Greetings From Italy (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to visit this past week and for the lovely comments left for me to read.
This time last week I shared a canvas panel wall hanging with stamps from the beautifully stunning Oxford Impressions’ Venezia well for this post I would like to share some cards that use stamps from this same set.
Last year as I was working on DT work for Divas D’Este I was using a beautiful sheet of images depicting Italian scenes which I had printed onto vellum. As the image sheet was brimming with images once I’d completed the DT work there were still plenty left so I set about to make some more.  Once completed I had the notion to submit to The Stampers’ Sampler.
I made three cards including stamped envelopes and tied them with deep red ribbon.  Once I submit a project I put it to the back of my mind, there is no use fixating over it because you just never know what will (or will not!) catch their eye. I was over the moon that my Venezia collection of cards caught their eye and that they are a Feature Article in the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
I will share two of the cards.I wanted to achieve a dreamy appearance. The background is watercolour paper that I prepare with a mix of media. Using Distress Inks I was able to deliberately smudge the ink somewhat and tore text from a Venice travel literature book I have. I wish the colours had been more true to life that I had taken, unlike Sampler who photographed them so beautifully and it was lovely to see the full page photograph of all three cards bundled up and tied with the ribbon, just the way that I had submitted to them.

42 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 15:45:11

    These are beautiful Lynne, such gentle dreamy colours x


  2. Valerie-Jael
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 15:45:25

    Beautiful cards, and the faded colours are very suitable for Venice! Valerie


  3. Estelle
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 16:03:51

    Just love it !!


  4. valerie
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 16:22:21

    Stunning cards Lynne, the images on vellum are beautiful against that soft background. Venice is the most beautiful place to visit, so much so that I’ve been three times:) I have a Darkroom Door set of Venetian stamps that I love.
    Val x


  5. valerie
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 16:23:14

    OMG I forgot to say many congratulations on being published, what an honour Lynne:)


  6. femmy
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 16:25:01

    congrats on being published Lynne! the cards are really beautiful!!


  7. CarolS
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 16:51:15

    These are wonderful! I love the images on vellum, it does add an extra bit of beauty! I also I love that you smudged the ink a bit on the text.
    Congrat’s on the publication!


    Jul 22, 2012 @ 18:21:16

    Congratulations my friend, no wonder they wanted to feature them, they are absolutely stunning cards
    hugs June x


  9. Fliss
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 18:28:28

    Many congratulations on being published again Lynne and these cards are just stunning! The background looks very soft and pretty and the designs are so elegant.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  10. barnie
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 19:18:14

    Congratulations on being published again. The cards are just wonderful, so romantic.


  11. Meggymay
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 20:03:50

    Congratulations on being published. The cards are stunning, love the pale backgrounds.
    Yvonne x


  12. Maria
    Jul 22, 2012 @ 23:23:26

    Hi Lynne, I’m so sorry for being a bit awol lately, complications to say the least, but will catch up with you soon. Congratulations on being published, these are so beautiful and delicate, I love the soft colours.

    Maria x


  13. Robin
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 01:05:26

    Congrats on being published again Lynne, although I’m not surprised. Your cards are beautiful, and you did a wonderful job of achieving a beautiful soft background for your images. Have a wonderful day.


  14. Michelle
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 02:05:37

    I’ve seen your cards the other day in the magazine and I thought these were so gorgeous! Congratulations on being published!


  15. Yvonne G
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 02:43:23

    Congratulations Lynne! I was so delighted to see them in Stampers Sampler and even more delighted for you. It is such a privilege to call you a dear friend. Best wishes, Yvonne


  16. Suzy
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 04:06:21

    Hello Dear Lynne
    No wonder these cards were published – congratulations to you Lynne!
    It is so uplifting for you.
    These cards have the softest touch and blending. The images here are gorgeous and you have a lovely way of putting them together.
    Hope your Sunday is just lovely!
    Warm hugs,


  17. Paula
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 04:52:47

    Hi Lynne very beautiful and dreamy cards, such delicate and exquisite details. Congratulations on being published. X


  18. stempelchaotin
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 05:00:30

    Wow wnother beauty.
    So wonderful work Lynne.
    Love your work, very inspiring and absolutely unique.


