Devoted Hearts

Hello Everyone
If you are a fan of Crafty Individuals then you probably know that we have a challenge underway, A Fine Romance. You can create anything:- a Valentine’s card, tag, altered art, wearable art, anything so long as you create to the theme and use at least one Crafty Individuals product on your entry. Five winners will be selected with the prize of a stamp of your choice from Crafty Individuals. All details for entering are available at Jean’s Crafty Individuals blog.
For my team sample I created this fabric wall hangingafineromancelynneThe Crafty Individuals image is from one of their fabulous image books.  I re-sized the image then transferred it onto TAP (available from Crafty Individuals).
It is so easy to get swept away with the romance of this image.  I imagine her each day awaiting the arrival of the post eager to receive a letter from her beau who is serving in the Army and stationed in France.
I used the image as a springboard for which stamps I would incorporate into the fabric hanging.  Obviously hearts were going to feature heavily. This heart is from one of Crafty Individuals older collage stamps, I believe it is now discontinued, featuring a romantic couple with a damask heart below them.  detail2Peddling backwards for a moment I should start with the actual background.  After staining the cotton I selected one of the decorative hearts from an Elements set.stampedfabricThis is quite a large fabric panel that the collage created with the Crafty Individuals image and stamped could easily have become lost plus I also wanted to balance the two stamped hearts so I cut free-hand this large shabby heart.detailThe stamped script represents the handwritten script on the image. The exchange of letters declaring their love for each other. Roses and flowers representing the flowers he has gifted to her during their courtship, flowers she saved by pressing them amongst the pages of her beloved books, the pages now scented with the perfume from the petals.
The treasured pendant she wears every day is the gift he presented to her as they said their tearful farewells on the platform of the station where they pledged their love for each other. detail1The Crafty Individuals Elements set that consists of lace stamps is a firm favourite of mine and you will often see me using it.
In the photograph you can see more clearly the lace border incorporated in the image.detail4Finally nestled amongst more lace is a Paris postal mark. detail3Why not share your romantic artwork with us at the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Thank you for your visit to this post, your visits always appreciated.


35 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jo
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 01:59:31

    beautiful work with the fabric … it is oh so pretty …what a lovely project!


  2. Sharon
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 05:06:44

    Oh wow so beautiful – love the corrugated heart and lacey flowers – just stunning & romantic!


  3. Brenda Brown
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 06:00:26

    Beautiful my friend. Happy Valentines Day xx


  4. may
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 06:39:48

    Gorgeous work Lynne, so romantic… Love the image & lace… all the hearts are so Beautiful…Simply perfect…Hugs May x x


  5. Suzy
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 06:56:49

    Oooh so very romantically beautiful Lynne! Such a pretty heart stamped background – love that as well as each heart you have created to represent the bond of two in love. It’s all gorgeous.

    I’m sending you a basketful of rosey love for Valentine’s Day. I hope much love comes your way!

    Love also the beautiful pendant in the previous post with that stunning image!

    Big hugs,


  6. valerie-Jael
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 07:34:53

    Very beautiful and romantic, lovely soft colours. Happy Valentine’s Day, Valerie


  7. rachel fisher
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 07:55:03

    this is stunning Lynne – love it to bits – I have those background heart stamps – thanks for the reminder – perhaps I’ll make something else for the challenge! Lol!!! Hugs Rachel xx


  8. astrid51
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 08:37:34

    Stunning Lynne, the soft vintage colours are divine and I love how you have embellished it!! Happy Valentines!!


  9. Ira
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 10:37:07

    I absolutely {heart} your gorgeous creation dear Lynne! You have combined all of those pretty hearts splendidly, it’s truly a piece of romance and perfect for Valentine’s Day (or for any other occasion!) Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  10. Julie
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 11:38:03

    Another lovely creation with a beautiful story that draws you into your artwork as you read it.
    Julie x


  11. Anne R
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 12:42:03

    Oh, all those wonderful hearts, I love the corrugated one and the damask ones are so beautiful. Such a romantic and feminine piece and I love the story too. Anne xx


  12. Dot Arnott
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:52:09

    Beautiful. Love hearts, have lots of hanging ones in my home, but my daughter wins hands down over me with heart paintings, and hearts in every room in her home. Just received a heart photo frame for Valentines Day. Lovely surprise.



