Aged & Distressed (Take Ten)

Hello Everyone
This scheduled post is a continuation of a post from a wee while back when I shared this card that was published in Take Ten (Spring issue).  I’d intended to share some of the other cards included in the feature article yet that post was dated 5th April and here we are with June rapidly approaching!
The feature, which included five Stampsmith cards and two Crafty Individual, was titled Distressed Tags.  All seven cards featured tags which I’d stained and all had a similar colour palette. I always have to pinch myself when I get something in print but when it is a feature it is really beyond any expectations I would dream of having.
For this post I will share two of the four remaining cards.  All four cards are in the style of variation on a theme with the stamped images from The Stampsmith’s Olivia and Friends stamped onto tags which had previously been stained with tea (by making up batches it is a time saver as I always have them to hand).DIGITAL CAMERAThis fragment is one of the Cartolina Postale stamps which I’d stamped onto watercolour paper that had previously been prepared with Gesso and washes of watersoluble crayons.  The Gesso can act as a lovely resist which adds a nice distressed appearance and it also has a lovely chalky touch to it.  DIGITAL CAMERAOne of the other cards. DIGITAL CAMERAA snippet of stained seam binding embellishes the tag.DIGITAL CAMERAAnother of the Cartolina Postale stamps, this time stamped onto one of the torn off bottoms of one of the stained tags – we never like to waste anything, do we?!DIGITAL CAMERAIf you have visited this post then thank you so much. With being unsure when I can reciprocate visits, your visits/comments mean even more to me.
Wishes
Lynne

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29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita xxx
    May 28, 2013 @ 16:26:05

    So very beautiful Lynne. You have such a knack of making your creations look years old. Hope your feeling better. Hugs Rita xxxxx

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  2. Maria
    May 28, 2013 @ 16:45:25

    Congratulations on having these in print Lynne, it is so well deserved as they are stunning, and the white space shows the tags off so beautifully. I hope you are feeling a little better each day.

    Take care
    Maria xxxxx

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  3. ptiteplume Valerie
    May 28, 2013 @ 17:08:36

    Very attractive cards!

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  4. Dorthe
    May 28, 2013 @ 18:02:23

    They are so beautiful, dearest Lynne.
    The teacoloures tages with those lovely ladies, and I so love the snippets of fabric and ribbon- Lovely on their white backgriunds!
    I remember you was featured there, congratulations again!!
    And warm hug from me, my lovely friend!
    xx-Dorthe

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  5. Redanne
    May 28, 2013 @ 18:48:52

    I am not at all surprised that you have been featured, your work is always gorgeous and these two are no exception. Those stamps are wonderful! Hugs, Anne x

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  6. may
    May 28, 2013 @ 18:53:00

    Gorgeous work Lynne, Congratulations on being printed….Love these stamps I adore the aged feel… Hugs May x x x

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  7. Tracy Evans
    May 28, 2013 @ 20:07:12

    Gorgeous Lynne, love the torn edges and the simple design. Very eye catching. Tracy x

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  8. Buttons
    May 28, 2013 @ 20:21:08

    Love the simplicity of design for these as it really allows your work on the images and layers to show through. Thinking of you and sending huge hugs, Jenny x

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  9. Silvia
    May 28, 2013 @ 21:54:54

    These are beautiful pieces, great images.

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  10. The Scrap Yard
    May 29, 2013 @ 00:16:43

    A gorgeous set of tags! Vintage & fabulous!
    Kate

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  11. Valerie-Jael
    May 29, 2013 @ 06:30:59

    Gorgeous tags Lynne, hope you are feeling better. Valerie

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  12. Ira
    May 29, 2013 @ 10:04:03

    What a wonderful tribute to these fine ladies Lynne, such fabulous tags these are, perfect for any occasion! Take care, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  13. Dianne
    May 29, 2013 @ 14:47:01

    Oh my dear Lynne you should be published your mixed media art is outstanding really just GORGEOUS, every piece of art you create. Love the idea of doing a batch up ahead, I will do that, you are always inspiring me:). love the script and the snippet of seam binding, I haven’t stamped on m gesso yet so will be trying that too, I love how the soft colors just make the lovely images just stand out on their own, thanks for sharing, I love visiting you it’s always inspiring, hope you’re feeling a tad better, I know when your better you’ll be hopping all around blog land, gracing us with your visits, I’m honoured when you do, big hugs to you..

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  14. Suze
    May 29, 2013 @ 15:25:51

    I’m loving the “clean and simple” style Lynne, they’re beautiful! Xx

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  15. Brenda Brown
    May 29, 2013 @ 16:30:41

    Such beautiful vintage creations Lynne and such lovely work should always be in print.
    Sorry I have been mia since my holiday, just catching up on DT work.
    Take care.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  16. Sue F
    May 29, 2013 @ 17:20:22

    Lovely cards. I like the simplicity, with the white background and the perfect stamped image.

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  17. Paper Profusion
    May 29, 2013 @ 17:29:04

    Both are beautiful Lynne – it must be so fantastic to be published. I do hope you are improving. Nicola x

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  18. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    May 29, 2013 @ 18:09:59

    Great creations and stamps Lynne!

    kind regards Alie 🙂

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  19. Marjie Kemper
    May 29, 2013 @ 18:43:54

    Beautiful tags, Lynne. No surprise on them being featured… they’re lovely!

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  20. Hettie
    May 29, 2013 @ 22:39:43

    Gorgeous cards there Lynne. Hope you are ok.
    Hugs
    xx

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  21. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    May 30, 2013 @ 19:32:04

    Very beautiful creation Lynne with a great stamp and nice colors
    Greetings Janny

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  22. Hazel H
    May 31, 2013 @ 09:42:57

    Beautiful cards Lynne.
    xxx Hazel.

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  23. 1cardcreator
    May 31, 2013 @ 14:32:25

    Beautiful cards Lynne, congrats on the publication too. ~Diane

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  24. craftytrog
    May 31, 2013 @ 17:46:27

    These cards are simply stunning Lynne, congratulations on being published.
    Thinking of you,
    Alison xxx

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  25. Terry
    May 31, 2013 @ 22:02:09

    This is lovely, Lynne and congratulations on being published! I hope that soon you will be feeling 100%. Have a lovely weekend! Hugs!

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  26. Sharon
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 01:30:13

    Wow just beautiful!

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  27. Buttons
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 07:02:25

    Hi Lynne. Wanted to let you know I’m thinking of you and hoping you are feeling so much better very soon.
    Don’t normally do this but I saw my friend Rebecca’s post this morning and immediately thought of you. If you feel up to it/get the chance and just want to bath in lace I would recommend taking a look at; http://www.paperprimrose.com/2013/05/lots-of-lace-pearls/
    Take care of yourself, hugs Jenny xxx

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  28. butterfly
    Jun 01, 2013 @ 20:55:23

    I saw the first of these over at The Stampsmith and absolutely loved it… I think it’s so beautiful how you’ve combined your beautiful vintage aesthetic with smart, clean, modern composition – the result is just stunning. Gorgeous stamping, as always, too… Lovely to have you drop in – do hope that’s the first of many strides back to better health for you.
    Alison xx

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  29. Wendy
    Jun 06, 2013 @ 10:40:46

    ohhh I love these!! Gorgeous!
    Take care my dear, hugs and blessings, Wendy

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