Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Chase the DREAM!

I really had a FUN TIME creating this project....
I had no idea what I was doing....
.....or where it would take me!

This is how I created the background paper.
I began with a piece of white cardstock.
Then, I laid down a layer of Ranger's ~ Multi Medium
all over the cardstock with a fan brush.
I placed Petaloo ~ Embossed Daisies ~ Tangerine and Tulip Yellow
randomly all over the cardstock and dried it.
Next, using a fan brush,
 I brushed on a layer of Ranger ~ Dina Wakely ~ White Gesso
not completely covering the flowers.
When dry, I applied
Wendy Vecchi's ~ embossing paste ~ translucent
I dried the paper throughly.
Then I spritzed the paper with
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Aquamarine.
Dried the paper again and spritzed the paper with
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Candlelight.
When dry, I used TCW ~ Kasia's Letter Template again,
 this time applying the White Gesso
with a Stencil Brush.
Creating this....

I cut the paper to size to cover my
"Chunky ATC"

I then embellished the top and front of 
my "Chunky ATC".

I had left over "created" paper and pieces parts so, I made this card.

I just love Tattered Angels ~ Mistable Papers ~ Linen
colored with 
cut with Die~Namites Dies ~ Large Ivy die.

Hope you enjoyed my creative journey!!!

Monday, July 28, 2014

playin' with 'TOVERS!!!

I had worked on a creation for one of my design teams and
had a few 'TOVERS. Being a rainy Sunday Morning,
I decided to play.
I limited myself to using what was on my desk....
this is what I came up with!

I created the card around the 3 top hearts that were created using
The Crafter's Workshop ~ Love Post (small)
and Gelatos, which I cut out.
I found a bit of Petaloo Fancy Trim laying around
along with a few Petaloo Embellishment Brads
and a FLOWER to accent my hearts.

I also used the same stencil to apply
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Glaze ~ Sangria
to my card face.
When dry I applied a layer of Studio 490/Wendy Vecchi
crackled embossing paste.....LOVE THIS STUFF!

I applied a bit of Gelatos ~ Cotton Candy
to the edges, applied a bit of water
with a paintbrush to blend.....


and remember to ALWAYS

Thursday, July 24, 2014

WE.....remember MOMENTS!

Summer is in FULL SWING!
I don't know about you but I spend a lot of time outside,
fleamarkets, garage sales and other FUN outdoor events.
The last thing I want to be hauling around is my pocketbook!
I want to be free to enjoy! So I made myself a "Hip" Bag!

I pulled out a Canvas Corp Brands ~ Canvas Shoulder Bag.
Then I had one of those.....I wonder if moments!
I wonder if....I mixed Gelatos with Textile Medium
could I create an image that would permanent?!??!??!
And by golly it worked!
(not that I would put it in the wash)

I sliced of bits of Gelatoos 
Metallic Melon
and with a palette knife gently mixed in
a bit of Textile Medium creating a "paint type" mixture.
(I wish I had pictures!!)

I randomly applied the "paint type" mixture
through the Crafter's Workshop ~ Specimen Template.
When I was finished applying 
I used my heat tool to dry my image.
I then used Archival Ink ~ Jet Black and 
randomly stamped on my bag.

I then found a piece of vintage lace which I proceeded to color
with my "paint type" mixture 
along with some vintage ric-rac!

I then cut the strap,
so the loops could go through the belt loops on my pants
and applied velcro to the inside for easy use.
I added a vintage button on the outside...
just for looks!

There you "Hip" bag!
The theme for my summer is...
We don't remember days....We remember moments!
And I'm into making MOMENTS this summer!!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

creating with MISFITS!!!

As a Designer, I accumulate many “Misfits”,
pieces parts that never made it onto a creation…
flowers, leaves, textiles etc.
Every once in a while I like to have a free create time
using my “Misfits”!
Here are three ATC’s I created!
Love for a Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe
Love for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe
Using The Crafter’s Workshop ~ Mini Texturized Template
and Distress Markers along with a bit of spritzed water,
I created my background to my ATC’s.
Here is a close up of the ATC’s,
I just love the effect I achieved when I spritzed the
Distress Markers on the Canvas ATC’s.
HINT: Spritz the backside of the Canvas ATC’s,
especially if you will be drying with a Heat Tool.

