Adventures In Paris (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
Back in April last year I made a card sample for Darkroom Door featuring what was at that time a new release, French Script Texture stamp, (HERE).  I had in my mind to make a wee collection, to the same theme, so a few months later that’s what I did. It was a yipee from me to discover them featured within the pages of The Stampers’ Sampler, although I had submitted to their sister publication, Take Ten, as to my mind they were ten minute cards.discoverSometimes it can be easy to overlook Darkroom Door’s amazing and varied collection of images and word strips, focusing instead on the stamps available.
For each card a collage was made around a Parisian image, on this card from Film Strips, Paris Vol 3
discoverdetail1The images were layered upon various found papersadventurewith touches of black lace and polka dot ribbon and various stamped fragments or postal marks, again all from Darkroom Door.adventuredetailoneThere was a lovely introduction which they wrote about the cards and how you could just imagine a message scribed from your sweetie to meet at Lover’s Bridge.  Someone’s imagination is as fertile as mine!exploreTorn lace and painted corrugated scraps are some of the layers, scrunched wax paper with a swipe of paint and a scrap of ricrac which had previously been stained with tea.exploredetailoneSo there we have it, a simple set of Parisian themed cards.
For the moment, this is another scheduled post.  Many, many thanks for your visit today and for your continued loyalty and friendships.

22 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. butterfly
    Mar 27, 2015 @ 23:51:45

    These are delicious, Lynne… Is it just me, or does that ripped black lace have more than a touch of the boudoir about it?! I think somebody has definitely been having quite the adventurous time in Paris!
    Alison xx


  2. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 06:45:27

    That black lace is very ooh la la, Lynne 🙂 And perfect for your very dramatic Parisian cards.


  3. Sophie
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 07:39:01

    Der Stil passt perfekt zu Paris, mit der “sündigen schwarzen Spitze”
    Excellent, liebe Lynne.
    Super inszeniert.

    Herzlichst Sophie


  4. Valerie-Jael
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 07:45:39

    Wonderful cards! Valerie


  5. Suze Bain
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 08:35:35

    These are so elegant Lynne, all good things come in small packages! Lol xx


  6. Annie G
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 08:39:20

    Stunning makes Lynne. Wonderful use of the collage stamps and great layering. Huge congratulations on being published too

    Hugs Annie x


  7. Ana K.
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 08:53:38

    Fabulous dear Lynne! Great black and white combo with beautiful photo…black lace looks gorgeous and torn edges are fantastic addition to the whole piece!
    Best wishes from Slovenia


  8. craftytrog
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 09:58:17

    Simply beautiful Lynne! xxx


  9. Jenny Marples
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 10:00:02

    Words fail me here Lynne. These are GORGEOUS!!! That touch of lace, the script/postmark stamping, the whole layering, the wonderful images, all evoke memories of a very elegant Paris. LOVE them. Jenny x


  10. Meggymay
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 15:05:31

    Beautiful Paris creation Lynne.
    Yvonne xx


  11. Anne R
    Mar 28, 2015 @ 22:06:56

    Oh Lynne, it would take me hours to make just one of these stunning cards. They are all absolutely gorgeous, I love the black lace, it is so – well – French! Love these and always love visiting your blog, your work is always so inspiring. Hugs, Anne xx


  12. Julie Lee
    Mar 29, 2015 @ 00:18:24

    Oh, I love how you used that black lace on these, I am so fond of all things to do with Paris. It takes me back many, many years when I and a university friend explored this most beautiful of cities for the first time. The vintage images; the scraps of letter; the polka dot ribbon and the Paris postmark are all so evocative. I don’t know why, but I can imagine Audrey Hepburn being very chic and sipping coffee at a boulevard cafe! These are the kind of cards that send the imagination soaring! xx


  13. Avril
    Mar 29, 2015 @ 08:56:48

    A beautiful set of cards and the black lace really does add that Ooh la la touch.
    Avril xx


  14. coco
    Mar 29, 2015 @ 09:02:29

    Two very lovely collage cards Lynne, you’re absolutely right, sometimes also the images and strips can be very beautiful without the help of any stamp, and do great cards like yours, both are very beautiful. Take care, hugs, Coco xxx


  15. barnie
    Mar 29, 2015 @ 13:08:14

    That’s a gorgeous creation.


  16. Ira
    Mar 29, 2015 @ 14:18:57

    This what how travel guides should look like Lynne! Romantic, delicate. Love the use of black lace, so powerful! Two brilliant collage cards!
    ♥Ira’s Crea Corner♥


  17. Suzy
    Mar 29, 2015 @ 21:44:55

    Hello Dear Lynne,
    I love each one of these Paris themed cards. They are gorgeously striking in shades of black, white and tea dyed tones. Love the images, lace, words, pieces of ricrac, scrunched paper etc. You are so gifted with these little bits and pieces.
    Beautiful work all in all.
    I do hope you are keeping well. Been too long since I was here my dear friend.
    Thinking of you,
    Warm hugs,


  18. Julie Lavalette
    Mar 30, 2015 @ 19:40:48

    These are stunning Lynne, love your mix of laces with your stamps. All works so elegantly together.
    Hugs, Julie xx


  19. Paper Profusion
    Mar 30, 2015 @ 20:00:20

    What a va va voom set Lynne!! I agree with Alison about the touch of the ‘boudoir’! These are gorgeous – beautifully designed. Nicola x


  20. Samantha Read
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 12:19:24

    Congratulations being published again Lynne 🙂 fab-u-lous !!
    Big hugs from Poppy and me x


  21. Dorthe
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 21:17:25

    My dear Lynne, your black/white cards are so beautiful, and elegant. So truly French, and with a touch of lazy Parisian rainy sight seing day , filled with amazing adventures !! I love the black lace you used ,and the layered paper pieces with a little handwriting on th e one with the bridge is wonderful. Love Stampingtons introduction to your card , -just like you are always telling lovely stories with your creations, dear friend.


  22. pearshapedchris
    Mar 31, 2015 @ 23:59:20

    Oh Wow! These are so beautiful! The black lace is perfect for them all! Looking forward to a visit later this year so this has put me in the mood!! Thank you for showing these. Chrisx


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