In The Company of Ladies

I dipped into Divas D’Este’s vaults for this collage sheet. Normally when creating for them I am working with their latest releases however this CS caught my eye, Regency Fashion Era. The images are so beautiful that there was no doubt that they would be the focal point for all the cards and the addition of  stamped elements  doesn’t detract from them in any way.
This collection of cards uses Ella Blue papers and scraps of Divas D’Este’s French Script and other text CS.
This image with the lady opening a book had to have the stamped ink bottle, quill and open book. The touches of red were also picked from the image with a corner accent and fabric ribbon sticker under the image.The book is layered onto a scrap from Divas French Script and by using silicone glue it creates dimension on the open book.
Is this her diary or a favourite book she holds in her hand and is this the same item that is on the table in the above image I wonder?A feather tucked behind the stamped image brings a touch of elegance and whimsy. The third card has a slightly more sombre feel to it so instead of red accents I used cream and chocolate brown.This image really pops. I could imagine this image on a Christmas card. Lace, red paper flower, scrap from another Divas CS and stamped label accent this image .
A wide band of blue lace peeks from under the stamped image.The final card is possibly my favourite as the colours appeal to me, coffee and taupe.The stamps I used were so perfect to marry up with the Divas D’Este CS.As a stamper I am well aware that when stamps are used we are curious as to the stamp company. On all the cards I used stamps from Oxford Impressions‘ Regency Fashion and Jane Austen. It is the norm for me to always pick the eras of the 20s and 30s but I enjoyed working with these gentle ladies. Lynne x

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cath
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:23:11

    Love these, Lynne – so French and so evocative. The ribbons make all the difference. Love the way you used them. I’m in French mode, anyway, cos I’m going next week, lol, so this is just my cup of tea 🙂 Love the browns and sepias, btw x


  2. Debbie
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:28:01

    So elegant and delicate, Lynne! Love the softness and vintage feel! Great details and design! Love them all!


  3. Marilyn J. Rock
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:30:59

    Lynne; just gorgeous and I love how you share your process with us. You have such an elegant style to your art! Beautiful! xxoo


  4. Valerie-Jael
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:47:14

    Beautiful, elegant cards! Valerie


  5. Tracy Evans
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:50:48

    Wow you have been busy. Lovely pieces, love the vintage feel and the pop of colour is perfect. Tracy x


  6. Tracy Evans
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:52:06

    Wow you have been busy. Lovely pieces with a lovely vintage feel. Love the pop of colour. Tracy x


  7. LaVerne
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:52:51

    Lynne, the cards are just beautiful…Pride and Prejudice has been one of my very favorite books since the first time I read it…your cards put me in the mood to read it again. Lovely work with perfect combinations of colors and details. Thanks for stopping by on Pink Saturday. I’ll add your name to the hat for the drawing for the giftaway Pink Altered Book. Have a Pink Week from start to finish.


  8. craftytrog
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 16:59:28

    You’ve created such beautiful art with those lovely images Lynne! Wonderfully embellished too!
    Hope you’re having a good weekend! I’ve spent the day at The Craft Barn, who were having a Crafty Individuals day. Jean & Malcom were there, it was lovely catch up with them, & to see Jean creating wonderful artwork! x


  9. craftytrog
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 17:00:20

    Oops! Can’t spell Malcolm! ;o)


  10. Rob
    Aug 06, 2011 @ 23:09:43

    You’ve been very busy Lynne, your cards are so lovely as always. I so love the feminine feel of all of your work. Thanks for the inspiration.


  11. gerri herbst
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 03:48:35

    dearest Lynne,
    Each and every one of these is a masterpiece. I cant pick a favorite at all. I will have to come back eand savor the. You always have some beautiful to look at and I am so glad I visit. take care, gerri


  12. giogio
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 06:35:10

    I’m drooling over your cards, don’t know wich one to chhose…these are so beautiful!


