Wish (FSC#37 Mask It)

Hello Everyone
We have a new challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenge. For the next fortnight we are asking you to Mask It.  We keep rules to a minimum at FSC but please include stamping on your entry and sorry, no digi’s allowed.  Every challenge is sponsored and to read the details of this fortnight’s prize just click the link above. Also while you are there you can view the amazing DT samples from my DT sisters.
My DT sample uses Oxford Impressions stamps, Soul of the Rose was my first ever Oxford Impressions plate I purchased, it really is the most beautiful plate of art stamps and wish  is from Sleigh Bells. Below are links to the Oxford Impressions’ store for both plates.
Soul of the Rose
Sleigh Bells
This post was drafted and set as a scheduled post days ago but with the tragic events that took place on Friday and when I was looking at this image I wanted to write a few heartfelt words however, what is there to write  that can make sense of such horrific events, events that have not only shocked and touched the hearts of Americans but all of us no matter where we live in this world of ours.
DIGITAL CAMERAAs I had in mind the palest of colours for this altered canvas I chose not to paint the stamped image (a beautiful reproduction of the Luini painting) however I did want this canvas to dance when it came in contact with light so I added dashes of glass glitter to the stamped image and beyond as the lace also has glass glitter added and you can see the use of it on the metal frame.
Before I get too ahead of myself you might be asking yourselves about the Mask It part,  well it is the background where I made use of Crafty Individuals Elegant Swirls set  (stencil/mask) and molding paste.  To add shimmer and sparkle I added a mix of tinting medium and glass glitter.lynne1The canvas in full. A most  delicate shade of pink painted onto the canvas before I applied the molding paste. alteredcanvaslynnemoncrieffAll embellishments were either white/creamy white or I dry-brushed with Gesso lynne4We look forward to viewing your Mask It entries at FSC, whether it be cards, tags, art journal pages, anything goes!
Just to finish by saying Thank You for all your visits and comments this past week especially at such a busy time of the year and when I posted probably a bit more than normal add to that I have fallen behind with catching-up on your artful creations, it is much appreciated.

50 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Scrap Yard
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 02:10:57

    This is stunning, Lynne. The image is so romantic. Your elegant touches, especially the glitter, really tie it together beautifully!


  2. Dot
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 02:54:35

    Hi Lynne, wow, everything ties in together so beautifully. Such a gentle image and gorgeous detail to go with it.
    Dot x


  3. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 04:08:25

    Your beautiful Mother and Child speak volumes and they certainly touch my heart dear Lynne
    Brightest of Blessings to you and yours and all those suffering the pain of loss and trauma


  4. Yvonne G
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 04:22:51

    Just breathtaking! It truly is a tragedy that has reached around the world. Hope all is well for you. My dear husband is back in the hospital again, I’m afraid. Best wishes, Yvonne


  5. Sande
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 06:41:40

    Amazingly beautiful Lynne!
    hugs, Sande xx


  6. Paula
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 06:50:53

    Simply divine Lynne. Love everything about it. Such a pure and gentle image, a favourite stamp set of mine too. XX


  7. Rosie Schirrmeister
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 08:02:26

    Yeah, this is really breathtaking. So very beautiful, Lynne

    Have a wonderful Sunday


  8. Anne Rx
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 08:21:30

    Your canvas is stunning Lynne, just that hint of pink is so beautiful and the glass glitter really does give it that slight hint of a sparkle. Beautiful.

    My heart goes out to all those affected by the terrible tragedy.

    Hugs, Anne x


  9. suesartofcraft
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 09:14:36

    The ethereal beauty of this whole canvas is just stunning Lynne and the image is touching and heart warming.

    My thoughts and prayers go to those affected by this awful tragedy.


  10. Meggymay
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 09:18:49

    Stunning canvas Lynne, it looks so romantic.


