About Me

I'm a freelance artist, designer and demonstrator and have been involved in arts and craft my whole life in one way or another. I design stamps for top British company Personal Impressions, under the "Lindsay Mason Designs" brand, as well as papers, templates and other crafting products. I'm a certified Ranger Educator and my first book,"Stamping", was published in 2009. I also design regular projects for Crafts Beautiful magazine and have made guest appearances from time to time on QVC. I've recently joined You Tube under the name of LindsayMason1000 where I'm posting short technique videos and you can buy my paintings and hand crafted pieces from my Etsy shop. My work takes me all around the country demonstrating stamping, papercrafts and general inkiness! When I'm not working, I love gardening, church & community activities, nature watching, journalling, music and theatre and just relaxing at home. Email me at: ljm.design1@virginmedia.com

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Page five & a half!

I've completed the front of my sixth page, for Heather's chunky book swap, so that's why it's number 5 1/2! I'll get the back made and stuck onto the reverse when I am sitting and doodling of an evening. I've used soft shades of aquas and lilacs for this one, the theme of which is "Heart & Soul". Possibly my favourite of the ones I've made so far. I sketched the figure in pencil whilst I was on the train to Norwich last week and inked her with my .005 pen before colouring in with Promarkers. I tore a small heart shape out of her (!) and stuck her down over my backing board, after attaching a TH metal heart, coloured with a Promarker and a bit of music paper and the word "soul" behind the torn out area. I then drew around her onto tracing paper, held it against a piece of TH paper and cut the shape out before sticking the paper over my page so that it surrounded the figure. I then stuck individual letters and words in place before Beeswaxing the area surrounding the figure...bar a couple of wax drops on her hair and arm! I dipped some cut out butterflies into UTEE in my Melt Pot and then stuck them down with Glossy Accents and extra Beeswax under the wings to strengthen them, and added wire antennae at the same time. I also dipped some flowers and added these, along with some undipped ones, to add a different texture, each topped with a bead. Some Stickles smudged around was the final touch, though I have added a few more small flowers since I took the pictures. Here is the page with the metal heart swung upwards to see the area behind. Hope you like this one as much as I enjoyed making it!

Thanks for the comments on my new "rant" blog - please keep them coming! I will be adding more rants soon, once I can decide on which particular thing to focus! Well, that's all for the moment, except to say where I'll be demonstrating this weekend. On Saturday I'll be at Crafts 4 U 2 Do in St Helens for the start of their Christmas Craft Extravaganza. I'll be using my new Christmas character stamp sets plus a range of lovely Best Creations papers, MS punches and other paraphernalia! On Sunday I'll be in Kearsley at Crafty By Nature, with various stamps, Big n Juicy ink pads, punches etc etc. Hope to see you there if you are in the area. My good friend Paula Pascual will be at Topaz Crafts this weekend, but I won't be able to catch up with her as we are both working! Paula has some lovely new additions to her incredibly versatile stamps - check out her blog for details. Oh yes, before I forget, if anyone is coming to the afternoon workshop (Matchbox Shrines) at Topaz on Saturday, 18th September, please note that we have changed the time to 1.30pm-4.30pm because of adding a morning workshop, so I needed time to re-set the tables for the afternoon. Okay...I think that's all for now! Lindsay


Artyjen said...

Gorgeous tingly page....I don't mind lending a hand on the 18th if needed :)
xoxo Sioux

Joanne said...

This page is fantastic. Your gorgeous drawings will go down a treat if you can get them published. I adore the heart and the way it swings. So very clever. The workshop won't be a prob. to set up. We will all 'muck in' I'm sure.
Luv Joanne xx

ytramm said...

wow Lindsay - lovely colours and beautiful page. All your pages have been outstanding. Enjoyed the rant blog keep it coming. best wishes, Yvonne xx

Paula Pascual said...

Thanks Lindsay for the mention!
I wish we could catch up properly.


She said...

Hi Lindsay, love this page. I agree with Joanne, your drawings will go down a treat and we'll all muck in on the 18th, I'm sure. Love to you and David. S xxx