  13. Cyn Schelzig
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 07:24:58

    oooo what pretty pieces!! Love the color combinations that you used here and that dark brown ribbon is tied so nicely:)


  14. michele s
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 07:34:32

    ah! more delicious artwork by you! it is such a delight to visit here. xo


  15. Ira
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 08:02:52

    How lovely to see your fantastic Jane Austen creations Lynne! You know my fondness of JA! I recently saw “Becoming Jane” and your work reminds me so much of that movie, too. Lovely, all of them! Hugs, Ira


  16. Martina
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 08:30:46

    Great Jane Austen pieces, Lynne! What a wonderful design and so clever using your stamps.

    Wish you a nice sunday my friend.


  17. supersnooky13
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 11:01:54

    such a lovely visit, as always…I don’t know how you do it to me time and time again.
    Wonderful images, I LOVE the movement of the Haute Nouveauté stamp…
    Your embellishments are always so perfect…just enough to complement your main image but never to overwhelm it…The first two have to be my favorites though; brilliant use of the book and quill, then to continue on and see her hold the book, and the repeat of the feather….beautiful work my darling girl….


  18. Jan hennings
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 11:25:04



  19. Willy
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 15:44:15

    What a wonderful set of elegant cards, Lynne!


  20. Cindy Adkins
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 16:01:12

    Oh these are so beautiful! I love that brown ribbon–it is so perfect~What exquisite creations, my friend!!!



  21. Dot Arnott
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 17:42:20

    All exquisite cards Lynne.



  22. Ali Manning
    Aug 07, 2011 @ 18:44:58

    What a beautiful and elegant collection, Lynne!


  23. Shar_B
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 00:30:52

    Lovely! Fab era and awesome cards!


  24. gerriherbst
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 02:00:44

    dear Lynne,
    I will be on vacation for 10 days, so my commenting my be off and on. I promise dearie to look at all your posts when I return. take care


  25. Sharon
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 02:39:39

    Just beautiful Lynne! You have such a range of gorgeous lace and embellishemtns to go with these lovely ladies. I love seeing your new creations – always so feminine.


  26. Connie
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 03:28:33

    You really took me back in time with your ladies! Your delicate stamps and accents were a perfect addition to the images. I love the book, it was perfect and I never would have thought of that. You continue to amaze me!


  27. PetraB
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 13:26:09

    Beautiful Ladies and beautiful cards


  28. Jack
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 15:48:13

    Just so beautiful Again it’s your little additions that make all the difference. xx


  29. Marilou
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 16:19:07

    These are beautiful Lynne, I love the colors of the chocolate and soft blues! Yummy! Hugs and have a great week! Marilou


  30. Marjie Kemper
    Aug 08, 2011 @ 18:39:26

    Each one has so much detail! Love the idea that she picked up the book from the table and is carrying it off somewhere… that deep brown goes so well with these and I do love the feather!


  31. Penny
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 02:42:44

    Fantastic pairing of images and stamps – they compliment each other so well!


  32. MarieS.
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 06:46:15

    What a beautiful set of cards,Lynne!!! So very elegant.


  33. 2amscrapper
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 11:09:13

    These are lovely!


  34. Marie
    Aug 09, 2011 @ 13:05:05

    What a beautiful array of of elegant ladies ! each card tells it’s own story . Each lad perfectly poised without a smile but an intriguing guile ( oh dear that rhymes ) what secrets do they have ? Beautiful work Lynne colours, images and beautiful papers and lace, all with your wonderful finesse and amazing storytelling abilities.



  35. e
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 11:23:19

    Love your blog!


  36. Dorthe
    Aug 11, 2011 @ 08:35:01

    Dear Lynne,
    OH they are beautiful, love the images, and how you so wonderful added them on each lovely background- they are elegant, and so LOVELY old fashioned.


  37. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 08:52:56

    These are just beautiful, dear Lynne!


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