A Scandalous Beauty (Published – The Stampers’ Sampler)

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I know, I really should be sharing Christmas projects but I drafted this post as far back as August, anyway, now and then it does good to take a break from Christmas.
This post is all about the final feature I wanted to share with you from the Oct/Nov/Dec issue of Stampington & co’s The Stampers’ Sampler (see HERE and HERE for the previous posts I shared). Three cards make up the feature but I am only sharing two cards.
I actually made the first card some time ago when I was on the Dezinaworld DT (unfortunately June had to disband the team). She always had the most amazing images to play with.
The cards I am sharing all feature a Dezinaworld image of a femme, printed onto a transparency.Each image was layered onto text,  layered behind a Crafty Individuals die-cut frame and for each card I painted the cardstock with Gesso and emulsion paint.
The stamps used are available from Oxford Impressions at Austen Gallery site – Scandalous Beauty stamp plate.
frenchvintage1lynnemoncrieffIf you have a copy of The Stampers’ Sampler you can see that they included a detail photograph which highlights the layers and depth achieved, sorry but I don’t have such a photograph and don’t want to share the one from the magazine. DIGITAL CAMERAThe second card … frenchvintage2lynnemoncrieffThe photograph above is more true to the colour.
I mentioned Scandalous Beauty but I also used (always using this stamp) the damask stamp from French Script.DIGITAL CAMERAIf I have not caught up with you I will do so very soon, due to various reasons I have fallen slightly behind with Blog visits this past week. In the meantime many thanks for your visit.
Wishes
Lynne

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Girls Will Be Girls @ Dezinaworld

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I wanted to bring your attention to the latest image sheet available from the lovely June at Dezinaworld, Girls Will Be Girls.Girls Will Be Girls - dezinaworld gayle wmrkSuch a sweet image sheet which is available for £2.00 from Dezinaworld.
Recently I shared a post of two cards with Marie Antoinette images from Dezinaworld as the focals, well you can purchase those images for £2.50 and finally there is a sale that is bursting with image sheets.
Many of you will know that June had to step back from Dezinaworld as her time and energy were required elsewhere, to care for her dear parents.  If  you follow her Blog you will know that June has been dealing with the saddest of times.  I just wanted to say that it is so lovely to see June return to Dezinaworld, I am sure it will be baby steps for her but she has been much missed and it would be lovely if you found the time to visit her.
Thank You for visiting this post.
Wishes
Lynne

Queen Marie (Published in The Stampers’ Sampler)

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When last year June from Dezinaworld sent over the most amazing Marie Antoinette images I was so delighted as she had brought together a wonderful collection of images. Immediately I made some tags, etc but it was nearing the end of the year when I set about making cards to submit.
Fast forward to earlier this year when I received my complimentary copy of The Stampers’ Sampler (Jan/Feb/Mar) and my surprise to see the Marie cards which I’d actually submitted to their sister publication, Take Ten.
Alongside June’s images I also used various Oxford Impressions stamps.
Three cards were published but I will just share two here in this post.
I should point out that the Marie images are png’s which I set against French postcards from French Kissed Postcards. That is the beauty of png’s, having the flexibility of which background to use.
DIGITAL CAMERAI simply love this image of Marie in that glorious gown.
A fabric rose was added to the stamped bow. DIGITAL CAMERAA slightly more mature Marie I’d say in this image. DIGITAL CAMERAThank You for taking the time to visit this post.
Have a lovely weekend.
Wishes
Lynne

They Called Them The Pretty Ones

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This is an extra post I have scheduled before Sunday’s post which will be when I share the second of my Guest Designer post for That’s Crafty.
When June (Dezinaworld) generously sent me her beautiful Cameo images to play with I immediately set about decorating some shopping list pads, I believe this might have been November 2012, yes, as far back as then!  They were something that I made as little extra gifts especially at Christmas, something that is practical for the receiver.  Of course this isn’t the first time I have decorated such pads and it will not be the last.lynnemoncrieffdezinaworldimagesThey are variations on a theme where I have repeated the use of vintage French book text, lace (some of which was tea stained) along with MOP buttons, etc.lynnemoncrieff1The following two are images of older girls, possibly the above two girls all grown-up!lmoncrieff2I have some cards I will share another time where I made use of June’s beautiful Marie Antoinette image sheet but like I say, that is for another time.
If any of you have been unable to trace June since the many problems she had with her Blog, you can visit her and view her wonderful art at June’s Joy.
Until I return on Sunday, have a lovely weekend.
Wishes
Lynne

A Postcard From Marie

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Thank You for your visits and comments for the previous post.
Last week I posted a notebook using one of Dezinaworld’s Marie images from (Marie 7 set png) at the time of altering the notebook I also made two tags for friends. The tags work on the same idea as the notebook in that I selected the png I wanted to work with, re-sized it and set it against a postcard from French Kissed Postcards. Then, because I cannot help myself as a stamper, I added some stamping using stamps from Oxford Impressions.
I used a good quality cardstock to print onto which allowed me to be heavy handed with distressing (abrading and sanding before inking).  Trims and seam binding were dyed to co-ordinate with this image.  I just love the colours in this image. The second tag Trims were layered and pearls added.June had an enforced break but she is back!  It always worthwhile visiting her Blog for up-dates on new releases and sale items.  There is a stunning image sheet that she is promoting at the moment, I am sure it will become a favourite with many of us. The link to June’s blog is at the top of this post.
Wishes
Lynne

A Place For Her Musings

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As Sunday’s post was quite lengthy I thought I’d make this scheduled post a more brief affair.
Back in July, June at Dezinaworld announced a new png set consisting of 7 Marie Antionette images., now if you are fans of Marie then this set will be irresistible.
I selected the Marie I wanted to work with, setting her against a postcard image available from French Kissed Postcards.  After printing  I added some stamping using stamps from Oxford Impressions.  (Versailles plate). The notebook was covered with canvas which I  painted and stamped, layered with lace, a paper doily then the postcard image was added trimming it with picot edged ribbon and more lace.

.The bow (Oxford Impressions’ The Dressmaker) was stamped onto found paper. A ribbon bookmark was added as a finishing touch.
Thank You for visiting today and also for the lovely feedback on the altered mailer.
Wishes
Lynne

Adorn Yourself In Beauty

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When my lovely friend Penny gifted a hand-carved stamp for my birthday I knew I had received such a special gift as not only was the item itself beautiful but it was useful (William Morris would be so proud of Penny!) and something I could enjoy time after time after time. With one thing and another in life I was unable to ink it up straight away but finally I managed to make this Thank You tag for Penny.
What struck me is that the stamp accepts ink so beautifully. I had selected a chalk ink pad and was sure I’d have issues with it and would have to revert to my trust Archival but nope, it inked to perfection.
Supplies
Image – Dezinaworld (Fair Ladies)
Stamp – Oxford Impressions (this is used on the tag base then I overstamped with Penny’s stamp)
Tag – Shabby tag from Crafty Individuals.
Adorn was stamped onto the tag base and then stamped onto a scrap of Melissa Frances paper and torn out to be layered onto the tag. June’s image seemed so well suited with the lady being adorned herself.  I had to further adorn the image with lace, fragments of Tissue Tape and lace and a shabby bow. The bow and fabric bloom were stained with ink. Thank You for visiting this post and for your lovely comments on the previous post. I will be returning to Venice shortly, hope you will come along with me for the trip!
Wishes
Lynne

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