Sunday, February 27, 2011

Thank you's and catching up

Oh my gosh I have some catching up to do. So this is a Hodge podge of a post.
First off some Thank yous for some wonderful gifts from OWOH.

I was in shock when I opened my gift or should I say gifts from Viola.
The texture and colors on this canvas is unbelievable!!!
I knew this gorgeous canvas was on its way but...

So much more came. This cabinet type card. Oh my gosh.
 I don't know how she does it.
The layers look like velvet. I've been touching them all and trying to figure out how it was done!

Then this darling tag. Its like she painted over a piece of acetate.
 I know the pictures don't do these justice at all. Are you drooling yet????

and this darling soldered charm. Even her packaging is magnificent. I have been a long time admirer of Viola and I count myself very Lucky to now own some of her original pieces.

Next came this darling Fortune Teller ATC from Laura at Artfully Musing.
Laura is an extremely talented artist as well. Her blog is filled with tutorials, gorgeous art and monthly giveaways. Be sure and check out both these blogs.
I promise you will leave inspired by these two very talented artists.

Another Thank You to Bear Crazy Man at My Thoughts My Life 
for this lovely award.

A very talented Guy who is a Tim fan as well. Go check out his amazing work too!
I had already received this award so I won't bore you with the details about me again. LOL

Next. I had a lovely surprise in my e-mail box when
had seen a tutorial I had done on making spoon pendants at Gingersnap Creations
and decided to Feature my tutorial. It can be seen at either locations.
Thanks Handmade Jewelry Club. Lots of great ideas their if you like to make your own jewelry.

Next a couple of shout outs to
A Collective Journal Where they feature four artists.
Thank you for featuring my Frozen Charlotte Doll in my - Forgotten Childhood Art piece
For featuring my Wall Hanging in their treasury.

I think that about covers it for now.
I have some Big Surprises coming soon. I can't wait to tell you about!!!!
Thank you all so very much!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Postcard from Paris

Postcard From Paris is my tag
For the tag Tuesday challenge at Kard Krazy
and over at Studio L 3 for the challenge #33 for CCC
Alcohol ink metal. Stamps are from Oxford Impressions new plates
Jane Austen and Regency Fashion. The background postcard is from Season Of Giving plate.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Cuppa Hot Cocoa

With snow still falling here... a cuppa Hot Cocoa is just the thing to keep me warm that and having some play time with the new set of stamps at Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder
A little bit of Tims tissue tape and some Mica sheeting over a metal embossed background.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

LOC Cake Decorating Party

Welcome to the

Layers of Color

Cake Decorating Party!

We have a line-up of fantastic crafting chefs that will inspire you to get into your creative kitchens and whip up some delicious artwork! Our party hostess is Gunn Thelin Knutsen  who is generously sharing her cake with us today! Come whet your appetite with her creative paper cake slice boxes that are marvelously decorated with Layers of Color.

This is truly how you can have your cake and eat it too! Enjoy a tasty cake fresh from the oven,
while being creative with Layers of Color, pretty papers, laces, flowers, and even jewelry!
Well we can't have cake without a cup of coffe or tea now can we. For my cake I used Bird Queen Cling Art Stamp and Natural Florish Art Stencil 
For my paper tea cup and saucer I used Royal Birds Clear Art Stamp Set 

My frosting is a bit of art glitter and some crept paper fringe I made.

Tasty isn't it? Let's have some more!...You're invited to feast your eyes on the Layers of Color Design Team and Guest Designer's Cake Party treats!
Lynn Stevens This is me!

Be sure to swing by Layers of Color Boutique and grab a FREE Cupcake Card Template! In celebration, we've added some SALE items and Special Bundle offers with fabulous pricing on Spellbinders Dies! And when you subscribe to this blog and leave a comment, you will be entered into our Party Favor Drawing to have the chance to WIN this yummy Layers of Color art stamp set!...
Birdday Party art stamp set

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Springs Almost Here- Lets get Hopping!

Hippity Hop oh Hippity Hop and Easters on its way!!! I think were all ready for some Spring weather and that means flowers and bunnies and green grass. To get you hopping how about joining in the ATC swap at Apha Stamps. All my samples were created with the Wonderful Easter Collage sheets,ribbons and embellishments.

More information on the Easter Bunny ATC swap click Here 
Sign-ups due by March 6th.
You can find more inspiration on the Alpha Stamps site.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Faux Friday- Tiny Wine Cellar

Back to share more of my mural work this week.
This was another one of my favorite murals to do, A tiny little wine cellar.
The owner wanted the illusion that it was bigger. That back wall that I painted is
the entire width of the room. About 5 ft.
So I painted a door and stones and made it look like it went into another room.
Its really to bad about the flash back because the floor really looks like it goes back.
The bottle of wine on the left side was the first bottle of wine he ever collected  and he
wanted a special remembrance of it. So I painted it into the background.

The other side of the tiny wine cellar. I was invited to his unveiling with all his friends and let me tell you these people know their wines.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

OWOH Winners

I have so enjoyed visiting all the blogs during the One World One Heart Giant blog hop!. So many talented artists out there in blogland. I found several new blogs to follow and picked up some new followers myself, Thank you for all your kind words.  I so appreciate every one of them. I only wish I could send everyone something. If you didn't win this time not to worry I'll have another giveaway coming soon. I LOVE to share!!! Now its time for me to draw my 3 winners. I had 338 comments for my giveaway (WOW). The first pick will get first choice , the second pick gets second and the third gets what ever is left. If for some reason I am unable to reach any of my winners I will redraw after 48 hours.
So here goes. Using the random # generator.

