Autumn In Paris, With Maude (Published!)

Hello Everyone
Squeezing in this post before Sunday’s DT post for That’s Crafty.
This post is where I turn the clock back, this time back to July when I received the July/Aug/Sept issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.  As well as feature articles, which I will share another time, I was thrilled to have two pieces in the Spotlights section.
The two hangings used the same technique to form the background, where I used Rusting Powder to transform a piece of cotton fabric into a gorgeous piece of rusted fabric, making use of a mask to create pattern. What makes it all the sweeter is when a submission that is published represents a DT I am part of, in this instance The Stampsmith.
The stamps used are Maude, which is a single stamp and Say It With Flair and Paris which are stamp plates. They are available to purchase directly from The Stampsmith on-line store.
The first hanging is called Dream and sees Maude as the focal.
1stseptember-faux technique-lynneAside from the smell of vinegar, used to activate the Rusting Powder, I have to tell you that I love the effect.
Torn fabric forms the handle for hanging.  I say this time and again but I love stamping onto fabric and although it is only a small detail, to my mind, stamping adds another level of interest to what would otherwise be a boring bit of fabric to  hang the panel with.6Dream and Inspire are from the Say It With Flair plate.4The title of the second hanging is Autumn In Paris.
I remember the first time I ever saw this stamp plate, it was a Craft Stamper article and I fell in love with the stamps. I had barely started stamping and if someone had told me that I would one day own this set then that would have been joy enough but if someone had told me that one day I would be on The Stampsmith DT then I would have chuckled in their face as I would not have taken it seriously but add to that, someone telling me that not only would I own the stamps, be on the DT but also have the art published in an American stamping publication then I believe I would have fallen off my chair!  Dreams can come true. Maybe we just need to trust in them a wee bit more than we do.
autumninparislynnemoncrieffThank You for your visit to this post.
I will return on Sunday with the first of my That’s Crafty DT posts for November.

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sharon
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 00:31:01

    Lynne just stunning! Love the sepia colurings and great images! Congrats!!


  2. Rita
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 03:15:34

    Wow Lynne. With cards like these it’s no wonder you were in the spotlight. The whole formation is so well thought out and Maude looks happy with the outcome. Fantastic work. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx


  3. Brenda Brown
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 07:04:57

    Both beautiful pieces Lynne, love the rusting on fabric and your designs.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  4. Astrid
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 07:18:32

    Love both of your pieces Lynne, you are the queen of photo stamps! The rusted fabric with the maked pattern looks fabulous!


  5. Annie G
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 09:28:35

    Dreams do come true Lynne and your creativity deserves recognition by Stampsmith as your style portrays their stamps beautifully. It’s only natural that a publicist viewing your stunning makes would want to share them internationally.

    I love all three of these pieces and the rusted fabric is perfect.

    Have a wonderful weekend
    Annie x


  6. Suze
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 09:54:59

    The rusted fabric looks fabulous Lynne, two gorgeous hangings. (And give yourself a ‘well done’ hug from me!) xx


  7. Avril
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 10:46:05

    Two gorgeous pieces Lynne and I’m not surprised at you getting international recognition, your work portrays the Stampsmith style beautifully. Love the rusting effect.
    Have a great wekend.
    Avril xx


  8. Marilyn J. Rock
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 11:19:06

    Wonderful images and your touches are amazing! Your art deserves to be showcased. xxoo


  9. valerie-Jael
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 14:56:58

    Really beautiful, love the rusted effect! Valerie


  10. nicecrane
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 14:57:14

    Wowww love the adorable face, and the vintage style here with the distressed effects,,,,,,,, , you are unique Lynne


  11. rachel fisher
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 17:04:21

    gorgeous vintage pieces Lynne – beautiful details and colours – fabulous – and thanks for your visits! Big Hugs rachel x


  12. Corrie
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 18:04:28

    These pieces are both fabulous. I like the stamping on fabric, must try that.
    No wonder you get published, you’re just very good at what you do !!!
    Corrie x


  13. alie hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 18:05:15

    What a dreaming lady…love your brown collage Lynne


  14. Dorthe
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 18:40:07

    Dear Lynne, you are apart from being a most beautiful and clever artist, also such a clever writer…I alwayes love reading your private thoughts over your creations.
    Your hangings are amazingly beautiful, with your rusted patterned fabric, and those wonderful stamps from The Stampsmith.
    Congratulations again dear friend, ofcourse you are published with your gorgeous pieces !!
    A hug from me.


  15. Buttons
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 20:20:09

    Superb pieces Lynne. I LOVE the way you’ve used the rusting powder on the fabric. Absolutely superb. Jenny x


  16. jo
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 20:42:51

    These are stunning … i love stamping on fabric … what “wow” results! and i will have to try rusted fabric … yours is fabulous!!!


  17. Coco
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 22:02:20

    I love both Lynne, wonderful use and stamping on fabric on these two pieces !! Congrats also for the publication ! Your works are really delicate ans beautiful, so that’s well deserved ! Have a nice Sunday, Coco xx


  18. Meggymay
    Nov 02, 2013 @ 22:26:24

    Stunning projects Lynne, love the rusting effects and the images are beautiful.
    Yvonne x


  19. Lorraine
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 00:54:23

    Oh, Lynne, I love your card, love the image and Fall colors. I agree with you, by stamping on the fabric and all the other little touches we add to our artwork just really enhances it and takes it to a new level. Congrats for being selected for the Design Team and for getting published!! Happy Pink Saturday!! ♥♥♥ Lorraine


  20. Lynn Stevens
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 04:07:58

    Rusting powder? that sounds much easier to use then the stuff I use.
    Congrats yet again for being published, well deserved!
    Hugs Lynn


  21. Bettina breiding Hansen
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 08:29:01

    Dear Lynne. They are så beautiful both! I love the background – wish I could find rusting powder in Denmark. You are so talented – lovely Sunday!!


  22. Ira
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 11:03:04

    Both of your pieces are real eye catchers dear Lynne, no wonder your work is being published over and over again! Congrats to you my friend, so thrilled for you! Love the tones and fabulous LOs! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  23. may
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 13:19:47

    Gorgeous creations Lynne, So deserved to be published…Love the rusting powder… The colours are fabulous…. Hugs May x x x


  24. butterfly
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 16:38:31

    So gloriously romantic, with that rich vintage colour palette – both of these are gorgeous!
    Alison xx


  25. tonitat
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 17:24:47

    Congratulations on being published Lynne, you must have quite a collection of published pieces and very well deserved! I love the rusted fabric and really feel like I’d like to try this. It was lovely to read your thoughts about how your dreams have come true , very inspirational ! xx


  26. craftytrog
    Nov 03, 2013 @ 21:27:55

    I love those rusted fabric pieces Lynne! Congratulations xx


  27. Dianne
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 12:38:08

    Ooww catch up time, my favorite, wow both pieces are stunning, the material, is gorgeous, all the rust, the fabulous lace, the gorgeous images, the stamping on the material, the torn bits, I’m so happy your dreams came true and we get to witness your incredible talent, THANK YOU for sharing..


  28. MarieS.
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 15:23:25

    Absolutely beautiful,Lynne. Congrats on being published.


  29. butterfly
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 21:19:22

    What a joy of a post… two stunning makes. The rusted fabric makes for an amazing background – glorious work, and so worthy of the publication honour – bravo!
    Alison x


  30. michele s
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 06:28:35

    congrats on being published! it is richly beautiful art you’ve created! xo


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