Intentions, Destiny & Following Dreams – A Wanderlust Paper Prayer Flag (Somerset Studio)

Earlier this year I had an article published in Somerset Studio, relating to a paper prayer flag I made after watching a Wanderlust 2016 tutorial from Kasia Avery.
Although I had great intentions from day one (when I signed up for 2016), to watch and work alongside the tutorials as they were released, as they say, life got in the way.  However, Kasia’s tutorial caught my eye.  I pondered why it was, that this one caught my attention so instantaneously and realised that her approach was so familiar to me.
Strangely, when I began the flag, it seemed a newer direction for me but on completion, the realisation that the process of the items I  gathered, which was all instinctively and my approach for staining the various papers and textiles, was not for me new at all. Other lessons were re-affirmed, that for me I am most content when I go with the flow and do not question choices being made once I begin a project.   Also, the importance of words and another lesson I did learn, that for me, I do not need to turn my back onto old favourites, including vintage laces, the layering of those tattered elements is my form of story telling.

I want to make it clear that I gave due credit to Wanderlust and Kasia Avery within my article and the significance of Wanderlust to me.
Redlead Paperworks
Little Labels Celebrate Today
Labels – Believe, Create, etc
Various resin pieces were used throughout, either stamped before the resin applied, stamped onto resin paper or simply scraps of resin paper.
This wonderful Frozen Charlotte face (I think it is either paperclay or papier mache) was a gift from Dorthe Hansen.
The Redlead stamps are some of my absolute favourites and the Affirmation style words were exactly what I wanted for my paper prayer flag.
Although this will not be returned to me from Stampington, when working on it, I had this idea of positive words and thoughts being carried in the breeze as the wind gently
sways the prayer flag.
The heart has spirit – the heart is paperclay, it is a PaperArtsy LPC stamp.
A jumble of textiles which if this flag were displayed in a garden, would become more tattered but I believe that would only enhance the beauty of the textiles and even the papers.
Mica tile layered to this particular stamped label.
I am sharing my own photos but I could not have wished for a more beautifully photographed article within the pages of Somerset Studio and that is thanks to Christen Hammons and her Somerset Studio team and to generously (and surprisingly) include the presentation package which I couldn’t have imagined they would also include.
Thank you for your visit to this scheduled post.

Nature Girl (3D Challenge – Craft Stamper)

In the new issue of Craft Stamper, the RELICS & ARTIFACTS Ambassadors are thrilled to be making an appearance for the 3D challenge.
Working with a specific R&A, Imperial Egg and with a Cat Kerr stamp of our choice, we each set about to make our submission. I selected the She Flies stamp, a stamp which can be used as one whole stamp or as three individual elements: girl’s face, sentiment and wings.  I was keen to use all the stamped elements but working with them individually (if that makes sense!).  The wings are stamped into paperclay, to allow the Nature Girl to fly amongst her woodland friends.
Sharing this sneaky peek, provided by Trish Latimer
A copy of the magazine can be purchased from or, digital copies from
Have a lovely week and thank you for your visit.

Flutter, Discover, Fly (Somerset Studio G

A quick post to share today featuring a small canvas which I cannot remember if it was made in 2015 or even further back, 2014, anyway, it’s a project which, alongside a PaperArtsy assemblage, also featuring paperclay, appears as a Spotlight in Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2017.
The stamps are from Darkroom Door
At the time, I remember I was just beginning to use paperclay, trying it with moulds whereas over time, my favourite way is stamping into paperclay, also, if I were working on such a project now, I would opt for a more earthier palette.
I remember I was enjoying a phase with Twinkling H20s.
The paperclay butterfly rests on a wood slice, also painted with Twinkling H20s, as is the scrappy found paper.
Thank you so much for your visit to this post and any recent visits.  They are greatly appreciate, I want you to know that.

Snowflake Angels (Somerset Studio)

Today I am sharing two assemblages which appear in the Nov/Dec issue of Somerset Studio. I have two articles, yes, pinch me!
In the article I share how Relics and Artifacts and other elements, such as paperclay, helped me create snowflake angels.
Some of the Supplies used:-
Character Constructions (wings) The Bee Keeper’s Tea No. 7
Redlead Paperworks (Snowflake Wishes)
Carabelle Studio Stamp – from That’s Crafty
That’s Crafty – Greyboard Panels, Greyboard Snowflakes, Dinky Stencil Snowflakes
Sandra Evertson Relics and Artifacts – @ Sandra Evertson or in the U.K. from That’s Crafty
artdollsomlynneoneA framed paperclay face.artdollsomlynnetwoExcuse the blurry photo!  The stamped wings, from Character Constructions, have been coated with ICE Resin with a sprinkle of sparkleartdollsomlynnethreewith the R&A heart having the same treatment of the ICE Resin.artdollsomlynnesixA wee stamped tag with a sentiment from Redlead.artdollsomlynnefiveThe second assemblage, which is slightly more gold in tone.artdolltwosomlynneonePaperclay features heavily on this one, using it in two different ways.  Paperclay has been such a revelation for me, now I don’t know what I do without it in my stash!  The crown and wings on this snowflake angel are Carabelle Studio, used with paperclay.artdolltwosomlynnetwoA wee addition of a snowflake charm with pearl added to the R&A.artdolltwosomlynnethreeYou can just about see the snowflakes stencilled onto the substrate,  this is a wonderful Dinky Stencil.artdolltwosomlynnefiveAfter, I realised the sentiment I conjured up really makes no sense at all yet at the time, it seemed to make complete sense to me!artdolltwosomlynnesevenDresden Trim is so wonderful for all those little extra touches.artdolltwosomelynneeightThank you to Christen Hammons at Somerset Studio for publishing my article.  I always feel thankful for the amazing products we have at our fingertips because the vision of That’s Crafty, Catherine Moore, Redlead, Sandra Evertson, made it possible for me to have fun creating those two assemblages.
Many thanks for your visit.

