Amongst The Flowers (Guest Artist for Altered Pages)

Hello Everyone
It was such a lovely surprise to be invited by  Altered Page to be their Guest Designer.
From the outset I knew that I would work with fabric and Lesley Riley’s TAP but it was such a difficult choice selecting which collage image sheet to work with.   However I had to go with the Flower Maidens image sheet as it is brimming with stunning images and one of my all time favourites is the one I eventually decided to feature as the focal on my fabric wall hanging.AmongsttheflowerslynnemoncrieffWhether a collage image or rubber stamp, she has long been a favourite of mine, I like the dreamy quality to it.12 May 021Last year my lovely friend Dorthe gifted me trims which she had stained with berries. There was one piece in particular which I was saving for a rainy day, waiting for the perfect project to use it. It appears to be a piece cut from a vintage linen tablecloth, trimmed with crochet lace which Dorthe had stained a lovely deep berry colour.  I noticed when I printed the image onto TAP that the colours of some of the flowers would match perfectly with the stained linen.  What made the linen all the lovelier to work with as a base for the wall hanging, there were pretty stitched elements which you can see peeking at the right side of the photograph above.
I was keen to add flowers somewhere onto the hanging but somehow fabric flowers weren’t working and paper flowers didn’t look right either, not for the feeling I wanted to exude, so I delved into my stash of pressed flowers, selecting what are favourites of mine.  A few scattered down the side creates a pretty border and adds another texture to the panel.  I  favour rugged textures, such as the burlap (and the corrugated cardboard) against soft, feminine textures, in this instance the flower petals.pressedflowersOne of my favourite trims at the moment is this creamy, rose lace.detailInitially I planned on stamping a sentiment relating to nature but my eyes happened to fall on a rubber stamp depicting one word, Moments. In my eyes, perfect, reminding the viewer that we should all take the time to savour moments throughout our day.momentsIt was fun creating this wall hanging with an Altered Pages image and an honour to be their Guest Artist.
I know you are all such busy people but if you would like to visit Altered Pages to read my short post, then that would be lovely.
Thank You for your visit.

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tonitat
    May 21, 2014 @ 09:42:22

    Very beautiful hanging Lynne .i love that stamp she is gorgeous, lovely to see that you have used pressed flowers, perfect ! Xx


  2. craftytrog
    May 21, 2014 @ 10:08:42

    Congratulations on your guest spot Lynne, you’ve created a beautiful piece of art, & the word you chose is perfect! xxx


  3. Dot Hay
    May 21, 2014 @ 10:47:58

    I love that image too Lynn. fab hanging


  4. Chris
    May 21, 2014 @ 11:04:35

    Lynne, this is stunning! She is one of my favourite images too. 🙂

    Love all the texture on this piece and the beautiful colours. The pressed flowers are just perfect for your hanging.

    Chris xx


  5. Suze
    May 21, 2014 @ 13:10:14

    Absolutely gorgeous Lynne. Whenever I see this image I immediately think of you! Xx


  6. 2amscrapper2
    May 21, 2014 @ 14:01:51

    stunning work!


  7. Dorthe
    May 21, 2014 @ 14:46:46

    Dear Lynne, I`m so happy ,this piece of stained old fabric was the perfect matc to your lovely image. So very beautiful with your pressed flowers in the same tone, and love you added the white corrugated cardboard , What a gorgeous hanger my dear friend.
    Dorthe, xx


  8. Corrie
    May 21, 2014 @ 16:52:14

    Gorgeous !


  9. Meggymay
    May 21, 2014 @ 19:13:26

    Beautiful fabric projects Lynne.
    Yvonne x


  10. Samantha Read
    May 21, 2014 @ 19:23:11

    OMGoodness, more gorgeousness and that little hanger is simply genius! xx


  11. Anne R
    May 21, 2014 @ 19:42:06

    Oh Lynne, this is gorgeous! I have the stamp of that lady and she is so beautiful. I love how you ‘Tapped’ her and Dorthe’s stained fabric looks wonderful. Anne xx


  12. jo
    May 21, 2014 @ 19:52:44

    That stamp is so gorgeous … beautiful work as always …


  13. may
    May 21, 2014 @ 20:05:14

    Such a gorgeous creation Lynne, I adore the image & the beautiful fabric & lace….Hugs May x x


