Smile of Friendship Part II

Hello Everyone
In this post HERE I shared two cards published in the Spring issue of The Stampers’ Sampler with a note to say that I had split the collection in two and would be sharing the other two cards another time, well here they are.
lifeisfunlynnemoncrieffoneAs with the previous cards I used Darkroom Door photobooth images as the focals with various Darkroom Door stamps to create the backgrounds and the word tiles.lifeisfunlynnemoncriefftwoTorn pieces of fabric feature on all the backgrounds, floral fabrics and muslin with layers of paint.  You can see also the Gesso which I scraped onto the panel for added texture and highlights.lifeisfunlynnemoncrieffthreeStamping with paint also features.2.4The final card.fourI really do like those Photobooth images so much and as they are on quality cardstock it means they will happily take some heavy distressing!  I abrade the edges and also use an old emery board to distress further.  4.1In the background, the random areas of flourish, that is a Texture Stamp stamped with paint.  The Texture stamps are amazing for not only a complete background but so easy to add small areas of stamping and the range is being added to all the time.
4.3Quite a few colours were used on the background to tie in with the colours from the fabrics.
4.4So there we have it, the final cards in this collection. I still have some other card collections which I have been fortunate enough to have published over the past weeks and will share with you every now and then.
As always, thank you for your visits which really do mean so much.

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. annie g
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 00:12:01

    absolutely beautiful Lynne and its no surprise that they were published. TFS and best wishes
    Annie x


  2. Shelly Schmidt
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 01:41:18

    How wonderful- love the colors and the splash of color with the reds added. Beautiful. Congrats on yet another published group of projects!


  3. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 06:37:05

    All that lovelt paint and fabric. Simply glorious, Lynne.


  4. Dorthe
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 15:42:13

    Dear Lynne, as we know each other so very well, I will not pretend to be in love with especially the strong green colour you used, but somehow this cards, could not be without it, in your compositions using the lovely pieces of fabric as guideline for your colour choices. It fits in, and makes these wonderful cards like joyful spring ,with laughter, and happiness ! Great how you scraped the gesso here and there, and all the positive words used in same wonderful colour tones !! It must have been fun stamping with paints, using the coloured cheececloths- and stamping the words on prepared pieces of cardstock. They are gorgeous!
    Hug and x from Dorthe


  5. Corrie
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 15:45:07

    I had seen these in the Stampers’ Sampler and I thought they were wonderful then ! And they really are beautiful ! I love to see you use colour because you do it well !
    Corrie x


  6. suesartofcraft
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 16:39:21

    These are lovely Lynne and again it’s the backgrounds you create which set off the images so brilliantly. I’m still trying to drag myself towards mixed colours and patterns which I love but can’t quite force my hand to choose. Keep inspiring me please.


  7. coco
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 17:27:45

    How beautiful Lynne, I adore the colours and your background!!! Scrumptious work and cards, great that they are published too, this is so well deserved! Hugs, Coco xx


  8. Meggymay
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 20:38:33

    This is a beautiful collection of cards Lynne, i loved the addition of the colours and as always the details are fantastic.
    Yvonne xx


  9. Julie Lee
    Sep 22, 2015 @ 22:11:57

    These photobooth images are indeed delightful. I love how natural the people are and how sometimes they look just a little self-conscious: this seems to be the case with the first one especially. The distressing is excellent and I love how you used the floral fabric and the muslin. Also Lynne, you are so gifted when it comes to stamping. I love the effects you achieve in your backgrounds and with the text too. Once more I am not surprised that these gorgeous cards were published. xx


  10. Hazel H
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 09:41:23

    Wonderful cards Lynne – beautiful colours and great designs.
    xxx Hazel.


  11. tracy745
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 20:33:39

    Love the colours on these pieces, they make for a fabulous backdrop against the vintage pictures. Love your distressing too . Hope,you are well. Tracy x


  12. paper profusion
    Sep 23, 2015 @ 22:18:57

    They have brilliant life and energy Lynne, colour choices and all elements work fabulously together. The first two young ladies look as if they have the whole world in front of them to choose from. Makes me ponder how I was like that once and golly where did all those in between years fly off to. Oh to have a second chance! Hope your week is going well Lynne. Congrats on yet another publication! Nicola x


  13. Avril
    Sep 24, 2015 @ 08:19:01

    Two beautiful cards Lynne, love the vintage images against the vibrant backgrounds .Congratulations on another wonderful publication.
    Avril xx


  14. declerckanneke
    Sep 24, 2015 @ 13:57:26

    Love the way you used fabric here, awesome!


  15. Shari T.
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 16:31:33

    Oh Lynne!! These cards just make me smile!! I love the bright colors you used to create the backgrounds, like you’re matching each person’s exuberance in color! That is FUN!! And when I turn to these pages in Stamper’s Sampler, it’s like—AAAAHHHHHH! I get hit with joy!! LOVE THEM to pieces!! Congratulations again on a fabulous feature in SS!! 🙂 🙂 XOXO-Shari


  16. craftytrog
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 17:25:13

    I love these arty cards Lynne! xxx


  17. Samantha Read
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 12:40:34

    Totally gorgeous. I remember when I first found your wonderful blog and you commented on how you weren’t very confident using colour. Now look at this full of lovely colours! So wonderful with or without colours Lynne. Wishing you a fabby weekend. Big hugs from Poppy and me xx


  18. butterfly
    Sep 27, 2015 @ 16:32:18

    Just as uplifting as part one – colours, smiles, layers – all just wonderful!
    Alison xx


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