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-02-18 06:33:32 UTC

#156 is Stampdiva - Lynne

#170 is Erica

#123 is Michele at Nook and Cranny

Congrats Ladies. Please email me with your shipping information and your choices.
Thanks again everyone!
Hugs Lynn

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Best FriendsTag

Anyone else tired of winter yet? I know I am and wouldn't you know it we got more snow today, It melted quickly thank goodness but more is on its way. In trying to keep my spirits up that warmer weather is on the horizon I created my tag with sunny colors for 3 challenges this week. First off for Tag Tuesday at Kard Krazy where the theme is Friends. Next for Studio L 3 where its Inking and Stamping Masks. for the CCC challenge. Were coming in to the home stretch on this one folks! Next an easy one on Simon Says Stamp and Show.where the challenge is Tags! The stamps are from Artistic Outpost new plates Ephemeral Backgrounds, Think and Wonder. I also snuck in the flags from Country life.
While I have you here the OWOH is officially over and I will be posting my winners tomorrow. Thanks to all who played along and best of luck!

Day Dreamer

I tried the neatest technique recently, where you copy off a stained glass window image onto a transparency sheet, then you emboss it. Really looks like the real thing! Laura from  Artfully Musing  has a wonderful tutorial on how to do it if you'd like to check it out, Very Cool!
After it was done it seemed like the perfect backdrop for this little gal sitting comfortably with her book while the hours drift away. The stamps are from Rogue Redhead Designs Relish Reading sheet.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

French Bonnets

Wouldn't it be fun to be able to wear the beautiful bonnets and dresses of Yesteryear. Well all except for the corsets. LOL This is a canvas I did.
I flipped it over and worked on the backside.
Using another New Release from Oxford Impressions 
Regency Fashion plate.
I thought how fun to include embellishments that a hat maker might use.
Vintage feathers and flowers and even some netting were a must for the well dressed woman of the day.
I colored the images using Watercolor markers technique from Technique Junkies.
Background paper from Graphics 45.
Its my entry
This week on The Play Date Cafe 
Challenge #68

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jane Austen-Cigar box

Are you a Jane Austen fan? Have you seen the new stamps from Oxford Impressions ?
Well I had a chance to play with the new images and this is one of the projects I did.
I used an old cigar box, Painted it with black gesso and began to collage lots of music paper, lace, An old ad with rocking chairs. The stamped images from Oxford Impressions, some Vintage flowers plucked from a hat, A silver tray and more.

The top view.
You can see the sheet of images  Here

Fine Art Friday- Antler carving

Two Moose Fighting
I think I may have shown a couple of these on my blog in the past, but not all of them.
Any who these are just a few of the Antler carvings I have done over the years.
Sorry lousy pictures again!

Moose and Quacking Asp trees

Two Mountain goats

A wood burned horse on a cow skull.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Two friends

Even Think and Wonder about your childhood friends? Do you still keep in touch or are they just memories of your past? I wanted to do something a little playful with
the newest set from Artistic Outpost Think and Wonder with just a touch of nostalgia thrown in for good measure. Now go call your BF and let her know your Thinking of her!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A Boy and his dog!

His Steampunk dog that is! LOL
A Boy And His Dog
I had a blast creating this double tag! I managed to combine two challenges again this week.
The first being Kard Krazy A tag on a tag for tag Tuesday. (now say that fast three times) LOL
The other for Linda's CCC at Studio L 3. Where the challenge is Rusted Enamel . I guess I took it literally with the rust part!
The stamps came from Oxford Impressions and the darling Steampunk images came from Inka at Altered Artifacts, she even has some free ones posted right now, so go check um out! I'm also entering this in Inka's Flaunt Friday!!!
and while your at it join in both the challenges. Hope to see you there!

Valentine ATC's

I realized I never did share with you the other 3 ATC's I had done for an online swap. So here they are!

All collage images are from Alpha Stamps
Who says Valentines have to be pink! LOL

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gingersnap Creations- Color Challenge

Over at Gingersnap Creations They have a color challenge going on For Coffee & Cream creating my Day Dream card. Its open until the 20th. I had so much fun playing with the new stamps from Rouge Redhead. They were designed by the Founding Femme of Gingersnap Creations Shar. You can find the link for ordering the stamps at Ill Tempered Ink

Saturday, February 5, 2011

What a Great Week!!!

I feel like I won the Lottery, The craft lottery that is!!!! Is this not my week or what? Another wonderful package arrived at my door. Susan from Pieces Of Fate had a HUMGO blog candy giveaway and I won 1st prize!!!!
I open up the box to find this lovely fabric tote filled (and I mean filled ) with so many goodies!
 Just wait till you see it all!
Flower soft. I don't even have any yet!

Tools !!

Mariposa Chipboard

Stamps and Goodies from 7 Gypsies (Love them)
Collage sheets from Alpha Stamps, Artchix Studios,Altered Pages and Collage Stuff
Ribbon spools from American Crafts, Sorry about the glare!
 Glue sheets
More stamps!!

Ribbons and fibers!! Oh My

I'm going to shut up now and let you see all the rest!!

Chocolate. The Dove bar made it about 30 seconds, I needed the energy to keep going!! LOL

Are you drooling yet???

Can you believe all of this!!! This ought to keep me busy for awhile.
The best part is Susan is having another MEGA giveaway going on RIGHT NOW on her blog
For the OWOH, so be sure and sign up and tell her Lynn sent you!
I'm going to go do some playing now!

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