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Thursday, September 18, 2014

My First Prima "Bloom Girl" and A Craft Stamper Challenge...

I am over-the-moon excited to share this project with all of you - my first attempt with a Prima Bloom Girl stamp by Jennie Dougherty using a twist on the "stamping on tissue" technique to create this mixed-media-on-cardboard gem...

The inspiration was provided by the September challenge over at CRAFT STAMPER... and the first place winner will be published in the UK's number one stamping magazine, so wish me LUCK!  But whether I win or not matters NOT, because just look at what I created in one glorious day of creativity! ... Happy Dance...
I used Golden acrylic paints and Liquitex light modeling paste colored with LuminArt Primary Elements powders smeared through my current favorite Dyan Reaveley Dylusions stencil - Small Bubbles - on a piece of 6x8 inch cardboard.  After everything had dried I sprayed the entire background with Perfect Pears Heirloom Gold Mist and dried it with my heat gun as it ran into the cracks and crevices.  This accented the texture and really made my bubbles pop.
Then I stamped my image on tissue paper using Ranger Archival Ink, because this ink won't run when it gets wet.  I applied my image to the textured background using Golden's Liquid Multi-Medium with a very light hand.  I find this product the one to use on tissue or napkins because it doesn't shred the material, and it takes paint and pen very nicely when it has dried.

I colored my image using Derwent Inktense sticks as paint, because - again - this product, once dried, will not run or transfer color when you layer more colors.  Now at this point, because I had lost some of the detail of my image, I stamped the image on tissue paper a second time and glued it overtop of my colored image to bring back the outline details.
Then I went to town with my Rangers Stickles and Liquid Pearl and accented everything to create texture and dimension... You could say that I painted her with Stickles... Grin.  I used my .3 Staedtler pigment liner to bring back any lines that were covered up, and my favorite Signo Uni-ball white gel pen to add highlights.  Two different Unity Stamp sets provided my sentiments, which I again stamped on tissue paper and adhered with Multi-Medium...



So shy not pop on over to the Craft Stamper September Challenge to see what everyone else has submitted and maybe consider joining in? 
Thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to today, and Wish me LUCK...Cheers!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera

 











Wednesday, September 17, 2014

It's Dylusions (Dyan Reaveley) Day...

I've decided to add a monthly Dylusion post to my blog where I use Dylusion products - mostly from my horde of Dyan Reaveley stamps - which I will post in the Dylusion's Facebook Challenge Site  - (It's a private site so you have to request to to join).  

Because just in case you haven't noticed...

I . LOVE . DYAN . REAVELEY

When I first discovered Dyan's stamps I felt the way Dorothy must have felt when she first saw the Emerald City of OZ - "I'm HERE!"  I really do believe that my brain thinks just like HER brain and I love her sarcastic sense of humour and whimsical, avant-garde style... So like ME! (Grin), 

Besides, I have lots and LOTS of Dyan Reaveley and Dylusion stuff so it's about time I started to use it.  So here is the first of what I hope will be many more creations using my Dyan Reaveley and Dylusion products...

To create this card I used three of Dyan's stamp sets: "How Does Your Garden Grow; Ruby Rainbow; and Around the Edge. I sprayed 140lbs watercolor paper with my Ranger Dylusion sprays and stamped it with the different elements I wanted; I then cut everything out and mixed and matched them on the remainder of my sprayed watercolor paper.  I used foam pops dots under the umbrella and boots and of course some Ranger's Stickles and CTMH Liquid Glass give it that little bit of sparkle I need, and a black pen provided the final finishing touch that I think make my cards POP!

All this to create a bit of happy in this uplifting card being sent out to a friend of mine in need of a hug today...
Thanks for stopping by to share with me today and please do leave a comment if you like what you are seeing!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It's a NBUS Challenge! (Never-Before-Used-Schtuff!)


"Hello Everyone... I'm Back AGAIN - Grin - and today I am sharing these four totally cute cards I created using three stamp sets that I have had for years, but have NEVER used... (I KNOW right?)  and this is all thanks to an AMAZING blogger I stumbled across this year and just have to share with you,
Ms. Darnell J. Knauss of DJ Kard Kreations!