If I Had Wings

Hello Everyone
After a break, over the festivities, I return with my first 2016 post for That’s Crafty
Laura continues to add new Alterable Surfaces in MDF, acrylic, plywood, white/greyboard.  One of my latest favourites, the MDF heart, can be seen below and will definitely be appearing time and again!3janlynnemoncrieffthatscraftyIf you would like to read more about this piece then please visit  HERE.
Many thanks for your visit, I hope you are having a good start to this new year.

Like A Snowflake On A Winter Morning

Hello Everyone
Today I have a DT post over at That’s Crafty where I share this:-
blogQuite a mix of items to create this art doll who rests on a That’s Crafty Alterable Surface and I couldn’t resist playing with one of their Dinky Stencils to add a touch of texture to the base.  I also used paperclay in two different ways.
The full project with supply list and instructions can be view HERE, that is if you are interested to learn more about this piece.

One Simple Word …… Peace

Hello Everyone
It is my turn for a DT post over at That’s Crafty.
22novemberbloglynneIf you would like to view the complete post, with supply list and instructions, it can be viewed HERE.
Many thanks for stopping by.

Party Dresses & Birthday Cakes (The Stampers’ Sampler)

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This is a scheduled blog post which as with the previous post, HERE, once again features paperclay.
When last year The Stampers’ Sampler issued their Celebrations Challenge Call I was keen to submit a canvas with a paperclay focal.  In the end I managed to submit a duo, one featuring a paperclay party dress, the other a birthday cupcake and wasn’t I thrilled to discover not only they were published but as a feature in the Apr/May/June issue.
Working on small Loxley Gold chunky canvases with focal stamps from Oxford Impressions:- Wonderland (dress) and Fairy Sweets(cupcake) – both stamp sets are also available in the U.K. from That’s Crafty, I stamped into white Creative Paperclay (again available from That’s Crafty.)partydressonelynnemoncrieffScraps of paper and fabric were collaged onto the canvas before I applied the paints and topped it all off with white polka dots. I didn’t have a suitable stamp so had to improvise with the stamping for the dots.
This Alice dress was such a good size for the canvas and just the right amount of detailing, finishing with a stamped bow.detailtwolynnemoncrieffAlongside Oxford Impressions I dipped into a Crafty Individuals stamp for the bunting and the Happy is from the Darkroom Door Birthday Word Block stamp.detailtwolynnemoncrieffcanvasThe same or similar paint colours were used on both canvases.  The ice cream colours I hoped worked with the light and frothy appearance I was trying to aim for, bringing to mind tables groaning with ice cream, cakes and dishes brimming over with sweeties and girls twirling around in their party dresses (not that I ever did that – maybe I need to add a touch of twirling into my life!)cakecanvaslynnemoncrieffThe edges had the same treatment as the face of the canvas but no embellishments.
4 August 021This angle shows the dimension achieved with the paperclay, it was exactly the same for the dress.
detailtwoIt was all because of my DT role with That’s Crafty that I started to play with paperclay and it has been a fun time and I am always amazed at the detail achieved. For me, I would say I have had more success with stamping into the clay than I do when working with moulds, especially delicate moulds but maybe that is down to me not mastering a correct technique! Anyway, stamping into clay is something I enjoy and it throws a new light when working with much loved stamps.
Thank you for your visit to this scheduled post. I hope to catch up with you all very soon.

Golden Hours Amongst The Flowers

Hello Everyone
It is lovely to be able to share that I have a blog post tonight over at the PaperArtsy Blog.
My tutorial is focused around the latest theme which is Flowers. This is the sneakiest of peeks of what I created for my tutorial which features one of the recently released HotPicks stamp set. flowertutorialpaperartsyTo view the tutorial please visit HERE.
Remember, the Flowers Challenge is underway so if you are interested in joining the PaperArtsy fun then please visit the PaperArtsy blog.

Please Don’t Break My Fragile Heart

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A few months ago Stampington & co’s The Stampers’ Sampler had a challenge call for Heart of a Different Colour, looking for submissions for their annual Valentine’s Day challenge but asking us not to use the traditional red.
In the past two years when I have answered their Valentine’s challenge call for Tiny Hearts and Stitched Hearts I have submitted with a shabby chic/vintage style.  I did consider doing so this time around but wasn’t this the perfect opportunity to be bolder with the colour choice.  At the time of reading their challenge call it wasn’t so long that I had received the Dina Wakley Collaged Hearts from That’s Crafty so with the Collaged hearts and a few bottle of paints I set to work creating these two ornaments.
paperclayheartonelynnemoncrieffLet me declare, that personally, I do not like the colours I selected but that was the whole point for me.phototwoThe second heart ornament.
You will have guessed that they were both made from paperclay (available from That’s Crafty).  I never would have imagined I would get such a kick out of working with paperclay, especially for stamping into which is my favourite way of playing with it.
The sweet ribbon was a gift from my lovely friend Dorthe.paperclayhearttwolynnemoncrieffThe black brings a grungy appearance but it also aids in highlighting the impression of the stamp in the paperclay.
Thank You to The Stampers’ Sampler for publishing them, along with a canvas as a feature in the Winter 2015 issue.
Many Thanks to you for taking the time to visit this post. It has been a strange week on my Blog, from the bright and whimsical canvas for PaperArtsy, the shabbily romantic card for Redlead Paperworks and now these slightly grungy paperclay hearts!

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