A Vintage Year

Hello Everyone
This is another Crafty Individuals post. It was fortunate that when I received the new releases from Jean and Malcolm that I was able to create a few bits ‘n’ pieces to share with you over this period when no crafting is taking place.
CI-348, Β is an Elements set.Last year when I was in Dunelm I spied some wooden plaques that were on sale. I should have taken a “Before” photo but you will know what I mean when I describe them as suitable for kitchen areas and depicting French, Art Nouveau style advertisements.
I used all the stamps from the set on this plaque.I didn’t want to completely obliterate the advertisement on the plaque so I only applied washes of Gesso and on top of that I dripped Rose walnut tint to represent the appearance of a spilt glass of Bordeaux.A pocket was made for the Menu by tearing a small wax pocket which I distressed adding a piece of torn ephemera and stamping the decorative stamp from the set onto the wax pocket.
The vintage Bingo counter is a bit of tongue in cheek fun as today is my birthday and I was born in 1968…oops, maybe a Lady shouldn’t reveal her age!The Menu (tag) can be removed from the pocket and a message could be written on the rear. Although this set comes to mind for anyone who appreciates fine wines I’d say it has broader uses. I like the French feel to this set even though I am not a drinker and it would be excellent if hosting a summer party or it could be lovely for a Father’s Day card/project.
Thank you for taking the time to continue to visit my Blog and please know that when I am able to do so I read the lovely comments you leave for me.
P.S. This is a little note I’ve added to this scheduled post to say Thank You for the lovely birthday wishes and also for the beautiful cards, artwork and gifts I have received. All of this has helped to make my day very special so thank you from the bottom of my heart. Lynne x

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracy Evans
    May 30, 2012 @ 21:38:03

    This is gorgeous Lynne, love your rose drips to represent the spillage of wine, perfect. The pocket is a lovely touch and I love the layout. Take care. Tracy xc


  2. Lucy Edmondson
    May 30, 2012 @ 21:40:02

    This is fabulous! It is so evocative of the sort of menus I see when I go to France. Happy Birthday! Hope you have managed to have a good one,

    Lucy x


  3. Florence
    May 30, 2012 @ 22:22:16

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Lynne this is gorgeous. Definately got a french feel about it.
    Take care,
    Florence xx


  4. Marilyn J. Rock
    May 30, 2012 @ 22:36:38

    Happy Birthday to you! This creation is absolutely gorgeous!


  5. suzy quaife
    May 30, 2012 @ 22:51:30

    Oh Lynne what a wonderful post by a wonderful girl who is not a Vintage girl yet!
    Wishing you a most wonderful and Happy Birthday dear friend and to be able to share it here with all of your bloggy friends makes it even more special.
    Your creation is another beauty!
    Sending you big French birthday hugs and kisses,


  6. Yvonne G
    May 31, 2012 @ 00:51:08

    Just gorgeous Lynne! I am so sorry I did not know it was your birthday! Wishing you a year ahead filled with pure joy my dear friend. Best wishes, Yvonne


  7. ella
    May 31, 2012 @ 01:02:25

    Happy Birthday Lynne! I hope your day is special~ Your work is so beautiful…thanks for sharing info on the details! πŸ˜€ @>—-


  8. stempelchaotin
    May 31, 2012 @ 05:23:33

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    Your work is a dream. Love the little bottles. Gorgeous.



  9. Valerie-Jael
    May 31, 2012 @ 08:23:37

    Happy Birthday from me, too! Valerie


  10. Annie
    May 31, 2012 @ 09:28:38

    Hi Lynne fistly I wanted to say ‘Happy birthday’. This is a gorgeous creation. I love all the elements and they are pieced together in your own fantastic style.

    Best wishes……Annie


  11. craftytrog
    May 31, 2012 @ 09:34:33

    Another beautiful, inspiring project Lynne, I love the little pocket idea
    Alison xx


  12. Ira
    May 31, 2012 @ 09:39:02

    This is so beautiful Lynne, this would have looked so good on the dining tables of yore. Gorgeous work!


  13. Gisèle Loiselle
    May 31, 2012 @ 10:16:22

    oh my gosh…I want this !!! LOL….this is sooooo gorgeous…as a french wine lover, I am absolutely delighted with this….wow, wow, wow….sending another big kiss your way…


  14. valerie
    May 31, 2012 @ 10:34:20

    You’ve done a fabulous job with these stamps Lynne, very French feel and is making me look forward to my holiday πŸ™‚
    Val x


  15. may
    May 31, 2012 @ 11:01:09

    Gorgeous inspiring creation… love it!!! perfect piece for the dining table..& wine of course!! Brillant!! Hugs May x x x


  16. Diane
    May 31, 2012 @ 11:08:52

    This is lovely Lynne, the fussy cut bottles are awesome.


  17. Sharon
    May 31, 2012 @ 11:27:08

    Gorgeous creation as always! Hope you have a very happy & wonderful birthday Lynne!!!