I love so many things about this awesome woman and her blog... things like:
- She came  up with the acronym:  NBUS (never-been-used-schtuff) and holds challenges devoted to it;
- That she signs off with "Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy.  LITS!*" *LITS (Life is too short);
 - That she named her craft place "The Playhouse" and it's totally cute;
 - That she has a "Friends Corner" where she introduces the blogs of new members of her Blog... Like she did for me HERE! in this March Blog Post ... (scroll down to her "Friends Corner" - grin)

- and Finally the thing I LOVE THE MOST about her is that when she finds a card she loves and "scraplifts" the idea, that she then BLOGS about it - shows the original - shows her version - and gives the owner CREDIT... seriously, seriously COOL! 
One day I want to travel to Texas Ooops, I mean Northern  California and meet this woman... happy sigh.    Darnell this one's for YOU...
So here are my cards created because Ms. Darnell is having another NUBS Challenge and I want to participate... 
All these cards were created from scraps of leftover paper, some already sprayed with dylusions inks, (see the coral?) I just stamped right on top of pre-sprayed paper and cut them out.. cool huh? 

Plus I used two Dylusion stamps sets by Dyan Reaveley that I HAD to have; that I spent CRAZY money on and that have never been inked by me! grin
And I used these awesome typewriter sayings that I bought in a dollar store in 2009 and have NEVER USED! So THANK YOU Ms. Darnell... you are making me use my NBUS! Grin...
Today I am entering these cards into the following challenges:






Thanks for stopping by to share and please do leave me a comment if you like what you are seeing!
Big Giant Smile
Scrapbook Lynne




 

Monday, September 15, 2014

LifeBook 2015.. Whoo HOO!

Well here I am again, making a heroic effort to re-establish regular postings to my blog... (did you MISS ME?)  
Here I AM Today, no makeup and in need of a wash, grin 

Today I want to share with you Effy Wild's blogpost about the upcoming Lifebook 2015...

Why? Because I signed up for Lifebook 2013 and the experience was life-changing, and I have been following some friends as they complete Lifebook 2014, and it has been incredible watching their art these past nine months, AND I will be signing up for Lifebook 2015, and maybe you might want to come and join me?
My Fairy Art Mother from Lesson 1- 2013

Learing to create a Collage... 2013
So, what is Lifebook?  It is the labour of love of British artist Tamara LaPorte and to give a brief explanaion, you will experience a year-long journey into the world of mixed media art where you will watch weekly videos by artists from all around the world and learn from them as you create your monthly project with the bonus of additional weekly projects to try if you have the time.  It is like getting a year-long art education, and as I already mentioned, I found it LIFE CHANGING!

And an added bonus is receiving information on how to use many, many different products, most of which I already had in my stash but had never really used...
Check out Effy's Blog for more details... and maybe come and join me on my ART JOURNEY in 2015.
Cheers!
Scrapbook (and painty, inky) Lynne

Friday, September 12, 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have FUN!

It's been a while since I've posted and I'm sure you will be seeing a catch up blog post very soon, but for today I want to share a card I whipped up really quickly so I could play along with this week's challenge over a Quirky Crafts AND get something in for Unity Stamp's weekly "Friends with Flair"... 
The challenge over at Quirky Crafts is Red, Red Wine so how could I NOT play (Grin) so I pulled out one of my favorite Unity Stamps - the Itty Bitty "3 Stick Chicks" and robbed the saying from my Brooke Girl Unity Stamp and voila... 

 
Design Notes: the background and borders are Dyan Reaveley stamps and I used water color pencils and dylusion sprays for color and of course stickles and CTMH Liquid Glass for that little bit of pop and sparkle... 
Enjoy!!  Scrapbook Lynne Mizera


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

THANKS!

Good Day Everyone!  Today I am sharing another card I created for Handmade Harbour using one of the "Teddies" digital stamps.... 
HANDMADE HARBOUR DIGIS
The challenge theme this week is "Thank you"... and I decided to create a card that expresses how much I appreciate the people in my life who love me EXACTLY the way I AM... 
I have a few quirky behaviours that can make spending time with me a wee bit exhausting - and I want to thank all of you out there (you know who you are!) who love me ANYWAY!

