Come Away With Me (FSC #26)

Hello Everyone
I had a break from the previous fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenge so it is good to be back amongst my DT sisters. This fortnight Shirley is asking us to Let’s Get Messy and Inky. We welcome all nature of art at FSC but please remember to include stamping on your entry and of course, no digis allowed. As always there is a prize up for grabs so definitely worthwhile entering the challenge.
For my DT sample I selected an 8″x8″ canvas panel as my substrate. Now you might look at the finished result and not imagine it to be very messy or inky but my hands are proof that it was!
Gesso, walnut ink (dissolved crystals), Walnut Tintz, cream and portrait pink acrylics were applied to the canvas panel before stamping. Then I applied a stunningly ornate mask to create the pattern.  From there on I applied Golden Glass Bead Gel to the edges and once hardened Antique Gold acrylic was applied.
It might seem pointless to go to such lengths to then cover up with a large panel of lace but it is worth it as the lace allows a peek to the layer below and adds depth and interest.

All stamps – Oxford Impressions – Venezia This is an absolutely stunning set of stamps.

Then it moved onto decorating the top layer of the panel.
Dyed in baths of tea and coffee:- main panel of lace and lace to trim
Dyed in bath of tea with Distress Ink Tattered Rose – seam binding
Stained with Walnut Tintz – tassel.All of the stamped images (including the man and woman) were embossed with Distress e.p. and gold e.p. then the edges had paint smeared onto them. The piece of lace also had some acrylic treatment. Seam binding dyed and tied into a shabby bow to decorate some pendants. More of the dyed lace.  A metal fan painted with acrylics. This bead (thanks Sue) reminds me of the lanterns in old style lamp posts. and a white tassel stained to co-ordinate. We look forward to viewing your Let’s Get Messy and Inky artwork – I am sure you will have lots of fun with this challenge and messy fingers!
Please visit the FSC Blog (link at top of post) to read our rules of entry and to view the incredible DT samples from the other Fashionettes.  Would you like to be a Fashionette? If yes, then there is a DT call. All details are over at the FSC Blog.
Thank you for visiting and have a lovely Sunday.

43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dot L
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 12:17:00

    Hi Lynne…wow! The background is so lush and adds so much depth to the whole piece. Brown and pink are a beautiful combination and the beauty of inks is that everything can blend in sooo well. An absolutely stunning and finely detailed piece of art. Welcome back :)))
    Dot x


  2. Asia King (aka Joanna K)
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 12:18:37

    Oh my, this is gorgeous Lynne! I simply adore your romantic vintage style, gorgeous browns and pinks – so lovely! xx


  3. Shirley
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 12:24:39

    Beautiful Lynne so nice to see you back and with such a beautiful piece. Love the Golden glass bead gel around the edges.


  4. Sharon
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 12:42:13

    Love the background Lynne! A beautiful “inky” creation!


  5. 2amscrapper
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 13:35:55

    Stunning work. The background is beautiful and I love the ornate lace mask.


  6. Terry
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 14:05:50

    Love this, Lynne! The ornate lace masking is beyond stunning! I thought it was a lace piece or fabric! Every detail is incredible as always! Enjoy your Sunday!


  7. may
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 14:46:30

    Gorgeous work yet again Lynne… I love your vintage romantic style… the background is AmAzing and the use of lace is just perfect… Love it!!! Hugs May x x x


  8. Jennifer Ingle
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 14:58:18

    This is so beautiful! I really love the background you created!


  9. Florence
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 15:09:32

    Hi Lynne. Another gorgeous project. Lots of lovely detail. Yummy!
    Regards Florence xx


  10. Annie
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 15:53:35

    Hi Lynne. This is a stunning creation, with so much detail. The stamped images are gorgeous, certainly a set I will place on my wish list 🙂 thank you for sharing the techniques you used as it’s so useful. I love the gold edges of the stamped images as it really adds dimension. Wonderful, inspiring piece. X


  11. Silvia(Barnie)
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 16:00:19

    You’ve created an amazing canvas, love all the lace and elements.


  12. Elaine Wheeler
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 16:16:12

    How beautiful Lynne soft pinks and beige , gorgeous creation well done Hugs Elaine


  13. Ira
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 16:16:31

    Awesome creation again Lynne, you always know how to use your lace, such a perfect combination of stamps, colours and background. A true marvel!


