Embrace The Everday In Life

Hello Everyone
When Darkroom Door released their latest  batch of stamps which included the new Line Art range, there were also some additions to the Texture Stamp range. One of the Texture Stamps I received was  Texture Stamp, Damask.
I had already inked up Splatters and Flourish to create accents for my Line Art samples, but I hadn’t inked up the Damask stamp. I was keen to emphasise the texture element of this range, that it isn’t necessary to create a full background, you can ink up the stamp in a random fashion to create texture on backgrounds.
Previously when I spent time making cards, for me, the pleasure wasn’t purely in the stamping but also in the gathering of little pieces of this ‘n’ that whether fabric/lace fragments, scraps of textural paper, buttons, seam binding, anything that caught my eye and a tag usually formed part of the card, all resulting in cards which tended to be dimensional. So, keeping with this time where I am trying to not always go with my formulated way of creating,  I am laying down the texture first and telling myself to step away from the little fragments which would normally adorn projects.
I wanted a boldness to the flower (Darkroom Door Friendship Flowers) which I could have stamped with black ink but to keep with the textural, slightly mixed media feel to the card, I opted to stamp with  paint. Full details will appear at the Darkroom Door Blog which is constantly being up-dated with DT samples from all the team.
This is a 6″x4″ cardbase but the actual substrate I worked on was HP watercolour paper 300 gsm.
4The Damask  pattern is quite subtle in areas, I liked the variation on the background, maybe you can see the texture in the background. 5A simple sentiment was added to remind us all to embrace life6I hope this day is an opportunity for you to embrace life
Wishes
Lynne

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32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jenny Marples (Buttons)
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 15:33:36

    It’s as though these designs were made for you Lynne. This is perfection… Jenny x

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  2. Valerie-Jael
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 16:14:53

    I ADORE this card! Valerie

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  3. Julie lavalette
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 16:28:16

    Such stunning elegance on a card Lynne, so pretty.
    Julie x

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  4. Dorthe
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 16:47:44

    Dear friend, I so love your Adorn style, and addings of lovely little pieces of laces and papers, and the tags giving dimention to your beautiful cards, they are so you , and so very lovely and adorable.
    This however is also beautiful, and also so you, even more simple . It kind of sayes :Lynne , just like the ones you are talking about….. the damask stamp in lilac and the the flower stamp, compliments each other, and makes this a very lovely card.
    Hugs and smiles from Dorthe

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  5. Gigi Harlan
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 16:49:11

    Your card is so dreamy! I loved the stamped texture and the subtle qualities it brings. I also love the quote, “Embrace Life”, that says it all!

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  6. Diane
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 16:58:30

    Gorgeous card Lynne, love all the texture and shading on this one. ~Diane

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  7. Tamara
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 16:58:56

    Your design is very pretty.. and I appreciate the simple but profound message.. thank you.
    blessings..
    Tamara

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  8. 3renee
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 17:46:31

    The textures are screaming to be touched! Love the colors and damask stamp.

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  9. Julie Lee
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 18:23:30

    This damask stamp is so lovely. I love the simplicity and subtlety of this lovely creation. Julie Ann xx

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  10. Corrie
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 18:27:40

    Very striking and elegant card, Lynne. I love it.
    Corrie c

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  11. trisha too
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 18:29:52

    Such a dreamy quality–VERY pretty, Lynne. :)

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  12. Fliss
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 18:37:28

    So beautifully simple and elegany Lynne and lovely shabby chic look as always.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  13. Anne R
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 20:53:27

    I totally agree with Fliss and others, this is beautiful, simply elegant with a lovely shabby chic feel to it – I love it too! Anne xx

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  14. Meggymay
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 21:37:37

    Looks so elegant and beautiful, a wonderful image.
    Yvonne x

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  15. barnie
    Aug 15, 2014 @ 22:07:34

    Fantastic, that’s an amazing background.

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  16. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 14:09:16

    Beautiful card you’ve created dear Lynne.
    The damask background is lovely in texture and its soft color…
    you always manage to combine the nicest things for splendid results!
    oxo

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  17. Gaby Bee
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 16:03:45

    This card is smashing, Lynne! Love your color choices and the damask stamp you’ve used.

    Have a ovely weekend!
    Gaby

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  18. rachel fisher
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 18:17:24

    stunning work Lynne – the colours are so pretty! Lovely xx

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  19. craftytrog
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 19:17:29

    Beautiful!!! xxx

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  20. Terry
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 22:26:43

    Love the splashes of purple color, Lynne! Very elegant and pretty. Live should be embraced every day! Enjoy the weekend. Hugs!

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  21. hettiecraft
    Aug 16, 2014 @ 22:53:18

    This is lovely Lynne. Very delicate.
    Hugs
    xx

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  22. Shari T.
    Aug 17, 2014 @ 02:02:44

    WOW, Lynne!! This is a Gorgeous card! The purples are wonderful and your ‘minimalist’ approach is Fabulous :) That DD Damask stamp is really cool and oh so popular a design currently :) Tre Chic!! ;) I’ve got to not be afraid to stamp with paint–I love how it looks and your boldly stamped flower is perfect! Sorry I haven’t been visiting of late :) ;) I’ll be catching up with you soon :) XOXO-Shari

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  23. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Aug 17, 2014 @ 04:26:36

    I love the simplicity of the card, Lynne. It turned out just beautiful.
    Have a happy Sunday!
    Julia

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  24. butterfly
    Aug 17, 2014 @ 16:43:10

    So pretty – I love how the damask fades in and out in that wonderful distressed look.
    Alison xx

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  25. marci piraro
    Aug 17, 2014 @ 22:59:18

    Love this!

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  26. Dianne
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 12:51:47

    Oh my I so love that background and I love your nature creations, stunning make, thanks for sharing…

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  27. marjiekemper
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 16:26:57

    So pretty! Love the texture inside the piece as well as on top.

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  28. Ira
    Aug 18, 2014 @ 17:55:47

    You surely do Lynne, embrace life with your beautiful art! You always create such magnificent backgrounds, love this shade of purple, just lovely!
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  29. michele s
    Aug 19, 2014 @ 16:12:57

    such gorgeous lovely things you make. love love. xo

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  30. coco
    Aug 20, 2014 @ 22:02:18

    I love your subtle damask pattern on this card, also the beautiful colours in these shades of purples/violet, and the central flower in negative really pops! That’s a wonderful card, sweet and elegant. :) Hugs, Coco xx

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  31. Samantha Read
    Aug 22, 2014 @ 11:35:49

    You are going to get fed up with me saying that your creations are beautiful!
    Beautiful Lynne :)

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  32. Rachel Greig
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 04:15:30

    Such a gorgeous project Lynne! :)

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