So pop on over the Handmade Harbour Challenge Site and check out what else the Design Team created, and why not consider linking up one of your own Thank You cards to the the site for the challenge this week?  You too could be the winner of the Handmade Harbour Winners Badge for your blog! 
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Thanks for stopping by to check out today's creations, as please do leave me a comment if you like what you see.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

"S" is for Steampunk!

Yup, It's that time again!! Another Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Challenge #11: "S" is for STEAMPUNK!


Now although I LOVE this style of Arting it is so not how I usually create, so before I could even start, I had to do some searching for a few free, downloadable digital images that I could use. I searched and searched and nothing really jumped out at me until I found THIS!


A Steampunk SHARK?!? Now THAT is seriously COOL!  After finding the shark image I went looking for the perfect shark quote and almost immediately I found this one, which absolutely resonated with me and pulled all my images together: 

"My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. 
I will not resign myself to the usual lot of women who bow their heads and become concubines." 
Trieun Thi Choi
Don't you just love when everything comes together like it was meant to be?  So here is my card for this challenge... I hope you like ... cuz I sure do!!

So come on, let's PLAY! (grin) Why not whip up something to link up for this challenge.... just make something Steampunk-y and link it up to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stamper's Blog... you have until July 11th... and then you too can be eligible to win one of our awesome winners Blinkies for your blog! 

AND maybe even become a guest designer for one of our future challenges...Smile

So, thanks for stopping by to see what I am up to, and please do let me know what you think....
Cheers! Scrapbook Lynne Mizera



Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Have You Ever Tried Paper Piecing?

This week at the brand new Handmade Harbour challenge blog site the challenge is "Clean & Simple" (CAS).  Just create a card in this style to be eligible to win the Handmade Harbour Winner's Badge for your blog AND if you use one of the Handmade Harbour digital stamps on your card you will also be eligible to win three more digis of your choosing.
Here is my creation using the "Fishing Boats on the Beach" digi using the Paper Piecing technique:

I pulled my digi into a Word document like clip art and sized it fit twice on an 8 1/2 x 11inch piece of paper.  I printed my document seven times on different solid colored cardstock sheets and then cut and pasted until I liked the results.

And of course because it's ME, I added stickles for that sparkle factor, but in this case stickles also helped to cover up some of my glue messes.
Thank you for stopping by to see what I am up to these days and I hope you enjoyed my creation for this challenge.  Please, do stop in at the Handmade Harbour Challenge Blog to see what my design teammates created and maybe challenge yourself to enter this week.
Cheers,
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Now, How CUTE is That?

The theme for the challenge this week over at Handmade Harbour Papercraft Party is "CUTE"!  And I just had to color in this new image Wendy created called "Cat in a Window Box" , and is this not the cutest image?  Besides, if you know anything about cats, it is also EXACTLY like a cat...grin!
After I had colored in  my image with  my copic markers, I used my Ranger Crackle Accents, rubbed over with some brown paint, to create a weathered wood look on the shutters and the window box, and it worked beautifully don't you think!
So pop on over to the Handmade Harbour blog today to see what else the design team created, and why not link up your version of a Cute project for a chance to win the Handmade Harbour Winner's blinkie for your blog.

Cheers!
Scrapbook Lynne Mizera

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

When in Doubt - Throw it OUT!

Hello everyone... it's a very tired and sweaty Lynne here today - stopping right in the middle of my move to get this blog post done for my last post this term on the Susan K. Weckesser Design Team! As you all know, we are moving off our acreage of thirteen years and into a smaller house, and the experience has made me realize that I keep everything.  And that is because when other people see garbage I see potential and the possibilities.  But over the past 60 days I have had to get rid of, give away, and THROW away a lot of stuff.  
Like a pile coffee-mate tins that I have been saving (hoarding?) for years because I couldn't bare to throw away something so solid, so well-made, and I just knew there was something I could do with them - but I threw them all away except one - and here it is: Re-purposed as a Garbage Tin to sit on top of my new workspace, which I couldn't even label it as "garbage", but had to label as "My Leftovers", and which will be a daily reminder for me that "When in Doubt, THROW IT OUT! (Big Giant Smile)

 

I hope you enjoyed my little project which uses only the Susan K. Weckesser paper line "Live in Color", mod podge, ink and stickles. Thanks for popping by today and do keep on checking in to see what I am up to!