Flutter Your Feathers & Fly Free (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
One of the card collections I was fortunate enough to have published in the Spring issue of The Stampers’ Sampler features one of my all time favourite Darkroom Door stamp sets, Feathers.  I’ve been lucky enough to have previous submissions featuring those stamps published in various Stampington titles but that didn’t lessen the thrill that this card collection made it to print.
The main idea behind this collection was to showcase stamping onto wood.  oneSome subtle stamped script with a simple embellishment of a bark butterfly.twoA single word stamped onto wood, layered onto a piece of painted burlap and a touch of crochet lace.
threeAll of the cards, they are actually cards and not panels, have a base layer of tree bark with the stamped wood panels layered onto the bark.befreelynneoneI so love those feather stamps!fourOnce again, the script stamp makes an appearance,twowith a hand-cut wooden tag declaring be free.threeI tried to vary the stamped panels, at times paints were applied along with the walnut ink wash and I decided to stamp this feather three times.spreadyourwingsA hint of blue is in the painted and stained panel.two I selected the crochet lace to enhance the rustic nature of the panels.  A simple twine bow adds another detail.threeA stamped wooden label, layered to frayed muslin.
oneThere is something quite elegant about this particular feather.
The markings on the wood came about from the way I applied the stain.
twoAnother hand-cut tag.threeIf my memory serves me well, that is the final collection to share from the Spring issue of The Stampers’ Sampler. I still have a few posts to catch-up with, including the most recent issue of The Stampers’ Sampler, where amongst other artwork, I had Halloween art published. Don’t worry, I’m not trying to rush us through the summer months, I will delay for the moment sharing Halloween art with you!
Many thanks for your visit.

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Christine Smith
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 09:06:27

    I love the natural feel of these amazing cards. Each one is an absolute beauty! The feather stamps are fabulous xxx


  2. thecobweboriumemporium
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 10:07:49

    Beautiful, Lynne. Serene, peace filled, and delicate. I love them all.
    L ❤ ve ~ Cobs. x


  3. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 12:12:31

    These are gorgeous, Lynne! I love the rustic look you achieved by stamping onto wood. Congratulations on having these beauties published!


  4. gio
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 12:49:50

    These are truly masterpieces, wow, Lynne!


  5. craftytrog
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 14:20:22

    Simply stunning! xx


  6. Dorthe Hansen
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 15:55:41

    Lynne, dear, they are so beautiful, The simple stamps of the feathers, on the rustic bark , accompanied by your lovely adds of romantic laces and sweet fitting words, makes these creations so amazing. The one : “be free ” is gorgeous. xxx


  7. Gerrina
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 16:22:16

    Your stamping on wood looks great (have to try that again myself). They all have such a great vintage-feel again! Hope you have a sunny (dry!) week! Hugs, Gerrina


  8. Sue F
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 16:22:49

    Beautiful cards that I’d want to hang on my wall. I love the idea of stamping onto wood and the feathers are perfect for that, keeping to a nature theme.


  9. corrinegilman
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 16:40:14

    These pieces with wood are really nice. Delicate and rustic at the same time. xox


  10. Corrie
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 20:44:20

    Absolutely beautiful !
    Corrie x


  11. Fliss
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 20:52:34

    Absolutely gorgeous Lynne and those feathers are just so lovely.
    Fliss xx


  12. Sharon Bruner
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 21:08:47

    Once again you have married the rough with the delicate………….I guess that’s what rustic is, huh?! LOL Beautiful, stunning cards. Cards! I’ve never used wood with my cards, but you are inspiring me again. The feathers with the wood is a perfect marriage of texture and image. You do amaze me with your creativity! That head of yours must be brimming over with fabulous ideas! Keep them coming! We all enjoy your creations, Lynne. Thanks so much for sharing again. inkybru xx


  13. Anne R
    Jul 26, 2016 @ 22:39:21

    Lynne, your cards are so, so beautiful! I love the gorgeous feathers and the wonderful bark you used for the bases gives a lovely rustic feel to the cards. Beautiful work, as always! Hugs, Anne xx


  14. Samantha Read
    Jul 29, 2016 @ 13:48:28

    Stunning and inspirational Lynne. I have all those ingredients but would never make something as gorgeous as this.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend, hugs from Poppy and me xx


  15. Meggymay
    Jul 29, 2016 @ 20:04:32

    A stunning set of projects Lynne. You make stamping on wood and other surfaces look easy, but we crafters know its not. These all reflect the wonders of nature in a beautiful way.
    Yvonne xx


  16. sharon
    Jul 31, 2016 @ 12:06:38

    Such a serene and peaceful “feel” with these feathery creations – beautiful Lynne!


  17. pearshapedchris
    Aug 08, 2016 @ 15:03:07

    Stunning work Lynne! I can see why you achieve published status once again! Congratulations! Hugs, Chrisx


  18. Jackie P Neal
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 12:52:27

    I love the organic pieces you have created here! the use of the wood- soooo beautiful! And I quite agree, that feather as well as the others are very elegant.
    You are so talented dear Lynne! xoxo


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