An Evening In Paris (Published!)

Hello Everyone
I have a few Blog posts lined up to share this week but first I am once again turning the clock back, to Autumn 2013.  That was when I received my copy of Take Ten.  Recently I shared some other cards that were published in that issue, the collection where I made use of Stampbord and the others with a vintage school days theme and further back I shared some Lincoln inspired cards.  All of those featured stamps from Oxford Impressions but for a wee change I am sharing a different stamp company, this time it is Redlead Paperworks.
The first stamp I ever received was their stunning stacked trio of butterflies which I kindly received from an art friend in America, we had an ATC exchange at the time as well as sending art goodies to each other.  I used that stamp on a card which I submitted to Take Ten and it was published (don’t believe I ever shared it on my Blog) and because of that, I was lucky enough to receive my choice of referral stamps.  There was no doubt that I had to have  their Eiffel Tower stamp.  So the butterfly stamp I received was a gift that kept on giving!1Take Ten have a category called Variation on a Theme which is what the three cards fall into.
DIGITAL CAMERAFor each card I only used one stamp, the Eiffel Tower stamp, playing around with the placement of the various text elements on the stamp. 2Watercolour paper brought texture to each card with a simple colour palette of winter white and sepia with tea stained seam binding and lace scraps.3I made use of the margins of the old French book as a stamping surface. DIGITAL CAMERAThank You for your visit to this post and previous posts and I cannot thank you enough for your warm support at the news of my new spot on the Darkroom Door Creative Team.
Unfortunately I have fallen behind with visiting your amazing Blogs but I surely will be able to catch-up with you all very soon.


36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie Lee
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 22:21:52

    I love this card, Lynne. I adore images of Paris, especially the Eiffel Tower and the way you have used the text is so interesting. I love the beautiful vintage tones you have used so brilliantly on this too. Julie Ann xx


  2. nefertiti
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 22:26:18

    Lovely card Lynne. Beautiful tribute to Paris!! bizz


  3. rachel fisher
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 22:36:25

    love this Lynne – the eiffel tower is so iconic and your piece is beautiful – hugs xx


  4. Meggymay
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 22:56:59

    Gorgeous cards, love the Parisian images.
    Yvonne x


  5. butterfly
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 22:58:03

    Such a beautiful stamp – especially in your hands!
    Alison x


  6. Brenda Brown
    Jan 08, 2014 @ 23:23:38

    Three amazing takes Lynne, I love the Kraft and white, it is stunning. Congrats on more fame in being published, you so deserve it with your fabulous creations.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  7. Dianne
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 00:51:27

    EEEEKKKKKSSSSS, I looooove those 3 cards, the color them, the stamp, the tea stained elements, the pages, made to perfection, I haven’t congratulated you on your new design post, they are lucky to have you, you’ll definatly bring a mix to there site, thanks for sharing the catch ups, hope you have a wonderful week.. ((( BIG HUGS))) my dear friend..


  8. Rita
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 01:47:22

    Beautiful cards Lynne. Gorgeous stamps and the Paris one is fabulous . Hugs Rita xxx


  9. 3renee
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 04:24:50

    Perfectly beautiful cards, LOVE them!


  10. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 04:56:55

    You are such a busy girl, dear Lynne! I love your Eiffel Tower cards. Congratulations on having them published!


  11. Astrid
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 08:14:43

    Great variation on the theme Lynne. Such a beautiful stamp and you used it so well. This is like a little linked collection, each similar, yet subtly different. Love the rustic feel of the kraft card and congrats for having been published again!


  12. Anne R
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 08:21:44

    How wonderful Lynne. I love the cards and those subtle differences in them, the kraft colour works so well against the white. Many congratulations too, on being published again with these delightful cards! Hugs, Anne x


  13. may
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 08:26:03

    Beautiful cards Lynne, such fabulous stamps love the design you have created…simply Gorgeous… Hugs May x x x


  14. Doreen
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 08:34:28

    This is just gorgeous….xxx


  15. Annie G
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 08:45:59

    Stunning trio Lynne and no surprise they were published. X

    Huge hugs
    Annie x


  16. craftytrog
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 11:32:32

    Beautiful & inspiring cards Lynne! Congratulations!
    Hope all is well.
    Alison xxx


  17. Samantha Read
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 13:29:10

    Beautiful Lynne, glad they were published!


  18. valerie-Jael
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 14:52:15

    Beautiful cards, I know how you love Paris! Valerie


  19. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 16:56:29

    I admire your use of white space as much as your lovely additions here dear Lynne…beautiful and a bit different again ♥ ♥ ♥ no surprise that these were published !


  20. Suzi B
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 17:13:27

    No wonder these were published! 🙂 your work is just wonderful… love the simple/torn designs and colour pallette


  21. Corrie Herriman
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 18:00:28

    3 fabulous cards in the unmistakable Lynne style ! No wonder they were published!
    Corrie x


  22. Yvonne Garner
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 18:36:23

    Gorgeous Lynn! Red Lead Paperworks is a great company and Chris and Sharon are fabulous to work with. Hope you are well.


  23. 1cardcreator
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 22:55:24

    Congratulations on the publication Lynne, this is clean and crisp, very elegant I can see why they chose it. ~Diane


  24. Robyn Wood
    Jan 09, 2014 @ 23:01:57

    Love the white and cream together Lynne and that stamp is divine!


  25. Terry
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 00:22:09

    Lovely is this “Evening in Paris” collection. The torn edges are a nice touch. Congratulations on a terrific publication! Hugs!


  26. Shelly Schmidt
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 04:25:46

    Wonderfully done- love the CAS white BG with the beautiful button accent, the antique Sepia color and the tea stained accent ribbon!


  27. michele s
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 06:31:23

    gorgeous. xo


  28. coco
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 07:51:48

    Love this simple Artwork on Paris using watercolour paper, very beautiful. And congrats for the publication again, that’s great and so deserved!! 🙂 Have a lovely day, Coco x


  29. Ana K.
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 14:01:17

    Gorgeous Lynne!


  30. Dorthe
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 15:29:55

    They are beautiful my dear Lynne,- the simplicity in colours is lovely, and the stamp really wonderful, -your added little touches of fabric and button gives ity your final touch of lovelynes.
    How is your friday my lovely friend ?
    Sending smiles and xx


  31. Amelie Dronten
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 19:49:03

    This is sublime, Lynne!
    I can see why it is published! I really admire how you let the paper become the main part of your creation and let it have a wonderful pas de deux with your stamped image! Soo lovely!
    Claudia x


  32. Avril
    Jan 10, 2014 @ 20:11:28

    Congrats on being published Lynne, a wonderful variation with the same image.
    Just catching up on your Darkroom Door news – again Congratultions.
    Avril xx


  33. MarieS.
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 08:27:55

    Beautifully done,dear Lynne. Congrats on being published!


  34. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 08:49:21

    Love the white space on this, Lynne. A wonderful take on the perennial Parisian theme.


  35. Sharon
    Jan 11, 2014 @ 23:50:06

    Love the “clean” look and perfect use of the foreign book pages!!!


  36. Marjie Kemper
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 15:43:44

    So many beautiful bits in your hands add up to a stunning composition. Always!


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