Thursday, April 7, 2011

Explore

With spring almost here I was reminded of a time when my son would
venture out into the yard to Explore all nature had to offer, collecting bugs in his bug house, gathering feathers and twigs, all those things little boys do.That was my inspiration for this Explore card.
Using the images from the newest plates from
Artistic Outpost  Huck Finn.
I stamped the main image on a scrap of muslin, added some twine and feathers and
mounted all to a torn book page.  Not to worry it wasn't a Huck Finn book!
I hope your spring is full of new adventures!

39 comments:

Carol said...

Beautiful card, TFS

BTW - I received my box and I LOVE IT!! Fantastic job! Thank you again!!

~Carol

Sarah said...

This is the perfect little boy collection. It brings back memories of the treasures that my son would bring home, too. I love this!!

Marydon said...

Oh, Lynn,melt one's heart ... how darling a memory & creation.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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sonya said...

Hi Lynn,
This is just wonderful, it brings back memories of when my boys did that too. "sigh"...those were the good ol' days.
Enjoy your day.
Hugs,
Sonya

Jo said...

awe, what wonderful memories ... i love that your memories have inspired this card. beautiful!!!

stampdiva said...

You created such a great story in this piece of art.
You never cease to amaze me with your creations.
Wishes
Lynne

Diane said...

I love this one Lynn. I love the little stories that one can tell with their art. Are you going to give that to your son or participate in a challenge? Have a great day. Diane

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lynne,
simply beautiful and perfect:)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fab piece Lynn, love the stamped image on muslin and that bug is the perfect touch for this image, boys will be boys LOL. Take care, Tracy x

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic piece love the bright coloured bug and the muslin stamping looks great. XOXO Zoe

Jingle said...

This is so fantastic! Beautiful!

Kathy Eddy said...

Love this one girlfriend!

pat said...

I love the idea of a stamp on muslin. Huck Fin is pretty neat too. You did a great job making memories!!

Terry said...

Love that image stamped on muslin! Wonderful texture and elements as always! Beautiful, Lynn!

misteejay said...

What a lovely piece of work Lynn.

Here in the UK (South East) we have just had two beautiful days - fingers crossed the weather holds for the weekend.

Toni xx

Evelyn S. said...

Oh..this is so wonderful, Lynn! My boys chased butterflies....and then captured water snakes and brought them home. I drew the line when they brought a big rubber boa home, put him in a glass bowl, and he escaped during the night. We NEVER found that snake...and he did NOT die in the house!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

A lovely card for a boy!

Netty said...

Totally perfect Lynn, love the natural fibres. Annette x

JeanFB said...

Loooooove it!

Marlene said...

Very artistic! Love it!

Carolyn said...

Fun memories and a great card.

PetraB said...

A wonderful piece, it brings back memories ....

BEAR's Mom said...

fabulous Lynn
it brings back
memories of when
my boy had all
this stuff stuck
in pockets and
drawers...
hard to believe
he turned 43 this
week...
perfect little boy
collection :D
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Lori said...

Well, I love anything nature related, so I LOVE this! Very cool!

Chris A. said...

This is perfect! I love the layers and embellishments. Love your little story post too.

Sandy Davis said...

The bug is kinda yucky but love the rest of it. Thats a great stamp!

Gerri Herbst said...

another inspired piece.very sweet boy image. you never disappoint!take care,gerri

Linda R. said...

What a great card.. Love how you stamped on fabric.. Looks great..

Hugs, Linda

Cheryl said...

oh hun,this is just brilliant,what an amazing idea,so creative hun,wonderful,such a great keepsake,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Jocelyn said...

Loving this....those layers are just awesome!!!!!

Wishing you a great one...hope you are well!!!

Healing Woman said...

I have to repeat what others are saying...it does bring back memories of when my sons were young. This is such an awesome way to celebrate memories of early spring. Thanks so much Lynn.

Folk Heart said...

I just HAD to tell you how happy this post made me. My "little" boys are 30 and 32, and I have saved nearly every twig and bug they ever presented me. Now I am inspired to create with them.

Kim B said...

I have fond memories of my boys handing me a handful of bugs...
Have a great weekend, fantastic card. Hugs, Kim

debbiek said...

Beautiful card, Lynn. It's a shame that we don't have more male images to work but you perfected this!

Shar said...

Breathtaking!

Suz said...

That is really clever, Lynn, and quite poignant. As the mother of a daughter, I remember all of the rodent funerals. How do you think that would look on a card...haha!

Martina2801 said...

Dear Lynn,your creation is really special! Absolutely adorable!!!! Love the muslin stamping! Very pretty!

Suzanne C said...

Love when you stamp on the muslin. It always looks so fantastic. This is wonderful and perfect with the huck finn image!

Deb (dcorder) said...

I have to admit...I LOVE THE BUG! :D

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