The Romantics

Hello Everyone
If you are a fan of Oxford Impressions stamps then you will be pleased to know that Suzanne has released a new stamp plate …. With Love6a00e55062ee2f8834017d40e874f4970c-800wiDo you ever find yourself in need of making a quick Thank You card or a Thinking of You card? If so then this is one of those ever useful sets that have such sentiments however Suzanne has not only included sentiments, she has also included lovely design elements to decorate  cards or envelope. On receiving this plate I was sure that a set of notecards would be my first project but as Valentine’s Day was approaching I could see that the stamps would work beautifully with stamps from other Oxford Impressions plates.
The two DT samples I made are what I would call a variation on a theme as the card and tag have the same colour palette and the same stamp for the focal.
Below is a list of the Oxford Impressions plates used :-  (note that this link will take you to the Oxford Impressions’ Etsy store.  If you are from the U.K. the prices stated will be in £ and you can also view the shipping costs to the U.K.)
With Love
French Script
Soul of The Rose
DIGITAL CAMERACard – 7″x5″ – I wanted a faint pattern for the background so I stamped the damask (French Script) with Tattered Rose onto delicately painted (heritage colour emulsion paint) cardstock. This paint colour is my all time favourite which I have been using for years but it looks as though the time has come for me to search out another colour as I am unable to purchase it in tester pots from my local D.I.Y. store. Have you ever had such a situation where you were unable to source something which you would always reach for amongst your supplies?
A Shabby Tag (from Crafty Individuals) became the base for a stamped collage. Vintage French book text, layers of stamping and paint were applied to the tag. If you are interested I stamped the damask and script from French Script and the heart from With Love. DIGITAL CAMERAI wanted a stamped element to balance the photo real stamp so I stamped a heart, the banner and With Love, inking the Love section only enabling me to cut it out and add to the banner.DIGITAL CAMERALittle bits of this ‘n’ that DIGITAL CAMERAA romantic matching tag. DIGITAL CAMERAOnce again layers of paint, vintage text and stamping were applied to a Shabby Tag.DIGITAL CAMERAThere are two elaborate scroll designs in the With Love set, this is the smaller of the two.DIGITAL CAMERAThe heart from With Love is a lovely size for adding as a stamped embellishment. I layered it with teeny pieces of scrap lace. DIGITAL CAMERAWith All My Heart stamped onto found paper and stapled to lace which hangs from the bottom edge of the tag. DIGITAL CAMERAThank You for lasting the length of this post, it was certainly photo heavy!
There will be more romantic offerings beyond Valentine’s Day, maybe I should apologise for that but otherwise this post would have been far too long and it is quite long enough as it is!
Before I leave this post for today a Thank You for the well wishes, I am feeling a bit stronger each day and I am slowly managing to catch-up with your Blogs.  I was absent for 10 days or so yet it amazed me just how much incredible art  I missed in such a short time.  It shows the amazing productivity of creative people.
Whenever I have had enforced time away from visiting blogs and my working on my own blog, it makes me realise how important this part of my creative life is to me.  Visiting blogs isn’t only about viewing incredible artwork, it is also that wonderful connection with others which I missed very much.
Have a lovely day and hopefully if there has been snowfall in your area that it isn’t creating too much a hurdle for you.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ptiteplume Valerie
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:18:02

    Ah l’Amour! Magnifique création!!!


  2. butterfly
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 13:35:08

    What a stunning new plate – and what beautiful pieces you’ve created with it… the book pages provide such glorious texture, and the delicate damask background is heavenly – just wonderful, Lynne!
    Alison x


  3. Suze
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 14:25:06

    Hi Lynne, I hope you’ve had some of the lovely sunshine we’ve had today over on the east coast. There was actually a touch of warmth in the sun! Your card and tag are exquisite, such a fabulous image and you can never have enough lovely sentiments! Take care. Suze xx


  4. bumblebutterfly
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 14:30:34

    Oh wow you have used these stamps beautifully – I want them, no sorry I need them LOL. Great pieces as ever Lynne.
    Happy Valentine Day.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  5. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 14:47:17

    A great Valentine creation Lynne!

    bye bye, Alie 🙂


  6. darlene
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 15:05:52

    Luv what you have done with this set !


  7. MarieS.
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 15:08:08

    Absolutely gorgeous,dear Lynne.Happy Valentine’s day.


  8. Martina
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 17:03:46

    Wonderful stamped art, dear Lynne! Looks fantastic.
    Happy Valentine`s Day to you 🙂
    I hope you feel better, my friend!


