The elegance and grace of her

Hello Everyone
It is time I shared with you some Darkroom Door DT samples, focusing on, for this post,  one of the new collage stamps, Lady Lace.
Both cards have already appeared at the Darkroom Door Blog so if you want further information on supplies or instructions then please visit HERE.
elegantladyWhen I set out making the two cards for some strange reason I selected, black, white and grey, colours I don’t work with that often, maybe the colour palette suited the feel of this stamp, I really don’t know.  The eagle eye amongst you will  notice that as well as the black, white and grey another colour makes an appearance, a colour which some might say breaks the rules but I am not that structured when working with colours, so I am more than happy to allow that almost creamy colour which is the natural colour of the vintage paper and the cream lace to make an appearance.photofourFrench women are always deemed as being elegant so I just had to use this Darkroom Door stamp on the card.photothreeThe second card is a variation on the theme. gracefulladyFor both cards I stamped Lady Lace in the same way, I like the added hint of texture achieved from working with a stamp in this way.phototwoOne of the reasons I like to work with collage style stamps is taking the time to study the stamp to see what elements I can stamp, providing me with stamped elements to add to my card.  On both cards I used the lace edge and on the second card you can see in the photograph below that I also made use of the text on the stamp.photothreeGraceful ….. with pearls and a flower.
photofiveThank You for visiting my first post for this brand new week.

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 3renee
    May 19, 2014 @ 02:51:47

    Very elegant, neutral colors. I like it a lot, love the pearls, they really fit.


  2. craftytrog
    May 19, 2014 @ 06:25:25

    That’s a great colour palette Lynne, it really suits that elegant image.
    Alison xxx


  3. rachel fisher
    May 19, 2014 @ 06:50:40

    this is beautiful Lynne – love the lace and sepia tones – beautiful and she is graceful for sure xx


  4. jo
    May 19, 2014 @ 06:52:20

    This is so you! i love the colour palette, great choices!


  5. Anne R
    May 19, 2014 @ 09:59:50

    Both cards are beautiful Lynne and the words Elegant and Graceful just seem so appropriate for that beautiful face. Anne x


  6. Marjie Kemper
    May 19, 2014 @ 13:15:14

    So beautiful! And I had to laugh out loud when I saw the title of this post after my last comment was something to the effect of “Where’s the lace?” Happy Monday!


  7. Paper Profusion
    May 19, 2014 @ 14:19:54

    I reckon it is you who possesses great elegance and grace to create these beauties. Nicola x


  8. Ira
    May 19, 2014 @ 17:15:56

    Your own words say it all dear Lynne, “Elegant” and “Graceful” indeed! Love them both, these are absolutely perfect!!


  9. Martina
    May 19, 2014 @ 17:30:47

    This looks great, dear Lynne! So elegant and natural!

    I hope you are well, my dear. A birthday surprise is on the way to you 🙂

    Have a wonderful week my friend
    Hugs and wishes


  10. Corrie
    May 19, 2014 @ 18:11:57

    Wonderful as usual ! The cream looks good with the rest I think !
    Corrie x


  11. 1cardcreator
    May 19, 2014 @ 18:12:59

    Another gorgeous creation Lynne! No rules broken here that I can see, this is exquisite. ~Diane


  12. Annie G
    May 19, 2014 @ 18:24:03

    Fabulous cards Lynne with such wonderful layers. Great DD stamps

    Huge hugs Annie x

    Thunder and lightning here…..rather loud too x


  13. Meggymay
    May 19, 2014 @ 20:12:07

    Beautiful cards Lynne with your special touch.
    Yvonne x


  14. Fliss
    May 19, 2014 @ 20:38:07

    Really beautiful creations Lynne and love your restrained vintage colour palette which suits the stamps so well.
    Fliss xx


  15. Fliss
    May 19, 2014 @ 20:40:35

    Really beautiful creations Lynne and love the restrained colour palette which suits the stamps so well.
    Fliss xx


  16. hettiecraft
    May 19, 2014 @ 21:34:29

    What a lovely stamp you have used here and a great card you have made. So elegant.


  17. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    May 19, 2014 @ 21:39:17

    Really beautiful cards Lynne in those muted tones…
    and the words Elegant and Graceful roll of the tongue so nicely too!


  18. Shelly Schmidt
    May 20, 2014 @ 03:06:01

    ANother wonderful project- you have mastered this color challenge beautifully! Love the touch of cream and the lady in lace!


  19. michele s
    May 20, 2014 @ 04:52:48

    beauty. xo


  20. may
    May 20, 2014 @ 05:43:40

    Gorgeous cards Lynne, I adore the colour palate The image is so beautiful… the designs are perfect…Love them… Hugs May x x


  21. butterfly
    May 20, 2014 @ 09:02:37

    Elegant and graceful are the perfect words for these cards – it’s a beautiful image, and I love how you’ve drawn out the text into the background to echo the stamp. Gorgeous, subtle work.
    Alison xx


  22. Dorthe
    May 20, 2014 @ 17:10:41

    Dear Lynne, two new and beautiful cards,- the Lady Lace is wonderful stamped on the book page, and with the handwritten piece of page behind the first one. Also I love the stamped :Elegant on that worn out piece of paper ,makes it so real old looking, and the background with splasches is great, too.
    The creamy colour from the old pages gives lovely warmth to the other colder colours !!
    A beautiful view to your wonderful creations, my friend.
    Hugs from Dorthe


  23. barnie
    May 20, 2014 @ 21:47:27

    A fabulous creation with all these layers. Love that you stamped on the book page.


  24. Terry
    May 20, 2014 @ 22:02:14

    And she is elegant, Lynne! Love the subtle text across her sweet face! Another beautiful creation. Hope you are doing fabulously! Hugs!


  25. The Scrap Yard
    May 21, 2014 @ 00:37:08

    Lovely and French! Just loving that image and the ivory and black.


  26. Julie
    May 21, 2014 @ 07:17:48

    Such beauty and an elegant feel to these exquisite cards.
    Julie x


  27. Dianne
    May 21, 2014 @ 11:59:33

    Oh Miss Lynne, I loooooove the black, white and grey, colors, it is so elegant, love all the beautiful script, love how you stamped her on book pages, I love them, can you tell, so beautiful work, it does sooth me, thanks for sharing…


  28. Samantha Read
    May 21, 2014 @ 19:20:28

    The most beautiful, elegant cards! I love how you use string and lace in your creations 🙂
    Hope you are enjoying the lovely weather whilst it lasts.
    Big hugs, Sam and Poppy xx


  29. Julie Lee
    May 23, 2014 @ 22:13:40

    How beautiful these cards are. I love your subtle colour palette on these – as elegant as the images. Julie Ann xxx


  30. Sharon
    May 25, 2014 @ 04:23:24

    Love the image – great cards!


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