The Fabric Of Her Life

Hello Everyone
Today sees me sharing another Darkroom Door project which once again features one of their newly released stamps.
Amongst the first of the releases were the fabulous Texture Stamp collection of which I received Floral and French Script.  Previously I shared Parisian cards using the French Script but today I would like to share a journal page where I used the Floral Texture Stamp.DDTS003_TextureStamp_FloralI was keen to stamp the Floral Texture onto fabric as I was so sure it would look amazing, creating the appearance of an old piece of textile.  As I sat gathering some of the pieces I intended to use to create texture, the Darkroom Door Photo Booth images caught my eye and that is how The Fabric of Her Life came about.
This can also be viewed at the Darkroom Door Blog where I have also listed a supply list and instructions. The Blog is very active and well worth a visit to view what the DT have been creating with present and past stamp designs.  At the moment there are many posts featuring the newest stamp releases.fabricofherlifelynnemoncrieff
The first step was to stamp onto a piece of fabric as I knew I would be including that on the page.  As with anything I make I only have a brief idea in my head but beyond that I let it flow depending on what my eyes alight upon to add to a piece.
I so love the appearance of this stamp on fabric that I will definitely be using a larger panel in the near future.ontofabricAfter I had laid down pieces of this and that to create texture onto the journal page I went to work randomly stamping the Texture Stamp and at some points I used my fingers to ever so slightly blend the ink before digging my fingers into the papers to tear away some of the pieces.photoonetexturestampIsn’t this such a striking image.
I intended to share with you the story I conjured in my head (I know for a fact I am not the only one who does this LOL) but as this post will be long enough as it is I will refrain from sharing her imagined life story.mainphotoPieces of lace and stray fibres were all gathered. I am happiest when there is a mix of textures.photo3mixoftexturesA partially stamped Darkroom Door sentiment was stamped onto vintage dressmaking tissue. .. If nothing ever changed.  With the look in this woman’s eyes I was drawn to those words, it suited the life I imagined for her.photo4For this page I actually didn’t journal so the question is this ….. is it art journalling if no journalling is present?
I discovered that even though I didn’t journal, I found myself in a reflective place as I worked on this page.
Thank You, always, for your visits to Adorn.

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 2amscrapper2
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 02:43:17

    Maybe you’ll start an entirely new crafting trend, beyond the journal–what will you call this new meditation book?


  2. Rita
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 05:03:07

    Beautiful stamp Lynne and the way you have used it is really eye catching. The colours are so pretty too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx and


  3. may
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 05:37:47

    Gorgeous work Lynne, The image & fabric is so beautiful…I adore the pinks… Hugs May x x


  4. Valerie-Jael
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 06:16:34

    Fascinating and very lovely piece! Valerie


  5. craftytrog
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 07:03:40

    Inspiring as ever Lynne, this is beautiful.
    That lace stamp works perfectly on the fabric.
    Alison xxx


  6. rachel fisher
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 07:33:06

    this fabric is just beautiful Lynne – love this to pieces – and yes I think it is art journalling! Hugs rachel x


  7. annie g
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 08:07:07

    Hi Lynne………….amazing background and wonderful textures as always. The image is quite special as she looks like someone who is quite affluent but also very sad. Got my Stampler Sampler and was so thrilled by your wonderful guest artist spread x
    It was so lovely to see you too x

    Have a great day
    Annie x


  8. Marilyn J. Rock
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 09:58:51

    This is gorgeous; so textural! xo


  9. Sue F
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 11:03:16

    A lovely piece with great texture as always and a very versatile stamp. The image is very striking and I started to write my own story based on this ‘forgotten star of the silver screen’. It’s amazing how a picture can conjure up a supporting narrative.


  10. heatherahudson
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 12:01:44

    Lovely stamp…love how you used it Lynne….I love the photo…and I will have to admit that I like to make up stories for photos too….Beautiful piece!!


  11. Shirley
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 12:10:56

    Wow gorgeous design, I love the textures you work with and the soft colours. The vintage image is beautiful with it. Have a wonderful day, Shirleyx


  12. Meggymay
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 12:28:08

    Beautiful new stamp, the photo looks lovely. I think art is what you want it to be, and don’t get bogged down with rules.
    Yvonne x


  13. Dorthe
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 13:03:53

    Dear Lynne,
    That would certainly be the :”fabric of her life” what a beautiful stamp, and looks gorgeous on your fabric. Love your image, and the textures you alwayes create so wonderful, with different pieces of fabrics and materials,and so lovely woth the doily.
    Hope your wednesday is a good day, hugs and love from Dorthe


  14. Suze
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 14:00:01

    What a beautiful textile piece Lynne and such a gorgeous colour. I have yet to try stamping on fabric but recently bought some fabric medium to mix with acrylic paint. I wonder how long it will be until I actually get round to trying it out! Lol xx


  15. Anne R
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 14:29:59

    Oh Lynne, that stamp worked so beautifully on the fabric and I love the colour you have used to stamp with too. All of the elements come together to make a wonderful piece of art. I would say it is still journaling, you do not need words when you have the story already in your mind…. Anne xx


  16. Terry
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 14:48:30

    This is total gorgeousness, Lynne! I love that stamp and how amazing it looks on fabric! Yummy!


