Monday, August 30, 2010

Last day of Summer.........

I sit here in my studio....enjoying the silence with a bit of sadness....for today my kids go back to school signaling the end of summer, my daughter a senior and my son a freshman. I love the fall season that approaches but am also saddened by the thought of closing up the windows and doors and layering on the clothes.......as the winter months will inevitably set in! but for now I listen to the sounds of nature...smile at the fun had at my chillins Back to School bonfire and think of WHAT TO CREATE NEXT!!

This week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog.......it's all about LAYERS!! which I truly do love...just not in clothes! And layer I did.......




So, I got on an ATC kick one day and I'm not even in a swap or anything (silly me) but I was in a layering frenzy. Gesso on chipboard, then stamped then Stickled, wrapped with Tissue Tape, layered the BEAUTIFUL Ornate Plates over top a stamped saying.

I then set about to making my layered flowers by coloring White Flowers with Distress Reinker Mixtures and diecut fabric flowers colored in the same fashion. I then attached the ATC to a chipboard cover with was layered with ink, Tissue Tape and Distress Stickles. I bound the bundle of goodness together using my TRUSTY Bind it All!! When it was all done....I added Princesca Hardware to accent the piece!!

Thanks for stoppin' by....do check out the other Design Teamies work...it will def knock your socks off!!!

24 comments:

Dorrie said...

beautiful work.. love it...
and remember... the first day of school is never the last day of summer for YOU.. it's only the last day of summer for the KIDS... LMAO....
i have a senior in high school and one is senior kindergarten... now there's a stretch!

Netty said...

Scrummy distressed book, x

Kat said...

very cunning!!! Love it but you never make anything I don't like:)

Lori said...

This is awesome, Lynne! All the layers are just divine, I been lovin' what you come up with week after week!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Gorgeous Lynne!! Love all those layers! Beautiful book!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Lynne, I drool every week over your work. It's just total eye candy for me. Those fabric flowers are to die for and by introducing me to that Princesca Hardware, you have just enabled me to expand my craft supplies - LOL! Absolutely phenomenal creation again this week!

BeeBeebabs said...

You did a great job thanks for sharing!!!

Nancy said...

I absolutely LOVE this!
I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your day of quiet. I remember my daughter's senior year (all of 2 years ago! *lol*) - what a busy, wonderful, poignant time. Enjoy every moment!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Oh Lynne, this book is SO awesome!! I love the bling along the side and the pops of color from the flowers.

Thank you for your continued gorgeous inspirations for Simon Says Stamp!!!

*mwah*
Steph

Katie said...

I fell in love with this little book as soon as I saw it! I must get a bind it all someday!! xxx

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love that frame!! The feathery ribbon is really pretty too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!

-Sarah

Terry said...

Awesome layered book! Love this beautiful work of art!

Jodi said...

absolutely stunning!!

Lynn Stevens said...

great layered book! I to am sad to see summer end! lets hope its a long fall season!

Jackie said...

It's lovely - great layers!

Sue said...

This is beautiful, everything about it is perfect x

Minxy said...

Scrummy piece, love the shabby edges and those flowers are spot on :)

Eli said...

Lynne, your blog is inspiration for me :)
Thank you!!

Jan said...

so pretty!! Love all the distressing!!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous, Lynne! Beautiful layers, textures, dimension, and design!

Scrapbook Junkie said...

Fantastic projects - I just love the shabby chic style and all those little details - truly wonderful!

Sandy Ang said...

What wonderful textures on your book !

Marjo said...

Wow, this is awesome!

Hugs, Marjo

Marjo said...

Wonderful DT work, I love it!

Hugs, Marjo