The Letters They Wrote

Oxford Impressions’ London Telegraph is such a fun set to work with. As I mentioned in the post “Devoted To His Work” you can create Steampunk artwork but with a set like London Telegraph, there are so many possibilities.  This man and woman had to come together on one piece of artwork and wanting to create something in sharp contrast to Devoted To His Work I set about making a Valentine altered canvas.An art friend beautifully wrapped a gift for me in some stunning tissue paper which I knew I could re-purpose. The style suited the Victorian style of the stamps.
On this altered canvas I dipped into other Oxford Impressions’ sets to help tell their story.
Bundle of Letters – A Season Of Giving
Beloved – A Fair Lady
Valentine – BonBon
Pen – Travel Journal
Handwritten Letter – Beloved
The dashing man in her life.Valentine decorated with a game spinner and heart shaped brad.This stamp is so beautiful and so useful. I stamped it a few times to create a bundle of love letters with the addition of a stamped pen. What is unseen is the stamped handwritten letter on the interior of the canvas. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day and remember, if you would like a chance to win the mini Valentine candy I am offering then all you need to do is leave your name in the previous post before midnight.

43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy Evans
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 12:48:55

    Great piece of recycling with the tissue which works beautifully with the images. Lovely composition. Tracy x


  2. Florence
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 12:58:28

    Hi Lynne. Happy Valentine’s Day! Super project. Great “repurposing”.
    Regards Florence x


  3. Dee @ A Lapin Life
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 13:14:58

    This is gorgeous! I love the added pink lace and cameo.



  4. Marilyn J. Rock
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 13:31:08

    Brilliant Lynne! I love this! xxoo


  5. may
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 13:34:21

    O My Word…STUNNING! Fabulous creation x x Hugs May x x x


  6. Jingle
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 13:34:25

    This is SO beautiful!


  7. Anne Campbell
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 13:49:39

    This is so beautiful, the images are lovely. Also lots of little areas to catch the eye, Thank you,Lynne, love from Anne xx


  8. 2amscrapper
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 14:58:55

    love this–one of my faves from you! Happy Valentine’s Day!


  9. therese ERcolani
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 15:19:54

    Oh I like this!! The pink really helps the images stand out!!


  10. Queenie
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 15:34:14

    What beautiful treasure!! Enjoy!!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


  11. Ephemera
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 16:01:56

    This is a beautiful showcase for the stunning oxford inmpressions stamps. You have such a light touch when creating your artwork, just the right amount of stamping and embellishments, perfect. xx


  12. Yvonne Whaley
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 16:04:54

    Love how you made this awesome piece, its gorgeous, the stamps look fab.
    Yvonne x


  13. gerri herbst
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 16:12:35

    dear Lynne,
    So happy you received my little valentine…. That was quick only mailed it at the end of last week!
    Yes you can use my email address as before. Yahoo cleared it up.
    Wishing you a delightful day . Sending kisses on the blogger airways to you!
    take care, gerri


  14. Yvonne Garner
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 16:25:08

    What a romantic piece, Lynne! I love how you re-purposed the tissue paper! Happy Valentine’s Day! Yvonne


  15. craftytrog
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 17:21:21

    Lynne, this is a truly beautiful piece of art, & so romantic! I love the little bundle of letters! x


  16. Jude Armstrong
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 17:49:27

    This is absolutely stunning love how youve used the various stamps.They are gorgeous though hard to resist!Happy Valentines day


  17. The Scrap Yard
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 18:29:44

    I love all the stamping around the frame and the little cameo on the lady! The whole piece is lovely!


  18. Valerie-Jael
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 18:46:07

    Beautiful canvas, love the stamps you have used! Valerie


  19. Diane
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 19:20:53

    Beautiful Lynn, I love all the tiny details you added to this. Happy Valentines Day!


  20. suzy quaife
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 19:47:16

    Dear Lynn
    I know little about the papers but the composition and choice of papers so suits your beautiful theme of Letters.
    Have a wonderful day and thanks for going in my Giveaway!
    I’m wishing you the very best luck!


  21. Avril
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 20:22:39

    Lynne, I love the way your pieces always tell a story. Beautifully stamped and embelisshed.
    Avril xx


  22. alma
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 20:26:05

    Very beautiful I adore it


  23. Silvia(Barnie)
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 20:30:50

    Wow, Lynne, you’ve created an outstanding piece with this wonderful plate.


  24. Sue
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 21:01:05

    Very clever Lynne, as usual.


  25. Dorthe
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 21:11:24

    Lynne ,this is stunning- such wonderful stamps, that you cleverly worked into this romantic piece. Love your bundles of love notes, and the sweet feather -you are alwayes getting such fabolous results with stamping, dear.
    Hugs and a beautiful evening to you.


  26. valerie
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 22:23:50

    A fabulous romantic collage of images and embellishments! Happy Valentine’s Day Lynne:)
    Val x


  27. PetraB
    Feb 14, 2012 @ 22:58:44

    Happy Valentine’s Day! Your beautiful collage is absolutely delightful.


  28. Sharon
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 03:42:28

    Oh fantastic Lynne – great images and love the frame and embellishments!!


  29. Cricket aka Gypsea Nurse
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 04:23:02

    Hope you had a wonderful day!!


  30. michele s
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 06:01:43

    how do you keep doing it Lynne? this is so beautiful, romantic and sweet. love all the layers and special touches. xo


  31. Hazel
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 07:56:45

    A beautiful romantic canvas Lynne.
    xxx Hazel.


  32. Sandy
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 09:05:53

    Wow Lynne this is a dream.
    Stunning stamping work. Love it. xoxo


  33. Ira
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 11:35:53

    Awesome creation Lynne, love that little cameo and feather, such a nice touch, and I really love how you make such good use of your stamps, very creative!! Hugs, Ira x


  34. Marjie Kemper
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 12:38:48

    This is terrific, Lynne! Besides your beautiful stamping, I am loving her little brooch and the metal spinner, too.


  35. MarieS.
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 16:14:40

    Your altered canvas turned out beautifully,dear Lynne.
    Have a great evening,


  36. Joanna K
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 20:50:34

    Beautiful canvas! Love the feather – adds a really elegant touch! Belated Valentine’s Day wishes! 😉 xx


  37. JeanFB
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 21:18:36

    A beautiful piece – love that packet of letters!


  38. Nancy Maxwell James
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 23:21:32

    such a fantastic set…love the old time faces and what you created. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 🙂 xoxo


  39. trisha too
    Feb 15, 2012 @ 23:25:32

    Beautiful, Lynne!



  40. starr
    Feb 16, 2012 @ 14:23:46

    Such elegance, Lynne your attention to detail is makes your art touch my heart. Starr


  41. Penny
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 18:31:17

    Such a terrific altered canvas – you are doing some great pieces with that OI set!


  42. Sharron / Sharrahug
    Feb 19, 2012 @ 02:36:28

    This is beautifully done, Lynne! Lovely work!


  43. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Feb 23, 2012 @ 04:54:07

    That’s a fantastic canvas, Lynne! I love it!


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