  17. Shari T.
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 14:56:38

    Sooooo Pretty, Lynne! Love the stamping on fabric with the gorgeous purples you’ve used! I can only imagine the life story you gave the woman in the picture 🙂
    Although I have yet to start art journaling (I’ve got a cool kraft scrapbook type thing just waiting for … something!), I believe an art journal should be whatever you want it to be–with words or without. Let your art speak for itself! I will listen! XOXO-Shari


  18. Julie Lavalette
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 15:46:30

    There is only one word I need to use for this project…Stunning !
    Julie x


  19. Deborah (rustycage11)
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 16:34:13

    I hink art journalling is whatever you want it to be, Lynne. Your fabric stamping is so cool and perfect for the stunning, stylish photo.


  20. Corrie
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 16:38:45

    Yes it is a journal. Artjournaling has NO rules. It is fabulous, like all of your work, Lynne. I love it all !
    Corrie x


  21. Ira
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 18:11:57

    That fabric stamping looks amazing Lynne, so glad you decided to stamp on fabric instead of paper, makes it look like it’s really old and the colour is superb!
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  22. Samantha Read
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 20:16:18

    I get confused by art journalling too, sometimes I wonder is it or isn’t it.
    I guess it is what it is.
    Big hugs to you from me xxx


  23. Avril
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 20:22:47

    Gorgeous piece Lynne, Love how that stamp looks on fabric.
    Avril xx


  24. 1cardcreator
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 20:44:14

    Stunning piece Lynne, I love the stamp on fabric and the image is gorgeous, I can see where it took your mind up and away to another time. ~Diane


  25. Julie Lee
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 21:37:43

    Lynne, this is just amazing! I love that stamp on fabric and the textures are wonderful! As you may know, I weave stories to myself as I work and I often share them too! I am such a chatterbox! What is lovely is that, although you don’t actually tell the story the art work speaks and probably tells each of us something slightly different! Love this! Julie Ann xxx


  26. 3renee
    Apr 23, 2014 @ 23:41:51

    I love the stamp and all the textures you have added. When I looked at her face I could imagine all sorts of stories myself, then I saw your words and added even more to the script. I agree with you, no rules, no need to write a lot on the page. Sometimes less is more.


  27. Robyn Wood
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 01:17:02

    Gorgeous work Lynne! I love how the stamp looks on fabric:)


  28. coco
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 15:31:11

    No rules for me too.. but I’m not a specialist of AJ of course… Well, this page that mixes lovely pieces of lace and fabric, with this lovely lady at the center is really beautiful Lynne, love the colour also! Hugs Coco x


  29. jo
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 19:23:46

    reflective … is totally art journalling … the emotion evoked, even though not physically recorded does create mental imagery and journalling … at least that is what i think … isn’t all art a form of journalling ….
    ps, wonderful piece …


  30. barnie
    Apr 24, 2014 @ 21:57:00

    That’s a wonderful and very romantic piece of art.


  31. Ana K.
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 12:59:22

    What to say with my broken English….totally stunning Lynne!


  32. hettiecraft
    Apr 25, 2014 @ 21:38:25

    Gorgeous Lynne. I love the fabric and the use of the dressmaker tissue is great. I was only thinking the other night as I was cutting a dress pattern out that maybe I ought to keep the excess tissue! Maybe I will retrieve it!


  33. Sharon
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 12:28:26

    Loving all these pink creations Lynne! another stunner!


  34. Paper Profusion
    Apr 26, 2014 @ 17:28:11

    This calls out to be touched with all those gorgeous textures Lynne. Love your use of pink. The lady does indeed seem as if she has quite a tale – I reckon she has lived through sadness alright, with more ahead for her too. I absolutely love all the fabrics here. Nicola x


  35. Dianne
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:31:47

    BRILLIANT, Misss Lynne I love it when you use material the pink is gorgeous, all the fibers, just a fantastic piece what ever you call it, thanks for sharing…


  36. butterfly
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 18:35:38

    Gorgeous, Lynne… I’m a huge fan of the Photobooth photos, and you’ve created an enchanting feminine page around her. Glorious soft textures… and for my money the journalling is in the story which lives in this page – it doesn’t need writing to exist.
    Alison xx


  37. Buttons (Jenny Marples)
    Apr 28, 2014 @ 18:49:57

    This is one heck of a stamp Lynne and this is such a gorgeous way of using it. Romance and lace at a difficult time. Perfect. Jenny x


  38. marci piraro
    May 11, 2014 @ 11:10:41

    I love this, everything about it, including the color!


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