The Beautiful Life

Hello Everyone
Thank You for the lovely comments left for me to read, they are always appreciated.
I thought I would share two tags (Thank You tags). This is a catch-up post as both tags were made some weeks ago,  for two lovely art friends of mine, Marjie and Martina.
I’ve created links to the Oxford Impressions site for all stamp plates I used but if you live in the U.K. you can purchase Oxford Impressions stamps from The Craft Barn and if you are living in Continental Europe they are available from Art Journey.
Oxford Impressions:-
Travel Journal
La Bella Vita
Dressforms and Corsetry
The first tag was sent to the incredibly talented Martina. One of my shabby tags which you know by now what I stained it with adding stamps from Dressforms and Corsetry. The top part of the dressform was stamped and layered to add dimension. Fragments of dyed fabric and lace were added here and there. lace trimming the bottom. As the equally talented Marjie (have you seen the way you works spray inks to build up her backgrounds!) had a family vacation in Italy and because the R.A.K. (see a previous post) she sent to me was mailed from Italy I had to go with an Italian theme. You might have spotted that this is not one tag, it is a smaller tag (with child and details) attached to a larger tag. The tower and other items were stamped onto watercolour paper which had been treated with layers of dissolved walnut ink, Gesso and soluble crayons. Stamping the photo real tower with D.I. onto this paper creates a lovely muted and distressed image which suited the style of the tags.I have no doubt that you will know both Martina and Marjie but if not then please visit their blogs as you are in for a treat.
Thank You for visiting this post.
Have a lovely weekend which I hope will involve some creative time for all of you.

46 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie-Jael
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 13:45:30

    Great tags, love the colours and style! Valerie


  2. 2amscrapper
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 13:45:53

    Stunning tags. I know they will be treasured.


  3. butterfly
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 13:57:10

    Gorgeous tags… the Oxford Impressions stamps are utterly lovely, and you deploy them brilliantly! I do know and love Marjie’s work, and I’m delighted to discover Martina’s, thank you.
    Alison x


  4. Marianne
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 14:18:45

    As always, these are so very uniquely designed. The stamps are quite vivid and lovely.

    Enjoy the day, Lynne


  5. Buttons
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 14:24:10

    Just so delicate and beautiful. I could imagine ‘discovering’ these in an old box of special trinkets and memories years from now and being thrilled to find them. Love the way you have added texture/interest. Hugs, Buttons x


  6. Rita
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 15:10:01

    Both Tags are Fabulous Lynne. Hugs Rita xxx


  7. Annie
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 15:12:02

    Hi Lynne…..what can I say but lucky Marjie and Martina. These are stunning and I just love the designs. I am so glad that I purchased Oxford Stamps from The Craft Barn as the quality of the images is fabulous. “Thank You ”
    for your lovely comments on my blog. They mean the world to me x Heading off on vacation so wont be posting for 2 weeks but look forward to viewing you beautiful pieces when I get back. Hugs Annie x


  8. Jennifer Ingle
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 15:35:46

    Beautiful tags! The first is my favorite! I love the background!


  9. Yvonne G
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 15:37:30

    Hi dear Lynne, lovely tags and most lucky friends! Love how you stamped on bits of material. Have a fab weekend. Best, Yvonne


  10. Anne Rx
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 15:48:45

    Oh Lynne, your tags are so beautiful, I love both of them but my favourite has to be the first one, I love dress forms and love how you made the form stand off the tag and the bits of lace here and there – it really is stunning. The Italy ones are equally beautiful, love the colours you have used on both. Thank you for saying where we can by Oxford I. stamps, I am off to have a look. Thank you also for your lovely comment on my blog, very much appreciated. I only know Marjie, who is extremely talented …….but then, so are you! Crafty hugs, Anne x


  11. maureen
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 16:08:09

    I’m playing catch up as usual Lynne, never thought retirement would be so busy, I love your tags and the Matie notebook is delicious. Thanks for the lovely comments left on my blog!!


  12. Anja
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 16:34:45

    Absolutly dreamy vintage look! your tags are amazing as ever!Coloring, stamps and everything fits together perfectly.!
    Hugs Anja


  13. Queenie
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 18:35:16

    I love your dress form tag!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie


  14. Meggymay
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 19:33:44

    Both the tags are gorgeous, love the images.


  15. Silvia(Barnie)
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 19:45:40

    You’ve created fantastic tags, love the OI images and the vintage look.


  16. Debbie Reid
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 19:50:36

    Gorgeous Lynn! I especially love the little cutie! How sweet she is! Love the vintage feel!