  19. may
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 06:37:40

    Congraulations Lynne on being published.. Simply beautiful.. love the soft vintage colours so delicate.. simply divine! Hugs May x x x


  20. Hazel
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 08:13:25

    Congratulations on being published again Lynne, the cards are so beautiful.
    xxx Hazel.


  21. Ira
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 09:40:31

    Ah lovely, romantic Venice… And you’ve picked such tender colours for your creations Lynne, awesome you got published again, your style really stands out!


  22. Jacqueline Chimes (@Jacqui1906)
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 09:47:39

    Congratulations Lynne they are beautiful


  23. craftytrog
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 10:38:33

    They’re so dreamy & beautiful Lynne! congrats on being published again! x


  24. Annie
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 11:02:45

    Hi Lynne just received Stampler Sampler and I immediately went to view your project. SS photographs are beautiful and show your gorgeous creative cards so well. You must be so thrilled to be published as I know I am certainly delighted for you. Hugs Annie x


  25. Anja
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 13:10:00

    Beautiful cards, love your inspiring style. Congratulations, no wonder that they are published again these absolutely amazing cards.
    xox Anja


  26. Dot Hay
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 13:45:04

    Lovely card Lynne, see you are still busy creating


  27. Brenda Brown
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 20:37:03

    Beautiful compositions Lynne and so worthy of being published. Congratulations.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  28. Vada
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 20:48:26

    Outstanding Work Lynne! Congratulations Too!
    Hugs Vada


  29. Lucy Edmondson
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 21:22:49

    Beautiful! And congratulations!

    Lucy x


  30. Anne Rx
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 12:17:56

    Hi Lynne, many congratulations on being published in Stampers Sampler but looking at your beautiful work with the Venice theme I am not at all surprised. Love the muted tones and vintage feel – absolutely wonderful! Anne x


  31. MarieS.
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 15:00:43

    Congratulations on being published,Lynne.So very well deserved.Love the soft colors.Hugs,


  32. Sue
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 16:25:25

    These are lovely and dreamy Lynne. Congratulations on being published.


  33. Analia
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 16:53:01

    Your works are very pretty!


  34. Dorthe
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 20:53:41

    Hi dear Lynne,
    those two dreamy, cards so perfectly reflects the wear and tear of Wenice- I love that city and have been lucky to visit it 3 times- now too long ago, but your beautiful cards really capture the feeling I had walking and sailing in that wonderful city- the feeling of long ago,of being in a moovie, and the lovely faded colours there.
    So gorgeous, congratulations dear ,they surely should be published 🙂
    Greetings and hug.


  35. michele s
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 04:45:25

    dreamy indeed! and kind of minimailist as well. i really do love these. xo


  36. The Scrap Yard
    Jul 25, 2012 @ 23:38:54

    These are gorgeous! I love the elegance within the simple layout!


  37. Lynn Stevens
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 05:40:45

    Congrats again on yet another publication! Amazing work GF!


  38. Sharon
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 11:21:37

    More stunning creations – just beautiful Lynne!!


  39. baileyrosy
    Jul 26, 2012 @ 21:17:23

    Congratulations my crafty friend, these are indeed dreamy pieces and for any one who has been to Venice they do certainly conjure up its light and colour, truly inspiration pieces yet again.



  40. Penny
    Jul 27, 2012 @ 11:41:39

    So wonderful to have seen these in the magazine – just gorgeous, Lynne! I love the softness of the background colours paired with the sepia images. Congratulations on having them published. I flip through my issues and now expect some of your work! It’s always so lovely to see it presented that way 🙂


  41. gerri herbst
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 14:31:38

    Congrats on being published. You so deserve it. Love the soft images here. do take care, gerri


  42. Daniele
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 17:44:49

    another gorgegous project love the images thet are so beautiful, I love Venice and you have captured the romance of it


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