My No. 1 Guy (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
I am not one to say that folks should buy into the consumerism that surrounds Valentine’s Day however, as a stamper, it is just a bit of fun and I am so fortunate to have Valentine themed stamps at my beck and call especially when last year, Redlead Paperworks furnished me with several love themed stamps.
When The Stampers’ Sampler presented readers with a heart shaped locket for their Tempting Template category I decided to submit.  Most times this is a category I have to pass by but with those lovely stamps to hand, I had to give it a go!  Of course I was so happy when my trio made it to print!  I’m not saying I will squeeze the three in before the 14th but I’ll try my best.  It would be too photo heavy a blog post to share them all at the same time.
Normally I would be all out feminine with my approach but I wanted a more grungy, masculine appearance yet probably seen as bizarre, I worked with pink tones!
It is a substantial size, approx 7″x8″ and consists of layers of watercolour paper, so there is a good strength to it.  I wanted it to be more of a hanger than a card.oneheartlocketlynnemoncrieffThis is her No. 1 guy!  I layered the template to give dimension for the keyhole section and to allow a photobooth image to be tucked behind.
It really is a jumble of all things hearts:- a wooden key, padlock charm, vintage Bingo counter,twoheartlocketlynnemoncriefflayers of stamped sentiments, all shabby, all grungy to fit in with the background whichthreeheartlocketlynnemoncrieffconsists of layers of paint and layers of stamping.  A wooden heart shape clip, originally white, painted the same as the background and stamped with a Redlead stamp with a scrap of stained seam binding peeking from behind.fourheartlocketlynnemoncrieffThis is another photo of the wooden key with charms, all given a shabby treatment.fiveheartlocketlynnemoncrieffAs I mentioned earlier, I don’t always submit to Tempting Template for a few reasons, one being I have never been a stamper/cardmaker who liked to make shaped cards. I am happy that I scaled this up to make into a hanger allowing me so much room to play with, I so enjoyed working on this and the other two which I will share soon.
Many thanks for your visit. I always read comments and always appreciate the visits you make here.


24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. imgirl
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 00:22:07

    Love this heart Lynne and all the techniques you used to create it! The photo in the keyhole is great and the lock, such a perfect addition.
    Thanks for sharing, I look forward to seeing the others!!


  2. Cathy Thompson
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 00:43:25

    So pretty !!! Absolutely love this !!! I love all of your projects though ..


  3. Lynn Price
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 02:23:05

    Lynne – This lovely piece entrances me, and amazes at its size!! So lovely, and all of the detailed hearts and words draw me in… as does the snap of her special guy! FANTABULOUS!! Look forward to seeing the others – and congratulations on your publications! I don’t even know what to ask you yet, but will take you up on your offer once I do! xxx Lynn


  4. Shelly Schmidt
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 02:24:22

    Just beautiful! Your embellishments are lovely-as always. Love the pink and the gold, the keyhole with the gents face peeking through- so fun!


  5. Valerie-Jael
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 06:08:44

    Lovely piece! Hugs, Valerie


  6. Annie G
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 06:36:45

    Great to view this make in close up Lynne. Such wonderful details and colours. Love the stamps and fantastic layout. Huge hugs on being published

    Best wishes
    Annie x


  7. Avril
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 08:08:38

    This is a wonderful piece and it has a great retro feel to it, maybe that’s down to the colour . Love the idea of looking at your guy through the keyhole,
    Congratulations on another publication
    Avril xx


  8. Yvonne Whaley
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 09:53:19

    Fabulous design, love the fellow looking through the keyhole.
    Yvonne xx


  9. Sue F
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 10:42:35

    I love the colour and the way you’ve used the keyhole as a frame.


  10. gio
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 13:01:21

    Oh Lynne, this is so unique and brilliant! Pink and masculine, only you can combine these elements in this gorgeous way. The shape is wonderful, and you matched it perfectly with the set of stamps.
    Thank you so much for your words on my blog, I will do my best to carrry on.


  11. sewpaperpaint
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 14:06:02

    This is such a lovely use of the template! I adore the vintage design and quirky details. The heart stamps all over just tickle me pink! ;0 So beautiful, Lynne!


