Women Of Strength (FSC Anything Goes)

Hello Everyone
This fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenge we are declaring Anything Goes. There are very few rules at FSC but we do ask that you include stamping on your entry and no digis allowed. You will be able to read the rules and also what the prize is on offer at the FSC blog.
I had this canvas which I had altered some time ago for DT art for The Stampsmith, never having got around to posting it  and realised it fitted the FSC theme perfectly. I had selected three stamps from the Cleopatra and Friends plate and I also used a stamp from Cartolina Postale, a plate consisting of four large postcard stamps.
Dimensions:- approx 11.5″x4″The detail photographs should show you a peek at the texture I built up on the canvas base and the layers of colour. Tags, seam binding, lace, cheesecloth, whatever I could get my hands on were all dyed. Little scraps of whatever were to hand were added. On the main photograph you will see I edged the bottom of the canvas with a wide band of delicious lace. Portia, my absolute favourite stamp from this set. You will see her, in particular, turning up on future artwork that I had also made some time ago.
Visit the FSC Blog and you will be able to view the amazing art created by my fellow FSC DT sisters.
As always have some fun with this challenge but please remember to include stamping.
Thank You for taking the time to visit today, your visits here are always greatly appreciated.

48 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. may
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 07:51:50

    Beautiful piece Lynne, the textures on the background are fabulous..love that stamp set. the dye you have used on the background is such a soft vintage colour.. A truly Gorgeous creation… Hugs May x x x


  2. Valerie-Jael
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 08:00:42

    Beautiful ladies, great presentation. Valerie


  3. Martina
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 08:07:58

    What a brilliant piece, Lynne. Fantastic stamps and colours. And I love the whole design. Gorgeous!
    Have a nice sunday my friend.
    Hugs MARTINA oxo


  4. Hazel
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 08:46:26

    This is stunning Lynne. I love the images and the beautiful colour.
    xxx Hazel.


  5. Fliss
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 09:27:11

    This is absolutely gorgeous Lynne. The soft colours and embellishing look so pretty and the stamped images are beautiful.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  6. Florence
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 09:36:32

    Stunning project Lynne. Love the different layers and the whole design.
    Regards Florence xx


  7. Valerie
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 10:50:33

    Beautiful piece Lynne, so much to look at, lovely textures:) Love those stamps!
    Val x


  8. craftytrog
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 11:18:11

    Beautiful piece Lynne! I love the way you use those tiny scraps on your art xx


  9. Sue
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 11:51:41

    Lovely images and all those textures.


  10. Meggymay
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 12:37:12

    Love the textures in the faaaaaaaaaabulous background. An awesome project.
    Yvonne x


  11. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 12:43:07

    A stunning creation dear Lynne, down to the last detail!
    Love the sweet little adornments you’ve given each of the lovely ladies too


  12. Karen McAlpine
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 13:22:35

    Hi Lynne, this project is so beautiful!! I just love all the different elements you combined so cohesively!! Of course love the pink!! These ladies never looked so good. Beautiful!!


  13. Brenda Brown
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 13:33:00

    Amazing work as always Lynne, just so elegant, and vintagey and beautiful. Inspirational.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  14. tonitat
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 13:59:22

    Beautiful work Lynne, you always manage to convey such emotion in your work . i love your use of fabrics and lace as well as your distinctive colour palette. Perhaps Andy will do better at the Olympics ! xx


  15. Terry
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 14:19:46

    Gorgeous hanging canvas, Lynne! Just love how you placed each lady on their own little tag! As always, fabulous use of fabric and lace! Here is to the next year at FSC!! Enjoy!


  16. gerri herbst
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 14:23:37

    Glorious hanging piece my dear. Your work is always a joy to see. Sorry I have not been around much..with my daughter home for the summer, we’ve been so busy.
    do take care, gerri


  17. Marianne
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 14:29:01

    Sweetly pretty, Lynne. I love all the layering and the colors.



  18. Ira
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 14:56:04

    I’ve just been watching the film “Letters to Juliet” with Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero and I can’t help thinking about this whilst watching your wonderful artwork here Lynne. Your fabulous work could have easily been found on Juliet’s Wall, oh it’s so beautiful…


  19. CarolS
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 16:00:14

    Wonderful Lynne! I love all the texture! Also loving the little additions to each lady’s headdress!


  20. Vada
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 16:45:51

    Another outstanding piece Lynne. Love the small tags between the Ladies.
    Hugs Vada


  21. Diane
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 17:38:18

    Lovely piece!


