Invincible Summer

Hello Everyone For my DT post over at That’s Crafty I have been playing with one of the beautiful new Dinky Stencil designs. The latest designs are as wonderful as the previous. This past week the DT have been sharing artwork with the stencils. 25octoberlynnemoncrieffblogInitially it was a keenness to play with one of the new Dinky Stencil designs but I just happened to have the Oxford Impressions stamp set which this quote comes from, lying out for another project.  Normally on a Sunday I only share a sneaky peek but to make some sense of the elements I brought together I thought I would share this. It was literally one of those moments when I saw this image in my mind’s of a woman, sitting in her garden on a winter’s day, with her back against a crumbling wall, the snowflakes drifting softly to the ground.  In her hands, a journal with scribblings past and present.  In the scene there is also a stack of logs set against a garden statue. Not so much a story but a vignette which for no apparent reason, appeared in my mind. The crackle paste represents the crumbling wall with snowflakes in the form of the stencilled snowflakes and piece of crochet which looks like a snowflake. The torn pieces of stamped script represent the jottings in the journal.  The Prima bark icon represents the stack of logs and the Prima Relics and Artifacts figure, the garden statue and the rusty wire symbolises the areas of neglect in the winter garden.  Finally the lace and buttons are the trimmings on her winter’s coat. For details then please visit HERE. Thank you for your visit. Wishes Lynne

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie-Jael
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 05:44:10

    Just beautiful! Hugs, Valerie


  2. craftytrog
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 08:21:58

    Popped over to see this in detail Lynne, such wonderful textures, colours and details! xx


  3. corinne
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 08:51:27

    Oh Lynne, this is so beautiful…. Thanks for sharing with us all your inner thoughts which provided inspiration, I really love reading you. This piece is just wonderful!!!
    Hope you are well at the moment, and wishing you an happy Sunday.
    Big hugs, Coco xxx


  4. Sophie
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 08:54:02

    Liebe Lynne, das ist ein entzückendes Tag, und wie immer wundervoll detailliert von dir gearbeitet.
    Ich wünsche dir eine schöne neue Woche in Gesundheit ❤
    Herzlichst Sophie xx


  5. Annie G
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 08:58:59

    Wonderful layout and yummy textures Lynne x the relic and all the other elements sit perfectly with the little story x have a lovely Sunday

    TFS Annie x


  6. Gerrina
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 09:06:10

    It is so beautiful to read where all the elements lead to! A vintage and jet modern piece of art! HAve a colourfull sunday!


  7. butterfly
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 13:00:44

    Just been admiring this over at TC – stunning vintage work.
    Alison xx


  8. Meggymay
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 13:48:02

    Gorgeous vintage piece, I liked reading how this came to your mind with the woman writing her journal.
    Yvonne xx


  9. Corrie
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 14:41:35

    Great to read about your thinking process to get to this fantastic result ! And fantastic it is !
    Corrie x


  10. tracy745Tracy
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 15:05:04

    Love the little Charlotte and fantastic text. Love the texture in the background too. Tracy x


  11. Samantha Read
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 15:20:40

    Aww that’s such a lovely sentiment. I always think of autumn as natures grand finale each year xx


  12. Dorthe
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 15:28:09

    You are fabulous to divert your thoughts .to act and bring them to life in an abstract beautiful way, dear Lynne, This card is amazing !!


  13. marci piraro
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 15:49:08

    Such a lovely work of art. I love the quote, too. It has a serene feel and is beautiful in the details.


  14. Julie Lee
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 18:45:30

    What a wonderful back story to this work of art. The quote is beautiful. I love the idea of the vignette and how it encourages us to fill in the detail with our own imaginations. I love how you have made the vignette live for us in this hanging. It’s a fantastic interpretation of Sandra’s Relics and Artifacts – so inspired! I also love how you capture the mood of a wintry garden with that little figure and the crochet. At the same time the pearly buttons evoke a frosty garden and the costume of your protagonist. It’s difficult to explain in words, but somehow this little hanging evokes both a character and a moment. I love it! xxx


  15. Terry
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 22:41:45

    Lynne, this is so amazing! I love the soft and subtle colors and the snowflake background is sooo pretty! Love this winter garden! Hugs!


  16. Lynn Price
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 03:39:46

    What a wonderful piece – love your story, the beautifully blended and subtle colors, and all of that incredible texture!! Exquisite! xxx Lynn


  17. Paper Profusion
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 15:28:43

    So very beautiful Lynne! The textures looks sooo tactile and beautiful. A wonderful take on your mind’s vignette. Thanks for explaining it. Nicola x


  18. Avril
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 19:24:39

    A beautiful piece Lynne, love the soft colours and the snowflake background adds a gorgeous layer. Love hearing your inspirations for this.
    Avril xx


  19. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 16:19:08

    Perfect words and artwork that you created dear Lynne.
    I am very drawn to the crackle and your neutral palette always speaks to me!
    Beautiful Beautiful.


  20. Shari T.
    Oct 29, 2015 @ 17:01:31

    Soooo pretty, Lynne!! I can see the vignette you’ve imagined and dare I say, the young woman I envision sitting in her garden has red hair, a gentle manner and deep thoughts that she may only share in her journal. But I also see this young woman as having a carefree heart and spirit and she may, every so often, try to capture the falling snowflakes on her tongue!! Such a wonderful, winter-land hanging, Lynne!! But I think I would have this hanging all year long!! 🙂 🙂 XOXO-Shari


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