Thursday, May 30, 2013

Upcoming Classes.....

I am soooo excited to have partnered with Eclectic Paperie....
to bring (2) Classes....

June 28, 2013 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Lynne Forsythe
Class Title: Mixed Media Layout Cost: $30.00
Location: 97 Lafayette Road, Route 1 (Hampton Falls Commons)
Hampton Falls, NH

**Our studio is located inside the Sweet Baby Jane's store.
Look for our logo on the door.**

Join Lynne as she shows you how to integrate Mixed Media into your scrapbook page. During the class you'll have an opportunity to use Gesso, Spritzing...and creating handmade flowers just to name a few of the techniques will be demonstrated!!

Please note that the class project may alter slightly from photo shown.


June 29, 2013 – 9:00 am – Noon
Instructor: Lynne Forsythe
Class Title: Vintage Canvas
Cost: $45.00
Location: 97 Lafayette Road, Route 1 (Hampton Falls Commons)
Hampton Falls, NH

**Our studio is located inside the Sweet Baby Jane's store.
Look for our logo on the door.**

During this class, Lynne will be using LOTS of Vintage Goodies.....vintage curtains and lace, dictionary pages and chicken wire, along with some very new products.....Precious Metal Effect Paint and Stone Effect Paste to create this 12 x 12 Mixed Media Canvas Corp ~ Canvas. Lynne will share her love of flowers by walking you through how she created the Vintage Curtain flowers.

Please note that the class project may alter slightly from photo shown.


Friday, May 24, 2013

Ranger Melt Art Mania!

Howdy Peeps!!!
Thank you for poppin in today 
to join me and Ranger as we continue
to explore Melt Art....

But before we go any further....
If I had a bucket list....this would be right up
there at the top of my list....
the HONOR and PRIVILEGE  to 
design for Ranger/Tim Holtz.

When I opened my email around 2ish am
to find an email from Tim asking me
to join such an FANTABULOUS group
of SUPER CREATIVE people...
can I tell you....
I never went back to sleep that night...

The wheels began to turn!!
Now, if you know ANYTHING about me....
you know, I am all about flowers....
so I decided I would pull out my Melt Pot,
some Clear Beeswax and a few Petaloo Flowers....
and let the games begin!!

Here is what I came up with.....

The Wild Blossoms Darjeeling Collection by Petaloo
I used......began as white flowers.
I colored them with a Wild Honey Distress Reinker Mixture,
a dab or Fired Brick Distress Re~inker ink,
a spritz of Dylusions ~ Ink Spray....
and dipped 'em in a pan of Clear ~ Melt Art Beeswax....

I created a video tutorial on how I colored the flowers 
and about the "dippin" process.

Hope you enjoy it!!!!


There is a give~away involved here!!
This is how it works.....
 Leave a comment on my blog....
and YOUR IN!!


Who knows....
you could be chosen for the


Ranger ~ Melt Art
Melt Pot
Clear Beeswax
Project Pan
Claudine Hellmuth's Multi Medium ~ Matte
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Reinkers
Wild Honey
Fired Brick
Dyan Reavely's Dylusion Ink Spray
Squeezed Orange
Vibrant Turquoise
Ranger ~ Perfect Pearls
Perfect Gold
Forever Green
Perfect Bronze
Tim Holtz ~ Tiny Attacher

Mini Gears

Petaloo ~ Printed Darjeeling Flowers
Wild Blossoms ~ Large and Medium ~ White
Wild Butterfly ~ White
Mixed Textured Mini ~ Teal
Chantilly Velvet Leaves

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Guest Design Team ~ Lynne Forsythe

Howdy Peeps.....
Poppin' in today for my last
Guest Design Team post!

Thank you to Kim, the DT,
and the EP PEEPS!
for such an AMAZING endeavor!

I'm going to be a bit of a tease today....
But you will appreciate it on Friday!!

......any ways!! 
I was sooooo excited when I saw
Julies EP Challenge for this month....
(in my world.....Multi Medium)

Can I just tell you.....

Multi Medium is the BEST adhesive every made!
It is also a FABBY sealer. 

