For this week’s French Kissed Postcard I selected an image titled English Beauty. There is such a serenity and elegance to her, an everyday elegance. On first seeing this image I could imagine her as the leading role in a Merchant & Ivory film.
I am not a digital artist and initially that was one of the reasons I backed off from using digital images in my artwork. Now I view them as a substitute to a stamp. After re-sizing the image I printed it onto iron-on transfer paper. If Image Transfer is a new area for you and you are apprehensive about trying it this is probably a good starting point. It is a clean method of transferring an image and you will be so delighted with the outcome it will be a springboard for you to delve in and try other, messier, methods.
I used a mix of new and vintage lace. The special touches were the vintage glass button and the vintage mother of pearl buckle which is from my Gran’s button box.

A little note to anyone who visits my Blog.
Recently my Blog has been quite busy with lots of new posts and I want to say thank you for always stopping by to have a look.  Lynne x

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jingle
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 14:51:45

    This is beautiful!


  2. craftytrog
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 14:58:37

    Stunning art Lynne, I love the vintage buckle x


  3. Lucy Edmondson
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 15:04:43


    Lucy x


  4. Jan Hennings
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 15:13:16



  5. Marie
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 15:26:07

    Hi Lynne,
    absolutely gorgeous! Great image too.
    XO Marie


  6. Chris
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 16:12:40

    This is beautiful, Lynne. The image, lace and buckle are gorgeous.

    Yes, iron on transfer images are definitely easier than the gel medium method and so much cleaner. 🙂


  7. Lynn Stevens
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 17:16:19

    Gorgeous Lynne, I’m going to have to purchase some of that iron on transfer. Love the results!
    Don’t ever stop sharing your beautiful work!
    Hugs Lynn


  8. Katie
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 17:56:40

    This is a wonderful image and beautiful creation. You found a great use for your grandmother’s buckle! Happy Friday to you!


  9. Minky Magic
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 18:04:43

    Hi Lynne, thanks for stopping by my blog I thought I would come and see your blog and find out a little bit more about you. You make gorgeous work. I will email you later, Marie x


  10. Jack
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 19:17:41

    Just so beautiful. You do know that your bags are too nice to use but have to just hang to be admired, lol. xx


  11. Martina
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 19:32:23

    This is delightful and artistic, dear Lynne! Standing ovation from me.

    Have a nice weekend my friend.


  12. Cynnie
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 20:53:35

    This does make for a wonderful transfer…heck, I didn´t know there was a paper for iron on transfer. Could you tell me the name of the name of the paper. What a gorgeous creation too!


  13. Hazel
    Feb 18, 2011 @ 22:15:25

    Absolutely fabulous Lynne.
    xxx Hazel.


  14. Penny
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 00:19:39

    She’s one of my favorite FKP images also. I never thought about it, but she certainly would be quite comfortable strolling the Italian streets in “A Room with a View” – my favorite M-I film and a wonderful “escape” movie. What’s yours?


  15. Debbie Kaste
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 02:14:44

    Beautiful piece, Lynne:) Simply elegant, actually! Love the little flower in her hat.


  16. Shelly Schmidt
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 03:14:50

    I love this wonderful project!


  17. Ira
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 09:18:37

    Absolutely fabulous! Love the pearl clasp, makes a wonderful detail!


  18. Dot Arnott
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 13:05:57

    Classy tote bag Lynne, and I love the way you have accessorised the hat.



  19. Shelley
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 13:57:16

    Oh Lynne, it is lovely!


  20. Cathy
    Feb 19, 2011 @ 15:10:20

    Very pretty.


  21. Susan Reaney
    Feb 21, 2011 @ 03:57:03

    my goodness…that is so lovely!


  22. Shar B
    Feb 22, 2011 @ 02:31:14

    Beautifully done! Great image and I love the elegant lace!


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