  11. craftytrog
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 09:43:30

    That is a beautiful image Lynne, & you have set it off wonderfully with the lace & glitter.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all those poor families in America.
    Alison xx


  12. Valerie-Jael
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 09:44:59

    This is one of my all time favourites! You are so right about the school tragedy of Sandy Hook, it is a blow to the whole world, and I am sure we all feel the terrible pain and anguish of the people there. Valerie


  13. Buttons
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 09:59:32

    Beautiful Lynne, and a brilliant idea about the masking/glitter (gonna ‘borrow’ that for something today which has been sat awaiting ‘divine intervention’ and there you are!)
    Working in a primary school, the tragedy at Sandy Hook sends shivers down my spine, and my heart goes out to everyone involved. Jenny xx


  14. LAura
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 10:26:06

    So beautiful–a hint of pink and clear glass glitter are some of my favorites!


  15. Sharon
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 11:10:19

    Just stunning and that image is absolutely beautiful!!!


  16. shirlscards
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 11:44:27

    Who wouldn’t melt when they see this creation Lynne it is so adorable plus your words relating to the tragedy are so heartfelt.

    It is so hard to comprehend that another human being could do such a cruel thing.

    Hugs Shirley x x


  17. barnie
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 12:41:32

    It’s a wonderful hanging, your masking technique looks fabulous.


  18. Artbeliever@gmail.com
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 13:27:55

    So beautiful Lynne, not only your art but your words. I was sickened by the tragedy in CT. It sparked more grief, in me, and I just cannot believe that something of this magnitude could happen. Just when we think we deal with one – another bigger and more hurtful happens. My prayers are with the victims and their families and the survivors who have to endure this trauma in their minds. xxoo


  19. Jan Hennings
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 13:32:58



  20. Marianne
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 15:18:04

    Very beautiful, Lynne. The faux white feather with pearl adds the perfect touch. I was curious if you decorate the back, also.

    Blessings of peace,
    Marianne xo


  21. Terry
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 15:35:51

    This is so beautiful, Lynne! The image is so touching and I love that you added the glass glitter to the medium! I will be trying that! We can’t ever know how such a horrific event can occur. These poor families will endure a lifetime of pain and loss. The children that survived will have that day forever on their minds. Very sad day in America and for the world! Hugs!


  22. Annie
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 17:31:59

    What a beautiful piece Lynne. I love the stamped image and the use of the glass glitter. ( Adding this stamp set to the wish list ) Found it quite difficult to obtain Oxford Imps and Stampsmith Stamps. The Craft Barn certainly ordered a set for me the last time but it takes time and I usually have an idea in mind.

    Like you there are no words that you can say when there is a horrific event such as this. Everyone is certainly in our thoughts and prayers.


    Annie x


  23. Diane
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 18:15:46

    This is gorgeous Lynne!


  24. butterfly
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 18:36:13

    What a glorious image, and the glass glitter is lovely – looks amazing on the bookplate too! The delicate little feather and snowflake is such a great touch…
    Alison xx


  25. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 19:20:21

    Amazing beautiful Lynne.
    Love it very very much.
    Greetings Janny


  26. Dorthe
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 20:36:39

    Dear Lynne,-your canvas is so beautiful, and speaks so much of love and compassion for one another,- If only we could all live by that!!!
    I have no words to express my sorrow ,for those children whom lost their lives -and their families –,now lost the dearest in their lives…. no words can express that horrow and pain, ever.
    I send you a warm hug, my lovely friend.


  27. Chris
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 20:55:42

    What a terrible tragedy, so many innocent children and adults have lost their lives. Your canvas is a wonderful tribute to that sad day. xx


  28. suzy
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 21:12:41

    Your image says it all – I can only imagine the terrible grief some mothers are feeling (and let’s not forget fathers and friends and family too) at the loss of their child in such a horrific way. God bless all the souls lost, loved and left behind – such an beautiful image Lynne – one which sticks in my heart so very much too.
    I hope you will be receiving my version of this Mother and Child image very soon.
    Sending comforting hugs and blessings from here,
    Your friend, Suzy


  29. may
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 23:15:02

    Beautiful image Lynne, my heart & prayers go out to the Children & teachers & families of all who lost their lives/loved ones in such a tragic way… Your canvas is a lovely tribute to all. Hugs May x x x


  30. Katie K
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 06:31:09

    Such a stunning canvas. Love how you masked with glass glitters, very effective. Must give this masking technique a try.


