Toot! Toot!

Hello Everyone
June, as with previous months, has zipped past at an alarming rate. I intended to share this card with you long before now as I wanted to share it whilst the Crafty Individuals challenge, Tag, You’re It! was underway except here we are, (scheduled) for the last day of June, with barely hours left of this challenge.
Although I had created a team sample, a canvas, it was the perfect opportunity to ink up a stamp which until that point, embarrassingly, had not been inked up. The stamp being CI-405, a chunky tag stamp depicting a vintage car advertisement.
The card I made was in a similar style to one I made using the chunky tag with vintage train, taking a feminine approach to what is traditionally viewed as masculine themes.  As someone who passed their test at the age of 17, I have never taken it for granted.
The freedom driving allows is special, so imagine the experience for a woman, back in the day, sitting behind the wheel, allowing her the ability to be her own woman, travel where she wanted to travel, although the downside being, those women would be few and far between, obviously only those from wealthy households could experience this.  vintagecarlynneIt is a beautifully detailed stamp which I also used to stamp repeatedly onto some stained cardstock (this  is a sheet that is similar to the one I used for the train card).  I stamped all the elements, including the CI-405 onto the remainder of the cardstock and stained the Crafty Individuals die-cut frame to co-ordinate.vintagecardetailA Crafty Individuals image from one of their books appears from behind their die-cut frame.
The stamps I selected bring together the theme of travel but also postmarks and Postcard marks because, as with the train card (sorry, I know I keep referring to it!) I had this picture of friends, with the unwelcome extra passenger of the driver’s little sister,  piling into the car, driving for a day’s outing and the fun of sending postcards and generally having fun and frolics whether in a newly discovered city or at the beach. detail1If you are super speedy then you might just find you have enough time to join the Crafty Individuals challenge. Scroll down to the relevant post for information to enter or simply visit the Crafty Individuals blog.
Have a lovely week and enjoy the last day of the month of June and one last thing, Thank You so much for your visits this past month and those of you who take the time to visit, post after post and leave lovely comments for me to read.  June saw me absent from blogland more than I anticipated, resulting in me not managing to visit your wonderful blogs as much as I would like to.
Hope to see you in July.


30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Crafting Vicky
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 01:47:29

    wow this is just soooo gorgeous! Just adore the vintage look and the distressed edged. You are so right it must have been such a privilege to be a woman and to drive a car!!!


  2. Sharon
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 05:09:12

    Oh my gosh I just love this – the pink colouring is amazing and love the travel theme and images!! Beautiful as always Lynne!


  3. Valerie-Jael
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 06:27:22

    Love your toot toot! piece – great colours. Valerie


  4. may
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 06:30:55

    Gorgeous work Lynne, I love the stamp & the combination of pinks, the design & lace is so Beautiful… Hugs May x x


  5. Suzi B
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 07:20:20

    Gorgeous feminine work, I enjoyed reading this post… I would’ve loved to have driven along leafy lanes, like I do now, but without todays traffic! 🙂
    Suzi B xx


  6. Avril
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 07:41:44

    Gorgeous piece. Love the feminine theme with this stamp.
    Avril xx


  7. Florence
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 07:56:50

    Gorgeous work as always Lynne xx


  8. craftytrog
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 08:22:26

    Beautiful!!! xxx


  9. Meggymay
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 08:53:01

    Gorgeous project and a wonderful feminine take on the more masculine stamp image.
    Yvonne x


  10. Anne R
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 09:24:32

    I just love the little story that you included with your gorgeous piece of work Lynne, I was certainly transported elsewhere! This has such a wonderfully feminine feel to it and it shows that this kind of image can be used equally for women. Love it! Anne xx


  11. rachel fisher
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 09:29:34

    very vintage Lynne and super pretty – I would never have thought to do such a piece with this image – love it though – it works beautifully! Have a great day xx


  12. Dianne
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 12:23:01

    Toot, toot WHOOT WHOOT I say, I’m swooning here falling in love with this masterpiece you call a card, you have created soooooo much depth in that one fantastic color, all the different piece all layered perfectly, mixed with the gorgeous lace and ribbon, EXCELLANT stamping, I looooove how you attached the ribbon on top, this is sooo delicious, I hope you post this on FB so I can share it, I tried from here, couldn’t do it. Sometime life gets so busy we don’t get time for ourselves, to do what we enjoy,Your visits always always touch my heart that last a life time, Thanks for making our world a more beautiful place.. ((( BIG HUGS )))…


  13. maryanne gross
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 12:43:37

    I just love this tag, Lynne! You are the only one that could take a stamp like this and make it so feminine and beautiful!! The colors are beautiful and there is so much to look at in this card. Just really beautiful! I love Crafty Individuals stamps and this one is a real winner.


