Saturday, 21 September 2013


I'ts raining, and it's calling to me but no time to sit out in it.
WOW I have been visiting almost all of you wonderful Ladies.
I have been sooooooo inspired, you can see sneak peaks of what
I have been seeing on my side-bar, it was amazing visiting, to see
all the OUTSTANDING work you have been doing, it has rocked
my world. My desk has been calling to me forever :), I'm there :O)..
This is just a little taste of what I'm starting, triptychs, I need one
more to fill my shelf. I thought a round one might be interesting in the mix. I have seen some GORGEOUS vintage things in my travels.
I didn't think I had any vintage stamps, but I found one my DS Sandy gave me years ago. I stamped it a few times and thought
they might have to be square not sure yet.

Now how darn cute are these coasters, my friend Jan
picked me up a STACK of coasters in Amsterdam, these
ones with the gnomes are too much, I hate to cover them,
I have more so its okay:).. 

This is the stamp, you'll have to click on it to see
it better, this gray paper is very delicate, it's from packaging.
I used worn lipstick, peeled paint and tea dye.

Here I stamped on my last piece of the rust paper towel.
I'm not sure which ones I'll use yet..
This is just the beginning, I have a couple of other things,
I'll show that later.
I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all you fabulous
artist, you know how you are :)..

This is one of the things Sandy brought from England for me.
She spoiled me..
These are for your nails imagine that, I will be trying these out
in my art, not sure how but I love all that shine, makes
my Magpie eyes sparkle hehehehe.
Thanks for visiting, sorry about the chattiness but you know me.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I know I will..
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Julie Ann Lee said...

What a lovely stamp. From what I can see it looks a little bit like Aubrey Beardsley's style, or maybe 'Arts and Crafts'? Anyway, it's a lovely stamp: I can't wait to see the finished triptych. Those little gnomes are so beautiful too! I'm glad you had plenty and that you could keep some back and not cover them all. And I can't wait to see what you do with the nail embellies! I have to get an early night, as Ally Pally tomorrow! Have a lovely weekend, Dianne! Julie Ann xx

Redanne said...

Love that stamp Dianne and love it stamped onto the rusted towel. The gnomes are lovely too, it would be a shame to cover them. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

That rusted towel is glorious, the texture, the colour.
Aren't you going to have such fun with those sparkles, imagine those being sold for use on nails, much better to use them for art!
Have fun.

Terry said...

Such a lovely stamp! Those nail goodies look so interesting and I am looking forward to seeing how you use these! Enjoy the rest of the weekend rain and all! We never receive any rain, so when it does, it is such a treat!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the stamps and can't wait to see what you make!

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butterfly said...

Ooh, can't wait to see how that circular triptych turns out! Wonderful things under way on your always inspirational desk.
Alison x

Patrice said...

Hihihi...the La Choufe biercards, are for a Belgium girl so recognizable... Ha've you also drink him?
Greets Patrice

Darnell J Knauss said...

Astounding delicate work, Dianne! You are so sweet and so generous with your kind words and compliments for your fellow crafters! Thank you so much for visiting to catch up with me and leaving me all the love!!

I am returning the visit to you, but I'm not as generous as you because I'm not taking the time to comment on each post. I did visit each one, though, and was purely mesmerized by your artistic abilities! I love the way you play and make magical creations, and even, when necessary, save and keep on going!

Your sister Sandy looks and sounds like a sweetie, too! I'm so happy for you that you had this time together!

I'm hoping to play WOYWW this week, so I'll see then! Big hugs! Darnell

Lea.H said...

Love the effect of the stamp on the rusty paper towel :) Lx

Anneke said...

Love the things that are on your desk right now! Beaufiful stamp too!

Julia Aston said...

Thanks so much for visiting me Diane! I love hearing from you - your project looks very interesting! love those coasters - glad you have more that you won't cover! and I love the stamping on that delicate paper!

Love crafts forever said...

Hey Dianne, nice to hear from you. Glad you still crafting. And that is nice gift you got. I love micro beads.

I just read your comment, and you made me giggle little lol. On that Photo is my baby girl, not a granddaughter. Am i that old???
Love ya.
Hugs Nataliya

Gio said...

This stamp is so lovely and the microbeads, I used them for years on my pieces ( not my nails) , I think you will love them!

Have a creative week!

Joan Ervin said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful visit with your's always so sad when loved ones leave for home!!! Your projects look awesome, Dianne...I can't wait to see what you make with the coasters!! The stamp looks fabulous and I love the subtle colors you used!! I'm not sure I could cover up those adorable little are a brave woman...LOL!!!

Victoria said...

Yay..what a beautiful all of the vintage stamps..and gorgeous colorful nail beads..very sparkly! How cool we both have a sister named Sandy..! I love your gorgeous art and creations..always super-unique and stunning..there are always so many new things you introduce me is so great and amazing you share..much apreciation!
Hugs friend