Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Keeping in Touch

Many years ago, before cell phones, computers and even the telephone.
People could always send a telegram
for all those important matters that just couldn't wait.
Oxford Impressions brand new stamp plate
London Telegraph
Has lots of Fun vintage images of those days gone by.
Gave this a bit of a Steampunk feel.
 With the gears on the sheet. I embedded them into modeling paste
on the center building.

"Can you hear me now?" LOL

70 comments:

Willy said...

What a beauty, Lynn!

Leaping Frog Design's said...

This is very lovely...Thank you for sharing today!!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

FABULOUS!!!
I eagerly awaited your London Telegraph art and you have not disappointed. The gears in the paste will have created incredible texture.
Cannot wait for this plate to arrive in the mail - my fingers are getting all twitchy.
Wishes
Lynne

Helen said...

Just brilliant! The youngsters of today have no idea how slow communications were once!

Kim said...

This is so cool! Love it Lynn! xo

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Lynn, love the images and the gears embedded in the paste, lovely. Tracy x

craftattack said...

Great piece! Hugs, Valerie

khess136 said...

I love your "take" on this, Lynn! SOOOO clever!
xoxo
Karen

Shar said...

Absolutely amazing! Love it!

Daniele said...

such a wonderful creation Lynn
hugs

Martina2801 said...

This is beautiful and artistic, dear Lynn! Standing ovation from me!!!

Jingle said...

Awesome! Awesome, Awesome, AWESOME! I love this!!!!

JeanFB said...

Wow! Fantastic piece, so whimsical and lush with details. Love it!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wow, Love you piece, so many details will have to look at it awhile to take it all in.

Di said...

That looks great the trifold is beautiful. Di

Wish You Were Here said...

It's wonderful, Lynn! Hugs, Janice

misteejay said...

What a lovely piece.

I remember telegrams...I can recall my Mum phoning up to give the message that was to be sent to a family member on their wedding day (the cost was added to the phone bill.

I was most disappointed that they had gone out of fashion and in most areas ceased before I got married - I really wanted one to put in the photo album.

Toni xx

busymartha said...

This is a great piece Lynn! I am so glad that we have advanced in communications, otherwise I would have never seen this!

Netty said...

Great piece Lynn, brilliantly thought out. x

Cheryl said...

oh lynn this is stunning really love this the shape and stamps are brilliant hugs cherylxxxxxx

Kikka said...

Hi Lynn!
This "Keeping in Touch"- is very touching! It tells many stories when you listen to it! Love it!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is fabulous! You are such a great ambassador for OI,

Lucy x

Irene said...

Funny how we are intergrading vintage items and old pictures using high tech computers and iPads. Everything old is new. I love it.

Jane Wetzel said...

awesome! lol

artbywendy said...

Is just amazing! how creative and cool!

Zoe Sanderson said...

Sepia, vintage and the telegraph wire! fabulous project XOXO Zoe

Sue said...

Lynn, I love this and how you have incorporated the gears into the scene - terrific!

Sarah said...

I hear ya loud and clear and see that you have come up with another fabulous vintage design in my favorite color palette. Love it!!

Christine said...

Love this piece! That little piece of wire on the top really sets it off.

Anneke said...

this is realy beautiful lynn and wonderful idea.
happy new year!

Kathy Eddy said...

Fabulous art Lynn! I can hear you now!

Jo said...

my gosh, you are busy ... i love what you did with the paste and gears, what a cool texture it gives to the whole project ... gorgeous as usual!

Christine said...

What a wonderful Steampunk piece

Melisa Waldorf said...

Too funny! I can hear you girl. Great idea pushing the gears in the modeling paste. Very creative!

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

I hear you loud and clear! Love it! You did a fab job on this piece. Love it all! Hugs!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Wonderful piece,dear Lynn.Hope you are staying warm.Have a wonderful evening.
Hugs,
Marie

inkytoes said...

don't know which i like better, the telegram or the caged bird in the previous post. both so different but both so cool.

Shona said...

this is just amazing wow!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this great idea- what a wonderful project- you always amaze me!!! Love the embedded gears...!

Michele said...

fabulous creation! your pieces create such wonderful moods. love it. xo from michele

Sandy said...

OMG Lynn this project in a stunner.
Absolutely spectaculary stamping and work. I love it. xoxo

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lynn, I guess it's a good thing that you didn't have to send out telegrams to all of us, telling that you've created this piece, LOL. It's fabulous! I love it!
Hugs,
Julia

Hanne said...

Wow! What an amazing piece!
Hanne

Creative Grammie said...

Aloha Lynn;
This January is flying by so quickly!
Your triptych is so gorgeous. I love how you made the wire go from one building to the next and how you embedded the clock and gears in the center panel. So clever!
I'm playing catch up (as usual) with your blog and noticed your Valentine creations. Love the glass-heart pendants and the Caged Cupid!
I think you may still have some time, if you would like to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway. It ends midnight on the 12th.
Hope you're having a wonderful year so far.
Hugs...

Colleen said...

Lynn that is just awesome. Love it.

Healing Woman said...

Our mode of communication sure has changed hasn't it? Nice memory and piece to go with it. Unique!

Denise said...

OH WOW! this is awesome!

anna christensen crafts said...

Absolutely stunning, I really love everything about this!

Sandy Davis said...

How clever Lynn, love it.

Nancy Wethington said...

Lynn, this piece is over-the-top fabulous!

Candy C said...

Lynn...this triptych is beautiful! I really love it! Wow...that new stamp collection is brilliant! I love Oxford Impressions! Love your design and the rich, warm colors you used. <3 Candy

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful creation. Those images are lovely!!!

Hugs, Linda

Kim said...

Lynn, I love this. I used those embellishments at the top on a tag I did too. Didn't you love the chain?

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! That modeling paste adds incredible texture. This is so unique and just totally gorgeous, Lynn!

Linda Cain said...

OUTSTANDING! LOVE this idea!

~Linda

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a breathtaking piece, I really love it. I'm looking forward to have this plate in the mail :)

Krisha said...

Vinatge is so much fun and you did a great job on this.

Terry said...

This is just so cool, Lynn! Cool and gorgeous. Love the design and all your delightful elements! Love it, GF!

trisha too said...

I'm lovin' this one, Lynn--VERY cool!

:)

Tolegranny said...

I love this very much. I think I will need to order that plate.

Wanda H said...

Lynn, this is fabulous!!!! I love all the texture, the color, and the images!!!!

Gerri Herbst said...

This is divine my dear. Love the communication wire across the miles(images)!take care, gerri

Sugar Lump Studios said...

this is stunning Lynn! I love the vintage colors you used! beautiful work!

Vada said...

Love This Lynn! Such Wonderful Details.... I'm from the time were we had "TWO Long Rings & A Shot", Party Line!!! Love This Piece!!
Hugs Vada

Lori said...

This is fabulouso, I just LOVE it!

PetraB said...

Absolutely fabulous, love all the textures!

Gaby Bee said...

The imagination you have ~ this is terrific, Lynn! I love everything about this

Have a wonderful weekend,
Gaby

Dolly Daydreams said...

Telegrams !! My oh my that takes me back, stunning work ( am running out the the right words ) so much gorgeousness on one card, fabulous stamping as always !

Marie

Marva said...

Oh this is awesome Lynn!!! I just got these stamps and haven't even gotten around to playing with them. I guess I need to just chain myself to my art table!

penny4thoughts said...

Terrific piece, Lynn! I always love your steampunk creations!

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