  12. Dorthe
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 15:17:47

    It did not occure to me, before reading this, that you made the template size yourself, having a bigger heart to play on,– it is a beautiful hanger in that size, dear Lynne . And that very handsome and masculine mister ,can bear his pink surroundings, very well, lol. I`m sure his heart locked him into this pink world, belonging to his special someone, and that he loves it there.
    The grungy look all the details and jumble of beautiful things , makes me fall in love with your Valentine heart,– all Lynne style !!
    Dorthe xxx


  13. Anne R
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 15:54:15

    Beautiful details, wonderful layering Lynne and congratulations on being published again, Hugs, Anne xx


  14. coco
    Feb 09, 2016 @ 21:11:05

    Lynne, this is absolutely scrumptious!!!
    Congratulations for this new publication but really well deserved, this heart-shaped layered card-hanger is really gorgeous with all the details like the key-hole and all the stamping you did everywhere and in several ways! Fabulous piece, and the shades of rose colours are amazing too!
    Hugs, Coco Xx


  15. Gerrina
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 10:36:54

    Fun to see how the guy fits in with all the lovely pink and all the hearts! So many details and so beautiful to see! Congrats on winning! Looking forward to see the other two! Enjoy your day!


  16. Jackie P Neal
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 13:15:08

    Omgoodness! this is full of grungy, shabby fun! I love the keyhole and the photo behind it! What a fabulous Valentine! You are just too creative dear Lynne!!


  17. Terry
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 13:43:03

    Lynne, what a sweet HEART of a oroject. I love him looking through the keyhole. Great use of embellishments an layers. Higs.


  18. Samantha Read
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 14:56:05

    Gorgeous creation Lynne and I totally agree with you about Valentines being over commercialised! You should tell people you love them everyday not just Feb 14th!
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xx


  19. Shari T.
    Feb 10, 2016 @ 21:15:47

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! 🙂 🙂 Lynne, like I always say, I am never surprised when your pieces are featured in The Stamper’s Sampler 🙂 🙂 And I totally remember seeing this Tempting Template in a previous issue. (And I just opened my issue and voila-there you are!!) 😉 I think my favorite element is the keyhole with the pic of Her or is it Your 😉 No. 1 Guy! Just Love that!! Can’t wait to read your future posts about the rest of your collection–I love reading about all of your behind the scenes steps! Congrats always on another wonderful feature in The Stamper’s Sampler!! You’re soooo inspiring!! XOXO-Shari


  20. Julie Lee
    Feb 11, 2016 @ 19:38:32

    I really love the shabby, vintage feel of this heart! I used not to care for Valentine Day creations, but the heart shape is so lovely to work with and you introduce a whole new dimension with your art because there always seems to be a story behind what you create – these are no ordinary Valentines. I can imagine a ‘bobby-soxer’ besotted with the rather scholarly young man in the keyhole! Now I wonder how they met and did they share a tube of ‘Love Heart’ sweets on the bus home from High School? 🙂 xx


  21. pearshapedchris
    Feb 12, 2016 @ 13:37:10

    This locket is gorgeous – love how you used the keyhole! The way you toned down the pink looks so good! Congratulations on another article in Stamper’s Sampler! Hugs, Chrisx


  22. butterfly
    Feb 12, 2016 @ 16:25:36

    The locket really does seem to be the perfect substrate for these stamps and the Valentine theme… I’m loving the chaps locked up behind the keyhole!
    Alison xx


  23. craftytrog
    Feb 13, 2016 @ 10:23:29

    Love, love, love this Lynne! Congratulations! xxx


  24. Sharon Bruner
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 13:05:13

    Wowza!!! What a dashing young man she has! This is over the top, Lynne! So much to see and enjoy. I am always amazed at all the work that goes into your backgrounds. What a fabulous piece of art. I love making wall hangings and this one is to die for! All those neat little touches: the recessed photo behind the keyhole, the wooden key, the little lock and charms… that little chain holding the lock on. A real masterpiece! Inspiration galore! Love to you, inkybru xx


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