Adorn Yourself In Beauty

Hello Everyone
When my lovely friend Penny gifted a hand-carved stamp for my birthday I knew I had received such a special gift as not only was the item itself beautiful but it was useful (William Morris would be so proud of Penny!) and something I could enjoy time after time after time. With one thing and another in life I was unable to ink it up straight away but finally I managed to make this Thank You tag for Penny.
What struck me is that the stamp accepts ink so beautifully. I had selected a chalk ink pad and was sure I’d have issues with it and would have to revert to my trust Archival but nope, it inked to perfection.
Image – Dezinaworld (Fair Ladies)
Stamp – Oxford Impressions (this is used on the tag base then I overstamped with Penny’s stamp)
Tag – Shabby tag from Crafty Individuals.
Adorn was stamped onto the tag base and then stamped onto a scrap of Melissa Frances paper and torn out to be layered onto the tag. June’s image seemed so well suited with the lady being adorned herself.  I had to further adorn the image with lace, fragments of Tissue Tape and lace and a shabby bow. The bow and fabric bloom were stained with ink. Thank You for visiting this post and for your lovely comments on the previous post. I will be returning to Venice shortly, hope you will come along with me for the trip!

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 14:50:24

    Oh how beautiful Lynne. I really wish more people would enjoy this kind of art. It really is so special. Hugs Rita xx


  2. Yvonne G
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 15:37:57

    How divine! Love everything about it. Best wishes, Yvonne


  3. Ann B
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 15:48:30

    Lucky you Lynne, your own personalised hand-carved stamp and I love what you made with it – perfect.
    Ann B


  4. Valerie
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 15:56:51

    How exciting to have your own personal stamp especially when it’s such a beautiful word! Mine wouldn’t be so good:) love what you did with it Lynne.
    Val x


  5. may
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 16:28:57

    Simply Gorgeous… beautiful delicate colours!! love everything about it.. How fab to have your own stamp Lynne… Hugs May x x x


  6. Ira
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 16:29:37

    For once I am lost for words dear Lynne, your creation is exquisite, love the chalky, powdery look, it’s perfection!!


  7. craftytrog
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 16:31:11

    The stamp is amazing, lucky you! Your tag is a beauty Lynne x


  8. femmy
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 16:58:48

    beatiful stamp Lynne!! and your creations is just gorgeous!


  9. CarolS
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 17:21:04

    Gorgeous tag! Love your new stamp!


  10. Marianne
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 17:34:44

    Simply lovely, Lynne!


  11. Valerie-Jael
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 18:01:29

    Really lovely, great stamp, too! Valerie


  12. Dorthe
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 18:46:14

    Hi dear Lynne, your friend will be smiling so happy, to recieve that beautiful card, showing her own beautiful work, and gift for you.
    It is wonderful with the French stamp under your lovely Adorn stamp, and you alwayes find the most beautiful colours to colour your lace and flowers.
    I hope your evening will be cosy, and relaxed, my friend.
    Love from Dorthe


  13. Brenda Brown
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 20:48:04

    This is so beautifully soft and feminine Lynne, I love how you have adorned the tag. A wonderful piece and so very apt for your friend.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  14. Marjie Kemper
    Jul 18, 2012 @ 23:58:19

    How sweet! Her handwriting/carving is stunning and I love what you’ve done with it.


  15. Terry
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 03:28:31

    What a great gift for you! Lynne, I know this meant so much to you and of course, you put it to such great use! Beautiful creation and what a great thank you gift for Penny! Have a great evening!


  16. stempelchaotin
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 05:04:07

    Wow what a beauty Lynne.
    Gorgeous work my dear friend.


  17. MarieS.
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:04:49

    Absolutely beautiful and so you:)A wonderful gift for Penny.
    XO Marie


  18. Meggymay
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 07:26:55

    A wonderful gift and so personal. Its a gorgeous make as well.


  19. Jacqueline Chimes (@Jacqui1906)
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 09:26:14

    This is so pretty!


    Jul 19, 2012 @ 09:28:49

    Hi Lynne, I have just posted this and your ‘Veils of lace’ tag on my blog. this is one of my all time favourites, you instinctively know how to dress an image in the perfect style and colours. I adore that pretty bow and the way you used those fragments.
    hugs June x


  21. Florence
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 09:52:57

    Hi Lynne. Soooo beautiful. Really lovely to see how you are using your own special stamp.
    Regards Florence x


  22. Pearl
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 10:13:14

    Lynne this is so beautiful!
    Pearl x


  23. Sharon
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 11:51:09

    Wow this is really beautiful – a stunning image from Dezinaworld!


  24. Jennifer Ingle
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 12:53:08

    This is so pretty! I love it!


  25. Diane
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 13:00:27

    Beautiful Lynne, so fortunate for you!


  26. barnie
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 13:19:37

    Lucky you, this hand carved stamp is really a wonderful treasure. You’ve created a beautiful tag.


  27. PetraB
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 15:00:58

    simply gorgeous, the stamp is amazing


  28. Annie
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 16:39:38

    Lucky Lynne and Lucky Penny !! how kind of your friend to make this stunning stamp for you. Bet she is thrilled with the creation below. Love the main image Lynne and your use of the tissue tape. TFS and thanks for comments on my blog. Crafty Hugs x


  29. Suze Bain
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 18:32:41

    Such a fabulous stamp and such a wonderful gift. A gorgeous tag. xx


  30. Odetta Donners
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 20:18:45

    Dear Lynn, Thank you for your sweet wishes for my mother on my blog.
    Oh, I love this breathtaking gorgous tag. What a lovely gesture of your friend to carve a stamp for you!!! Kind regards, Odetta


  31. trisha too
    Jul 19, 2012 @ 22:58:00

    What a fabulous gift, you’ve certainly put it to good use! June has lovely images, and this one is no exception–you’ve made this one even more beautiful!


  32. Shelly Schmidt
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 03:32:41

    Oh so beautiful! Penny’s stamp is absolutely delightful with this gorgeous lady- and she looks wonderful in PINK! I love the bow and the flower you added.


  33. penny4thoughts
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 12:04:33

    Lynne, you have used the stamp to perfection (as I knew you would!!) and combined it with one of my favorite Edwardian actresses – Lily Elsie who is beyond beautiful. Your special tag is smiling down on me from my shelf over my table and makes me smile every time I see it 🙂


  34. Hazel
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 12:41:52

    What a lovely gift and such a beautiful tag.
    xxx Hazel.


  35. Elaine Wheeler
    Jul 20, 2012 @ 12:47:26

    How feminine and what a beautiful image Lynne , wow such a fabulous gift , I love it its gorgeous Hugs Elaine


  36. michele s
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 06:30:39

    super pretty! how neat to get a hand carved stamp as a gift. xo


  37. Sophie
    Jul 21, 2012 @ 09:04:25

    Wow, Lynne, das ist ein Traum.
    Wunderschön die Details und vor allem die sanften Farben.
    Großartig gemacht.

    Liebe Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende


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