
Forth pick is # 73  Gerrie Johnnic
last pick is # 120 Pamela Bennett

Congrats ladies , please contact me with your shipping information.
Thank you all again. I'm sure I'll be having another giveaway soon so keep watching! Actually tomorrow!!!!  if for some reason I am unable to reach my winners a new # will be drawn.
hugs Lynn

Thursday, August 19, 2010

FCD Blog Hop and Candy

So who is ready for a little blog hop and maybe win some blog candy? This hop is being sponsored by FCD
The theme is Inspiring book covers.

Well that was an easy one. I just Love this book Semiprecious Salvage and just look at that cover. I had to have it the first time I laid my eyes upon it and its what has inspired alot of my jewelry pieces.

Its what inspired me to make some of my copper etched pieces. Like the necklace here that uses rubber stamps from FCD  the Women in Character stamps. It hangs from a copper chain with copper beads and a copper butterfly charm.
Or this bracelet using the stamps from the  Theatre Lights plate.
So join on in the hop. Its a circle hop. No beginning and no end. Just start anywhere.  Leave a comment on this post and all posts along the way and Pamela will be picking a surprise Mystery hostess  and use the random # generator to pick the winner from the comments left on that blog and who knows I just may have to add a little blog candy myself. Like maybe one of these pieces!!
Make sure we have a way to contact you.
 The hop runs from 8:00 AM Friday Aug 20th EST to Monday  Aug. 23rd 8:00 PM EST.

The next stop in the hop is Michele B at Just Painting Around

Lynn (that's me)
Michelle B
You can find more information at FCD

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Two New Releases- Artistic Outpost!!!

Don't Ever Grow Up
My sample from the Neverland plate is an altered book with a heart cut out that
 I added a stamped image to. I did with Antique Glimmers technique from TJ.
Some of Tim Holtz grunge flourishes covered with real silver glitter
 Neverland plate is available here at Artistic Outpost .
There is a brand new selection of vintage trims. I used some on both my samples .
 You can find those here

Neverland Plate
Neverland features images from the fairytale land that is home to Peter Pan. The Darling children are also featured with a lovely ATC sized collage of Wendy and a perfect flying illustration of John and Michael. Think of the scenes you create with these adorable kiddos including an intense conversation between Wendy and Peter. Don't ever grow up!!!
                                                     Shes A Good Witch Box

My sample for the New and my personal favorite Haunted Halloween plate is a fold out Box card. It was so fun to make. I also added the stamped fence from Vintage Halloween on a piece of acetate.
technique is Watercolor Markers from TJ. You can find the Halloween plate here Artistic Outpost
Haunted Halloween

Haunted Halloween is a Victorian inspired collection with vintage witch illustration a cane-swinging dapper skeleton, and a haunted home that could be used without the scary subtext. Other collage images include a bat border collage and sentiments.

Go check out all the wonderful inspiration samples by the Talented Design Team
Lisa Somerville Splendiferous Creations

Gerrie Johnnic Queen of Grunge

Lynn Stevens That's Me!

Judy Hayes Creating My Style

Toni Tessler Toni's Adventures in Stamping and Scrapbooking

Barbara Washington Magic Delights

Connie Paxman Shades of Stamping

Stephanie Severin Igenious Inkling.

You can find both these plates and the new trims at Artistic Outpost

3 in 1

I don't usually like to combine challenges but time is short these days so this is for the Kard Krazy Not on paper Tag Tuesday challenge. The CCC Week #10 Using Distress Stickles on Studio L 3 and the Wendy Vecchi  Studio 490 style Challenge on Simon Says

Here's the deets.
For tag Tuesday I used all fabric for my tag, Did a fabric transfer for my image , For Studio L 3  I added the grunge paper wing and scroll both by TH covered with Rock Candy Distress stickles ( I assure you its there even though it doesn't photograph well). The stamp is from I see Paris Image plate from Stampers Anonymous.For Simon Says Did the Grungepaper rose at the top used the memo holder scroll and wings for Vecchi style. I guess that about covers it.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Mail !!! Don't forget theres still time to sign up for my Giveaway!!

Wow the postman sure was good to me today. Lookie what I found in my mailbox !
Last week I was so lucky to win some blog candy from Connie at She Dreams Big . here's what I found when I first opened the package. OHHHH lets see whats inside?

Oh some vintage dictionary cards, Some cool images and children's book pages and...

This pretty fabric flower pin!! and..

This gorgeous vase made from silver pieces. Isn't this awesome? I have some lovely lavender from my garden that will look just wonderful in it!
Thank you so much Connie, For your generous and kind spirit!

I also received my swap ATC's from the gals at Gingersnap Creations

The theme was Soar.
 From top left :Suzanne, Paula,
bottom left:Claire, Laura and this sweet card from Ali.
Thank you all ladies they are Wonderful!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Well if your ready for a laugh and who isn't? Shelly at Bungalow Bling has the funniest contest going on right now. If your a hoarder and brave enough to show your stuff you might just win a prize, but this isn't just for Hoarders, its also for projects gone wrong, Well to be honest most of my projects gone wrong hit the trash before the glue is even dried.

But I do have a little something to share. I Love old vintage hats, The kind with Gorgeous flowers that I can pluck and use in my art. Well, I had one that was looking a little dingy and because its white I thought I'd give it a little cleaning, you know hand wash it in some Delicare should do the trick. Here is my result.

WARNING.... Not for the Faint at Heart
Never wash a vintage hat. the glue they used back then just turned to goo, the flowers? well you see for yourself. This has been sitting on my dresser for 5 months. I just can't bare to toss it out. How sad...
Now go have a good laugh!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Things with Wings

I thought long and hard about what I was going to make for the very first challenge at Simon Says . The theme is Things with wings. Here's what I came up with!
So your asking yourself... What is it?
Well its my first crown. My Crown of Birds, complete with nest, twigs, flowers and leaves.

