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It is time for my DT post over at the That’s Crafty blog.
This is a section of the project where I have used Lesley Riley’s TAP and an Oxford Impressions stamp. blogimagelynnemoncrieffThe full project can be viewed HERE.
As always, thank you for your visit, which I appreciate.
Wishes
Lynne

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

La Poupee Modele (Published in Sew Somerset)

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Quite recently I shared with you my Stitch In Time sewing tote, an article published in Sew Somerset.  Within that same issue, in the gallery section, is a fabric wall hanging featuring, once again, Oxford Impressions stamps but this time from the China Doll stamp plate (available in the U.K from That’s Crafty and directly from Oxford Impressions).DIGITAL CAMERAPretty details such as a vintage button and a mix of vintage and new lace  trim this hanging.
I actually padded it with batting to give it a squishy fee, I wanted the overall piece to have a tactile quality to it.
The focal image, a photo real stamp, was stamped onto Lesley Riley’s TAP (you can purchase this from That’s Crafty and also Crafty Individuals). DIGITAL CAMERAThe adorable little dress, repeatedly stamped, creates my background fabric.  The dress was also stamped onto a piece of scrap cotton and layered onto a tiny vintage doily.
Looking at this afresh I wish I had stitched tiny pearl beads to mimic pearly buttons on the dress …. oh well, too late now!DIGITAL CAMERAThe text stamp was used as a band at the top of the panel. DIGITAL CAMERAI always appreciate your visits to my Blog and the lovely comments you leave for me to read.
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