Woman of Strength

Let me introduce you to The Stampsmith’s Maude.  Maude is available as a single um or part of At The Theatre plate.
 After gold embossing a scroll design on the brown script paper (all papers are from the Ella Blue pack) I then layered co-ordinating scraps. Painted a fabric bloom with old gold acrylic paint and then stamped French writing. Further embellishments were a length of lace and a decorative corner sticker. To tone down the colour of the sticker I dabbed on some Deoupaint Patina in Old White (available from The Altered Element). This paint which comes in a variety of colours is so useful for altering paper and metal embellishments.


Yes it is that time of the week where I remind you all about The Stampsmith Challenge Blog. Challenge #2 is underway, a very easy theme of “Black, White And One Other Colour”. Remember that when you join in the fun there is always the chance you could become a prize winner!

P.S. I am also linking this card to Vicki’s challenge @ The Cheerful Stamp Pad. Thanks Vicki. Lynne x

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cyn Schelzig
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 12:08:04

    beautiful piece…as always,,,very inspiring.
    thanks for the reminder about SS challenge…it is half way finished. Will spend the WHOLE weekend in my studio finishing up lots of projects….
    have a great weekend too!


  2. craftytrog
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 12:39:42

    Exquisite artwork Lynne! I do love that image, might have to add it to my collection! xx


  3. Ira
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 14:11:13

    Such a beauty again Lynne, both your card and the stamp! Love the lace, too! What kind of stamping ink do you usually use Lynne, because your imprints always look like real pictures to me. Have a wonderful weekend, Ira x


  4. Jack
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 14:38:59

    So THIS is Maude! Fabulous piece Lynne. Love from Wet and Wild Wales xx


  5. Jingle
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 15:03:15

    This is absolutely beautiful! wow!


  6. Marie
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 16:04:20

    Lovely piece Lynne!! Everything works so well together.
    Have a great weekend.


  7. carolq
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 16:13:20

    she is lovely isn’t she. beautifully framed Lynne and I do like your bead adornment.


  8. Sam Read
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 16:26:57

    Beautiful, loving the pin, Sam x


  9. Martina
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 16:56:22

    How awesome, Lynne!! Love your creation! You are soooo talented my friend and your work is truely inspirational!!


  10. Jacqueline
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 17:44:49

    Gosh, from the comments I just realized that you stamped that image – that is beautiful!


  11. Annette
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 18:39:42

    Absolutely beautiful, love it x


  12. Julie Forest
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 20:58:14

    Hi, Lynne! She’s beautiful!!! LOVE that lace!! Yummy!! I was wondering…what kind of inks and papers do you use? Your photo stamps always look so fabulous! 🙂


  13. Karen McAlpine
    Oct 22, 2010 @ 22:41:24

    Hi Lynne. Love this card. That gold embossing is great and of course, love all the lace.


  14. Vicki Romaine
    Oct 23, 2010 @ 03:09:08

    Your piece is beautiful. I love looking at your work. I have that stamp but I think is had another name Something “Chix” I’ll have to look it up, Was Stampsmith under another name at one time?

    Again, thanks for joining my challenge.


  15. Lynn Stevens
    Oct 23, 2010 @ 03:48:06

    Another lovely card Lynne!


  16. Chris
    Oct 24, 2010 @ 20:27:39

    This is beautiful, Lynne. I too love the pin and the gold scrolls lift the background so well.

    Chris x


  17. Nancy James
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 11:32:55

    another beauty! I love the tiny pin! you add the sweetest embellishments to your art! Hope you have a wonderful week m’dear! 🙂


  18. Lori Saul
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 01:10:26

    Hi Lynne, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and leading me to find all of your beautiful art and blog challenges! I love how you have used this wonderful image along with such perfect vintage elements to make for a stunning piece. I look forward to visiting again!


  19. Penny
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 23:10:45

    Pictures of Maude are always so beautiful and the stamp is no exception – your collage sets off her image perfectly!


  20. Diane
    Oct 29, 2010 @ 12:22:53

    Gorgeous, love the lace and the pin! ~Diane


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