If you look closely.....
my Birdhouse is covered with a piece of
vintage curtain!
Can you guess what I used for an adhesive?!??!

If you look closely....
you will see where I used the Multi Medium ~ Matte
(it's almost dry!!)
.....when it's dry you will never know it's there!!

.....and those flowers....
adhered in place with big gloops of Multi Medium!?!?! will need to stop by my blog on
Friday Morning to see about those!!

Products Used:
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Reinkers
Wild Honey
Ranger ~ Perfect Pearls
Perfect Gold
Forever Green
Perfect Bronze
Tim Holtz ~ Tiny Attacher
Ranger ~ Melt Art
Melt Pot
Clear Beeswax
Project Pan


Thursday, May 16, 2013 ATC

....THEN WHAT??!??!

Howdy Peeps.....
Lynne Forsythe here for another Guest Design Team post
over at Eclectic Paperie!

I have quite the affection for ATC's.
Such a little tiny space...
to stretch the design skills....

Here is my latest ATC I've create.....

How much goodness
can you pack onto a 2.5" x 3.5" surface??!??!

I collaged on some of Christy Tomlinson's
Coffee Filter Paper using
Multi Medium ~ Matte.

Then I colored on the collaged paper
with 50's Diner Gelatos.
With a wet paint brush I blended the colors.

Using The Crafter's Workshop template,
I applied some Gesso over the collage
and then applied "Blood Orange" Gelato
over the gesso!

Whipped up a little banner....
from the "Unforgettable" collection by MME,
stapled it to the ATC with
my Tiny Attacher.

Of course I had to stick on a flower cluster.
I colored the flowers with the
same "50's Diner" gelatos. question always was/is...
What do you do with the little ditties after
you've had sooo much fun making them?!??!

Adorn the face of a card....
and send it to a friend!!

Hope I've inspired you to try one out...
if you never have before!!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Today....IS THE DAY!!!

I am so excited to say

we can spill the beans....

WELCOME Die~Namites Dies!!!
A new diecut company!!

Above is a little creation I made using 

I cut (2) full images from a piece of Canvas Corp
Handmade Paper.

One was colored black....
The other Green with
Twinkling H20's.

I then cut (2) each of the "Daisies"
from the same Handmade Paper.

I colored them with Various Twinkling H20's.

The background was created by
apply Gesso to the Burlap Canvas
through TCW "Mini Bricks" template.
When dry, I used a palette knife to
randomly apply both 
Viva Colour ~Amber Gold and Golden Green Ferro,
through the same template.

I just love the dimension of these flowers.

SOOOOO what do you think???
What could you create with the "Daisy Bunch" die???
Do you love working with dies???

Well Die~Namites Dies is having a 
Design Team Call!!!

Die~Namites is looking for 5 Design Team Members,
Internationals are welcome to apply.

EXPECTATIONS: You will be required to complete 3-4 projects,
a project consisting of a Layout, 2-3 Cards, Off the Page Creation, a month.
Additional projects may be required for New Releases.
You will be provided with a monthly calendar,
with your scheduled blog posts/Facebook feature dates
along with any cross promotions.
TERM LENGTH: 6 months
July 2013 - January 2013

DEADLINE: June 15th, 2013

BENEFITS: One "to~die~for" goodie bag, with a split of
upcoming releases of Die~Namites Dies. A site~wide discount code, 
usable on every order you personally place through

APPLICATION: We would like to see THREE project from you.
One scrapbook page and two cards. You can use any dies you have,
to show us your love of dies and your style.
(each file to not be larger than 500 kb)

SOMETHING TO REMEMBER: If you apply for the Die~Namites Design Team,
we assume you have a computer, a camera, and acces to email at least once 
every 24 hours. If that's not the case, then this might not be a perfect
fit for you. If you don't think we are correct in our assumptions,
go ahead and email us!!

WHAT TO EMAIL US: Please email the following information to

1. First and last name.
2. City/State of residence.
3. Your 3 photos
{one page, two cards}
4. A link to your blog and online galleries,
YouTube Account.
5. A BRIEF paragraph about yourself ~ for instance, are you addicted to this craft,
do you work outside the home, have you been on other Design Teams,
do you think die~cutting is essential to life, etc.
Anything you think we should know!