  22. Esther
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 17:38:23

    Lynne your canvas is beautiful, such gorgeous colours and images…thanks for your comment and welcome, I’m unable to follow anyone at the moment either, there seems to be a blogger issue !! Esther xx


  23. Paula
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 18:48:47

    Hi Lynne, such a beautiful and stunning canvas. I adore those stamps, I am so tempted now. Have a lovely evening. X


  24. Silvia(Barnie)
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 19:57:41

    Wow, that’s an outstanding hanging, love the romantic feeling.


  25. Dorthe
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 20:13:34

    Oh dear Lynne, this is fabolous,- so very beautiful, and so adorable in colour choises and what you added, of little laces and papers. I love the faces, and would love to own them–maybe I should have a seriouesly look at The Stampsmith shop 🙂
    The background is totally wonderful, and the whole piece a fantastic lovely art canvas.
    Hope you had a good sunday,- and wish you a relaxed nights sleep my dear friend.
    Hug, from me.


  26. Claire C
    Jul 29, 2012 @ 20:42:47

    this is so beautiful Lynne, gorgeous stamping and so many lovely details, i could look at it all day
    Claire xx


  27. stempelchaotin
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 06:39:50

    Wow this is so beautiful.
    Amazing stamping work and design Lynne.
    Gorgeous work. Love it.


  28. Avril B
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 09:17:52

    Hi Lynne, this is gorgeous, love the images and the soft colours you have used, just beautiful
    Avril xx


  29. maureen
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 10:41:09

    That’s a lovely piece Lynne as is all your recent work! (just catching up on all the blogs)


  30. Ellie Knol
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 11:42:14

    Beautiful Lynne! LOVE the texture in the background!
    xxx Ellie xxx


  31. Rhonda
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 12:45:57

    These are stunning! Those stamps are amazing…wow!


  32. Jennifer Ingle
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 14:16:31

    What a beautiful title! Absolutely gorgeous piece! I really love this one!


  33. MarieS.
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 15:09:06

    Absolutely beautiful,dear Lynne.I too love the soft colors you used.
    You are just one talented Lady:)Have a wonderful day.


  34. Anne Rx
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 15:21:27

    Hi Lynne, your piece is stunning, I love all the details, the gorgeous colours and the wonderful stamps and stamping. Beautiful. Anne x


  35. Daniele
    Jul 30, 2012 @ 17:45:26

    another stunner


  36. Elaine Wheeler
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 08:01:59

    Wonderful Lynne , you have used Portia again and she is my FAV stamp of yours .Fabulous creation as ever Hugs Elaine


  37. Sophie
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 13:53:35

    Oh, Lynne, ich bin total begeistert.
    Was für eine schöne und aufwendige Arbeit, und so zart und fein…
    Es sieht sehr kostbar aus.

    Liebe Grüße und Umarmung


  38. Shelly Schmidt
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 16:23:25

    Beautifully done- love the images and all of the special touches you added- very feminine! I love the lace and the fibers you used- love the images too!


  39. Marjie Kemper
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 16:50:19

    Oooh, what a neat and unusual arrangement… I just love the way you’ve used the tags on here and of course all your beautiful lacy details.


  40. Lucy Edmondson
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 19:47:52

    This is gorgeous, Lynne. I love the use of tags on the canvas. Such beautiful and unusual stamps, beautifully showcased,

    Lucy x


  41. Asia King (aka Joanna K)
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 20:21:05

    Your projects always capture my heart and this one is no exception. So beautifully vintage, delicately feminine – simply gorgeous! xx


  42. Sue C
    Jul 31, 2012 @ 20:45:27

    Really elegant project Lynne, the stamps you’ve used are gorgeous. Sue C x


  43. michele s
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 05:39:29

    once again your beautiful work just fills my little brain with inspiration, beauty, a sense of romance. i like an anything goes challenge. i hope to join in. xo


  44. baileyrosy
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 07:53:47

    Amazingly beautiful ahhhhh I love this , those stamps are incredible but it is the way that you use them that blows me away you have such respect for them and it shows in all of your fabulous artwork.



  45. butterfly
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 12:26:51

    What a glorious triptych of wonderful women – and wonderful stamps! The weathered vintage colours are just fabulous… immaculate work!!


  46. Lynn Stevens
    Aug 04, 2012 @ 04:11:50

    What a Gorgeous canvas. You do vintage so well my friend.


  47. Dot L
    Aug 05, 2012 @ 11:38:05

    Hi Lynne…wow, such amazing texture and vintageness on this art piece. I love how you always place each element so perfectly and make it look stunning in the process. Gorgeous colours Lynne and a truly gorgeous piece.
    Dot x


  48. Sharon
    Aug 09, 2012 @ 12:15:43

    Another WOW creation Lynne – this is so beautiful – great images & I love the layout!!


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