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

Thursday, 2 September 2010


As promised, here are pictures of some of the samples that I made for today's QVC craft hour with my new fairy silhouette stamps, "Magic Happens" and "Wish Upon a Star". Thanks for the texts and emails that I've had, and glad that you liked them! This first card features the fairy sitting on a toadstool along with thetoadstool houses on an alcohol ink monoprint. I painted the moon with blending solution and used my heat tool to pull out the colour. The flowers were also dyed with the inks and I accented the centres, along with the fairy wings, using Stickles. As many of you know, I really do like silhouette stamps, so I had fun both designing, and using these. The next card is an 8" x 8" base and I've used Distress inks to create the atmospheric colours of the sky before bleaching out the stars, ground and trees using water. The colours I used were Weathered Wood, Faded Jeans, Dusty Concorde, Pine Needles and Walnut Stain. I stamped the fairy and greeting using a Coffee Archival ink pad, then coated the fairy with Glossy Accents. Those who were on my last workshop may recognise the technique which I used on the next card! I stamped the oval framed fairy onto acetate and then covered the reverse with Ranger paint dabbers - Cloudy Blue, Willow, Raspberry and Pearl white. I then placed a piece of white card over the paint, pressed down and allowed the paint to dry. It acts like a glue so I was then able to cut out the oval and place it onto a couple of Nestability ovals. The glitter is by Martha Stewart and the borders were made by pressing the glitter onto three strips of ultra strong tape. I also dotted Glossy Accents over the card and sprinjled with more glitter. The next card is a quirky one! I used a baby wipe to pick up colours from a Hydrangea Big n Juicy ink pad pressed onto my craft sheet. I let this completely dry (don't heat baby wipes as they tend to shrivel up!) and mounted it onto card. The fairy and castle were stamped in black and then covered with hologram embossing powder. A greeting and a few touches of Just Glitter pen in silver complete the look. Next is the row of mushroom houses again and this time I wanted to use a single small fairy from within one of the frames. I just inked the image carefully to avoid getting ink on the actual frame and stamped her onto an alcohol inked background. I highlighted the fairy's magic stardust with a little Stickles. Don't know why this looks quite so blue as it wasn't in reality! Lastly, this is me making a concerted effort not to use my favourite purple, blue and pink combination! So I went for ochres and greens instead. The background and flowers are alcohol inked and the fairy stamped in black archoval. I then masked her except for her wings, and overstamped using a Versamark Watermark ink pad before embossing with Stardust powder. I repeated this (just focussing on the wing) onto heat resistant acetate, then cut out the wing leaving a tab which I pushed through a slit made in the fairy's shoulder. This is a simple way to add dimension and so much easier than trying to stick a second wing into place with adhesive knowing it may well fall off! Stickles were added to both butterfly and flowers and the sentiment was simply stamped, matted and popped on the corner. Mmm, I quite like the colours after all! Anyway, hope you enjoyed looking at the cards and, if you missed the stamps and want to see what comes in each set, check out the QVC website and type in 590 112 for both options.
If you are in the Pontefract area on Saturday, do pop along to Craftzone where I'll be demonstrating all day. I'll have a nice mix of stamps, papers and inks with me of course, so hope to see you there. Lindsay


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW these are stunning. Ohhhh pooh I missed QVC, been doing a tidy up today. Grrrr kids make so much mess!
Thanks for sharing the cxards Love Hazelxo

Paula said...

Wow Lindsay these are all stunning i adore your new stamps.Oh dear i feel a spending spree coming on lol.

Hugs Paula.

jovick said...

Fabulous new stamps - love the samples too, thank goodness I was on your blog earlier today and saw that they would be on QVC. Needless to say I got them. Jovick

Joanne said...

I watched the full show last night and can honestly say that your stamps and cards (and Tim's DIs) were the best part of the whole show. Now I've seen them on your blog too they are even more special.
Luv Joanne xx