Sunday, 24 March 2013

Le Jardin Canvas by Lynne Moncrieff


This week’s project reminds us that it should not be too long before Spring is in the air!

Oxford Impressions Le Jardin and The Bird’s Nest
Archival Ink Coffee and Sepia
Colorbox Chalk Ink – Wisteria
Distress Ink Tattered Rose
Gel Medium
Fresco Finish Paints - Honeydew, Dolly Mix, Vintage Lace, Moonlight and Irish Cream
8”x8” Canvas
Mini Canvas
Oval Plywood Shape
Tim Holtz Memo Pins (x2)
PaperArtsy Crackly Tissue Paper
Crafty Individuals Shabby Tag (or large shipping tag)
Speedball Brayer
Glossy Cardstock
White Cardstock
Corrugated Cardboard
Seam Binding (or crinkly ribbon)
Fabric Flowers
Ceramic Flower x 1
Prima Flower x 2
Pearl Stickers
Fabric Scrap
Foam Brushes and Old Bristle Brush


Large Canvas Preparation - Apply Gesso to large and mini canvas - I heat set before applying Fresco Finish paints starting with Honeydew followed with Dolly Mix, Moonlight and Vintage Lace until desired result achieved. In between the layers, I stamped text from Oxford Impressions’ Le Jardin with Colorbox Chalk Ink in Wisteria, heat setting after each layer. On the final layer, I blended Fresco Finish Vintage Lace with a baby wipe to almost obliterate all the stamping, finally dry brushing with Gesso. Laying aside the canvas I moved onto the

Plywood Oval Shape which I prepared with Gesso before applying Fresco Finish Dolly Mix and Vintage Lace, blending the paints together on the oval. I heat set before stamping text from Le Jardin plate with Colorbox Chalk Ink in Wisteria, once again heat setting before stamping the flower from Le Jardin with Archival Coffee. This was laid aside for later. 


Tag and Mini Canvas - Fresco Finish Irish Cream was applied to the Crafty Individuals Shabby Tag before stamping the same text as previously and the ornate scroll from Oxford Impressions’ The Bird’s Nest with Distress Ink Tattered Rose. The edges were distressed. The mini canvas from earlier now has a layer of Vintage Lace applied. Stamping text (as used before) onto PaperArtsy Crackly Tissue Paper, I then applied it to the canvas with Gel Medium, leaving it to dry. Another piece of Crackly Tissue Paper was painted with Fresco Finish Vintage Lace. Heat setting, I then stamped various text stamps, tearing pieces to use in a moment. Inking up with a Speedball Brayer, the woman from Le Jardin with Archival Sepia and Coffee, I stamped onto glossy cardstock (suitable for photo real stamps), distressing the edges. Using Distress Ink Tattered Rose as a watercolour, I added touches of colour to the image. The image was then adhered to the earlier prepared mini canvas.


I then adhered the mini canvas to the Crafty Individuals Shabby Tag also applying Fresco Finish Vintage Lace to a piece of corrugated cardboard. I then cut out two leaves and a torn panel. Layering the mini canvas to the tag with the torn piece of corrugated cardboard, I added a piece of the prepared Crackly Tissue Paper, scraps of lace and seam binding, embellishing the top of the tag with paper and fabric flowers and added the two corrugated card leaves.

Assembling the canvas - A piece of fabric was layered with lace to the top edge of the main canvas adding a seam binding bow. Lace was also added to the bottom edge. The fully embellished Crafty Individuals Shabby Tag and oval plywood shape were adhered with strong glue further embellishing with scraps of fabric, lace and some more pieces of the earlier prepared Crunchy Tissue Paper.

Onto scrap paper I stamped Le Jardin which I adhered below the oval, embellishing with a fabric fragment and paper flower.

Finally, I applied Fresco Finish Vintage Lace to two Tim Holtz Memo Pins. Inserted into the top of the canvas panel, threading through some vintage lace to form a wall hanging.



  1. So delicate. It's lovely, Lynne.

  2. Completely stunning canvas, with all your usual vintage beauty and style, Lynne!
    Alison x

  3. Really beautiful Lynne, you always seem to raise the bar a little higher.

  4. A beautiful, feminine canvas Lynne! I love that vintage beauty & the pretty muted tones you used.
    Alison xx

  5. Absolutely beautiful creation Lynne. Love the sepia and soft tones and the lace and ribbon embellishing is gorgeous.
    Welcome to the team too, so lovely to have you with us.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. Oh wow, this is even more amazing than the sneak peak and I love that set of stamps, the colours and the textures you've achieved. So pleased you are now officially on the team!

  7. Beautiful... I love every thing about it... your sneany peak didn't do it justice... glad I came for a better look.
    Suzi B xx

  8. This is absolutely amazing! I LOVE everything about this canvas and love the lace and the bow, the beautiful image and your attention to detail! Love all of the details- and your step by step of your project!

  9. Absolutely divine Lynne, such a fabulous piece of art. Congrats on the new DT position, you will be a great asset to the team.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  10. How very beautiful and a stunning piece my dear Lynne.
    The stamps you used are wonderful, and the many layers and stamped background is awsome- When reading your step by step, I can tell this is such a very timeconsuming creation, and the result, is absolutely amazing!
    Dorthe, xx

  11. An absolutely stunning creation, so much detail, so soft and feminine - wonderful job Lynne. Great step by step too. Hugs, Anne x

  12. Beautiful as ever Lynne. I'm always very pleased to read how you have achieved your pieces and this one is no exception. A tutorial for all to follow. Thank you so much.
    I have to add that I admire how you use a touch of lace/fabric here and there - so clever.

  13. Lovely to see your name up there amongst the Design Team members dear Lynne
    and to see this latest piece in its entirety! You have put so many layers into and behind this beautiful image and I appreciate the time and effort you have shared. It is a wonderful result!
    Sending hugs to keep you warm during this very cold lingering Winter.

  14. This is absolutely glorious! When is Spring coming?!!

    Lucy x

  15. Such a beautiful creation Lynne. I love the hint of colour to this, and the stamping is fabulous. Did you say Spring?

    Maria xx


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