Spring Days & Meadow Flowers

Hello Everyone
This past month I inked up for the first time Crafty Individuals CI-395, an Elements set designed by Linda Edwards consisting of flowers which have a lovely naive, quirky style to them.
I intended to show my samples in one post but realised it would be a very long (and possibly boring!) post so have decided to split them, sharing one at a time, with card no. 1 in this post.card2lynneSince working on the canvas for Gecko Galz (see HERE) I have been enjoying playing with the Twinkling H20s which had been tucked away for too long.   In fact they will now be popping up here, there and everywhere, they were prominent on the butterfly canvas in Sunday’s post and they also make an appearance in my first ever art journal page (that is for another day).
You might be able to see the texture paste I applied through a stencil, not covering all of the watercolour paper as I wanted it to be random.18 february 316
I remember when I first received this set from Jean and Malcolm I was thinking along the lines of creating a design that would see me use several of the flowers, building a meadow as the stamp name suggests but really, for me, I preferred singling out a flower at a time and making it the focal.
The colour palette is soft but rich in texture from the texture paste/stencil on the watercolour paper panel to the stained gauze, burlap, painted book text and that torn piece of found paper which was brought to life with the H20s and some other media.  That paper will be turning up in quite a few projects as I was so happy with the results.18 february 314The postal stamps were just what I needed to add some extra stamping to this card.18 february 315Thank you, as always for your visit to this post.


36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 07:57:07

    Oooh, the background on this is *wonderful*, Lynne.


  2. rachel fisher
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 08:09:08

    Hiya Lynne – love this – and what a different approach to using this stamp – love it to bits xx


  3. Ana K.
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 09:04:18

    Beautiful Lynne…textured background is awesome! Hugs


  4. Brenda Brown
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 09:04:34

    Beautiful Lynne, such elegance with a simple image, the contrasts are perfection xx


  5. Anne R
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 10:08:26

    I love that you used the single stamp, it is beautifully showcased on this gorgeous canvas. Anne xx


  6. Marilyn J. Rock
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 10:14:07

    Adore this! Loving that textural background! xo


  7. Chris
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 10:40:39

    This is fabulous, Lynne. I love the beautiful soft shades and all the texture.

    Looks like I need to dig out my H2Os too 🙂

    Chris xx


  8. Sue F
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 11:31:01

    I love the random use of the texture paste and the colours are so summery and juicy! I still haven’t experimented with texture paste so I really must get some.


  9. Meggymay
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 13:40:37

    Beautiful textures on the background, its a gorgeous card,


  10. Terry
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 15:06:54

    Love the random stenciling and dyed cheesecloth. Wonderful texture and colors! This is so pretty, Lynne! Hugs!


  11. craftytrog
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 17:05:57

    Simply stunning!!! I’ve just bought that CI elements set, it’s lovely!
    Looking forward to seeing your first foray into art journalling Lynne!
    Alison xxx


  12. Samantha Read
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 17:16:02

    You are such an inspiration. You make things I can only dream of making Lynne, this is just so very beautiful ♥
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xx


  13. Julie Lee
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 18:42:43

    Wow! This is an absolute feast of wonderful textures! I can’t stop looking it’s so beautiful! I love every detail! Julie Ann xxx


  14. Suze
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 18:44:38

    This is beautiful Lynne, the soft pink tones are lovely. Xx


  15. coco
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 18:49:26

    Wow, such a gorgeous card, how beautiful it is Lynne!!! I don’t have Twinklings H20s, but when I see the result on this I’d love having some… 🙂 Maybe I will buy one or two colours to try! Hugs Coco x


  16. Moira Gray
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 18:49:42

    I just love this, so soft and feminine, love the colour, texture and fabric.

    Moira xx


  17. Daniele
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 19:05:05

    loving all that texture Lynne, so pretty


  18. CarolS
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 19:57:46

    This is gorgeous Lynne! I love the colors, the textures and everything you embellished with!


  19. My Arty Attempts
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 20:54:28

    You are awesome ! great art piece


  20. barnie
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 21:10:33

    Fantastic, love all the different layers.


  21. Shelly Schmidt
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 21:42:36

    The texture is awesome- love the touch of fiber and burlap- and the pink is so soft- wonderful!


  22. hettiecraft
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 22:01:27

    This is beautiful Lynne. Love the soft pink and all the texture. I just feel like I want to touch it, but the screen doesn’t give any clues!


  23. jo
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 22:21:43

    Lynn, i love how you used the texture paste … beautiful effect … another wonderful bit of art!


  24. Sharon
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 23:02:51

    Beautiful Lynne – looks like a great new stamp set for you! Of course I love the “pink” theme!!!


  25. http://lisapassionoflight.wordpress.com/
    Feb 26, 2014 @ 23:49:54

    This is just absolutley gorgeous Lynn! I love this and your technique. Wonderful colors, texture and beauty just like you 🙂


  26. michele s
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 04:16:59

    the texture paste is a brilliant and very effective addition to a beautiful creation! xo


  27. Paper Profusion
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 13:47:12

    Gorgeously pretty and delicate Lynne. Hope you are having a good week. Nicola x


  28. Ira
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 14:47:58

    Wonderful texture Lynne, so stylishly done. What a great way to use your H20s again! Love it that it’s so beautifully shabby!Ira’s Crea Corner


  29. Avril
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 17:12:12

    A gorgeous piece Lynne, love the soft colour – the single flower looks stunning against the textured background.
    Avril x


  30. 1cardcreator
    Feb 27, 2014 @ 17:41:27

    Beautiful Lynne, you made such a gorgeous piece! ~Diane


  31. Corrie Herriman
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 15:58:55

    Wonderful soft colours ! Beautiful card !
    Corrie x


  32. trisha too
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 18:44:01

    It’s so pretty, but the texture sends it to a whole other level of gorgeous!



  33. butterfly
    Mar 01, 2014 @ 23:07:52

    Oh good – I was hoping the “part II” meant there was a partner piece! Now I can mention the gorgeous text texture and wonderful inky splatters – absolutely delicious!
    Alison xx


  34. Dianne
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 01:47:52

    Hello Miss Lynne, well I am loving all the pink you have been working with, this is no exception, the texture is wonderful, a;; that sparkle make my eyes all googly, love all you little special bits, no one does it like you it’s a dreamy creation, thanks for sharing..


  35. Gigi Harlan
    Mar 04, 2014 @ 19:36:48

    Your cards are simply deliciously beautiful! I am a new follower and I am amazed at your talent!


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