  13. Meggymay
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 16:00:02

    A beautiful, romantic project, lovely story as well.
    Yvonne x


  14. Marilyn J. Rock
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 16:17:54

    Stunning and elegant wall hanging Lynne! xo


  15. Dianne
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 16:36:22

    Hello Miss Lynne your lovely story brought tears to my eyes, the background fabric you created is sublime, it truly looks like it’s a vintage piece of fabric, amazing, the 2 little hearts with the lace behind, gorgeous, I love, love how you created that image the soft colors are beautiful, your corrugated heart is close to my heart, love it, that pendant, that’s when to tears came, its so special, eeeekkkkks loooove the lace stamp, all your bits and bobs tell the story with out words, amazing, this is the most gorgeous, romantic creation for Valentine I’ve ever seen, thanks for sharing Miss Designer Extraordinaire, ((( BIG HUGS ))) lots of love, have a wonderful weekend


  16. trisha too
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 18:46:04

    What a lovely project! (Get it? Lovely? Love-ly?)

    Sorry, all the Valentine preparations have pushed me to the silly side . . . you know I adore your work, Lynne, your pieces are always so pretty!

    Have a wonderful weekend, and a Happy Valentine’s Day to you!



  17. craftytrog
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 19:53:01

    This is beautiful Lynne, I love that corrugated heart!
    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Alison xxx


  18. Shirley
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 21:02:35

    So gorgeous, I love it ! I also have that CI heart stamp that you used in the background, it’s a beauty. Take good care, Shirleyxx


  19. Silvia
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 21:49:35

    That’s a wonderful hanging. Love all the hearts, especially the corrugated one.


  20. coco
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 22:05:37

    Love this romantic wall hanging with all its hearts, that’s very beautiful. I love especially the little heart within the charm, so lovely!!! Fab challenge, and that’s great to discover all our different makes on it, I appreciate all so much!!! Enjoy your week-end, Hugs Lynne. Coco xx


  21. marci piraro
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 22:41:14

    Beautiful! It looks like paisley fabric almost.


  22. Julie Lee
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 23:00:58

    What a stunning piece of work! I love the colours and all the amazing detail. It is one of those creations that you can just gaze and gaze into and still see more. And the corrugated card – well, definitely one of my favourite things! Julie Ann xx


  23. Annie G
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 04:56:05

    Such a romantic make Lynne and I love the story of love and parting. The background is beautiful, like a paisley pattern. The layout you have created is stunning .

    Have a great weekend
    Annie x


  24. Shar
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 12:47:24

    Lovely! The corrugated heart really adds another layer of texture!


  25. Paper Profusion
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 13:54:17

    You do romance exceptionally well Lynne. Sublime, enchanting creation. Nicola x


  26. MarieS.
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 16:32:00

    Absolutely stunning and so romantic,dear Lynne. Love everything about it.
    Have a lovely weekend.


  27. Emma (The Sparkly Fairy)
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 16:59:17

    This is so beautiful! You are so talented. Thank you for visiting my blog x


  28. The Scrap Yard
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 19:42:23

    Gorgeous! I love the rosette trim.


  29. hettiecraft
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 00:04:14

    This is gorgeous Lynne. Well done. Balanced beautifully and love your trim.


  30. Marjie Kemper
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 23:24:59

    How beautiful this is…. I love all the layered parts and that calming white space with the corrugated heart. Beautiful!


  31. butterfly
    Feb 17, 2014 @ 17:53:51

    Ooh… love all those hearts – the corrugated one, the fabulous damask stamping over the book pages, and those wonderfully ornate ones in the background. Such a romantic creation!
    Alison xx


  32. Sandy Dehon
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 02:18:05

    Always so gorgeous – always so romantic. You must have a huge amount of love in your heart!
    sandy xx


  33. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 19:47:18

    Oh be still my he♥rt…SO beautiful and romantic


  34. Avril
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 17:18:28

    Hi Lynne, just had a lovely catch up on your gorgeous creations. This is so romantic – love your story too.
    Avril xx


  35. michele s
    Mar 10, 2014 @ 00:37:43

    not sure how i missed this when you first posted. it is nearly the perfect valentine! xo


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