  14. Meggymay
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 16:32:19

    Lynne this is totally gorgeous, amazing stamping and details.
    Yvonne/Meggymay x


  15. Sue C
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 17:10:37

    Gorgeous project Lynne, the background is amazing and the images are just the perfect compliment. Sue C x


  16. Valerie
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 17:13:00

    Wow Lynne this is absolutely gorgeous, I’ve been up close to all the photos and love the venetian scene and the metal fan with that fabulous bead!
    Val x


  17. Anni
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 17:13:29

    Very very beautiful made dear Lynne, the background is fantastic and everything is so romantic.


  18. baileyrosy
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 18:59:59

    Nothing is ever pointless in art ! i love this masterpiece and can only image how wonderful it was to get inky and messy and create something so sublime. “The amazing layers colouring and stamping are once gagging second to non ! Thank you for sharing this amazing piece of art with us a pure joy to behold.



  19. Angelica
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 19:22:20

    Gorgeous work!!!
    Just stunning….love it!


  20. Rita
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 19:29:35

    Wow Lynne. I absolutely adore what you’ve done here. Isn’t it wonderful when you see your ideas and hard work come to fruition. Stunning piece. Hugs Rita xxx


  21. Valerie-Jael
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 19:59:07

    Another wonderful piece! Valerie


  22. Cynthia
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 20:16:10

    A stunning piece Lynne! I love the kraft with pink combination.


  23. butterfly
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 20:30:12

    Gorgeous! Just love the vintage rose colour combined with earthy walnut stain and kraft. Off to check out Oxford Impressions (I know I’ve drooled over them before, but I’m on the verge of spending some serious money now I’ve seen this!).
    Alison x


  24. cheryl
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 21:03:18

    oh wow hun this is amazing gosh love the background on this Hun,and the detail as ever is just sheer class such an inspiration Hun hugs Cheryl xxxxxxxx


  25. Marjie Kemper
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 21:50:17

    Beautiful! Love how you treated the canvas itself, before all the ornamentation. And that fan goes perfectly with Venezia… I was fanning myself a lot there on vacation!


  26. jan1219J
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 01:27:33

    This is gorgeous and love the colors!


  27. CarolS
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 03:42:29

    Gorgeous! Your background is wonderful! I want to play with some canvas now! Your laces are always beautiful and I love that tassel!


  28. stempelchaotin
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 05:06:23

    Wow wow wow wow BEAUTIFUL !!!!!
    Amazing design and work Lynne. xoxo


  29. Hazel
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:19:12

    Gorgeous work as always Lynne. Beautiful images.
    xxx Hazel.


  30. Dorthe
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 08:24:50

    OH sweet Lynne, this is another stunning piece.
    All those layers of ink and paint made a fantastic background for your beautiful stamp, and later the lace. I love your dyed lace, it is wonderful colours you make, and the faces of her and him embossed are so lovely. You are truly beautifully back .
    Warm hug- from Dorthe


  31. Shar_B
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 11:42:13

    Very pretty! Love the layout!


  32. Shelly Schmidt
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:14:32

    WOw- I am very visual, so really enjoy that you have included visuals here! I am taking a class or two with Donna Downey today- my first canvas ever- so will learn a bit about creating them! Yours is absolutely gorgeous- and I will stop back after my class for a re-look! I especially love the edge and the laces- and the images and the tassel………


    Jul 16, 2012 @ 16:40:53

    absolutely beautiful Lynne, i love the rose pink its a charming vintage look
    hugs June xxx


  34. Cathy Calamas
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 17:44:49

    So pretty, such yummy layers!! Thx for stopping by my blog, too!


  35. Suze Bain
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 18:26:04

    Wow Lynne, this piece was gorgeous before you layered anything on top! It really tells a story, it’s such a romantic piece. Suze xx


  36. Avril B
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 18:40:23

    Hi Lynne, this is absolutely stunning. beautiful background and colours.
    I love the images you have used, and such gorgeous details.
    Avril xx


  37. trisha too
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:08:12

    So feminine and charming, Lynne–it’s lovely indeed!


  38. Ellie Knol
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 09:48:54

    I adore what you did here, it sure is a beautiful stamp!


  39. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 16:58:33

    So much to enjoy on your lovely blog Lynne!
    Love your style and attention to detail


  40. Paula
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 05:20:04

    Hi Lynne, beautiful, romantic and delicate, you may have got inky and messy but your work is exquisite and finely crafted. XX


  41. femmy
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 07:32:37

    beautiful piece Lynne!


  42. MarieS.
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:01:21

    Just stunning,Lynne.Have a lovely day.


  43. penny4thoughts
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 12:08:11

    Aahhh, it’s definitely a good day when your hands are inky!!! I LOVE your background canvas – just gorgeous with that mask. It really makes a great layer for your piece.


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