  14. coco
    May 21, 2014 @ 20:57:52

    Once again, I find this hanging so gorgeous Lynne!!! I’m always and definitely in awe as regards to the way you use TAP and fabric so well… It’s really your style, TAP was made for you!! I will look at your guest DT post, congrats for this also! Warmly, Coco xx


  15. rachel fisher
    May 21, 2014 @ 21:34:00

    stunning image – love this to bits Lynne – the pink lace is so beautiful too! Hugs Rachel x


  16. Julie Lee
    May 21, 2014 @ 21:38:26

    This is just perfect, Lynne. I love the pressed flowers – what a wonderful choice: they go so well with the textures and softness of this beautiful, feminine hanging. I love the berry stained fabric too and those wonderful cream roses. How your work always enchants me and takes me to a fairy realm. Julie Ann xxx


  17. barnie
    May 21, 2014 @ 22:04:43

    Congrats on your GD spot. Such a wonderful creation again.


  18. Florence
    May 21, 2014 @ 22:12:14

    Well Mrs. M. You didn’t tell us you were so gorgeous. Tell me that is not your real hair. I am so jealous. Lovely to finally put a face to the name.
    Gorgeous project. Congrats on being featured.
    Flo xx


  19. Shirl
    May 22, 2014 @ 06:58:33

    One of my fave images as well Lynne and I love the fabric chosen x x


  20. Catherine
    May 22, 2014 @ 07:20:14

    Beautiful piece, Lynne! So glad to find you through Altered Pages.


  21. Godelieve
    May 22, 2014 @ 08:36:58

    Your style is so pretty Lynne!


  22. Astrid
    May 22, 2014 @ 10:59:17

    Very pretty Lynne and so very you! Love the combination of those sepia tones with the muted pink, gorgeous and vintage!!


  23. Shari T.
    May 22, 2014 @ 15:10:01

    Gorgeous and Beautiful and sooo calming, Lynne. This wall hanging just gives me peace. I’m not normally a ‘pink’ girl, but I LOVE how your friend dyed her lace with berries!! Fabulous and I’m so glad you shared that behind the scenes story–I love those details 🙂 Congrats on your Guest DT at Altered Pages! It’s all about those ‘moments’ 🙂 XOXO-Shari


  24. Terry
    May 22, 2014 @ 15:45:16

    Lynne, this hanging is gorgeous! I love the soft touches of pink on image! Congratulations on your guest DT appearance and I think there will be more! Hugs!


  25. Ira
    May 22, 2014 @ 16:07:28

    Congrats on being guest designer! You have created a most delicate wall hanging, who wouldn’t love this sweet image and fab trims! Take care, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  26. mustavcoffee
    May 22, 2014 @ 19:45:40

    Beautiful, I love all the small details and the dreamy quality to your focal image, Great job!! Congrats on your Guest Artist position 😀 xx


  27. 1cardcreator
    May 22, 2014 @ 21:33:30

    Your work is always so romantic and dreamy, this is no exception. Whenever I see this image I immediately associate it with you, such a beautiful hanging. (PS, sorry I owe you a post, I am a bit buried right now). Hugs, ~Diane


  28. Suzy
    May 22, 2014 @ 22:57:11

    The textures, pretty pressed flowers all complement the image and Dorthe’s dyed
    tablecloth linen so beautifully Lynne. A very sweet creation that is co-ordinated so very well and is just you!
    Sending you many well wishes,


  29. michele s
    May 23, 2014 @ 05:01:50

    i do love this image and the trims you’ve used are fantastic. delicate and beautiful all the way around. xo


  30. Sharon
    May 25, 2014 @ 04:21:23

    This is just so beautiful!


  31. Avril
    May 30, 2014 @ 20:26:18

    Just catching up on some of your gorgeous creations Lynne, This is so beautiful, I always love that image and what a delight to see here in those lovely soft shades and with that gorgeous fabric.
    Avril xx


  32. The Scrap Yard
    Jun 01, 2014 @ 01:07:43

    The rose trim is beautiful along with the soft pastels. Gorgeous!


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