We look forward to hearing from YOU!!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Alaska bound.....

Heidi Swapp ~ Petaloo Color Me Crazy blooms and
Altered Art Week....

I would have to say...I am in HEAVEN!! 
Next month, I am going on a ONCE IN A LIFETIME
adventure with my family....

I had been wanting to make a mini book
to take with me to document the trip and
when I saw the GORGEOUS
Heidi Swapp ~ Vintage Chic Collection
with all it's goodies,
I just knew....this was the time!!!


 I had SOOO MUCH fun working with
the Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine!!
I was spraying EVERYTHING!!


I stamped on the Color Magic Zig Zag Ribbon with
the Jump Rope Stamp by Unity.
Then, I spritzed the fabric banner away.
When it was dry I folded pleats in
banner, then embellished it with Pearl Pen Dots
and some glitter.


I spritzed the Resist Chipboard Alphas with the
Bronze ~ Color Shine.
Then I added Vintage Chic Letters over
the chippies.


Then the REAL FUN BEGAN......
Coloring the Color Me Crazy
Darjeeling flowersAssorted foliage and
Fancy Corner Chippie!!!
I added a few Paprika ~ Mini Daises
as an accent.


Can I just say....I love how the CMC ~ Darjeeling
flowers took the color.
I spritzed the large flower with the
Aqua ~ Color Shine then
applied the Bronzer ~ Color Shine with a paintbrush.
To help the colors bleed together I
spritzed it with water
(the ulitmate color mover!!)

I hope you enjoyed my Altered Art Mini Album!!
I do hope you pull out some of your scrappy
goodies and play along with us...
for the Color Me Crazy Month!! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Guesting at Eclectic Paperie!!

Howdy Peeps.....I am guest designing for
Eclectic Paperie again!!!

What a week it has been.....
and I have to admit....this week
my "get up and go".....
got up and LEFT!

I ACTUALLY had to force myself
to create.....YES ME!

So....I just jumped in....
with no plan and NO IDEA
what I was going to create!!

I pulled out the 
and just BEGAN!

I randomly colored on the box with the Gelatos...

I then spritzed the "colored" box with water.

With the Stipple brush
I swooshed the water around,
blending the colors.

I then pulled out a package of
Christy Tomlinson's ~ Coffee Filter Words,
and tore a sheet into strips.
I dipped my paintbrush into
 a jug of Claudine Hellmuth's ~ Multi Medium ~ Matte,
and applied it to the box....randomly!!
I squinshed up the torn pieces in the
Multi Medium.

When dry, I then applied a layer of
Viva Colour ~ Crackle Base Coat for Porous Surfaces,
to the blank areas.
When dry I applied a liberal coat of
Viva Colour ~ Black Crackle Paint.
(these supplies will be arriving in the
epShop SOON!!)

I love how the Gelatos show through the cracks!!

(Now this is when the creative juices kicked in
and I forgot to keep taking pictures......SORRY!)

I sliced off a bit of the "Aqua Dolce" Gelato
and mixed it with a puddle of
Claudine Hellmuth's ~ Gesso.
I did have to spritz the mixture with water occasionally.

I then applied the mixture through Dyan's 
Dylusions Stencil ~ Checquered Dots
with the Stipple Brush.

Now if you know anything about my style....
you know there
HAS TO BE a FLOWER involved somewhere!!

I pulled out a package of CMC ~ Darjeeling flowers,
a bottle of Butternut Shimmering Mist,
and sliced of another chunk of the
"Aqua Dolcue" Gelato
which I spritzed with water on my Craft Mat.
I also spritzed a puddle of the Butternut Shimmering Mist
on my Craft Mat.
I then spritzed the flower with water
and let the coloring begin!!

I cut different size leaves from a piece of
Patterned Paper from the
Bo~Bunny Mama~razzi 6x6 paper pad.

I rubbed some Forest Moss Distress Ink on my craft mat,
spritzed it with the mist.
I then painted the mixture onto the leaves.
I then dabbed on some
Shabby Shutters ~ Distress Stickles.

