Have An Open Heart

Hello Everyone
A gentle reminder that the Crafty Individuals January challenge is well underway.
The theme, as set by the lovely Gio, is Lace, Buttons and Bits and Bobs.
The first team sample I created can be viewed HERE and in this post I am sharing the second sample made, which came about because I wanted to make use of the CI stamp, Adore, a stamp which is from an Elements set I dipped into many times for festive cards/tags/gifts.  I’ve used it on this canvas panel. onelynnemoncrieffAn unapologetically romantic piece with a sense of nostalgia.
Adore is really the main Crafty Individuals stamp/product although I did sneak in one of their script stamps, randomly stamped onto the canvas panel as well as the heart which is a cork heart that I shabbily painted.twolynnemoncrieffWee heart shaped MOP buttons along with lace and a few bits and bobs, including a beautiful Prima Relics and Artifacts hand,  ensures that it fits the challenge theme:-fivea faux pearl drop, a sweet felt flower and paper blooms given a touch of paint to help them tie in with the colours throughout the panel.fourI will leave it in your hands whether you imagine this young couple, who are now in the Autumn of their lives, continue to adore each other as much as they evidently do in the photobooth image.  You can probably guess my own personal story for them!threeI forgot to add that the Top 5 entries to the challenge will receive a Crafty Individuals stamp of their choice and that all entries are entitled to a discount in the Crafty Individuals on-line store, for a limited period.
Many thanks for visiting this post.
I have a few posts scheduled so it could become quite busy here!


26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynn Fox
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 02:02:10

    Your work on this piece takes my breath away. I love it so much! Bravo, Lynne, your creativity shines!


  2. Valerie-Jael
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 06:04:15

    Beautiful! Hugs, Valerie


  3. Yvonne Whaley
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 10:03:25

    WOW, a romantic, beautiful project Lynne.. Many of us can relate to the photo you used, it makes me want to look at old family photographs again.
    Yvonne xx


  4. Annie G
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 12:04:42

    Wonderful details incorporated in your canvas Lynne x love the hand…..really adds to the dimension

    Tfs and best wishes
    Annie x


  5. Joi@RR
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 15:09:06

    Just STUNNINGLY ENCHANTING Lynne. It’s LOVLINESS went straight to my heart – the sentiment, the couple, the hand, and the colorful textures…. wow. j.


  6. Anne R
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 15:23:11

    I loved this the moment I saw it on Facebook. It is wonderfully feminine and has such a romantic feel to it. The colours are beautiful and I just love the Sandra Evertson hand, it is a perfect finishing touch to your canvas! Hugs, Anne xx


  7. Dorthe
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 15:34:05

    Dear Lynne, it is so beautiful, I love how you painted the heart and background, and the way you framed the couple, whom surely, still adore each other, all these years after !! The colors are lovely, and Sandra`s hand just giving a a stunning visual effect . All the sweet adds of buttons ,velvet ,flowers, and the wonderful stamp adore, makes it the sweetest and most romantic Valentines project!
    Dorthe, xxxx


  8. Samantha Read
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 15:54:19

    SO lovely. How adorable is that little hand holding the photo? Ooo all the yummy details!! Love it.
    Big hugs from Poppy and I xx


  9. sewpaperpaint
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 16:50:43

    What a very beautiful little canvas!


  10. hettiecraft
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 18:22:41

    This is so sweet Lynne. Love all the attention. Beautiful.


  11. COrrie
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 18:59:56

    You never stop to amaze me Lynne. Just as I think it can’t get much better, it does. I love this romantic piece. It is beautiful and sweet and your story is touching too and I know how I would love this story to end !
    Corrie x


  12. Gerrina
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 20:57:30

    Great how you brought everything together with little touches of the same colours! I keep on looking and see new things; you did this so well and it feels so warm! Hugs, Gerrina


  13. Astrid
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 22:12:24

    Such a wonderfully romantic Valentine’s piece Lynne, I love you have kept it monochromatic pretty much, a lovely, elegant vintage piece, just beautiful! The hand in such a clever dimensional addition and really makes this piece stand out from the crowd!


  14. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Jan 19, 2016 @ 23:37:00

    Such a lovely and romantic piece you created telling a sweet story of never ending Love and romance!
    ♥ ♥ ♥ Beautifully done dear Lynne as always


  15. Julie Lavalette
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 14:56:15

    Just had to have a closer look at this beauty from FB, stunning. Sorry I am low on visits to you recently.
    Hugs, Julie x


  16. Julie Lee
    Jan 20, 2016 @ 22:34:39

    What a beautiful, warm creation. As always I adore the details you add – such delightful use of lace and fabric and the very pretty buttons. The addition of the hand really adds a lovely touch – oops – unintentional pun there! I love the intriguing stories your art tells. You always surprise me with your lovely textures and compositions. xx


  17. Jackie P Neal
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 15:42:02

    Absolutely ,positively stunning Lynne!!
    I just love the Adore stamp!!
    Warm wishes,
    Jackie “)


  18. Lynn Price
    Jan 21, 2016 @ 20:07:36

    Wonderful, Lynne – the soft background is fabulous, and I love your stamping! I still hope to enter – feeling a l little stuck, but this inspires me to give it another go! xxx Lynn


  19. paper profusion
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 19:16:42

    Absolutely luscious and very beautifully romantic!!! Hope you are as well as can be Lynne. Nicola x


  20. pearshapedchris
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 08:57:18

    This is such a gorgeous romantic piece Lynne! The colours you have used really make a great vintage look! Love all the little extras! Hugs, Chrisx /


  21. Avril
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 09:08:13

    A beautiful romantic canvas, and so many wonderful details, especially love the hand holding everything together. Love the colour.
    Avril xx


  22. craftytrog
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 13:21:22

    So many wonderful details! A beautiful, romantic piece Lynne! xx


  23. Georgette
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 19:38:48

    Love, love, love your work! Thank you!


  24. Sara Emily Barker
    Jan 25, 2016 @ 23:30:47

    Love this artsy Valentine’s canvas!


  25. butterfly
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 10:40:43

    Really gorgeous… I’ve always been a bit spooked by those random limbs, but seeing you work with them, I’m starting to get the point! Love how the fingers are cradling the photo, and the rich deep reds give it a great touch of passion.
    Alison xx


  26. coco
    Feb 01, 2016 @ 19:32:43

    This is really gorgeous Lynne… Didn’t have time yet to see this in details and comment, but I adore this new Adore canvas, so exquisite and well done, with the Prima hand perfectly used here, this is just a pure delight!
    Hugs, Coco xxx


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