A Wee Message Of Love (Take Ten)

Hello Everyone
Last year I was lucky enough to receive a fabulous stencil from Redlead, Art Start Pinked Heart. When I was thinking about submitting some heart themed cards to Stampington’s Take Ten, I decided I wanted the stencil to feature. The downside, the cards have to be quick makes and must feature stamping.  If it weren’t for the wee bits of this ‘n’ that, they would be one layer cards.
Obviously I was so happy when I knew they were all published in Take Ten (Winter 2016), gathered as a feature, Heart-to-Heart.
Art Start Pinked Heart stencil.
Stamp set
With the cards being so small in stature I decided not to share any detail photographs as all the details show up on the main photos.lovesingsonelynnemoncrieff
I was aiming for a quick way to apply the paint and also achieve a dreamy quality.  One of the wonderful aspects of Frescos (Sherbert, Blush and Nougat) they dry so quickly, perfect when challenged with cards that need to be made within ten minutes or less!
On the cover of this issue it is noted as a “Fast Faux Watercolour”, I suppose the effect does have the appearance of watercolour but I was still surprised to see them categorised as that. The paints were applied with a baby wipe.
lovebloomslynnemoncrieffAll of the sentiments are from one fabulous Redlead set (see supplies).
lovegrowslynnemoncrieffAt times, altering the orientation of the sentiment by inking up a word at a time to best suit the layout.
loveisintheaironelynnemoncrieffEach card topped off with sweet embellishments, really just anything I found to suit the theme.lovemetenderlynnemoncrieffThank you to Stampington for publishing this collection and thank you for your visit to this blog post.

One last thing, if you are looking for a bargain, at the time of drafting this blog post, Redlead had many items heavily discounted, some 50-60% reduction.  Click HERE.


20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Shari T.
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 00:12:55

    Completely In Love with these cards, Lynne!! Congrats on the feature in Take Ten!! So very much deserved!! 🙂 🙂 I can see how these look like watercolor and your reveal of the paint being applied with a baby wipe–COOL!! I keep forgetting about the baby wipes and I have a tube of them right at hand! DUH! 🙂 Anyway–Just a darling set of Valentine’s cards, Lynne–each one sweeter than the last! OH–love the vintage string of pearls you’ve incorporated in your frame! Love those touches in your shots 🙂 🙂 Happy Friday to you, as your clock has just struck midnight 🙂


  2. somefromnone
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 00:34:27

    Lynne I absolutely love the way you breathed life into the sentiments with the enhancement and placement of your embellishments. Very moving and breathtaking as always! Congrats.


  3. Anne R
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 09:32:35

    What a beautiful set of cards Lynne, I love the simplicity of them. I am really drawn to the ‘love is in the air’ one as I love the embellishment and those pearls make wonderful ‘dots’ for the ‘i’. Very elegant! Congratulations on being published again too! Hugs, Anne xx


  4. Sue F
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 12:38:33

    Beautifully simple but elegant cards. I thought you’d used watercolour as well as the white of the paper shines through. I’m not surprised these were published. Congratulations.


  5. joiatrr
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 14:27:33

    So very very glad your INCREDIBLY WONDERFUL cards were featured in Take Ten because they have such a BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE Lynne. Your creations will touch many peoples hearts with their sweet sentiments. I love that they are a “collection” and that each one has it’s own unique personality. Simple, Quaint, and Precious. j.


  6. Gerrina
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 14:46:08

    Great valentine cards! Love stencilling and the hearts look just a little bit more “alive” this way! Have a fun and colourfull weekend! Hugs, Gerrina


  7. Dorthe
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 16:14:35

    I`m so happy for you, dear Lynne, that all these lovely cards were featured in Take Ten. They have all the sweetness and love needed for Valentines ,and the heart shape ,is enhanced by the lovely words ,stamped on top, for no one receiving such a beautiful card from a loved one, will ever doubt the intention!!!
    I first thought it was stamped, but the stenciling gives more place to play with the colour, as you did so wonderfully !!
    Dorthe, xxx


  8. COrrie
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 18:11:36

    Such a great way to create 5 different, yet very similar cards! So lovely and well deserved for them to be published !


  9. Yvonne Whaley
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:15:21

    Beautiful cards Lynne, a great use for the baby wipes, what would we use without those handy items. . Congratulations on them being published.
    Yvonne xx


  10. Julie Lee
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:19:50

    So clever to create such beautiful cards in so short a time! Congratulations on being published again. You are so creative, Lynne in so many ways. xx


  11. hettiecraft
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:31:48

    These are so pretty Lynne. Well done on being published again.
    Rivett Rivett!! Poor froggies!!


  12. Christine Smith
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 21:47:59

    These are all so sweet, I love them! Congratulations on being published! xxx


  13. Lynn Price
    Jan 22, 2016 @ 22:36:25

    How fabulous these are, and well-deserved that they are published!! You’ve used this lovely stencil to such great effect in each one….. and I love how you’ve altered with little details amongst them to give them each their own distinction! A collection to be cherished for sure! xxx Lynn


  14. pearshapedchris
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 08:49:03

    Oh Lynne! These are all so beautiful! Congratulations for a whole feature with them – using your ‘faux water colour’ effect! Baby wipes are great for applying paint -the ones I have at the moment are very wet though! I’m off to see what I have missed – had strange week! Thank you for your kind words! Hugs, Chrisx


  15. Avril
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 08:56:03

    A lovely set of cards Lynne, love the soft finish using the baby wipe gives to the paint. Love the little pearls on the dots of the i – a lovely touch. Congratulations on being published.
    Avril xx


  16. craftytrog
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 12:47:09

    Beautiful inspiration Lynne!
    Congratulations! x


  17. Valerie-Jael
    Jan 23, 2016 @ 12:47:13

    Wonderful cards. Hugs, Valerie


  18. Jackie P Neal
    Jan 24, 2016 @ 11:26:57

    The simplicity of these cards makes them even more lovely Lynne!
    Well done and congratulations!


  19. Samantha Read
    Jan 24, 2016 @ 16:32:24

    Simple perfection!
    How do you do it? You clever lady.
    Big hugs to you xx


  20. butterfly
    Jan 27, 2016 @ 10:37:49

    They’re really charming, Lynne – a simple design, but beautiful in each variation.
    Alison xx


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