Here is the end result of my
"unmotivated" creative time!!

Hope you've enjoyed my little project!!
Do come back next week for
another creation!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

NYC or bust.....

Howdy Peeps.....

Here is my "NYC ARTSY" canvas bag
I created for Winter CHA ~ 2013. 
I designed and created the canvas bag
from Canvas Corp ~ Canvas.
and embellished with the New York Destination Papers
Along with.....LOTS of Viva Colour Pearl Pens!!! 

I began by image transfering various images from
the New York Destination Collection
to different size pieces of Canvas Corp ~ Canvas
using Claudine Hellmuth's ~ Multi Medium ~ Matte.

I chose to use Pearl Pens to color 
the canvas bag and embellies
because they are fully washable when dry!!

SOOOO....I dipped the caps of the Pearl Pens
into puddles of Pearl Pen and stamped with it,
colored the Petaloo Canvas Flowers with it...
and I found that if I spritzed it with
water or my favorite Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
when freshly applied....
they could be easily manipulated.
.....and it splatters REALLY WELL, too!!! 
A good example is the matching wallet I made.

I love that it is even dimensional!!!
Hope you have enjoyed my ARTSY creation as
much as I did making it!!!

Products used:

Splash of Color
New York Destination Collection
Monarch Canvas Flowers 
Monarch ~ Canvas Shapes 
Viva Colour ~ Pearl Pens
30065 ~ Orange
30064 ~ Sunny
30073 ~ Copper
30070 ~ Black

Luminarte ~ Silks Acrylic Glaze

Luminarte ~ Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist
26395 ~ Ginger Peach 
26465 ~ Persimmon

Petaloo ~ CMC ~ Canvas Flowers

Friday, May 3, 2013

....a Technique Video!!!

As many of you know....
I love trying new things...
Sometimes they WORK...
Sometimes they don't.

But the technique I want to share today
WORKS.....and I have used it many
times since.

I colored the Viva Colour Stone Effect Paste ~ Sand/Gold
with Luminarte Primary Elements ~ Olive Vine....
and applied it to 2 Crafty Chipboard

Can you just see the texture on the 2 Crafty Chipboard....

As an added bonus....
see the BEAUTIFUL Petaloo ~ Printed Flowers
colored with the uber vibrant Twinkling H20's.

ohhh....and more LOVELY 2 Crafty Chipboard!!!!

and WHOOOO DOESN'T just LOVE the Petaloo ~ Printed Butterfly!!!

I created a short video tutorial on how I went
about this technique....

Hope you enjoy it!!


Products Used:
Splash of Color
Viva Colour
Sand Effect Paste ~ Sand/Gold
Precious Metal Effect Paint ~ Olive
Luminarte ~ Primary Elements
Costa Rica ~ Olive Vine 

Printed Darjeeling Collection ~ Shades of White
Wild Mini Blossoms

Wild Blossoms
Wild Butterflies

2 Crafty Chipboard
Ariel's Spray
Juliet's Hearts
Ornate Fence

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Guest DT ~ Eclectic Paperie

Howdy Peeps...

I am BEYOND EXCITED to have been
asked to be May's Guest Designer
for Eclectic Paperie.
Totally and HONOR and a PRIVILEGE!

For my first creation, I made a canvas.

I began by placing an Artist Stencil by Donna Downey/Prima
on a Canvas Corp ~ 6" x 6" Stretched Canvas.
I painted Multi Medium ~ Matte through the stencil.

I then, colored on the Canvas with various "blue" Gelatos.
Spritzed the canvas with water and "mushed" the colors
around with a paintbrush.
I stamped randomly on the canvas with

Now.....It JUST wouldn't be me if
a FLOWER was not involved in my creations.
I diecut 2" circles from
6" x 6" paper pad.

I colored the Coffee Filter Sheets with
and spritzed to spread the AWESOME color.
Then I folded the circles in half and
then created a tri~fold and with
my Tiny Attacher, stapled the point. 
I adhered the "Petals" to a diecut
circle and embellished with
Wendy Vecchi's ~ Silver Berry Flower Centers.

I hope you enjoyed my Canvas.
Join me next week
for another little "Loverly"!!!