Where She Shares Her Secrets

Hello Everyone
If you are a regular visitor then you will have seen me share various DT posts for Oxford Impressions where I used the Lily Elsie stamp set, it is time for another such post.
Selecting one of the Lily Elsie stamps I altered this journal. This journal was  “naked”, a buff colour, ripe for altering.
Lily Elsie (available directly from Oxford Impressions)
secretsnotebook-002Emulsion paints were applied to the cover and then it was a matter of more fun by creating a collage from stained, distressed and painted papers and beautiful Lily Elsie herself. main detailSecrets isn’t from the Lily Elsie plate, that can be found on the My Story plate.DIGITAL CAMERATouches of lace against the stained vintage sheet music. detail2This is the distressed appearance of the paint, also severely distressing the cover with various implements. DIGITAL CAMERAMany Thanks for your visit to this post, as your time is always appreciated.


27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 1cardcreator
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 00:19:54

    Lovely journal Lynne and no matter how many times you use her she is more beautiful every time, lovely stamp. ~Diane


  2. Rita
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 00:29:48

    Lovely image Lynne and the background is totally amazing. Love this. Hugs Rita xxx


  3. jo
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 01:55:07

    Lynn, this is simple gorgeous … you have inspired me!


  4. Marianne
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 01:55:49

    So pretty, Lynne! I love the colors. I, too, enjoy decorating journals, especially that I’m really into gratitude and affirmation journaling.

    Be blessed this weekend,

    Marianne xo


  5. CarolS
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 02:11:53

    Gorgeous! The stamp is wonderful and I love all the layering!


  6. Sharon
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 02:30:02

    What a gorgeous decorated notebook Lynne – what a beautiful gift this would make!!! Lovely image and delicate lace and other embellies!!


  7. Robin
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 04:31:24

    Hi Lynne, your altered journal is beautiful. The color and texture you created with paint is gorgeous! And of course all the lovely details you have added, make this a stunning piece. Hope you are having a great week.



  8. astrid51
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 05:06:47

    Lily Elsie never fails to disappoint! Love how you have layered her with all those beautifully made and altered papers! A gorgeous cover!


  9. Lululiz
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 06:09:25

    Love the colours you have chosen for this one, so pretty and feminine, And of course the stamp is gorgeous, She is a beauty.


  10. may
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 07:07:13

    Gorgeous work Lynne, Love all the wonderful layers & beautiful colours…the image is simply perfect she is so beautiful… Hugs May x x x


  11. valerie-Jael
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 08:12:45

    Beautiful alteration! Valerie


  12. Brenda Brown
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 08:26:40

    Gorgeous colours and layers Lynne and a beautiful book altered to perfection.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  13. Anne R
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 08:53:48

    I do love how you have altered the papers and made that fabulous background. Lily Elsie looks stunning too. Hugs, Anne x


  14. The Scrap Yard
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 16:33:57

    Wow! A stunning journal cover. I love the vintage paper & lacy bits. Gorgeous.


  15. Dorthe
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 18:49:35

    Lynne, dear..the colours are stunning,-and the way you distressed the background… it is amazing!!!.
    The use of the piece of velvet ribbon-the laces and flower, all in different lillac tones …and Lily Elsie together, makes your creation so very,very beautiful my friend.
    How wonderful, to write ones secrets in this awsome and lovely journal.
    Friday hugs from Dorthe


  16. Paper Profusion
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 19:27:46

    So feminine and pretty Lynne and I LOVE the background and its colour. Nicola x


  17. PetraB
    Sep 20, 2013 @ 23:09:07

    so beautiful and feminin, a wonderful diary/journal cover


  18. Bettina breiding Hansen
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 07:16:25

    What a lovely journal – I would love to write my secrets in such a beautiful book and love the colours and the softness.


  19. Ira Huberts
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 08:50:21

    Oh, another of your beauties Lynne… Your Lily Elsie notebooks really deserve to be cherished, treasured and to be dealt with great care (I’m one of those fortunate enough to have one of your delicate journals). I have not yet written a single letter in it, for it almost seems like sacrilege! So I’ve decided just to keep it for the best of quotes, poems and such. Have a great weekend my friend, hugs, Ira x


  20. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 08:55:48

    Wow what a great shabby elegance Lynne! A gorgeous vintage cover…love the use of colours so much


  21. craftytrog
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 12:01:36

    Such beautiful layering on this book cover Lynne! I love the colour too! x


  22. butterfly
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 14:57:39

    So beautiful, Lynne – I love the music manuscript layer, and the gorgeous shabby chic paint effects – wonderful work, as ever, with the glorious Lily!
    Alison xx


  23. nefertiti
    Sep 21, 2013 @ 18:09:17

    All is gorgeous Lynne!!!!!!!bisous


  24. barnie
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 17:52:53

    Lynne, that’s breathtaking.


  25. Lynn Stevens
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 18:00:04

    So Lush and Gorgeous!


  26. MarieS.
    Sep 22, 2013 @ 22:58:25

    Absolutely beautiful,dear Lynne.


  27. Dianne
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 11:47:02

    Hello Miss Lynne this is absolutely FABULOUS, glories, the background you created is sooooo beautiful, that sheet music with all the gorgeous bits of lace, outstanding work as always my dear…Thanks for sharing…


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