Monday, January 12, 2009

Fun, Fun, Fun

What a day Saturday was!!! I decided to go to the grand opening of a LSS. I love checking out the competition. So while on the way I decided to go a different way and came across an amazing Antique Shop. So of course I had to stop!! And what a find it was. Oh boy, the barn was freezing, it wasn't heated. I got to the back of the barn, my hands nearly frozen and came across this box of hand made lace...OMG...OMG...OMG!!! B E A U T I F U L stuff. So I took the box into the heated room to go through it. The store keeper came over to see what I had. We went through the box together, looking at the rolled lace, crochet instructions and thread. She didn't want to break the box up....and the price was $40...a little more that I truly wanted to spend, but still a steal. So I set the box aside, and looked through her box of vintage post cards....another find. Oh they were beautiful, great condition and once again...a steal. Well, needless to say I got the whole kit and kaboodal for $40....YEAH!!

Isn't the lace beautiful!!! I can't wait to create with it. In the box there was two spools of Gimp, something I've never come across before. I just had to work with it and I came up with this doily, my own design....kinda cool.

So, after that unplanned stop, off to the LSS I went. I sure am glad I went, it's always good to see what other stores are carrying, what they do for Make and Takes and what their stores look like. I spent a long time just looking around cause there was lots to look at. Now I know how people feel when they come into Generations of Memories. So after a long and thorough search I came up with a few finds.

Every time I go to a LSS, I try to find something our store doesn't carry, something unique to add to my collect. This day I choose this stamp. I've already used it...way cool. I will have to post picts at another time.

Now to my Make it Monday....I had said I wanted to work with Metal and I did!!! I went through my stash and came across a few sheets of metal, I believe it came from Making Memories. I ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Floral Fantasy, I think that's the name, embossing folder. By gollie it worked. (I found that larger pieces had a tendency to curl.) I then took an embossed piece of metal and cut it into 1" squares.

I then applied Alcohol Inks to the embossed metal.

This pict really doesn't show the inchies true colors. I then painted the background with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso.

I then used Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium to adhere the inches to the background.

And now for the completed project....not bad for the first time out of the shoot!! I can't wait to learn more about "Metal"!


Peggy Lee Baker said...

Love it Lynne, I wished I would have gone with you. Next time, loved the lace.

peggy lee

take a little piece of my art said...

This is so pretty!!! Where's the new LSS and what antique store did you stop at???