  17. Paula
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 20:12:46

    Stunning tags, beautifully stamped and perfect gifts for your blogging friends to treasure always. Have a lovely weekend Lynne. xx


  18. Elaine Wheeler
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 20:29:03

    Wonderful stamping how fabulous and what super tag superb work and fabulous images hugs Elaine


  19. Elaine Wheeler
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 20:29:33

    Tags …oops typo Hugs Elaine


  20. Brenda Brown
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 22:38:42

    Oh how beautiful Lynne, both pieces just so gorgeous and lucky Martina and Marjie, I am so jealous.
    Hugs Brenda xox


  21. Cheri Weston
    Aug 17, 2012 @ 23:49:53

    Lynne, these are fabulous! Your work inspires me in so many ways. I’ve not commented in some time, yet, I’m here often – I just love looking at your work.


  22. Shelly Schmidt
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 03:04:33

    Wow- love all of your soft feminine colors! The dyed color and the background sentiment- love! I just love the Italy tags as well- fantastic!!!


  23. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 04:28:42

    The are both beautiful, dear Lynne. I love everything about these tags.
    Have a wonderful day :-)!


  24. Hazel
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 05:58:35

    Stunning tags Lynne, have a good weekend.
    xxx Hazel.


  25. stempelchaotin
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 07:37:05

    Oh wow Lynne your Tags are amazing.
    So wonderful design. Love your work.

    Have a sunny weekend my friend.


  26. may
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 07:45:28

    Beautiful tags Lynne, so delicate & elegant..Gorgeous soft colours…Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs May x x x


  27. craftytrog
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 08:34:49

    They’re both beautiful & inspirational Lynne! I love the 2 layers of tag on the Italian one! xx


  28. suzy
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 08:53:58

    Dear Lynne
    Tag upon Tag with gorgeous stamping and images – so beautiful!
    It all comes so naturally and effortlessly to you!
    Have a wonderful weekend dear friend


  29. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 13:36:40

    Great tags Lynne
    Love them both ,but the first one is my favorit.

    Greetings Janny


  30. sue wisniewski
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 13:40:11

    all your tags are terrific. anyone would be happy to recieve them.
    stamping sue


  31. Dorthe
    Aug 18, 2012 @ 19:17:13

    Hello dear Lynne,
    I love your beautifill tags- love the sepia tones, and your fantastic stamped images-
    my favorite is the one with the child,. I think it is gorgeous that you can tell a lovely story whiping the top “atc” away and seing the one below- as you say with the wonderful qoute! You have to travel,- moove- like here -: lift up the top, to see the whole story.
    Fantastic, dear friend.
    Hug and warm thoughts.


  32. Daniele
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 07:15:50

    HI Lynne, have just been drooling over all of your latest wonderful creations, all so dreamy and pretty with lace and wistful images, you do this so well
    Thank you for popping by and leaving your lovely comments, much appreciated
    sending you hugs and best wishes


  33. Ira
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 10:46:33

    This is the beautiful life indeed dear Lynne, because you just make it a lovelier place with your gorgeous pieces of art. You really make your stamps look so much more vivid and very much alive. That’s what I love so much about you and your work! Ira x


  34. Gaby Bee
    Aug 19, 2012 @ 11:48:15

    Great fun catching up with you. I’ve been on holiday and have loved seeing all your art now that I’m back. You made so many beautiful things while I was away. Love all of your new pieces!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Hugs Gaby


  35. michele s
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 02:28:38

    total dreamy gorgeousness, much love to you in this new week. xo


  36. Sharon
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 06:00:43

    Gorgeous tags – great vintage feel – I especially like the dress form theme tag!!!


  37. MarieS.
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 06:55:50

    Hi Lynne,
    both tags are absolutely beautiful and I’m sure they will be treasured.
    Have a great day.


  38. Avril
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 11:51:36

    Hi Lynne, beautiful tags, love the soft vintage colours with these images.


  39. PetraB
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 13:47:41

    beautiful tags


  40. marjiekemper
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 14:23:10

    I still have your tag on a little easel here right next to the computer and it makes me smile every morning. The details are truly amazing in person! Martina’s is lovely as well and I’m off to visit her blog now. Have a great day, my friend, and thank you again for this gorgeous stacked tag!


  41. Bärbel Schneider
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 16:58:33

    Die Tags sind großartig. Ich liebe die Stempel, die Sie für diese schönen Arbeiten verwendet haben!


  42. Shar_B
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 18:48:03

    Utterly charming tags! Love them all!


  43. Alexa Noble
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 19:30:08

    I am sure these will both be much appreciated as they are gorgeous. x


  44. Sophie
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:29:44

    Herrliche tags sind das geworden.
    Ich liebe alle Oxford-Stempel-Platten, sie sind so fein gearbeitet und schön.

    Herzliche Grüße, liebe Lynne


  45. baileyrosy
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 13:44:21

    Such beauties and the two talented recipients will adore them. Gorgeous weeny details on these fabulous pieces.



  46. The Scrap Yard
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 01:57:08

    Lovely tags!


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