  31. stempelchaotin
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 07:06:44

    My sweet Lynne,

    your work is a dream.
    So so beautiful design and stamping.


  32. Gaby Bee
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 07:32:43

    Thanks for your kind visit, Lynne!

    Sending warm wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2013.



  33. Sophie
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 08:38:18

    Ein wunderschönes Kunstwerk.
    Es sieht aus, wie ein kostbares Gemälde in einer alten Kirche.

    Ganz liebe Grüße und eine schöne Adventszeit
    Und danke, liebe Lynne, für die vielen Besuche auf meinem Blog und die wunderbaren Kommentare.


  34. Ira
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 10:54:34

    This image couldn’t be more appropriate with Christmas ahead of us Lynne, this is a fine, fine piece of work. It’s most delicate and has the serenity and depth which I so love…


  35. Shelly Schmidt
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 15:42:29

    Just beautiful! I really like the image B/W with a touch of sparkle- and the lace- so feminine!


  36. Bärbel
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 18:02:54

    Lynne, was für ein wunderbarer Stempel, mit dem dieser traumhaft schöne Hänger gestaltet wurde, er ist ganz bezaubernd!
    Liebe Grüße.


  37. Ellie Knol
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 18:39:52

    Lovely masking project!


  38. Anni
    Dec 17, 2012 @ 18:41:54

    Dear Lynne you rmother and child collage is so beautifully made, it is such a lovely image, wish you some wonderful Christmas days and a Happy New Year.
    Hugs Anni


  39. Rhonda
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 01:48:50

    Dear Lynne, your collage is beautiful and so soothing during these sad times.
    We here in the states feel your support and love and that means everything.
    xo Rhonda


  40. Maira Aguilar
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 04:23:39

    Beautifull work! and your coments too. My heart is with all that are suffering in this dificult moments!!


  41. MarieS.
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 09:49:26

    Dear Lynne,
    your beautiful collage just touches my heart.
    I’m at loss for words about the terrible tragedy.


  42. Fliss
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 21:55:16

    Absolutely beautiful creation Lynne. The image is so poignant and gorgeous and looks so lovely in the setting.
    The events of last week are truly terrible and I was so touched when President Obama read the names out but it was heartbreaking to see their little faces.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  43. Marjie Kemper
    Dec 18, 2012 @ 23:35:40

    Ooooh lah lah!!! This is a stunner, Lynne. Love what you’ve done with the ornamental plate and the masking itself, as well. Truly breathtaking.


  44. tonitat
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 18:24:20

    Gorgeous! Love the delicate scrolled background looks really pretty and really works well with the stamped image, which is lovely too x


  45. Brenda Brown
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 14:27:50

    Hi Lynne.
    I am just catching up a bit and love your ‘masking’ sample for FSC, a fabulous wintry make. The textured masking with the glitter looks amazing.
    If I don’t get over again, have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  46. Claire C
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 19:41:07

    What a beautiful canvas Lynne, I love that stamp and the sparkly background is stunning. Wishing you a Merry Christmas
    Claire xx


  47. Avril
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 19:22:04

    Hi Lynne, this is breathtakingly beautiful, and you have used such a gorgeous image.
    Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.
    Best Wishes,
    Avril xx


  48. Maria
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 17:38:45

    This is so, so beautiful and delicate Lynne, and the stencilling with the added sparkle and lace is just gorgeous – it makes a such a perfect backdrop for the very beautiful Soul of the Rose image. This plate is very high on my OI wish list!

    Maria xxxxx


  49. Maria
    Jan 09, 2013 @ 17:41:42

    p.s. I can’t find words about the terrible events which took place, my heart goes out to each and every family it affected.


  50. Wendy
    Jan 15, 2013 @ 20:32:03

    Gorgeous canvas Lynne!! Hugs, Wendy


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