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

Monday, 13 February 2012

More new stamp sets

Hello folks, hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was a busy one - I got all my masks cut out and am almost finished with cutting out messages and greetings - yay! They are the boring jobs that have to be done so I can carry on with the fun part of prepping for the show!
I started this post this morning but got caught up with phone calls and then Heather came up to the house to give me a hand with painting some canvasses which I'm going to be adding some stamped images to. Lovely to have a different take as we all are naturally drawn to certain colours so mixing things up like this is great! So, it's now late afternoon and I thought I'd finish this while I have a much needed coffee.
So, here is Arabella (PICSA6281) along with bird silhouette and sketchy butterfly as well as the quote of course.
The next set includes my personal favourite of my new "Off the Wall" characters, called Emily. She's also been, from messages I've had, everyone else's favourite too! The set is called "Emily & Steampunk Sarah" (PICSA6285). I'm adding Sarah to a piece I'm working on at the moment and below is a canvas that features Emily with added Martha Stewart Glitter paint juggling balls! Heather painted the canvas (aren't the colours fab?) and I added the stamped images and words - the letters are from another new set called "Alphadigit Block" (PICSA6278) which has letters and numbers in little boxes. It is one stamp, so you can make up sheets of the characters then cut them out and colour them as and when you need them. Of course, there's no reason that you can't cut the stamp up instead if you wish! I have been using this set in lots of my samples as they are so versatile. Last preview tonight is another useful set called "Occasion Tags" (PICSA6271) which I used on the Build a Scene cards that were on QVC. The tags can be stamped directly onto a card or stamped and cut out....some fancy finger work will enable you to cut round the faux threads, or just snip them off, punch a little hole and add real ones instead. This is another set that I'll be coming back to time and again.
As you can see, I've been working on quite a few styles for this Season's releases, partly in response to requests for some of the images that I like to create for my journalling. Let me know what you think anyway! Just a few days now before I troll down to Birmingham so I had better finish those canvasses!


Hazel (Didos) said...

Golly Me you are a very busy lady just now, Love all the new stamp sets they are brilliant, Love Hxx

Lindsay Mason said...

Thanks Hazel, much appreciated! Hope you are well and apologies for not being in touch but it's been a manic few months one way and another. It's been great to see you blossoming, Lindsay x x

Artyjen said...

Fabulous canvas...love the top hat ladies ;)
xoxo Sioux

Redanne said...

Wow - love Emily and Steampunk Sarah. I wish you well with all your latest stamp sets, you have abviously working very hard but the result has been worth it!

jacqui said...

Oooooh Lindsay, well done. All the stamps are fantastic and I can't wait till they are in the shops Jacqui xx