  14. 1cardcreator
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 13:17:20

    What a beautiful tag, love the bits of lace and soft colors. ~Diane


  15. Dorthe
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 16:07:56

    Toot toot, to you ,my dear Lynne, what a gorgeous and beautiful card.-oh I love it, -colours ,and fantastic layers, little tags, added and your alwayes wonderful stamping.The car stamp is wonderful -and I so enjoy reading your also wonderful stories , hwere do you find them, sweet friend 🙂
    The extra finesse is the seambinding so beautifully attached on top of this stunning card. Please don`t worry over missing visits, I know we all understand that life sometimes don`t allowe us time or energy to be everywhere.
    I send you smiles and warm thoughts.
    Dorthe, xx


  16. Ira
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 18:05:39

    You’re absolutely right dear Lynne! It’s such a great sense of freedom to be able to drive a car, which, thank goodness, is no longer a privilege to men (or at least in our part of the world…) Can you imagine, being able to drive such a beautiful car as depicted on your fabulous card? Oh, the sheer pleasure! But for now I am very satisfied with just looking at yours 😉
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  17. Annie G
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 18:19:19

    Hi Lynne….such a stunning make…… I adore all the elements and stamping.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x


  18. coco
    Jun 30, 2014 @ 23:06:47

    I absolutely love your feminine version with this beautiful tag!! What a great idea to think to the women having the chance to drive like the men, and to speak about them like you do. Really gorgeous Lynne, and lovely post tonight! Hugs, Coco xx


  19. 3renee
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 00:41:50

    Such lovely colors! Thanks for stopping by my blog, always nice to hear from you.


  20. butterfly
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 18:10:49

    How lovely – I love that you’ve given the car and all those travel images a feminine hue – yes, indeed how important the car is for an independent woman! Beautiful work as always (kind of the opposite end of the spectrum from my masculine flowers at the moment!!).
    Alison xx


  21. barnie
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 18:15:03

    Another wonderful piece of art, great romantic feeling.


  22. gio
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 19:45:02

    Oh, such a gorgeous idea to turns this stamp to a feminine theme! Yeah it was a big goal for women to drive a car on their own, and you celebrated it in a gorgeous way!


  23. hettiecraft
    Jul 01, 2014 @ 23:31:55

    Bootiful Lynne. I just love those little images. So well put together.


  24. trisha too
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 00:36:20

    ❤ that rosy hue, so pretty! The car reminds me of one my grandmother and her first husband had in 1926, they took lots of photos of it!


  25. Shelly Schmidt
    Jul 02, 2014 @ 01:14:38

    Dear heavens- this is so my colors! LOVE, LOVE the feminine touch you added to the masculine image- and I so love the accents you add to your projects- the ribbon and lace and fabulous!


  26. michele s
    Jul 03, 2014 @ 05:41:17

    i so enjoy examining your pieces closely — there is always so much to see, the composition is so thoughtful and effective. and the way you use your colors, stamping, laces, etc. it is a wonder. i do love your work. i hope you are well and i send my love. xo


  27. Samantha Read
    Jul 04, 2014 @ 09:03:00

    Toot! Toot! to you too 🙂 Loving the pink, you use colour so well 🙂
    Hugs xx


  28. Jenny Marples (Buttons)
    Jul 05, 2014 @ 07:57:08

    This is the perfect way to use what could be viewed as a male image into something totally feminine and delicate. Love it! Jenny x


  29. Kate
    Jul 09, 2014 @ 13:10:17

    Love all the stamping over your inked cardstock. You always know how to create the perfect blend of vintage and feminine.


  30. Marjie Kemper
    Jul 09, 2014 @ 17:34:08

    Wow, Lynne, this is so beautiful! LOVE your signature style and that added pop of color in the center.


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