Step Into the Garden Maude

I stumbled across this image recently and it caught my eye because I have it in stamp form (Oxford Impressions) but I liked the idea of working with this image on fabric. The colours came up beautifully which I was pleased with and creates a dramatic focal point against the pastel colours of the lace and beads. 
This heart is for an Aunt’s birthday as an alternative to a birthday card. It doesn’t show in the photograph but there is a padded appearance to this heart. They are such relaxing pieces to work on and ever so slightly addictive! A fabric rose was added to a lace applique, a bow formed from lace was also stitched to the heart and several beads stitched in clusters.
Lynne x

I am linking this to Pink Saturday.


41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marilyn Rock
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 15:25:38

    This is absolutely beautiful!


  2. Lynn Stevens
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 15:28:50

    What a beautiful gift, so much more than a card, something she can hang in her bedroom or bath. Have you added a scent to it? Fabulous work again Lynne!


  3. valerie.Jael
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 15:34:49

    Beautiful work! But I’m not so sure about it only being slightly addictive! Have a great Easter, Valerie


  4. Willy
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 15:45:32

    What a wonderful creation, Lynne! Great gift for your Aunt.


  5. craftytrog
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 15:58:39

    This is so beautiful Lynne! Your Aunt will treasure it! x


  6. Cindy Adkins
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 16:11:18

    Hi Lynne,
    This is so beautiful and I know that your Aunt will LOVE it so much. Wishing you a Happy Easter filled with JOY!!!
    Love & blessings,


  7. Robin
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 16:18:19

    What a beautiful gift for your Aunt! So soft and romantic looking.



  8. Marie
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 16:22:25

    What a beautiful treasure,Lynne!! This is so much better than a card and
    I’m sure your Aunt will love it.Love all the beading and the lace…..
    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Easter.


  9. CarolQ
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 16:24:32

    lucky aunty. love the stitched beads, really lifts it.


  10. Ira
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 16:36:16

    This is a real treasure Lynne, your aunt will be thrilled to bits when she gets this! Happy Easter, Ira x


  11. Shelly Schmidt
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 17:32:14

    Beautiful! What a great gift for your Aunt.


  12. dollys daydreams
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 17:48:16

    Oh Lynne this is just perfect can I become one of your aunts please . The image is perfect and I love the padded heart too so soft and feminine.



  13. Liz
    Apr 22, 2011 @ 20:28:50

    A truly fabulous gift for an Aunt and I am sure she’ll treasure it cos I know I would. Have a happy Easter x


  14. Terry
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 01:29:55

    Your aunt is going to love her heart birthday card! Beautiful! Have a wonderful Easter!


  15. Sharon
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 02:44:07

    Lynne that is so beautiful – all the lace is perfect for the image!


  16. crafty dawn
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 08:28:24

    What a lovely heart! I’m sure your aunt will love this. How did you print on to fabric Lynne?


  17. Hazel
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 08:37:36

    Your aunt will love this Lynne, it’s beautiful. Have a lovely Easter.
    xxx Hazel.


  18. Dot Arnott
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 08:57:10

    Gorgeous creation Lynne, I love everything about it.



  19. Chris
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 09:00:18

    How beautiful! The image is stunning and I love how you’ve clustered the beads. All that lace (sigh…………………)

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Chris x


  20. Shel
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 10:28:08

    This is stunning! I would really like to try this out myself!
    Have a Happy Easter…saw your link posted at the same time as mine.
    Shel from South Africa


  21. Jules
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 10:50:02

    Your auntie will love that …beautiful!


  22. Jan Hennings
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 11:13:30



  23. Ineke van den Akker
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 11:37:53

    So beautiful! Love it!


  24. Jeanie Callaghan
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 12:38:01

    What a beautiful gift! She will love it.


  25. Gabriela
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 14:11:06

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    So very romantic, love it!

    ~ Gabriela ~


  26. Sue
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 15:37:35

    I love the images you use and the projects are beautiful. Thanks for being so nice with your comments on my blog. I’ll certainly follow yours.


  27. The Artful Diva
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 17:50:39

    I love working with image transfers too. Have a great day!


  28. Coralie Cederna Johnson
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 18:07:42

    Really lovely images and projects!
    Happy Pink Saturday!


  29. Laura Lee
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 21:18:18

    Lynn I want to be your aunt too! You have a true talent knowing when to add and when to leave alone. I think the art of knowing restraint is a true gift. I am so happy you stopped by me or I may not have found you. Glad I did. Have a great holiday.



  30. Debbie Kaste
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 21:37:11

    So lovely, Lynne! Your aunt is going to LOVE it! It’s just incredibly dainty and have to love the pink;)

    – DebbieK x


  31. gerri herbst
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 22:35:05

    This is marvelous. I love the 3d ness of the heart. Quite beautiful.
    I love that image too. take care, gerri


  32. Jack
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 22:57:43

    Just stunning, you have a very lucky aunt.


  33. Daniella
    Apr 23, 2011 @ 23:07:13

    Hello Lynne!
    I’m the one who is sorry to cause confusion!! I am a very new blogger, only 3 months!! I’m trying to find my way and tell the people that inspire me hello!! Please forgive me!!
    I love your blog! It really is beautiful! This piece is amazing!
    Happy Pink Saturday!!


  34. Karena
    Apr 24, 2011 @ 00:18:24

    Lynne I am so happy to find you through Andrea…your site it is so romantic! Happy Easter!

    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my very Fashionable Giveaway from the French Basketeer!


  35. Susan Reaney
    Apr 24, 2011 @ 01:50:03

    That is just lovely, Lynne! The color is really a refreshing change.


  36. Julie Forest
    Apr 24, 2011 @ 04:03:55

    Absolutely stunning, Lynne! So soft and romantic! Love all the lace and the image is a gorgeous focal point! 🙂


  37. Denise
    Apr 24, 2011 @ 05:18:55

    breathtaking so feminine and delicate..Thank you for sharing ~ HPS & Happy Easter~


  38. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Apr 25, 2011 @ 04:56:19

    Lynne, Your aunt will be thrilled, that’s for sure. Your heart is beautiful and such a lovely gift.


  39. cheryl
    Apr 26, 2011 @ 19:19:38

    wow you have some stunning work on here hun just,sheer beauty,you have a real talent hun,just amazing bless your heart for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog love hugs cherylxxxx


  40. Penny
    Apr 28, 2011 @ 18:26:26

    All that gorgeous lace!!! I love the subtlety with just that little bit of pastel colours – they really draw your attention to the flowers in the pictures.


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