Sunday, 18 May 2014

In The Garden With Maude by Lynne Moncrieff




As with my cards of the past two weeks, this card once again sees me utilising stencils and modelling paste to create texture then applying paints. In contrast to last Sunday when I shared a masculine card, this week I selected one of the other Generation Redux stamps for a soft, pastel appearance. 

The background is all about playing, having fun with the Twinkling H20s and Distress Paints.


Maimeri Light Modelling Paste
TCW Mini Specimens and Mini Gothic Romance 6”x6” Stencils
Twinkling H20s Shades of You and Passion
Distress Paints:- Victorian Velvet and Weathered Wood
Distress Inks:- Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet and Weathered Wood
7”x5” Cardbase or White Cardstock
Extras:- Pompom trim, ric rac, flower cut from pink lace, pearl sticker, corrugated cardboard scrap



Modelling Paste is a favourite of mine and I have several brands but I have found the Maimeri Light Modelling Paste to be the most suitable for cards/tags.

With stencils and modelling paste randomly apply pattern to watercolour paper.

Once dry apply Twinkling H20s – build layers of colour, also applying Distress Paints. Aim for a chalky, pastel appearance with an undertone of shimmer from the Twinkling H20s. 

Select one of the flowers (Generation Reux) and stamp with Distress Ink along bottom edge then stamp (Oxford Impressions) flower and butterfly also adding the texture stamp (Generation Redux).

Adhere panel to cardbase.

Apply similar colours to large tag. Stamp girl with StazOn. Re-ink only the number section, stamp onto scrap piece of the painted watercolour paper. Apply Distress Paint to edges and layer onto main image.


Note:- Apply Distress Paints to a piece of watercolour paper. Stamp butterflies, script and crochet flower (the flower is a detail from one of the other Generation Redux stamps).

Stamp texture stamp with Distress Inks. Adhere trims to bottom edge and a bakers twine bow. Layer stamped crochet flower with lace adding a pearl sticker. Adhere the tag to cardbase with silicone glue adding torn corrugated cardboard and stamped script to edge and the stamped butterflies.


Until next time,



  1. beautiful work Lynne - love all the layers and texture. Gorgeous colours. Wonderful xx

  2. Such a soft and gentle approach with the DP's and H2O's over the paste. I adore the way you've echoed the stamping with the fussy cut butterflies and flower. Superb work again Lynne. Jenny x

  3. What an absolute treat of a hanging... the subtle shimmer of the colours over the texture in the background is wonderful - especially those fabulous butterflies. One of my favourite stamps too... I love this!
    Alison x

  4. I love your textured background Lynne, a beautiful piece of art! xxx

  5. So beautiful a hanging piece, dear Lynne.
    That background with the texture and those soft shimmering colours , and your cut out butterflyes , dancing out from the background is wonderful. Very ,very lovely, dear.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  6. Beautiful texture, so perfect for that gentle image on the stamp. I love the soft colour palette too! I truly enjoyed my walk in the garden with dear Maude! Julie Ann xxx

  7. so pretty all the texture and color variations!!!

  8. Gorgeously textured creation Lynne and love your usual vintage style.
    Fliss xx

  9. Love the way you used the Distress Paints and the H2O's they look so beautiful together. The embellishments are lovely too. Anne xx

  10. Love your background, all the texture is very yummy !! Lovely soft colours too !
    Corrie x

  11. wow, totally beautiful! excellent tutorial as well. xo

  12. So beautiful Lynne, and a great step by step!! I have tried to comment on your own blog, but Wordpress and Blogger don't seem to want to play together at the moment, at least not from my blog..


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