A Stroll With Jane

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
Jane Austen always conjures up images of gentle romance, of frivolity and charm. Certainly the Jane Austen stamp set  from Oxford Impressions brings to mind such notions. As an avid reader I was particular drawn to this set, with stamps such as a book, quill and ink bottle, a quote about reading and the most charming stamp of a lady reading.
The first piece I made with this set is an altered canvas.The book pages were painted with a  mixture consisting of pink acrylic with a glazing medium.As usual, when dimension is required I used silicone glue to raise the stamped image.Painted German Scrap, salmon pink ribbon and stamped and painted roses embellish the canvas.Ink pot and quill.
This will sit propped up on my bookcase. Time for me to leave you so I can go and read a good book. Lynne x

Linking to Pink Saturday


40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. craftytrog
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:33:08

    So beautiful Lynne! I have to get that set of stamps, as I’m a huge JA fan! xx


  2. valerie.Jael
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 15:33:51

    Just wonderful. Love the colour, composition, and of course, Jane Austen. Simply great Lynne! Valerie


  3. Jingle
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:03:21

    I SOOOO SO SO SO love this! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!


  4. Marilyn Rock
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:20:23

    A lovely stamp set and your art to go with it is beautiful!


  5. Ira
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:50:47

    Oh Lynne! You made something inspired by one of my favourite authors!! I’m soooooo familiar with that quote!! (anyone fond of reading would agree, LOL!) Superb job, really love this!! Ira x


  6. Dot Arnott
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 16:56:52

    Very cleverly done Lynne as per usual. It looks like decoupage.



  7. Lucy Edmondson
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 19:13:39

    Oh Lynne, this is absolutely glorious! Right up my street,

    Lucy x


  8. Beverly G
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 20:01:31

    This is a absolute wonderful piece for so many different reasons. So well thought out and put together!


  9. JeanFB
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 20:45:40

    Wow, so very beautiful! I just love the way you’ve put these images together – what a gorgeous adornment for your bookshelf!


  10. dollys daydreams
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 21:03:39

    Beautifully inspired piece Lynne reminiscent of times gone by and so superbly executed.



  11. Sharon
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 22:31:12

    Beautiful creation Lynne!


  12. Jan Hennings
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 22:44:32

    gorgeous! Love the soft pink 🙂


  13. gerri herbst
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 23:10:53

    I love the soft colors you used , very appropriate for the image. I adore the text frame too. Im an avid reader so I really get this too. Beautiful piece my dear! take care, gerri


  14. Annette G
    Apr 29, 2011 @ 23:11:01

    Oh wow Lynne this is so very beautiful. Annette x


  15. Diane
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 03:21:54

    Gorgeous Lynne, I love the colors and the composition. I will have to check into Silicone glue, I’ve not seen it, sounds great for dimension.


  16. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 04:39:02

    Lynne, That’s a wonderful stamp set and your canvas turned out so lovely!
    Have a great weekend!


  17. Marie
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 06:55:29

    Beautiful creation,Lynne!! Have a lovely weekend.


  18. Cindy Adkins
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 13:58:42

    Hi Lynne,
    How totally breathtaking!!! I love this piece! Happy Pink Saturday, dear friend.


  19. Dru
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 14:13:40

    Hi Lynne – thank you so much for visiting and saying hello. Your creation is lovely. I had not thought of using silicone glue to pop up an image – it looks wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday to you…


  20. Jack
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 14:39:54

    Noooooooo~!!!!! You’ve used a real copy of Pride and Prejudice for this!!! You do know I live just up the road from Jane Austin’s house. I shan’t be able to visit her now, lol!!! But saying all that this is a fabulous canvas and I’m sure she would have loved it.
    Jack xx


  21. Martina
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 14:44:25

    This looks absolutely gorgeous, Lynne!
    I love it!

    Have a wonderful weekend my dear
    MARTINA oxo


  22. trisha too
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 15:15:09

    This is so feminine and pretty–fantastic!

    Jane is one of my favorites, so you had me looking for sure when I saw your post on the Gingersnap group!



  23. AJ
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 15:46:15

    Wow, Lynne, I love what you have done, i love how you brought the regency look to your work, the colors give the perfect balance.
    P.S.: thanks for your lovely little notes on my blog, i appreciate your comments as always, i think you are a wonderful creator of art.


  24. Mis sChar
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 16:37:28

    Beautiful, I love the dimension of the piece and who doesn’t love Jane. Thanks so much for sharing.


  25. Daniella
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 20:00:04

    Oooohhhh!!! I LOVE it! the indentation and the beautiful lady stamp! The book paper, just gorgeous!!
    Happy pink Saturday!!


  26. Dot Hay
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 20:47:49

    That is very clever Lynne, looks really lovely


  27. ~Shabby Delights~
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 21:24:19

    Love Jane Austin & Pride & Prejudice. Your altered canvas is amazing with its pinks blush.
    Thanx for popping by,


  28. michele
    Apr 30, 2011 @ 22:48:26

    this is so pretty and so perfect i absolutely adore it!


  29. Terri Morse
    May 01, 2011 @ 02:52:49

    Your art piece is wonderful. What a terrific stamp set! Happy Pink Saturday! Terri


  30. Sheila Alford
    May 01, 2011 @ 03:01:00

    You blog is just beautiful, you are so creative. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments. Hope you have a wonderful pink Saturday.
    Blessings, Sheila


  31. Susan Reaney
    May 01, 2011 @ 05:52:04

    I really love that. The colors are phenomenal and you described your techniques so well. I really appreciate that!!!


  32. Shar B
    May 01, 2011 @ 14:14:30

    A lovely a beautiful piece! Love how you altered the frame. Of course, anything to do with books I think is fab 🙂


  33. cheryl
    May 01, 2011 @ 21:28:28

    oh wow hun,you this is just amazing,just love how you have altered that frame,just stunning,love hugs cheryl xxxxx


  34. Sandi
    May 01, 2011 @ 21:46:22

    Hi Lynne,
    Your stamp is lovely and very creative! Thanks for sharing and for your visit. Hope you enjoyed your Pink Saturday weekend.



  35. Janina
    May 02, 2011 @ 05:51:13

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Thanks for visiting. Great post.


  36. Joyce M
    May 02, 2011 @ 14:12:40

    Simple but elegant. Love your blog.
    Joyce M


  37. Marjie Kemper
    May 02, 2011 @ 14:20:13

    This is so beautiful! Love that painted scrap hanging above her.


  38. Lynn Stevens
    May 02, 2011 @ 16:52:48

    How did I miss this? beautiful Lynne!
    hugs Lynn


  39. Alexa Noble
    May 05, 2011 @ 12:12:36

    What a lovely piece – so delicate. Live life pink!


  40. Penny
    May 10, 2011 @ 20:38:56

    I love this one, Lynne! Any Jane project just had to have book text – it’s a wonderful canvas.


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