Love for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe
Love for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe
Love for A Lifetime by Lynne ForsytheI then pulled out my “Misfits” to complete my ATC’s.
Here are my finished little Darlings!!
Love for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe
Love for A Lifetime by Lynne ForsytheLove for A Lifetime by Lynne Forsythe
Hope you enjoyed my free create and I encourage you
to whip up something using your

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Textiles and Templates

I LOVE using textiles in my creations....
vintage fabrics, lace, burlap and canvas
are among my favorites.
So.....when I received my Canvas Corp Burlap Pillow Round...
I couldn't WAIT to play with it!!
.....and here is my finished product!
My Life Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI do have to say this was my first try at stenciling on burlap....
I was very unsure of how it was going to work
due to the weave of the fabric and the density of the fibers...
but I was going to give it a try anyways!
I chose the Crafters Workshop ~ Quatrefoil Reversed 12x12 template and
a bit of Precious Metal Effect Paint ~ Mother of Pearl
and a makeup sponge,
.....can I say.... it worked WONDERFULLY!
Just a hint of color on the Canvas Corp Light Pink heart....PERFECT!
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI just LOVE how it came out!
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheNow when it comes to stenciling on canvas....
to me.....that is easy peasy!
I used the Crafters Workshop ~ Mini Chickenwire Reversed 6x6
and Sketch Grid 12x12
and applied small amounts of
Precious Metal Effect Paint ~ Gold
with the same makeup sponge
and applied it to Canvas Corp ~ Mini Shapes ~ Flags
and a heart I cut from a Canvas Corp ~ 12 x 12 Canvas Sheet.
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheMy Heart Pillow by Lynne Forsythe
I accented the pillow with
Mother of Pearl Buttons and 7Gypsies Hardware and Metals.
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI finished off my pillow with a Canvas Corp Burlap flower
accented with
more 7 Gypsies Hardware and Metal and a big ole Mother of Pearl button
and LOTS of hand stitching and Multi Medium to hold it all together.
My Heart Pillow by Lynne ForsytheI haven't decided yet if I am going to stuff it and use
it as a pillow or hang it on my wall....
WHAT do you think??
I hope you have enjoyed my experiment....
may just have to TRY this AGAIN! Crafters Workshop Design Team

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Babies First Beach Album ~ Canvas Corp Brands

I was laughing at myself.... 
as the focus of my design work has TOTALLY changed 
since the arrival of my grandson. 
I have to say, it is a bit of a stretch as 
I love all! 
WARNING....You may need to sit down as this creation 
has not a flower on it!! Let it not be said that I didn't try though....

My grandson recently had his first trip to the beach.
Though I don't have the photos yet I thought
I would get a jump on things and create a mini album.

I wet the edges of the burlap and painted on a bit of
Tattered Angels ~ Chalkboard ~ Cornflower Daze.
I also painted the Cornflower Daze on the binding.

First, I created a compass using
7gypsies ~ Optical Lenses ~ Antique Brass,
a spinner, a compass from 7gypsies ~ Maritime ~ Mini Ephemera,
topped with 7gypsies ~ Studs ~ Dome ~ Antique Brass.
I placed it on a
Canvas Corp Brands ~ Mini Shapes ~ Circle.
I had stamped
with Cornflower Blue ~ Archival Ink using
7gypsies ~ Vintage Stamps.

I used other pieces from the
7gypsies ~ Maritime ~ Mini Ephemera.

I can't WAIT to get my pictures so I can finish off my album!!

Hope you are having a wonderful summer
and are taking LOTS OF PICTURES
so you too can create your own
Burlap Scrapbook!

Friday, June 20, 2014


Soo many things have been happening in my 
home in the last few months....
a new grandbaby
my boy graduating from high school
to name just a few!!

Now things are about to really change...
my daughter is moving out with her boy...
and my boy will be moving to Florida
to begin the next chapter of his life!

....but HOME is ALWAYS where the HEART IS!

I created a banner for my daughter
to adorn the entrance of her new apartment
and mark a new chapter in her life!

My ideas was to keep this banner very
monochromatic and shabby!

For the base of my banner I chose 2 each of the
 Canvas Corp ~ Canvas/Burlap Shapes ~ Triangle
and 2 each of the Canvas Corp ~ Canvas/Burlap Minis Shapes ~ Flag.

I wanted to create a background for my "Triangles" so I used various
Canvas Corp ~ Kraft on Black papers,
cut slightly larger than the Canvas/Burlap Triangles,
then I distressed the edges of the paper triangles.

I adhered the Canvas Corp ~ Canvas/Burlap Minis ~ Flag to the 
larger "banner" pieces.

From a piece of
Canvas Corp ~ White on Kraft French Home Sampler paper,
I cut out the banner shapes
spelling out the word HOME!

On each "banner" piece I used pieces of vintage lace 
and a Petaloo ~ Mixed Textured Mini Blossom ~ Ivory flower.

I even stamped on the Canvas Corp ~ Canvas Triangles using 
Wendy Vecchi/Rangers Archival Ink ~ Potting Soil.

I chose to accent the first and last "banner" pieces a bit differently 
with a folded Color Me Crazy Flower
that I spritzed with 
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist ~ Precious Metals.
I then added  a loopy bow made from
Canvas Corp ~ Cord ~ Black.

I attached all the "Banner" pieces to a entire piece of 
Canvas Corp ~ Fringe. daughter already knows where she wants to hang
her "Banner" and it makes my heart happy!!

Canvas Corp
Black on Kraft Paper

Tattered Angels
Glimmer Mist ~ Precious Metals

Mixed Textured Mini Blossoms ~ Ivory
Color Me Crazy ~ Flower Layers