Tuesday, April 7, 2015

When you KNOW.....

HAPPY Monday Petaloo Fans....
I am honored to lead off the
Petaloo/Marion Smith Blog Hop.
I have to tell you....my hat goes off
to Cheryl Cohen for putting together
such an AMAZING DT box for me
BEAUTIFUL PETALOO Botanica Blooms...
and Marion Smith's ~ Timekeeper Collection.
When you know by Lynne Forsythe
Do you agree with me?
For my project I went BIG!
An 11 x 14 Canvas!
When you know by Lynne Forsythe
I just love this color combo of....
Peach, Brown, Teal and Yellow Botanica Blooms
with a bit of Velvet Hydrangeas mixed in!!
When you know by Lynne Forsythe
The background of my canvas is
Marion Smiths ~ Antique Emporium.
JUST GORGEOUS paper. I then stenciled
over the paper with Perfect Paints Texture Mediums
through The Crafter's Workshop Stencils.
When you know by Lynne Forsythe
The Botanica Floral Ephemera is the PERFECT
addition to my super sized floral cluster.
When you know by Lynne Forsythe 
Hope you've enjoyed my canvas!!
Make sure to pop back everyday this week to
see other GREAT CREATIONS by the
Petaloo Design Team!!

Product List:
Petaloo Botanica CollectionSugared Blooms x 4
Teal & Mocha
Botanica Blooms x 4
Sugared Minis x 11
Teal & Mocha
Botanica Minis x 11
Floral Ephemera ~ Peach
Velvet Hydrangeas ~ Blue

Marion SmithTimepiece Collection
The Crafter's Workshop
TCW548 Herbarium
TCW487 Alhambra
TCW427 Quatrefoil Reversed

Perfect PaintsShimmering Stucco
Polishing Plaster ~ Apricot Lily
Weathered Plaster ~ Burnt Brick
Perfect Glaze Medium
Shimmering Matte Acrylic
Moss Green & Aged Copper

RangerMulti Medium ~ Matte

Friday, April 3, 2015

Fragment Fun!!

I LOVE trying new things!!
I'm not very familiar with Fragments,
so I thought I would pull out a few
and try various techniques.......
I began by taping down the
3 Fragments I had chosen
TCW2069 Bokeh Fragment
TCW2072 Easter Egg Fragment
TCW2056 Scribbled Rose
to my work surface overtop my tag.
Fragment Play by Lynne Forsythe
For my first tag I applied a layer of
Perfect Paints ~ Polishing Plaster Texture Medium ~ Organic Sugar
through my Fragments.
I then smeared Gelatos all over the dried tag
and blended the color with water.
I liked how this tag came out!
Fragment Fun by Lynne Forsythe
I couldn't wait to move onto my next tag.
I once again taped down my fragments.
This time I placed puddles of
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matte Acrylic
on my craft mat and applied it over
the fragments with a stencil sponge.
I lifted up the fragments to reveal
this FABULOUS tag!!!
For my last tag, I chose to color the tag first
with various Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist.
I then taped down my fragments and applied
Perfect Paints ~ Shimmering Matt Acrylic ~ Shadow
over my fragments with a stencil sponge.
Now how COOL is that??!??!
Fragment Fun by Lynne Forsythe
I hope you enjoyed my creative journey....
now what will I try next???
In case you are wondering....
this is what I did with 2 of the tags.
Fragment Fun by Lynne Forsythe

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gesso'd Cards

Hey Crafter's Workshop Fans....
When I opened my DT box I about fainted.....
I couldn't WAIT to play!
I picked (3) 6 x 6 stencils to begin.
TCW507S ~ The Story
TCW506The Story
TCW523S ~ Be In Love
(aren't they AWESOME!!!!)
I pulled out a package of
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Greeting Cards ~ Kraft
my end of the jug Gesso
and a palette knife!

Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
I applied the gesso over the Templates
with a palette knife...it's that thick!
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
When the Gesso was dry,
I spritzed the card faces
with a wide array of
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist.
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
I just LOVE how they came out!
Don't you??
I embellished the cards from
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
to.....Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
Gesso Cards by Lynne Forsythe
I hope you have enjoyed my cards.....
'cause I sure had fun
makin' them!!!!
TCW536S ~ Postcard
TCW523S ~ Be in Love
TCW507S ~ The Story
Darjeeling Collection
1467105 Dahlias x 10 Teastained Cream
1486105 Mini Butterflies ~ Teastained Cream
Burlap & Canvas Collection
1205203 Daisy Layers x 15 Yellow

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Happy Heart

Hi Canvas Corp Brands fans....
just found this in Draft form....
guess I forgot to publish it!!

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I am totally in LOVE
with the expanded
7Gypsies ~ Gypsy Moments Collection.

I began by applying a layer of
Multi Medium on a piece of
Canvas Corp Brands Canvas
 then placed the backside of Board and Room patterned paper
onto the Canvas and let it dry. 

When dry, I spritzed the paper with water
and rubbed off the paper, exposing the striped paper.

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I then applied Tattered Angels ~ Amethyst
around the edges of the heart.

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

Using various dies and
7Gypsies ~ Gypsy Moments Collection
  Take Our Breath Away
I cut out leaves and created flowers.

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I cut apart one of the quotes from
7Gypsies ~ Gypsy Moments Collection
A Novel Thought.

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

I hope you've enjoyed my Happy Heart Canvas!

Happy Canvas by Lynne Forsythe

Hope you have a CREATIVE Day!

PS>....I will be teaching this as a
class March 7th in Littleton, NH



Tattered Angels
 Glimmer Mist
Blue Bubbles

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Canvas Corp Crew

I am sooo EXCITED to be a part of

For our first assignment,
we were asked to create a 4 x 4 canvas
to best express our creative style.
Here is my canvas.....

my canvas is all about
Texture and Color!!

I have plastic containers that I keep all my
Canvas Corp Brands pieces parts in.
So, I pulled them all out
and chose a bit of Burlap,
some French Script TissueStock.
and various Black on Ivory patterned papers.
I laid the little pieces out on a 4 x 4 piece of
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Canvas
and adhered them with Multi Medium.

I used The Crafter's Workshop ~ Love Post Stencil
and applied a bit of texture medium, through just the hearts.
I then sprayed randomly
with various Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mists....
all over the canvas.

Now, no project would be complete without
a few flowers and a quote,
now would it!!

LIVE LAUGH LOVE....because life is tooo short not, too!!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Laugh, Create, Inspire, Execute

As part of a business class I am taking,
I had to pick value based words from a large list of word, that appealed to me....
then reorganize the words into 4 groups with similar meanings
 then choose one word for each group, creating my
 4 Most Important Words that represent me....
I chose....


As part of the assignment I was told to keep the words
in front of my face....
so I created a canvas
using items from my "MISFITS" stash....

The background of my canvas was created using
TONS of the Crafter's Workshop Stencils and Perfect Paints.

I love using those "cast offs" that never made it onto
other creations....

To bring it ALL TOGETHER,
I sprayed the entire Petaloo flower cluster with
Crushed Shells ~ Glimmer Mist.

I pulled out my stash of Tim Holtz ~ Alpha Parts
for my 4 Words!

There you have it.....

Products Used:
Perfect Paints
Shimmering Matte Artist Acrylic
Lime Green
True Blue
Cajun Pumpkin
Rain Slicker
Red Wagon
Bright Gold

Polishing Plaster ~ Oyster Bay
Fluid Medium & Varnish

the Crafter's WorkshopTCW484S ~ Netting
TCW478S ~ Beaded Chain
TCW324S ~ Cubist
TCW484 ~ Netting

Canvas Corp BrandsTattered Angels
Crushed Shells ~ Glimmer Mist

PetalooLots of goodness

Thursday, February 5, 2015

a MAN card!!

Hi everyone....
Had a fun day creating my Valentine Card

I used LOTS of Canvas Corp Brands
this and thats!!!

I began with a White Skinny Card.

I colored everything using
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Amethyst

I accented my card with
"words" cut from
Sending Love Words on Ivory

Hope my MAN likes his card!!

Head on over to the


Canvas Corp Brands