Learning To Fly (Take Ten)

Hello Everyone
In the Autumn issue of Stampington & co’s Take Ten I was so pleased (note that as really, really, really pleased!) to see they had featured a collection of cards featuring Darkroom Door feather stamps, which I’d submitted.
There are four cards in the collection, in this scheduled post I am sharing three (I will confess, it is because I managed to somehow delete the photos for the fourth card!)

onettlynnemoncrieffThe idea behind this collection, beyond wanting to create cards with the beautiful Darkroom Door feather stamps, was to try to bring a sense of nature with an emphasis on textures2
and to also feature words or sentiments relating to nature but are also affirmations for our own daily lives.
Maybe we should remind ourselves to give permission to allow us to fly and see where we land, to not be held back by our own fears or by words from another.flylynnemoncrieffKnowing from the outset that I wanted a tactile quality to each card, also not forgetting that each card needs to meet the 10 minute criteria for Take Ten, I simply stamped each feather onto muslin, fraying the edges.flytwolynnemoncrieffRummaging around I gathered twine, burlap, beautiful textured paper, handmade paper and even fragments of bark,wildfreelynnemoncrieffoneadding a hint of colour with paint splatters to mimic the colours of a bird’s egg.wildandfreelynnemoncrieffthreeI hope you have found your wings.
Wishes and thanks for taking the time to visit this scheduled post.  Normal service will resume very soon when I return with more Christmas/winter related artwork.
Lynne x

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valerie-Jael
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 06:02:13

    Gorgeous cards Lynne, have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie


  2. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 06:04:32

    The cards are gorgeous, dear Lynne. I just LOVE them!


  3. coleenfranks
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 06:10:01

    Beautiful, Lynne. So much like what I do with leaves. Nature is a wonderful subject, ready to delight the eye.


  4. Annie G
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:27:29

    Love the natural appeal of these beautiful cards Lynne. The stamps on the fabric is so effective. Similarly, you have adhered the most stunning fragments.
    Congratulations on being published too xx

    Annie x


  5. craftytrog
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 10:37:07

    These are so lovely Lynne! xx


  6. Dorthe
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 15:49:52

    Love all the nature coming together here, in your beautiful cards, Lynne.
    They are so wonderful with bark, twine,lovely papers, burlap, and the feathers stamps , Love the splashes and little buttons, Also am admire your words, and thoughts, and believe we all needed to fly, now and then, to try out new things and life situations , so lovely said by you!!
    Dorthe, xx


  7. Corrie
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 21:33:52

    Such beautiful understated cards ! Congrats on being published again….
    Corrie x


  8. Julie Lee
    Nov 25, 2015 @ 22:50:18

    These cards are a delight, Lynne. The stamping onto muslin is so effective and so beautifully done. I love the natural materials and the use of texture on them. You have such a gift for putting together the perfect elements and for composing them into such pleasing arrangements. Your work is always such a pleasure to look, helping our imaginations to soar ever higher. xx


  9. Lynn Price
    Nov 27, 2015 @ 02:39:41

    Lynne, these cards are absolutely beautiful! I am especially fond of feathers, and these images in neutral tones on muslin are incredible… they perfectly evoke the fabulous beauty and detail of the real thing. All of the other natural elements fit so well with the feathers – I wish I could see these in person! Congratulations on your well-deserved publication(s)! And for explaining “Take Ten”! And not least, thank you for your visits and very kind words….you continue to inspire me! xxx Lynn


  10. Samantha Read
    Nov 27, 2015 @ 11:42:46

    Gorgeous Lynne. Whenever I see feathers I think of angels. Really beautiful. Big hugs from Poppy and me xx


  11. paper profusion
    Nov 27, 2015 @ 22:20:59

    Absolutely beautiful set Lynne. You most definitely achieved the lovely natural texture that you intended. Congrats on even more publication success. Nicola x


  12. Gerrina
    Nov 27, 2015 @ 23:11:22

    Congrats on being publiced! And with such beautiful cards! Love that you used muslin for these nature cards; it blends so perfectly on each card! Hope you have a fun and colourfull weekend!


  13. butterfly
    Nov 28, 2015 @ 15:38:15

    These are just so beautiful, Lynne… serene, elegant, wonderful.
    Alison xx


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