She Holds A Secret Close To Her (TSC#35)

Hello Everyone
Thank you for joining me on the first day of a new month which means it is time for a new challenge theme over at The Stampsmith Challenge. There is always room for a heartfelt creation so this  month our theme is With Gratitude. Our rules are few and far between at TSC but we do ask that you include at least one Stampsmith stamp on your entry.  There is a prize draw at the end of the month with the winner receiving $21 to spend on stamps of their choice at The Stampsmith on-line store.
Visit TSC Blog to view the DT samples from the other DT members and also to read who was the winner for September’s Prize Draw.
Stamps Used
Won’t You Be My Honey
I used a canvas panel as the base for this wall hanging and the focal is a stamp from the Won’t You Be My Honey plate.
I stamped the postal cancellation marks from the Paris plate to embellish the corner of the image along with scraps and dried hydrangea petals.You might wonder where the message of gratitude is ….. Behind the image is a pocket which holds a wee tag with the note of gratitude.
Whether you make a Happy Thanksgiving card, Thank You card/tag, or whatever it might well be, have fun with this challenge theme.
Thank You for taking the time to visit this post. I hope you all have a creative week.

49 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 12:46:33

    Wow how lovely Lynne!

    greetings, Alie 🙂


    Oct 01, 2012 @ 12:48:15



  3. Julia
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 12:50:53

    How beautifully vintage and romantic – so alluring.


  4. tabitha
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 13:32:07

    lynn it is lovely..hugs


  5. Jil
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 13:35:09

    Beautiful and romantic! Love the idea of a hide a way pocket for private notes!


  6. Sue
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 13:35:14

    I love the detail in the corner using the dried petals. Clever idea Lynne.


  7. Valerie-Jael
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 13:36:24

    Beautiful tag Lynne, nice touch with the hidden pocket! Valerie


  8. 2amscrapper
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 13:50:04

    another beauty! I love the corner treatment


  9. Hazel
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 13:51:33

    This is such a beautiful wall hanging and I love the idea of the hidden pocket.
    xxx Hazel.


  10. Tracy Evans
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 13:57:48

    Very pretty classy piece of art. The image is gorgeos set against the doily . Very very classy. Tracy x


  11. Rita
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 14:22:18

    What can I say Lynne. This is such a Stunning piece and I love the image and everything you have done to produce this creation. Hugs Rita xx


  12. Anja
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 14:25:20

    Love that romantic vintage creation.


  13. Anne Rx
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 14:25:47

    Hi Lynne, this is so beautiful, soft and elegant looking – wonderful. Anne x


  14. Dot Arnott
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 14:42:27

    I love it. Is that a paper or plastic doily?

    Dot xx


  15. butterfly
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 15:30:24

    The torn text in the background is so lovely – and your hidden thank you is a delightful touch – such a pretty hanging!
    Alison x


  16. Meggymay
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 15:30:49

    Gorgeous, love the details and the image is simply beautiful.
    Yvonne x


  17. Gayle Page-Robak
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 15:37:24

    Thank you for your lovely comment, Lynne. so nice to hear from you. I just received your newest artwork…it is stunning, as always. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy a wonderful week. Hugs, Gayle.


  18. Fliss
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 15:44:21

    Absolutely beautiful Lynne. The image is gorgeous and love the collaged background and clever little pocket.
    Hope you’re OK.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  19. craftytrog
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 16:13:23

    A beautiful feminine hanging! I love the little pocket Lynne xx


  20. Bärbel
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 16:48:17

    Die Pocket-Karte ist ganz wunderbar, Lynne. Vor allem der Motivstempel ist wunderschön und sie rücken das hübsche Kind sehr gut in das Blickfeld.


  21. Martina
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 17:11:36

    She is so beautiful! A very charming and delightful hanging. Love, love, love this!


  22. Suze Bain
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 17:13:05

    A gorgeous canvas Lynne and I do love the secret pocket. xx


  23. MarieS.
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 17:33:08

    A stunning composition,Lynne.Love the idea with the pocket.


  24. Linda Adams
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 17:38:33

    Hello Lynne, Beautiful! I really like the pocket idea I just may have to make some thankful pockets for Thanksgiving guest treats. Love your details as always especially like the dried Hydrangea petals.