A side shot!

A close up.

The crown is made from mat board covered with wallpaper that I distressed. Then I began adding all the nature inspired items, but I could resist the Music paper with the Dove name and flower label.

I had a heck of a time trying to photograph this. These are the best shots I could come up with.
Oh to have a better camera!!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tag Tuesday- Crowns

The entries just keep getting bigger and better at Kard Krazy every week. This week our Lovely Louise has chosen Crowns for the tag challenge. I decided on Alice with her crown. Stamps are from
 Artistic Outpost The Wonderland collage. I used background papers from, you guessed it Graphics 45.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

CCC- Distress Crackle

I suppose its about time to post my CCC piece. The Lovey Linda from Studio L 3 has chosen Distress Crackle for the flavor of the week.  I did a coaster with this mermaid image and some German scrap from Alpha Stamps. I have to confess I did this for a swap but a perfect way to combine the two.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Some Exciiting news an update on Miracle and Thank yous!

You may have remembered a month or so ago I posted that I had some exciting news to share. Well its time.. I have been commissioned to illustrate a children's book. Can you believe it? YEAH!!!!  My first book. Its a darling story about plants and wild herbs and how they help our planet. Geared towards 8 to 10 years olds. The story is about a momma and baby flower she refers to as Sprout and takes you through the cycle of life. Here's  just a couple of double page spreads I did for the book.

As soon as I find out more about the publication information I will let you know.
 The author is Becky Palmer.

Update on Miracle

As you can see our little Miracle is doing well!!! That's what we named her. She is 12 days old today..  She has a healthy appetite for flies and baby chick feed and loves to stand on my feet ,She follows me whenever I take her outside. I really am her mom.

Here's a picture of her standing on my DH shoes.


I received this Beautiful Citrine bracelet from Kim at Tabby's Place
That I won recently in her giveaway!
She also sent along these fun Jolee's clocks. Thank you so much Kim.
 Go stop by and see her Gorgeous work. She's one talented lady!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Second Week for FCD

For my second week being a guest Designer for FCD I have combined the stamp images from
Theatre Lights and Women In Character
to make a little box that opens up to a folded book for a Birthday,
perfect for the Drama Queen in your life!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

700 Followers Giveaway- More Added

Here's another goodie added to the giveaway. A vintage optical Len's pin I made.
Wow I am so humbled and Thankful for each and everyone of you!!! I never dreamed that just over 1 1/2 years ago I would have  700 followers and met so many wonderful and talented bloggers!!! Heck I never even thought  I'd be blogging! So a little  giveaway it just my way of saying Thank You!! Just a few little things to get it started.

#4 is A transfer on metal with Paris Charm, crystal heart, pearls and key through heart charm.
 It can be made into a Pin or pendant, Winners choice.

#1 With fall right around the corner this Pumpkins and Gourds sign. Measures  approx 18" long
 and a two sided pendant perfect for Halloween. Hangs from a leather cord.

#2 This Radiant pendant. The image is encased in epoxy resin and has a lovely cross hanging from the bottom. Hangs from a ball chain.

#3 Next a glass coffin shaped pendant, Its two sided and can be worn either way.
Hangs from a black leather cord.

So here's all you have to do. Just post a comment! Only one and make sure I have a way to contact you.
I will be adding new things. The more comments I get the more I'll add, so for ever 50 comments I'll add another goodie. Lots of winners in this one. Its open to everyone. Even if you don't have a blog just remember I must be able to reach you. I'll draw the  winners using the random # generator on August 21st and post on Aug 22nd.
Thank you again and lets see how many more things I can add to the giveaway!!!
Good Luck.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

CCC #8- Inking Grunge

I'm a bit late posting this for the CCC over at Studio L 3.
This week straight from the book "Inking Grunge". My stamps are from the newest release at Artistic Outpost. Beyond the Sea.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tag Tuesday

Yes its that time of the week again. over at Kard Krazy the theme this week is an adorable mannequin dress form suggested by our guest hostess the talented Sarah from Vintage Figments . You can also find the pattern there to create your own.
So here's mine. I knew I had to create a Steampunk version adding the black tie up corset. My stamps come from the newest plate Steampunk Works at Oxford Impressions. Now go have fun with this one!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Doing the Happy Dance

I'm so excited!!! My postman brought me a new magazine today and I'm in it!!!!!
Yes Somerset Home, my first time in this one!! Yeah
And here's what they published. My Simple pleasures Hanging.
 I used the stamps from Artistic Outpost
The Lovely Day collection and lots of fabric!
Also last week I was in a craft store with my GF and waiting for her to check out. Thumbing through the newest edition  of Scrap and Stamp I let out a squeal and scared my GF (sorry Debbie), Saw they had published one of my cards. The face stamp is from I Brake For Stamps Faces plate. I haven't received the magazine yet but couldn't wait to share with you all!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Guest Designer- FCD

You read it right. I was so thrilled to be asked to be a guest designer for FCD. for the month of August. When I saw the Theater Lights plate and the Women In Character. I knew they belonged together, That was all the inspiration I needed to create my canvas collage.
                                     Raging Thespian

 I started by doing the background using a TJ technique Antique Wallpaper with the stars embossing plate. Added some Graphic 45 papers for more of the background and whats a theatre piece without some of Tim's movie real tape. The stamps were all stamped on tissue with Distress inks than mounted to some foam core pieces I cut out and covered with beeswax. I do hope you join me this month while I share the art I did with these wonderful images!

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