Dreamy Days At Wildflower Cottage

Hello Everyone
I could not believe it, when I looked through draft posts, I came across this particular one where I had written that this was one of Crafty Individuals new releases…. except they have since released a whole new crop of stamps, tell me, where do the weeks go that this is no longer one of the new stamps!!
This stamp,  CI-411 brought to mind country cottage gardens,CI411lynneaiming for a shabby feel with a mix of natural textural elements.
It was by pure chance I happened upon the stamping surface I used as it wasn’t what I initially hand in mind. This was a panel of found paper which I had prepared for another project (but never actually used).  I liked the effect of the brush strokes, giving a distressed appearance to the stamped image. focalstampOn receiving the new stamps CI-410 jumped out at me especially for the lovely sentiments so I had to use one immediately which I stamped onto a wood panel I roughly painted. sentimentSome of the natural elements:- jute, burlap, balsa and driftwood19 May 013I dipped into the same stamp which the sentiment came from to stamp the lovely butterfly, I know, I should have stamped a dragonfly to match the sentiment. butterflyThank You for your visit to my Blog today.
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30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rita
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 22:42:24

    Beautiful hanging Lynne. I can remember embroidering a similar design years ago. Hugs Rita xxx


  2. paper profusion
    Aug 25, 2014 @ 23:50:49

    So lovely Lynne! Gorgeous range of tactile layers. Nicola x


  3. Florence
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 00:11:08

    Exquisite as always Lynne. The new releases are great but I always love to see you use them in your style.
    Hugs Flo xx


  4. 3renee
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 00:33:18

    Gorgeous colors! Lovely hanging.


  5. Debbie Kaste
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 02:21:17

    Lovely piece, Lynne. Especially love the butterfly.


  6. Valerie-Jael
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 06:16:18

    New stamp or old – what you have made is gorgeous! Valerie


  7. Anne R
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 09:03:49

    This really is exquisite, the stamping looks amazing on the wonderful background you created, the sentiment conjures up thoughts of summer days, along with the beautiful butterfly…… Just gorgeous. Anne xx


  8. Ira
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 09:20:29

    That really really is beautiful Lynne, love these soft tones, the use of natural materials, truly a fabulous creation!


  9. craftytrog
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:17:14

    Dreamily beautiful Lynne! I love this piece! xxx


  10. Annie G
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:44:29

    Lots of wonderful details Lynne x I so love the addition of the driftwood as it adds to the nature/natural theme x

    TFS and hugs
    Annie x


  11. Dorthe
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 12:56:53

    A wonderful hanging , in soft pieceful colours, dear Lynne.
    The stamps are beautiful, and I so love the panel you used, for the flowers, on top of jute and the corrugated cardboard . You may be right about the dragonfly, 🙂 but I love your butterfly in the corner soon fluttering off to the great driftwood .Your fine white strings are so beautiful as hanger!!
    Hug and smiles,


  12. Ruth
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 15:47:14

    I love this Lynne , soft , natural tones and an earthy feel to it, beautiful!


  13. Corrie
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 16:00:41

    Beautiful little hanging Lynne, I also like the effect of the stamp on the textured background.
    Corrie x


  14. Gigi Harlan
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 18:27:47

    Beautiful! I love the addition of the wood into the piece!


  15. may
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 19:41:44

    Stunning hanging Lynne, I adore the beautiful image & design… Hugs May x x


  16. coco
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 22:50:51

    Hi Lynne 🙂 It would have been a pity to leave this in your draft posts!! It’s absolutely gorgeous, I love what you have done with these two stamps perfectly in your style using natural elements… So lovely hanging. Hugs from the North Finistère (And using a very poor internet connection and only a tablet, hope you will appreciate, it took me twenty minutes to write this!!) xxx


  17. Suzi B
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 10:25:28

    so romantic, love all the elements….. like a walk along the beach by a cottage garden 🙂
    Suzi B xx


  18. Ana K.
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 11:04:12

    Absolutely gorgeous, Lynne…as always! Great soft tones and fabric layers…Hugs


  19. gio
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 12:25:40

    Eheh you make me smile, Lynne 🙂 Ok, don’t worry, even for me , this is a new stamp, I admit!

    Beautiful,super beautiful and delicate artwork!


  20. Terry
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 16:00:53

    Love those flowers, Lynne! Such a great hanging and even more so on the corrugated cardboard. Love this!


  21. Shari T.
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 19:40:12

    Gorgeous, Lynne!! This painted panel is stunning! All of the natural elements you’ve brought together here are beautiful and completely compliment each other perfectly. I LOVE the driftwood hanger and your butterfly 🙂 I think I can sense your creative wheels turning, since you mentioned a dragonfly…Hmmmm… 🙂


  22. barnie
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 20:51:11

    Sorry for not being around these days. I’m very busy and there is no time for the computer. Your hanging looks great.


  23. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Aug 27, 2014 @ 22:07:45

    First of all reading your blog post title makes me want to ‘visit’ wildflower cottage and enjoy some dreamy days there ♥
    What’s old isn’t old at all 🙂 but oh so lovely…the driftwood and corrugated cardboard are such great touches along with all of the precious details you’ve included here…
    here’s to the waning dragonfly days of summer!


  24. michele s
    Aug 29, 2014 @ 04:27:00

    so sweet and pretty. xo


  25. Gerrie
    Aug 29, 2014 @ 14:38:47

    Oh so pretty, love the layers of sweetness and the texture in the flowers. Xx


  26. 1cardcreator
    Aug 29, 2014 @ 19:49:02

    This is gorgeous Lynne, love the stamping on cloth so beautiful. ~Diane


  27. Sharon
    Aug 31, 2014 @ 01:56:18

    Lynne this is just beautiful – like the whitewash and lovely nature inspired image!


  28. Dianne
    Sep 01, 2014 @ 00:29:37

    Hello Miss Lynne sorry it’s taking me so long to visit, but having lots of trouble with my internet provider.I LOVE your nature creations, that paper was perfect for the stamp, old or not it is gorgeous, the corrugate behind, the wonderful burlap, the wood pieces, added such beauty, I just got some burlap, can’t wait to use it. thanks for always inspiring me to try all sorts of things…


  29. Brenda Brown
    Sep 01, 2014 @ 14:39:11

    Beautifully created and such a wonderful soft palette. The days certainly drift by so quickly Lynne I can’t keep up. Hope you are well.
    hugs Brenda xxx


  30. Samantha Read
    Sep 04, 2014 @ 11:36:48

    Breathtakingly beautiful Lynne 🙂


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