Sunday, February 22, 2015

Playing Again

Hi blog friends. Its been so long since I've posted. Been dealing with some health issues.

I did get together with some girlfriends for an evening of creative bliss.
We played with stamping into molten solder.
It was so much fun.
Here's the results of my efforts.

A purse necklace made with an antique tin type. vintage jewels and purse
along with some new beads.

A mixed media bracelet. Soldered with copper, tin, brass and more.
This photo shows for I stamped into the solder with the word Dream.

Thanks for being so patient with me. 
Hugs Lynn

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Christmas cards

I know I'm a bit late ...but had to share the lovely handmade cards
 I received from some dear friends this Christmas.
This Gorgeous one came from my dear friend Debbie. E.
 I love how she used the new sleigh die.
From some very special blog friends. Left to right. 
Terry Horrall an Awesome tag. 
Jann Cook a darling trio of Angels,
 Gloria Alexander a Beautiful tag
, and Lynne Moncreiff A beautiful winter wishes.
Thank you ladies.!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy 2015

Wow, Where has this year gone?
December just flew by. 
I fell so far behind over Christmas I vowed to be ready for Valentines early this year.
So spent some evenings in my studio playing. 
Hearts of every color! 

I have some lovely Christmas cards that I received from blog friends so
 I'll be posting them very soon. Hopefully tomorrow.
Also lots of catching up to do with you all.

Have a wonderful New Year my friends!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Tim's new Sleigh die

Another piece created with Tim Holtz new sleigh die.
 A dimensional ornament with lots of goodies tucked inside.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Woolen Mittens

 What a wonderful surprise I received in the mail.
A New stamp set from Oxford Impressions
Woolen Mittens
I also used Tim Holtz new Sleigh die in the card at the top.
A delightful set of Christmas and winter time images.
 Click on the link to take you there

Hope your all about ready for the Holidays! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Spellbinders/ AGL Mixed Media Monday

Little White Chapel
I'm guest hosting on Spellbinders today for Mixed Media Monday
with the sweetest little Chapel Die you have ever seen from A Gilded Life.
Just in time for Christmas.
Stop by for a full tutorial on how to make it yourself.
Merry Christmas

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Hidden Art Walls and Embossed Ceiling

Hi blog friends. Some of you were asking to see some of my latest work.
So I thought I'd share last weeks work with you. 
I have to say this was the hardest week long job I've had in 15 years of faux painting.
 This is a guest bathroom where I did hidden art on the walls.
 the pictures don't  do it justice.
click on the picture to see it bigger and find the hidden art
 The powder room
 Over the tub
 A little closer look
 The killer ceiling. Stenciled leafs ,
then applied three different metallic colors on top. 
My entire body hurt , So glad this is behind me.
Now just have to finish the rest of the faux / mural jobs before Christmas......

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Collage Ornaments

I just finished up these Collage Ornaments 
I made them on Vintage Christmas light Reflectors
Each are one of a kind.
Lots of hidden goodies around the beautiful collage images from
Sold Thanks Sandra
Also Sold

Sold- Thanks Mary
Available in my Etsy shop.

Sorry I haven't been around to visit your lovely blogs lately
This is my busiest time of year. 
Everyone wants their painting done before the holidays.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Spellbinders/ AGL Mixed Media Monday

Its Mixed Media Monday and I'm guest hosting for 
Christmas is right around the corner so I created 
A Blessed Christmas  Ornament
that you can make for your own tree or as a lovely gift for that someone special.
Pop over to the Spellbinders
 blog for a full tutorial on how to make it yourself.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Bride of Frankenstein

A couple of weeks ago. My GF Debbie had us playing at our Diva club
 in the Finnabair style doing a collage. 
I went  for A Halloween Bride of Frankenstein look.
 So much Fun. Finished it up on Saturday. 
Its pretty heavy but I love all the spooky things embedded into the canvas.

On another note.....
A little late in posting the following but a special thanks to Marie at
 for this Gorgeous book necklace she made me for my Birthday.
She even put my name on the back.
Cool huh!! Love it. Thank you sweet Marie!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween swaps

I did a couple of Halloween swaps this year.
One was with my dear blog friend Meri from
If you don't know Meri you really need to stop by her blog for a real treat!
 She made me this AMAZING!!! Halloween Poe book.
Inside pages fold out for some really fun pages!!
She also made me this ADORABLE  Witch necklace
made with a vintage China doll head.
complete with her own hat. 
I couldn't wait to wear it!!!

Just some of the goodies to play with!!
Thank you so much Meri. I know I'll have a blast with all these goodies!

 I played in the Halloween matchbox swap at Vintage Dragonfly.
 My partner was Tabitha, She made this incredible coffin box.
It opens to a wicked black skeleton.
Forgot to take a photo of the rest of the goodies 
I had already put them way. Oops!!
Happy Halloween my blog Friends!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Vintage Journey- TO DIE FOR

Halloween 13 to 31
Countdown Calender

Thrilled to be a Guest this Halloween Season for 
Where the theme is TO DIE FOR 
Inspired by who else but Tim Holtz

Products Used Tim Holtz:
Dies Big Dies: Rickety House, Gothic Boo,
Decorative Strip: Halloween shadows
On The Edge Dies: Graveyard, On the Fence
Distress ink : Vintage photo.
Idea-ology: Plaquetts
Grunge paper

Other Products used:
Christmas tree shaped boxes 
Circle punch,
Misc papers, Glue,
Brads for drawer pulls, Misc #'s for drawers.
Green flower soft,
Black and grey paint
Mini Pumpkins
Black Glitter

Well this isn't exactly the boxes I started with, but close enough. 
They didn't have the back on it.
Found at my local craft store just waiting to be altered.
I took the boxes apart. Counted out enough for 13 to 31 days.
Then figured out how I wanted to arrange them.
I knew I wanted to use several of Tim's dies as my focal point.
So I left the center open to set my scene.
I cut a variety of papers to fit the fronts of the boxes and 
used a punch for the circular area.
Painted all of the boxes black, glued on the papers. 
Then started  die cutting the images.
I punched a small hole in each drawer and used a brad for the pulls. 
Edged each drawer with Vintage Photo distress ink 
Close up of the center scene. 
I used grunge board for the boo, painted black and added black glitter
Punched out the tombstones 
painted grey and added green flower soft for moss.
Glued on the # for each drawer added a skull and some pumpkins.
Could you image receiving a countdown calender like this for Halloween?
Especially if each drawer was filled with 
TIM HOLTZ goodies!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mixed Media Monday

Time again for my Guest spot on Spellbinders Mixed Media Monday
with A Gilded Life /Spellbinders products
The theme this month is Autumn.
I created an Altered Altoid tin with embossed metals
in beautiful Autumnal colors.
For a full tutorial visit 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Cabinet Card

I just Love Halloween and Altering Old Cabinet cards .
 I made this one for a swap with a special blog friend.
Now that shes received it I can show it to you.
The text ,broom and large #'s come from 

I have lots more to post just running behind again!

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