Messages of Love

This beautiful vintage postcard is the image provided by Soartful Challenge this week.

After printing the postcard onto regular white cardstock I got to work with scissors, emery board and Distress Inks to age them. Then I gathered various stamps (Oxford Impressions and Elusive Images) and used 3 collage images from Crafty Individuals. I planned on doing some more Image Transfers but decided at the last minute not to as I probably went overboard with this technique last week!!
Don’t you think there is something special when letters/postcards are aged and tied up with ribbon waiting to be discovered by another generation?

After stamping directly onto the postcards I added some little bits such as lace
pieces of textsome extra stamped elements.

Did I have a little story in my head as I made these postcards, yes of course I did LOL.

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jacqueline
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 14:50:20

    I cannot imagine anything more vintage than these!! Beautiful!


  2. steph
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 14:57:13

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous, lynne! love your postcards! beautiful images and i love the bits of lace. thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! *hugs* steph 🙂


  3. Jingle
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 14:58:11

    Oh, WOW! These are really stunning! I love them all bundled with the ribbon! WOW WOW WOW! Gorgeous!


  4. Rhonda
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 15:23:21

    What beautiful postcards and so ROMANTIC! Paris, Love and Joy – tied up in a ribbon! Cheers – Rhonda!


  5. Jack
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 15:23:34

    These look just like the sort of thing you would find in your granny’s attic. Stunning. xx


  6. Crafty Dawn
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 15:25:16

    How beautiful these are and the subject is one of my very faves Paris/French

    love Dawn xx


  7. craftytrog
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 15:31:41

    Vintage art at its best! These are beautiful Lynne! x


  8. Cockney Blonde
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 15:54:18

    Lovely idea Lynne. Love how you’ve pulled it all together, x


  9. Krisha
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 15:57:46

    Everything that came to my mind has already been said. These are just beautiful, as always you blow me away with your work!


  10. Hazel
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 16:06:54

    They are so beautiful Lynne, I love them.
    xxx Hazel.


  11. Cynnie Schelzig
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 16:33:57

    How beautiful Lynne…stunnig!


  12. Cynnie Schelzig
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 16:34:45

    Stunning…..stunnig….a new word perhaps!!!! I was so flabbergasted I could not type correctly……


  13. Annette
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 16:50:51

    Really so very pretty. Great vintage art.


  14. sandie
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 18:08:50

    Absolutely gorgeous… them.


  15. 2amscrapper
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 19:40:15

    these are beautiful and I love the idea to keep them together wrapped in a vintage bow.


  16. JeanFB
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 19:51:03

    Oh my gosh, Lynne, I adore these!! What a romantic piece of art to have on the table, for visitors to look at and touch and dream. Thanks for sharing the image link, too – I’m off to get it. Have a wonderful weekend!


  17. faye
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 20:32:12

    Lynne, I love the look you got on your vintage-looking postcards tied up in a ribbon. This is beautiful and so romantic.


  18. Ira
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 20:36:20

    Wow Lynne, these are absolutely stunning! Love what you did with the postcards and lace, so very beautiful indeed! My compliments! Ira x


  19. Robin
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 20:59:38

    How beautiful they are and all tied up with ribbon, they look so adorable!


  20. Terry
    Sep 24, 2010 @ 22:18:50

    I have absolutely no idea how to do that and cannot believe you created these from plain white paper. Very beautiful postcards and so vintage looking! Love these!


  21. Sue Allan
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 02:01:32

    They are stunningly beautiful, Lynne.
    Very vintage and delicious.
    Congratulations, you are in Stampers Sampler twice this month..with two very beautiful creations..well done, you.
    Sue xx


  22. Cath
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 09:17:17

    And of course I’m going to love these, lol – gorgeous work, Lynne. They really do look authentic. LOTS of comments, lol.


  23. Nancy Maxwell James
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 11:08:19

    love the soft and vintage feel of these…very romantic too! gorgeous postcards my friend! Hope you have a wonderful weekend in Bonnie Scotland! 😀


  24. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 13:50:46

    I love your pretty Paris postcards, Lynne! They are so romantic!
    Have a great weekend!


  25. thefrugalcrafter
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 18:25:32

    so why didn’y you share the story? The cards are exquisite!


  26. alcoholinky
    Sep 25, 2010 @ 23:03:40

    A wonderful vintage look Lynne. these really look as if they’ve come from another era.


  27. debbiek
    Sep 26, 2010 @ 02:22:03

    These are simply lovely, Lynne! I would be tickled pink to find such a beautiful treasure…

    – DebbieK x


  28. Penny
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 01:35:44

    Simply wonderful collection of postcards and so “you”! And you’re right, bundling them up with ribbon does make them extra special.


  29. Jeanette
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 14:55:50

    Just gorgeous. I love everyone of them. I like them all bundled with the bow. Thanks so much for being Soartful this week.


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