Written In The Stars (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Hello Everyone
Sharing four cards which were made in 2015!  At that time I made them to answer a challenge call at Take Ten magazine, the theme, stars.  When the challenge results were published and no sign of my submissions, I thought they hadn’t made the grade so it was lovely to see them appear as a feature with the July/August/Sept issue of The Stampers’ Sampler!
All four cards feature PaperArtsy stamps from one of my most favoured designer collections, ESN, Sara Naumann.onelynnemoncrieffA star is the focal for each card, in keeping with the challenge theme I was submitting to.
oneTwo Frescos, which had been transferred into spray bottles, were all I used for the backgrounds, applying them for a muted, diffused effect.  With the ten minute cardmaking time limit, I was conscious that I could not devote much time to the backgrounds – even though they were published in Sampler, it was Take Ten that I was submitting them to.fourlynnemoncrieffThe almost marble effect on the background is achieved with the Pewter Fresco.
fourOne of my favourite way of using words from ESN collection is mixing them up.threelynnemoncrieffEach star is slightly varied but essentially, I only used a handful of elements for this collection, they are very minimal!threeOn this card, the mica flakes flow across the cardbase as though a sprinkling of starlight has fallen from the night sky,twolynnemoncrieffcatching the light beautifully.twoSoon I will share some Mixed Media panels which are similar but “more”.
Thank you so much for your visit.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thecobweboriumemporium
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 00:11:35

    Lynne, these are absolutely beautiful. I truthfully love them all.
    Love to your corner from mine ~ Cobs. x


  2. craftytrog
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 07:51:23

    Simple, but so lovely Lynne! I love the touch of ‘stardust’.
    Alison xx


  3. Annie G
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 09:13:17

    Saw these beauties in the recent SS and love them Lynne x great colour in the background and shows that makes can be simple but effective

    Tfs and best wishes
    Annie x


  4. In Art Therapy
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 12:24:07

    They are all lovely!


  5. Corrine Gilman
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 14:53:55

    Always just a little extra from you. Lovely. xox


  6. Sue F
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 18:31:23

    Lovely cards Lynne.


  7. Sharon Bruner
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 20:26:19

    Such stunning cards and so little elements! A tribute to your creativity and artistic skills, dear Lynne. I have this issue and loved the pewter/blue Fresco paints. What a lovely way (and ingenuous) way to create a fabulous background for the stars. I am always impressed with your artwork and generosity in sharing with us.
    Thanks again, Lynne. inkybru xx


  8. sharon
    Aug 26, 2016 @ 05:40:12

    Great colour tones and love the sparkle!


  9. Gerrina
    Aug 26, 2016 @ 11:06:23

    Looks so good the stars on that BG! Funny how I am looking for starstamps too work with for my christmascards this year…and seeing these her! Enjoy your weekend and hope it is a colourfull one!


  10. june macfarlane
    Aug 26, 2016 @ 19:13:17

    stunningly beautiful in that gorgeous pale blue.
    Hugs June x


  11. Corrie
    Aug 26, 2016 @ 19:17:13

    They are so beautiful !
    Corrie x


  12. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Aug 27, 2016 @ 00:25:02

    Each card is gorgeous sprinkled with stardust and perfect words…
    Really lovely.
    That star shaped mother of pearl button is a tresure too.
    Wishing you a happy weekend oxo


  13. Samantha Read
    Aug 27, 2016 @ 11:23:55

    Beautiful Lynne, big hugs from Poppy and me xx


  14. Dorthe Hansen
    Aug 27, 2016 @ 20:11:53

    Lynne, dear, they are so lovely, with the beautiful infusions, -the effect is so beautiful, and the glitter makes your stars shine and looks, almost like a shooting star, on a dark night. Even the background is minimal, you achieve so much with your words, mixed especially for these cards,, the wonderful mix of infusions and the glitter. They could also have been “the star above Betlehem “.
    Sending wishes and smiles,- xx


  15. gio
    Aug 28, 2016 @ 12:58:10

    This set is stunning, gorgeous design and I love the tiny details like the star button!


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