Fabrics: Not Just For Sewing

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I am sharing a link to Papercrafters’ Library and the Fabrics@ Not Just For Sewing article.
The lovely Shari who is a DT contributor for the Papercrafters’ Library, kindly contacted me as she wanted to include some of my fabric related artwork in this article.  Shari selected art that she thought fitted the bill and amongst them she selected this card which, Shari wasn’t aware of this at the time of her selection, I am thrilled to say is published in the 2014 edition of Somerset Holidays & Celebrations which was published on 1st September.
Shari, thank you for always being so supportive and wanting me to be a small part of this article.
Wishes
Lynne

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UPA Spotlight – Fabric Frenzy

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Today I am delighted and honoured to share the news that over at Unruly Paper Arts (UPA) my Fabric Frenzy Guest Designer project is being showcased.
A little peek …25 March 013I share my use of Lesley Riley’s Transfer Artist Paper with a photo real stamp and also transforming cotton fabric with paint and stamps.
Thank you to UPA for having me as their Spotlight Artist for May.
Wishes
Lynne

Amongst The Flowers (Guest Artist for Altered Pages)

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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.
Wishes
Lynne

You Are Beautiful

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Sunday rolls around so quickly, it seems like only yesterday I was sharing my DT project for That’s Crafty, yet it was a whole week ago!
This week I am sharing a project which makes use of some of my absolute favourites when crafting. 17 March 021As always, the full project can be viewed at the That’s Crafty Blog.
Enjoy your day.
Wishes
Lynne

A Lady In Waiting

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Well I am being very much a tease this week with my sneaky peek at my DT project for That’s Crafty!1 december 025If you are curious then the project along with instructions and supply list can be viewed HERE.
Many Thanks for your visit to this post and if you visit the That’s Crafty Blog.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Wishes
Lynne

Devoted Hearts

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If you are a fan of Crafty Individuals then you probably know that we have a challenge underway, A Fine Romance. You can create anything:- a Valentine’s card, tag, altered art, wearable art, anything so long as you create to the theme and use at least one Crafty Individuals product on your entry. Five winners will be selected with the prize of a stamp of your choice from Crafty Individuals. All details for entering are available at Jean’s Crafty Individuals blog.
For my team sample I created this fabric wall hangingafineromancelynneThe Crafty Individuals image is from one of their fabulous image books.  I re-sized the image then transferred it onto TAP (available from Crafty Individuals).
It is so easy to get swept away with the romance of this image.  I imagine her each day awaiting the arrival of the post eager to receive a letter from her beau who is serving in the Army and stationed in France.
I used the image as a springboard for which stamps I would incorporate into the fabric hanging.  Obviously hearts were going to feature heavily. This heart is from one of Crafty Individuals older collage stamps, I believe it is now discontinued, featuring a romantic couple with a damask heart below them.  detail2Peddling backwards for a moment I should start with the actual background.  After staining the cotton I selected one of the decorative hearts from an Elements set.stampedfabricThis is quite a large fabric panel that the collage created with the Crafty Individuals image and stamped could easily have become lost plus I also wanted to balance the two stamped hearts so I cut free-hand this large shabby heart.detailThe stamped script represents the handwritten script on the image. The exchange of letters declaring their love for each other. Roses and flowers representing the flowers he has gifted to her during their courtship, flowers she saved by pressing them amongst the pages of her beloved books, the pages now scented with the perfume from the petals.
The treasured pendant she wears every day is the gift he presented to her as they said their tearful farewells on the platform of the station where they pledged their love for each other. detail1The Crafty Individuals Elements set that consists of lace stamps is a firm favourite of mine and you will often see me using it.
In the photograph you can see more clearly the lace border incorporated in the image.detail4Finally nestled amongst more lace is a Paris postal mark. detail3Why not share your romantic artwork with us at the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
Thank you for your visit to this post, your visits always appreciated.
Wishes
Lynne

Her Beautiful Heart

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Let me share with you a sneaky peek of my That’s Crafty DT project for this week.
This week sees me playing with Lesley Riley’s TAP which is a beautiful product to work with.  I used it in conjunction with a photo real stamp.  That is the beauty of TAP it can be used for stamping, drawing, painting, with use in your printer and the image transferred to a variety of surfaces.DIGITAL CAMERAThe full project with a list of the other supplies I used and instructions can be viewed at the That’s Crafty blog.
Thank you for your visit and for your visits this past week, especially the wonderful comments left for me to read on the The Bliss of Reading post.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Wishes
Lynne

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