  9. Redanne
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 17:36:12

    Hi Lynne, that plate of stamps is so beautiful and as you say, would be so useful. Your card and tag are beautiful. Good to hear that you are feeling stronger each day. Take care. Hugs, Anne x


  10. Dorthe
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 19:25:08

    Dear Lynne,
    you alwayes write so beautiful, – thank you for missing us, I missed you so very much,too.
    Your card is a wonderful beauty, the stamps you use so beautiful, and they are all reaL lovely, Your choosen colour tones alwayes makes me so admire your works, like I do this. Both card and tag are so gorgeous, my lovely friend.
    Hug, and smiles, Dorthe
    I hope you are soon totally well again.


  11. may
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 19:50:06

    Gorgeous new stamps…Your card & tag are Beautiful… Love the soft tones.. Happy Valentine’s day Lynne… Hugs May x x x


  12. craftytrog
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 21:25:26

    Two beautiful, romantic makes Lynne! Those stamps seem ‘made’ for you, so many useful elements!
    Alison x


  13. Valerie-Jael
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 21:54:00

    Beautiful work again, love the delicate colours and romantic feel to the card. Great set of stamps, too! Valerie


  14. Marilyn J. Rock
    Feb 14, 2013 @ 23:41:42

    So very beautiful Lynne! You showcase these stamps so creatively and artistically! You are amazing! xxoo Marilyn


  15. The Scrap Yard
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 02:03:47

    Wow! I just love your card! So romantic. And this stamp set is awesome. Love it, Lynne!


  16. Silvia
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 08:53:57

    Wonderful and very romantic pieces again, just beautiful.


  17. Hazel
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 09:05:26

    What gorgeous stamps and beautiful work.
    xxx Hazel.


  18. Sharon
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 09:23:47

    Gorgeous new stamps & I just love what you have done with them Lynne!! Beautiful!


  19. Meggymay
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 10:06:49

    Gorgeous project and those stamps are just beautiful.
    Yvonne x


  20. Paper Profusion
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 12:11:38

    This is absolutely beautiful Lynne. A gorgeous stamp set to add to list. Nicola x


  21. Lynn Stevens
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 17:55:28

    Gorgeous Lynne, I had a chance to work on my samples last night. I did a set of notecards. LOL. Hope everything is o.k?
    Hugs Lynn


  22. Diane
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 18:03:34

    Glad you are feeling better, this is beautiful, I love the soft colors! ~Diane


  23. Daniele
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 20:14:15

    sincere appologies for popping by sooner, I don’t know where the last month as gone and blogging has taken a back seat, your creations are so stunning Lynne, just love the pale colours that you use and this one is so so special
    hugs and best wishes


  24. 2amscrapper
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 20:14:24

    gorgeous–these stamps are beautiful!


  25. Marjie Kemper
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 01:16:02

    What you call little bits of this and that add up to the most amazing creations, Lynne…. I could run my eyes over this for hours and STILL find more amazing details. This is stunning in every way.


  26. Ira
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 11:00:13

    What can be said about love that hasn’t already been said before? And you have a perfect way of doing just that dear Lynne, you show love through your amazing use of stamps!


  27. Avril
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 15:28:24

    Glad to hear you are feeling better Lynne.
    Such beautiful stamping and subtle colours, make this a truly beautiful piece.
    Avril xx


  28. lorraines
    Feb 16, 2013 @ 19:04:49

    love this textured vintage and sexy card..thanks for your lovely comment on my blog


  29. baileyrosy
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 10:29:39

    It always amazes me how you manage to get so much detail into your work without it becoming overcrowded . So much to see and admire each time I look something else comes to light……I bow down to your creativeness



  30. Bärbel
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 16:34:48

    DasTag wurde ganz wunderbar gestaltet. Die darauf verwendeten Stempel sind wirklich sehr schön!
    Liebe Grüße.


  31. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 19:44:11

    Very happy to know you are feeling better dear one!
    I am sure there is no time in your creative life to be feeling under the weather…
    Lovely stamps and what you have created with them is amazing … it is easy to run out of adjectives (or feel as tho I am wearing the same out ;)) when I come to visit…you are such an inspiration and I truly delight in being connected to you here in blogland!
    Take care dear Lynne!


  32. Lucy Edmondson
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 20:35:00

    What a gorgeous card and tag, Lynne! And I love that new stamp plate!

    Lucy `x


  33. Maria
    Feb 24, 2013 @ 01:22:43

    Hello Lynne, such gorgeous designs on this plate which are so perfect with the photo image. I love these creations and the backgrounds are so beautiful with the layers and vintage text. It’s nice to hear that your feeling a bit better.

    Take care
    Maria x


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