Sunday, 26 January 2014

Her Beautiful Heart by Lynne Moncrieff



With Valentine’s Day fast approaching I thought it was time to share a heart, in the form of a fabric padded heart with the use of a photo real stamp and Lesley Riley’s TAP.


Archival Jet Black  
Various Beads
Extras:- batting/wadding, lace, lace flowers, cotton fabric (I re-cycled curtain backing), thread and feather



We all have our own ways and techniques but for me, when working with photo real stamps, it is worthwhile investing in a Speedball brayer. This brayer I keep aside for only inking stamps, I don’t allow paint (for my Gelli Plate) to go anywhere near it!

Cut heart from batting. Layer various pieces of lace and handstitch (or machine stitch).  Trim the heart’s edge with lace. I hand-stitched the lace but you could adhere with Gel Medium.

Ink up Lily Elsie (Oxford Impressions) with Archival ink with a Speedball brayer and stamp onto Lesley Riley’s TAP. Follow the instructions to transfer to cotton fabric. 

Adhere to heart with Gel Medium and trap a feather behind the image.

Edge the image with lace.

Only ink up the word ‘beautiful’ from the sentiment stamp with StazOn ink and stamp onto scrap of cotton fabric and adhere to the heart.

Stitch lace to the heart to create a hanging. Embellish the heart by stitching beads or adhere with Gel Medium. Decorate further with fabric flowers.





  1. Love this heart shaped hanging Lynne. The stamp itself is so cleverly put to use and the textures of the fabric and lace suit it perfectly. Beautiful work. Hugs Rita xxx

  2. This is even lovelier in full. I especially love the way you have photographed it with the book. Your work is so special, Lynne. Julie Ann xx

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous Lynne. I love the way you've combined this lovely lady within the heart by using the TAP. Jenny x

  4. what a beautiful piece Lynne - interested to hear you used the brayer for the stamp - beautiful piece - the lace is gorgeous xx

  5. Your work with lace is always exceptional! This heart is a real stunner and now I know how you get your photo real stamps to give such a fantastic impression - thanks so much for the tip with the brayer, I will definitely try that. Gorgeous work, as ever. Anne x

  6. So beautiful & romantic Lynne! xxx

  7. So soft and beautiful Lynne, and thanks for that brayer tip! Love ll the soft lace and trimming on this, romantic and just right for Valentines!

  8. A wonderful heart - so romantic.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. You've given Miss Lily Elsie the perfect frame to her fabulous profile, Lynne.

  10. I've never thought of combining fabrics with stamped images. Looks like I have to try this soon. Wonderful..
    Corrie x

  11. How lovely, my dear Lynne, the white and soft rosa lace together, with this beautiful stamp- and the white feather and little flowers- is a gorgeous take on a heart,-
    Thoughts from me- Dorthe xx

  12. A stunning setting for the lovely Lily, Lynne!
    Alison x

  13. Absolutely gorgeous Lynne. So beautifully ethereal and lacy.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  14. Gorgeous lace heart & the most beautiful image...Simply Beautiful Lynne... Hugs May x x x

  15. Wow Miss Lynne this is sooooooo gorgeous all that fabulous lace, beautiful image, just dreamy, thanks for sharing..

  16. Stunning and oh so beautiful.
    Lesley Riley's TAP is such a great product and you use it so well dear Lynne!


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