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!!!

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

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.

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!!!!

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.

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.

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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