Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gothic Arches- Paris Expositions

I was honored when Nancy asked if I could help out with Gothic Arches one week. You bet! I decided on the theme Paris Expositions. Big surprise huh? I choose the images fromArtistic Outpost Paris Exposition plate, hence the name for the challenge. Mines pretty simple, I had actually done two, but didn't like the first one. Thanks for joining in, be sure and check out all the entries this week at Gothic Arches

Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm Over the Moon- PUBLISHED

I am so EXCITED I received a wonderful surprise in my mailbox. My mailady has really been good to me lately. A complimentary issue of Belle Armoire Jewelry.!!! I screamed so loud my DH heard me and he wasn't even home!!! LOL. Its the very FIRST time I have been in Belle Armoire. The fantastic magazine published by Stampington. A few months back I decided to submit a couple of pieces but never dreamed any of it would published. I skimmed through it so fast I missed it the first time around. O.K. Lynn slow down. I found it. Towards the back but yes it was there!! Yeah!!!! They still have a couple more of my pieces who knows maybe another surprise in the future. I Hope so! Be sure and pick up your own issue of this Beautiful magazine.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gothic Arches -Steampunk

Now you don't think I'd miss out on this one do you? I just happen to Love steampunk and trying to come up with new ideas and how to use it is half the FUN! Here's my Steampunk piece for Gothic Arches
If you have a chance go check out all the wonderful art, better yet why don't you play along! I used metal sheeting and embossed the gears. then lots of built up paints for texture, The camera stamp is from Stamp Francisco

Mardi Gras ATC's

Here are some ATC's from a swap I did with an online group I belong to. I feel so lucky to be a part of there group. Such incredible artists every one of them!!!!
The top one is one of mine. Starting from Top left is Kris Dickinson's(also the host of this swap) Teri Chinen, Laura Carson, bottom left Julie Ziemann, April Dudko,Liz DeWitt. Thank you ladies for your incredible Art!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Lace and Fibers Box

Don't you just Love Lace? The old vintage lace that has just the touch of creamy color to it? That's what inspired my Lace bird box and gift cards.On Gingersnap Creations you can see lots of beautiful samples using Lace and fibers.
For my box I covered an old cigar box with lace paper, vintage lace pieces and torn music sheets to make a little nest for this sweet bird to perch atop. A little glitz with some glitter twigs. The cards were made using torn papers collaged and some bird images from Retro Cafe Arts. If a couple of these cards look familiar that's because they were published in the Christmas issue of Somerset Studios For info on how to make them check out the Christmas issue!


Its finally here. Grab your ticket and Climb on board the magic carpet to share the journey with bloggers all over the world. The One World One Heart Giveaway was started by Lisa from A Whimsical bohemian three years ago as a way for bloggers to connect. I had just started my blog last year so didn't have a chance to join in. Anyone can join in my giveaway. You don't need to have a blog, just make sure you leave a way for me to reach you. The giveaway ends on Feb. 14Th at 12:00 and will close at that time. I will use the random # generator to draw my winners,just make sure you only enter one comment! Others will be disqualified. First # drawn gets first pick, second # drawn gets second pick, etc. To read more about Lisa scroll to the bottom of my page. I will be out of town but will announce the winners of my giveaway by Saturday the 20Th.
So here's whats up for grabs.

A book pendant I made with etched copper metal, with a stamped mica cover and hangs from a leather cord.
Captured Heart. A altered metal tin shrine I made.
Paris, A mini altered canvas that hangs from a vintage jewelry piece.
Best of luck. Thanks for stopping by!

Lisa created this event in 2007. The original idea behind this giveaway event was to bring bloggers together from around the world who may never ordinarily meet. It closes the gap of the blog community and enables us to interact, discover new and wonderful people, and in the process possibly win a prize or many prizes along the way. 2007 had roughly 85-90 participants and many connections were made because of it......friendships that are still going strong.
We had a strong showing the first year for sure, and then in 2008 we had just about tripled that number. In 2009 there were 911 participants, to say I was amazed is an understatement. 28 countries were represented in the 2009 event as well.
See Lisa's blog for even more information.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Altered Glove Hanging

I had so much fun creating this piece for the lace challenge atGingersnap Creations
This month we have a wonderful sponsor. Jennie from Artistic Stamper based in the U.K. She provided the beautiful stamps I used in this piece. When I think of lace I think of Victorian elegance and whats more elegant than a vintage glove? I did a transfer of the wonderful stamped woman on a piece of Sheer Heaven then chalked it before transferring it to the glove, added buttons, a bit of vintage lace and stamped the text inside the vintage bead work piece,added satin flower and tulle. A hat pin and some text finish it off. It hangs from a silk ribbon.
Watch for more wonderful art all month on the Gingersnap Creations blog and here too.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Personalized Altered Dolls and ATC Class

What a Fun night I had, tonight was our monthly get together with the Designing Divas! It was Inka from Altered Artifacts
turn to do a project, and what a project she did!!! She came up with the most amazing idea. She spent hours on her computer making these dolls, in each of our images. We cut them out of card stock and decorated each one to suit us. So now I have my very own "Lynn" Paper doll. So can you pick mine out yet? Hint.. I'm wearing pantaloons! LOL, she also sent me a picture of me with my doll, but honestly I need a new doo, so sorry gals no photo tonight. Be on the watch for Inka to make these available to the public on Etsy soon, YES you too can have your very own paper doll in your likeness!!!. Wouldn't these just be adorable as a Bride and Groom set for a wedding celebration?

While I have you here a little recap on Saturdays ATC class I taught at Scrapers and Stampers. We had the most wonderful time! But me being the ditz I sometimes am, forgot my camera,but Linda fromStudio L 3 remembered hers and did the most wonderful write up on her site. She is such a delight to be around go take a peek to see how much fun you missed out on! but remember I still needed that new doo! LOL.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Vintage Beauty

I used one of the face stamps from the latest release from I Brake For Stamps and the watercolor markers technique from
TJ easy peasy with some Graphic 45 paper background and a silk flower thrown in for good measure.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Steampunk pin

Here's another little teaser for you another Steampunk pin That will be in my Etsy site soon.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mardi Gras ATC's

Here's a couple of little Mardi Gras ATC's for an online swap I belong to.

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