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

The Language They Speak

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This is another scheduled post. For this post I thought I would share something I made a couple of months ago.
When I saw this  particular flower image at French Kissed Postcards I knew I had to use it for a friend who loves flowers. The first part of the gift was a muslin bag which I decorated in a simple fashion with scraps of lace, velvet ribbon and button.
For the bag the image was transferred onto cotton fabric.On the back of the bag I simply stamped a favourite text stamp from Oxford Impressions’ Le Jardin
Then, as I cannot help myself, I decorated another shopping list pad (I’m afraid to tell you I will have more of those to share at a later date!). The same image was used but this time printed directly onto heavy weight white cardstock. I always appreciate the visits my Blog receives but none moreso than when I am absent from Blogland. I hope that when this post goes out there that I am at least managing a little bit more time on-line.
I hope to see you on October 1st when I will have a DT sample for The Stampsmith Challenge to share. Until then, thank you for your time today.
Wishes
Lynne

For All She Has To Remember (Somerset Life)

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Aren’t the days whizzing past? For this scheduled post I am sharing an altered shopping list pad. The first time I prettied up one   was last year as DT art for June @ Dezinaworld and since then I’ve altered many, in fact I will have some more to share with you soon. This particular one is so special to me because it was published in Somerset Life (Summer issue), as I type those words I can still hardly believe it.
I had no idea it had been selected as a Creative Living Idea so imagine my shock when I was looking through this issue back in July and spied it! They photographed the pad so beautifully on a full page layout and on the facing page they wrote the most wonderful write-up but for this post I am sharing the photograph I took of the pad. This beautiful image is available from Trishia at French Kissed Postcards and because I couldn’t resist it I added a bow to her hair courtesy of  Oxford Impressions with Beauty coming from The Stampsmith’s Say It With Flair plate.It is the most wonderful feeling when creative dreams do come true.
Thank you for visiting this post and for the lovely comments you leave for me to read. I will catch-up with all of you soon.
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

The Dancer

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A very quick scheduled post today where I’d like to share a tag I made some weeks ago for my art friend, Marie. This tag features an image from French Kissed Postcards (Zibbet store). I love this image of Cleo de Merode set against French music and script.
The tag base is one of Crafty Individuals’ indispensible Shabby Tags. I then layered pieces of lace I’d dyed in tea bath and fragments of text and Tissue Tape to highlight those elements that are part of the image.You may already be aware of this if you are a Follower of Trishia’s FKP Blog but if not, you might be interested to know that she has a free image available for you to use in your art.
Thank you for taking the time to visit especially as I have not been around much this past week. You know that I always hope to catch-up with what you have been creating at some point.
Wishes
Lynne

She Holds Wisdom In Those Eyes

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This scheduled post is a short one, yes, you are allowed to brief a sigh of relief!
Today I’d like to share a tag I made for my lovely friend Dorthe using, to my mind, a beautiful image of a child which came from Trishia at French Kissed Postcards.  I have some other items to share using images from Trishia but today it is only this tag.This little girl captivated my heart, maybe it is the look in her eyes, does she not look as though she has years of wisdom. This image was available as a freebie from Trishia. Trishia is one of those incredibly generous women (June, you are another!) who provides images for free so we are lucky enough to be able to use them in our art. If you did not catch this image at the time then I am sure it will be available at the French Kissed Postcards Zibbet store.
Thank you for taking the time to visit today and I hope to be able to catch-up with you soon.
Wishes
Lynne

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