  18. The Scrap Yard
    May 31, 2012 @ 12:19:56

    fabulous, Lynne. I love how you cut out all the bottles. Isn’t altering so fun? I love putting gesso all over something and giving it a fresh new start!


  19. Cindy Adkins
    May 31, 2012 @ 13:42:50

    Hi Lynne!
    How fabulous! I adore all those bottles~they are amazing! I hope you had a Happy Birthday filled with joy and happiness!!!


  20. Chris
    May 31, 2012 @ 14:12:23

    What a fabulous piece, Lynne. So much work as obviously gone into this. Love the soft colours and the gauze.


  21. Martina
    May 31, 2012 @ 16:01:43

    My dear Lynne,
    Happy Birthday to you. I hope you had a wonderful day?

    I waited until today to write to you because I am a little worried: I have sent you a package for your birthday. I’ve sent it on 8th May to you. Did you get anything?
    I pray that it isn`t lost!

    By the way: I love your new creation! The stamps are great.
    MARTINA oxo


  22. Sophie
    May 31, 2012 @ 16:10:40

    Eine wundervolle Kreation, liebe Lynne. Die herrlichen Weinflaschen sind perfekt in Szene gesetzt. Und die Farben großartig gewÀhlt.

    Ich hoffe, du hattest einen wunderschΓΆnen Geburtstag, und ich wΓΌnsche dir nachtrΓ€glich noch alles Gute, weiterhin viel KreativitΓ€t und Liebe, und ganz viel Gesundheit.
    Umarmungen und Grüße von Sophie


  23. Anni
    May 31, 2012 @ 16:54:12

    Dear Lynne a fantastic and very beautiful new piece you have made, love the menu tag and pocket to put it in, your bottle stamp are wonderful and so are the way you have used them, belated happy birthday.
    Hugs Anni


  24. Susan Bain
    May 31, 2012 @ 19:35:19

    Oh Lynne, happy birthday! Your plaque is gorgeous, love the removable menu and your ’68’ vintage bingo counter. Hope you’ve had a lovely day. xx


  25. Dorthe
    May 31, 2012 @ 19:38:04

    Dearest Lynne ,happy belated birthday my dear friend.- I don`t know what have happened to me, making such a mess out of remembering that is was now, and not in april as I first thought-I`m so sorry – and will go write you in my wall calender, that follows me every year.
    Your creation is stunning, the background amazing with the colour of spilt bordeaux behind your wonderfully torn and inked waxed pocket.
    And I love the bottles lined up in the front- a gorgeous art piece.
    Birthday hug to you from Dorthe


  26. Debbie Kaste
    May 31, 2012 @ 23:07:22

    Lovely card and tag, Lynne and hope 2012 is a great year for you. Happy, Happy B-day!!!
    – DebbieK xo


  27. Terry
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 03:58:26

    Lynne, what a beautiful plaque! Love all those stamps and the menu is a great touch! I hope you are having a Happy Birthday and I sure have been thinking of you! Hugs my friend!


  28. Jennifer Ingle
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 15:46:25

    WOW! This is an amazing piece! I love the way you used the stamps!


  29. ella
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 17:40:11

    I love the depth of your work, so much detail! This one is amazing~ Wow Lynne, can’t wait to see what you will make next! πŸ˜€


  30. gerri h
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 00:12:25

    Happiest Birthday to you my dear…Love these tiny bottle, hope u didnt have to drink them all on yr birthday. LOL. take care, gerri


  31. Daniele
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 06:30:16

    I am so loving this Lynne, and I’m sorry these are belated birthday wishes, I don’t know why but I’m still not recieving your posts when I signed up as a follower, so I keep popping by via Jeans blog. I love what you have done with this stamp,
    have a lovely weekend


  32. Katie K
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 15:48:08

    Hi Lynne,
    Happy belated birthday. When I saw the release of this CI plate, it didn’t appeal to me much. But now I see how you use it, I see the potential. I just adore this plaque, so many details and well put together. I love the pull out menu and how you designed the bottle using wax paper. I can look at this picture over and over again.


  33. barnie
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 16:04:49

    It’s a wonderful creation with fabulous details.


  34. cheryl
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 20:46:15

    oh Hun,happy belated birthday,just adore this plaque Hun,the details are just incredible you are one,super talented artist,hugs Cherylxxxxxx


  35. Penny
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 12:59:57

    Such a fun piece, Lynne! I love the splotchy drip effect and I love that you’ve joined the ranks of the rest of us at (eek!) 44 :-). Happy Birthday!!


  36. Brenda Brown
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 16:04:07

    Such a serene and beautiful piece Lynne. Love it as always.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  37. Sue
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 16:07:50

    It’s stunning Lynne an as ever so much attention to detail.


  38. MarieS.
    Jun 06, 2012 @ 05:24:33

    Hi Lynne,
    hope you had a wonderful Birthday.Love your new creation.


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