Marie Learns To Type

Trishia at French Kissed Postcards is known for her generosity, making available a free scan every Monday but for the month of February she went a step further by giving a free image away daily. Then if that were not enough fun she set up two competitions one of which is “Kissed Again” (all details available at Trishia’s French Kissed Postcard’s Blog). Trishia asks that we create something with one of her scans (free or purchased). I was keen to join in with this but as tends to be the case, life gets in the way resulting in less time for creating so I decided to double up Kissed Again with a swap which was organised by  Gerri.  Gerri sent us a fun pack of crafty bits:- an image, old sheet music, little plastic flowers, a stamped butterfly, etc, etc. The idea of the swap, to make something using at least 4-5 items from the pack before the deadline of 20th March.
As I was pushed for time I was unable to set about creating anything elaborate so I settled on another Journal. This stunning image is from Trishia at FKP and I have listed the items I used from Gerri’s crafty pack.I am not particularly drawn to blue but I have to say that I do like blue when it is that Robin Egg blue, that is appealing, I also liked the name of this paint, Pompadour Blue!
From the pack I received from Gerri I used
. fabric type of paper (don’t know its source)
. lace (used as corner accent)
. German scrap
. sheer ribbon (used to tie around the spine of the notebook)
That lovely decorative stamp is from Oxford Impressions’ Court of Versailles plate.
The postcard back is from French Kissed Postcards.
Finally I am linking this to Beverly’s wonderful Pink Saturday. This week it is not only all about pink but also green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day, so with my Journal having touches of pink and green I am linking it up.
Have a wonderful weekend.

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie-Jael
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 19:12:44

    Lovely piece, very elegant! Valerie


  2. Tracy Evans
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 19:13:40

    Fabulous image, love her typewriter and the gold trim is gorgeous. Tracy x


  3. marjiekemper
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 19:36:03

    Beautiful creation, Lynne. I love the way you used the German scrap across the photo and the way you used Gerri’s soft white textured paper. I’m posting mine next week. Love seeing what everyone’s done with her goodies!


  4. Avril
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 19:45:02

    I love the image and fabulous trims you have used Lynne. It would be a pleasure to write in this journal.
    Avril xx


  5. craftytrog
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 19:54:23

    Perfect in every way Lynne! xx


  6. may
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 20:14:12

    Beautiful creation Lynne! love the image and the trims, Hugs May x x x


  7. The Scrap Yard
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 20:41:48

    Ohhh, so pretty. I downloaded that picture too. So cute! l Love th


  8. The Scrap Yard
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 20:42:57

    Oops. I was trying to say I love the elegant simplicity.


  9. Kim Dellow
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 20:47:34

    Wonderful Lynne, love the image. Kim


  10. Cynthia Schelzig
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 20:51:08

    I just got caught up on all the pieces of lovliness that I missed while I was hold up in my laboratory…wonderful work as always Lynne….


  11. MarieS.
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 21:12:09

    Again a very lovely piece,Lynne.
    Have a great weekend.


  12. Florence
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 22:10:11

    Another beautiful project Lynne. Have a great weekend.
    Regards Florence xx


  13. Grace P
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 23:15:54

    I love Marie! That is so fun I adore what you made. Hpapy Pink Saturday and Happy St. Patricks Day. Grace


  14. Yvonne G
    Mar 16, 2012 @ 23:55:21

    So sweet! Love what you put together here!


  15. LaVoice
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 00:43:13

    Great talent and creativity. You are doing a super job.


  16. Eve
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 04:00:04

    how beautiful! Luv the white sheer ribbon as the final touch! 🙂


  17. cheryl
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 08:50:32

    oh this is so beautiful Hun,you really do create such delicate,and gorgeous,items,love that white sheer ribbon,hugs Cherylxxxxx


  18. stempelchaotin
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 09:30:32

    Oh Lynne what a dream.
    Really really beautiful.
    Love the image.

    Have a lovely weekend my friend. xoxo


  19. Dru
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 14:04:50

    Gorgeous piece Lynne, and I know what you mean about life eating up time. Happy Pink Saturday to you, Dru


  20. marti
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 15:15:12

    Hi Lynne, I entered this myself. Wasn’t it fun! Your journal is lovely, so creative. I love the image of Marie typing! I made a 3D bird cage. I posted it for PS also, so I hope you;ll take a peek. Happy Pink St. Patrick’s Day Saturday. ~Marti


  21. Diane
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 16:58:19

    How fun Lynne! I took part in the same challenge with Gerri. Love what you made with your pieces!


  22. Tobi and the Pixies
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 21:55:04

    Sooo Pretty!Happy SPD and Pink Saturday!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!


  23. Ira
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 09:00:20

    When I first read your title, I knew immediately which image you had used for this lovely piece Lynne! Love that gold trim! Hugs, Ira x


  24. Ali Manning
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 12:47:28

    Such a beautiful piece, Lynne!


  25. Dollys daydreams
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 14:50:45

    Lynne I love how the few embellishments although beautiful draw the eye to the fabulous stamped image which I have to say is breathtaking , another fabulous creation.



  26. Shelly Schmidt
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 17:19:00

    This is just beautiful! I love the softness of the embellishments and the background and love love the focal image. I will have to stop by and visit Trishia and her images and postcards- that is on my bucket list to try a postcard!


  27. Silvia(Barnie)
    Mar 18, 2012 @ 19:32:01

    Fantastic use of all the elements, great card.


  28. trisha too
    Mar 20, 2012 @ 02:38:52

    Lovely. Lynne, you brought all these bits together beautifully! And pompadour blue, how perfect is that???



  29. Sharon
    Mar 21, 2012 @ 22:43:50

    I’ve been away for a few days so I’m catching up on posts!! This is just stunning Lynne – how beautiful & the “Marie” image is just gorgeous & I love the fabric book cover. Love what you have done with Gerri’s Stash – she was so kind to send me a package to join in the fun as well!! Love this Lynne!!


  30. Michele
    Mar 22, 2012 @ 19:28:20

    I love your book cover. I specially love the image you used, so lovely.
    I so enjoyed playing with Gerri’s goodies and really enjoyed seeing what everyone else created.
    Have a great rest of the week.


  31. Brenda Brown
    Mar 23, 2012 @ 23:55:19

    Love your journal Lynne you have created something so beautiful with Gerri’s bits and pieces. I loved the way I had to really think about how I could use everything.
    hugs {brenda xox


  32. PetraB
    Mar 26, 2012 @ 22:27:46

    So lovely and beautiful, it is wonderful how you incorporated Gerri’s crafty bits.


  33. Diane
    Mar 27, 2012 @ 17:18:22

    So pretty Lynne! I love the clean look with the beauty really standing out against the white.


  34. Penny
    Apr 07, 2012 @ 11:29:32

    Such a fun way to use Trishia’s postcard, Lynne! I love your notebooks!


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