Valentine Memories (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
Last year I received a fabulous bundle of Valentine themed goodies from the lovely Chris and Sharon, Redlead Paperworks. The timing meant that I had little time to play with them before Valentine’s Day was upon us but I knew that as submission dates rolled around I would try and create a card collection to submit to The Stampers’ Sampler.  Of course, there is never any guarantee of being published, so I was delighted to be lucky enough for them to appear in the latest issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
There are four cards in total, all with a wonderful photobooth image as the focal, surrounded by sentiments and hearts from Redlead. The colour palette, although it doesn’t translate very well in my photographs, was inspired by a bygone era of a young American presenting a box of candies to his sweetheart. I was thinking of chocolate, nougat and possibly some soft centres of strawberry cream. I do have some fanciful notions at times!!!!lovebloomsoneI didn’t create a masterboard as the panels were made individually, slightly altering the stamps used for the backgrounds however each panel had Grungepaste and paint applied for a very  textural appearance, slightly grungy.   If I remember correctly, for this background there were areas where I actually stamped into the Grungepaste.lovebloomstwoRedlead have some wonderful sentiments for Valentine’s Day, saying that they could be used for anniversary cards or wedding cards or “just because”.loveisintheairEach photobooth was distressed with an emery board, at times peeling the layers apart to distress further.loveisintheair.1I randomly stamped then applied a layer of paint to push back the stamping, before repeating the process.followyourheartoneHere you can almost see the layers of words peeking from beneath the uppermost layer of stamping.followyourhearttwoEach card was simply embellished with scraps of fabric, stained lace, stained seam bindinglovemetenderwith a stamped, cut out heart,  creating a detail here and there.
lovemetender.1Another time I will share with you more Valentine themed artwork featuring Redlead Paperworks, not promising I will manage to squeeze them all in before the 14th!
Many thanks for taking the time to visit.


21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue F
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 09:09:50

    Stunning cards. I love the nostalgic feel you’ve created with the Colorado and texture.


  2. Sophie
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 10:30:13

    Wunderschöne nostalgische Karten.
    Die Fotos sind doch bestimmt reale Bilder, oder?
    So schön mit den Herzen, und die Farben sind so genial gewählt.
    Aussergewöhnliche Karten.

    Herzlichst Sophie x


  3. Corrie
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 11:00:25

    Such beautiful cards !
    Corrie x


  4. Anne R
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 11:27:43

    The non-traditional colours work so well with the photo booth images – they look as though they have been ‘found’ after being stored away for many, many years – wonderful! Congratulations on the publication too! Hugs, Anne xx


  5. tracy745
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 11:33:57

    Love how,you have showcased the imagery on each of these Lynne and the vintage images are perfect for Valentines, a lovely alternative. Lovely backgrounds and touches of lace too. Tracy x


  6. Jackie P Neal
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 12:19:29

    Oh Lynne!
    You absolutely were able to convey the look you were going for in regards to those candies! I could even smell the strawberry cream as i viewed these pictures!! These valentines are simply Gorgeous!!! and kudos to you for another well deserved publishing! I always feel so romantic after leaving your blog…my hubby wants to know what i have been reading! heehee
    Jackie xo


  7. butterfly
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 13:29:08

    A beautiful collection of Valentine cards, Lynne, with lovely lacy additions and great weathering of the photos for a really vintage look. Those lettering stamps are delightful.
    Alison xx


  8. Dorthe
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 15:55:59

    So lovely cards, Lynne, and such depth you create by adding layers of stamping and paint , it looks beautiful- as does your chocolate, nougat and soft strawberry cream color tones, yum, I would have such fantasies ,too dear ,lol. I love your fantasy which always makes pretty stories for us to see.
    The old pictures are great on the soft cookie tones, and so lovely with the laces, and cut out hearts, together with sentimental words, on each card.
    CONGRATULATIONS for being in Stampers Sampler, again, they love your art ,just as much as we do !!
    Dorthe, xxx


  9. somefromnone
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 18:32:32

    Oh my Lynne these are really incredible as is all your work! Love the colour palette, stamps and especially the meticulous distressing on top of your signature collective of tiny details. They are scrumptious!


  10. trisha too
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 19:12:48

    Very sweet–Lynne, I knew I could count on you for some Valentine inspiration!



  11. Yvonne Whaley
    Feb 03, 2016 @ 21:48:50

    A beautiful selection of Valentines cards Lynne.
    Yvonne xx


  12. Gerrina
    Feb 04, 2016 @ 15:52:20

    Such beautiful, but most sweet vintage cards! They do remind me of delicious soft nogoat! Or a glacing on a sweet jammy cake…:) Hugs, Gerrina


  13. Lynn Price
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 02:44:11

    Lynne, these cards are so lovely and fantastic!! Congratulations again on publication – so well deserved!!! Thank you for your answers re publication – I am still trying to figure out if I am ready for this.


  14. caterina Giglio
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 14:09:06

    very sweet work Lynne… as always..


  15. Fliss
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 21:20:55

    These are absolutely gorgeous Lynne! So beautifully textured and such lovely colours too which fit the vintage images so well.
    Fliss xx


  16. Samantha Read
    Feb 06, 2016 @ 11:13:12

    Aww these are so lovely. There is something quite wonderful about old photos. Love all of your layers and details – gorgeous! xx


  17. baileyrosy
    Feb 07, 2016 @ 09:00:59

    your description of the colours and feel you wanted to convey was absolutely mouthwatering ! You have done the photos proud they look stunning surrounded by your beautiful work, you did them proud.



  18. pearshapedchris
    Feb 07, 2016 @ 18:09:46

    Oh my -Romance Lynne style is so beautiful! I love these colours! Hugs, Chrisx


  19. Avril
    Feb 07, 2016 @ 23:38:45

    Congratulations on the publication Lynne and this is such a wonderful collection of cards Love the soft vintage shades you’ve used making them suitable for many occasions
    Avril xx


  20. Shari T.
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 20:00:43

    Lynne, These cards are spectacular! A regular ‘quadutopia’ of love, I’d say! (I just made that word up!) I love the backgrounds–they look like stucco’d walls that have been decorated with graffiti of love 🙂 Your touches of fabrics and laces just adds that extra vibe of romance to each card–I can feel the love you created these with! Congrats on having this collection published!! Soooo deserving of the honor!! XOXO-Shari


  21. craftytrog
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 12:00:49

    I love the textures in the backgrounds, and those marvellous images! A wonderful set Lynne! x


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