Mixed-Media Essentials Blog Hop!


The highlight of my month has been creating with a brand new rubber stamp set, “Mixed Media Essentials” by Roben-Marie Smith.  I was honored to have been asked to be on her Paper Bag Studios Design Team, and especially to be included with such an amazing group of talented artists (see list below).

When the stamps arrived, I couldn’t wait to rip into the package and get busy!  Every design in the pack is so clever and reminds me of random doodles and scratch marks that are so common and useful for a lot of mixed-media artists.


I created several backgrounds and stamped each image over and over, then decided to start thinking outside the box.  My right brain really took over, especially when this guy emerged . . .

I love the whimsical aspect of these stamps and my “work” quickly became “play!”


It was easy to incorporate the stamps into my traditional artwork and I love the whimsy and playfulness of the images.

I love how perfect these images are in the backgrounds of my sketches and paintings.  They are great for creating texture and dimension or as the focal point of the artwork (shown in the tags below). The word stamps, “fly” and “wish” are also from Paper Bag Studios.

I’ve been thrilled to be included in this design team project and if you just have to have a set of these stamps of your own (and you know you do), you can purchase them from Paper Bag Studios here.

Leave a little love below in the comments section and become eligible to win one of three mixed-media grab-bag kits from Serendipity Studios! I hope you’ve enjoyed the designs!

Please hop on over to these other artists’ blogs to see the amazing things they have created using Roben-Marie’s stamps:

April Cole:  http://aprilmariecole.blogspot.com/
Carissa Paige:  http://carissapaige.blogspot.com/
Cynthia Shaffer: http://cynthiashaffer.typepad.com/
Danielle Donaldson:  http://danielledonaldson.com/
Jen Osborn:  http://identityseven.typepad.com/themessynest/
Kristin Peterson: http://alteredstatesstudio.blogspot.com/
Lorraine Bell: http://serendipitystudios.squarespace.com/
Roben-Marie Smith: http://www.robenmarie.com/blog/2013/5/1/mixed-media-essentials-blog-hop.html
Sandi Keene: http://sandi-keene.squarespace.com/


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  1. kristin

    i really like the pieces with the hangers- the colors are lovely!

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    Love when a dream comes together and it includes you. You are a rare and beautiful talent. Your beautiful soul shows through each work of art. Wonderful to watch you grow…both miss and love you…this team is lucky to have you…❤

  3. Jen Osborn

    Oh Lorraine – the little spring pieces hanging from the metal hangers are superb! Love how you used your stamps to create little vignettes!

  4. Linda Born

    what a fantastic use of the stamps! your art is gorgeous – thanks so much for the opportunity at the grab bags!

  5. Barbara I.

    I love what you've created using Roben-Marie's new stamps. Beautiful art! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I would love to win one of the grab bags. Should I be chosen please contact me at bkisrael@gmail.com. Thanks SO much!

  6. roben-marie

    Your pieces are so fun and sweet Lorraine! They are so "you" and I am thrilled to have you on the team! I have to tell you that my favorite piece is the lion and to think you almost didn't send that one along! You found some very creative ways to use the stamps and I thank-you for your hard work! Love you girl! 🙂

  7. Sandra

    I love all the colours and whimsical work you create!! big up!! 😉

  8. sharon

    I am loving what you did with allof the backgrounds , that is brilliant, and the hair is wonderful, and the doll, and every piece really! thank you for the chance, your work is really lovely!

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