  25. astridchristine
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 18:26:46

    This is stunning! I so admire people that can do photo stamps like that (mine never turn out like that:o( ). The little pocket is a wonderful touch too


  26. Maria
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 19:15:52

    So beautiful Lynne, and so soft and delicate. I love the petals and the torn pages, and the hidden pocket is a lovely touch.

    Take care

    Maria xxxxx


  27. Dorthe
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 19:40:26

    My dear Lynne,
    Your creation with the hidden pocket is another wonderful idea, so lovely, as is the hydrangea onto the stamps of postal. The background with the french book pieces are great , and the image so sweet-I love how you folded the postal stamped piece, to make a 3-dimentional effect!
    I wish you a good and well feeling evening.
    Warm thoughts,


  28. Terry
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 19:53:37

    Lynne, once again your canvas is beautifu in every detail, so captivating! Have a lovely week!


  29. may
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 20:20:34

    Beautiful work Lynne, I could gaze at your creations for hours as they are so relaxing…. Gorgeous soft colours & delicate lace love the hidden pocket… Love it all, Hugs May x x x


  30. suzy
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 22:11:36

    Dear Lynne, what a very sweet creation and love how you placed the tag of gratitude behind the lovely image and the stamped corner adorned with the dried hydrangea.
    Loved the beautiful image used on the last post also!
    Big hugs for the first of the month!


  31. The Scrap Yard
    Oct 01, 2012 @ 23:44:37

    So pretty and feminine!


  32. stempelchaotin
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 05:15:07

    So beautiful and romantic my dear Lynne.
    Your work s absolutely unique.
    Love them all.


  33. Katie K
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 05:51:01

    Hi Lynne,
    The image is superb, so vividly beautiful. Love the hidden tag and the hydrangea touch up, very clever idea.


  34. Ira
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 07:44:50

    What can I say, this is absolute bliss, such a fine image, the doily works lovely as does the tiny flower brooch.


  35. Florence
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 09:38:01

    Very pretty indeed. Gorgeous work as always Lynne.
    Regards Florence x


  36. Brenda Brown
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 11:28:44

    So beautiful Lynne. Your creativity has no bounds.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  37. Diane
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 12:34:30

    Beautiful wall hanging Lynne, love that image! The doily looks perfect, love how you used the cancellation stamp on it too. Sorry I have missed a few posts, glad to back enjoying your work again.


  38. Shelly Schmidt
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 14:46:14

    I love this soft feminine wall hanging- the image is so pretty on the doily- love the corner postal accent too. The surprise tag is like frosting on the cake : ) I love the crystal lamp in the Bg too!


  39. Anni
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 18:57:59

    So beautiful and elegant with a lovely image Lynne, love the little pocket, what a sweet idea, love your collage.
    Hugs Anni


  40. P'tite Plume
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 19:45:40

    Elegante et delicate! Magnifique!!!


  41. Sharon
    Oct 02, 2012 @ 22:26:18

    This is just beautiful – love the paper dopily and the torn text in the background! I love the look on her face – a gorgeous stamp!


  42. Lynn Stevens
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 02:52:19

    Sweet as sugar Lynne. love how you hid the little message.
    hugs Lynn
    P.s. Guess what I got in the mail today? LOL SS :0)


  43. Annie
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 08:51:51

    This is beautiful Lynne. I love the image which reminds me of old family photographs . Creative use of the torn book pages and the way you have adhered the vellum.
    Do you dry your own petals? Overall a stunning piece. TFS Annie x


    • lynne
      Oct 03, 2012 @ 11:45:21

      Hi Annie
      Yes, they were dried from two years ago. I was unable to dry any this year due to the weather.
      Thanks for commenting.


  44. ~*~ Patty
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 16:59:43

    Lovely Lynne and the dried blossom is a perfectly lovely touch…clearly I am an admirer…thank you for the creative respite while visiting and catching up with you today…always a delight!
    Happy October Dear One


  45. Shar B
    Oct 03, 2012 @ 20:13:17

    Stunning! An instant heirloom!


  46. marjiekemper
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 11:10:57

    What a nice surprise finding the tucked in message! That rounded piece on the bottom right with the postmark image is very interesting… a real eye catcher!


  47. baileyrosy
    Oct 04, 2012 @ 19:07:38

    Truly beautiful Lynne, what a beautiful creation and so special to find the little note tucked inside. The doily and the little dried bloom are perfect additions.



  48. Rhonda
    Oct 14, 2012 @ 14:15:22

    So pretty, Lynne. Love stopping by and getting a little inspiration from you.


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