Sunday, 7 April 2013

The Singing Bird by Lynne Moncrieff


For this weeks DT project I decided on a collage for a Springtime feel to it and what better stamps to select than Oxford Impressions’ The Bird’s Nest.

Oxford Impressions The Bird’s Nest 
Oxford Impressions Season of Giving
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints:- Honeydew, Dolly Mix, Vintage Lace, Moonlight
PaperArtsy Crunchy Tissue Paper
Archival Sepia 
StazOn Timber Brown 
Re-cycled cardboard box
White cardstock
Flowers:- paper, glass and ceramic
Mini clothes pin
Fabric Scrap
Speedball Brayer


·       Apply PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints in Honeydew, Dolly Mix, Vintage Lace and Moonlight to a piece of corrugated cardboard. Apply the same paints to PaperArtsy Crunchy Tissue Paper and white cardstock.

·       Ink the Speedball Brayer with Archival Sepia. Ink up the bird collage from Oxford Impression’s The Bird’s Nest, stamp onto a piece of Dolly Mix painted cardstock. Re-ink and stamp onto Honeydew painted cardstock. Cut out small elements from the Honeydew image and layer onto the Dolly Mix image.

Now to stamp up the other images.

·       Stamp three eggs. Two inked with StazOn Timber Brown and stamped onto HoneyDew painted cardstock and one stamped onto Moonlight painted cardstock.  The sentiment was also stamped onto Honeydew painted cardstock.

·       To add another texture stamp a feather onto PaperArtsy Crunchy Tissue Paper (painted in a previous stage) painted with Honeydew. The music stamp from Oxford Impression’s Season of Giving was stamped onto Honeydew and Moonlight. Cut or tear out all stamped elements.


·       Arrange the composition prior to adhering any images. Include in the collage a fabric scrap, flowers layered together and attach a mini clothespin to the sentiment.  

Until next week.



  1. So love this song bird! A very pretty collaged creation and I love the shabby chic feel of the corrugated cardboard. Stunning!

  2. lovely elements--I'm thinking spring surely is here to stay.

  3. Stunning collage Lynne. Love the stamps you have used and I am sure that I have some of that tissue paper somewhere. The cardboard looks fabulous. TFS

    Annie x

  4. Gorgeous piece Lynne, Love the colours & texture.. Beautiful stamping & embellishments.. Simply Perfect!! Hugs May x x x

  5. Totally in love with this Lynne. That stamp set is now on the wish list - you have seriously sold it to me here with the soft colours and beautifully detailed images (adore the eggs:) Hugs, Jenny x

  6. Beautiful images and I love the sentiment.

  7. That is just gorgeous Lynne - and yes, I'm sold on the stamp set too and all those lovely soft shades of the Fresco paint. Hope you're on commission LOL Love, Margie x

  8. such a delish project Lynne, just love those eggs

  9. what a really pretty piece so lovely to see the stamping being done on top of the paint. This sings of spring

  10. Hi Lynne, I really love this stamp set, the eggs look quite realistic and you have created such a beautiful background - great use of the corrugated card. Hugs, Anne x

  11. Absolutely Stunning my friend. Fabulous eggs Lynne. You are so very talented. Hugs Rita xx

  12. Oh it is adorable Lynne, I love that stamp, and also have it in my position.
    I love how you added the pinks and bit of yellow, and the wonderful eggs stamps, and the cardboard used as background- such a real spring filled ,and lovely collage.

  13. This is such a lovely project, Lynne! Those stamps are simply gorgeous, and you showcase them so brilliantly, with such lightness and vintage beauty. Gorgeous texture from the card, and such pretty hints of pink - a lovely, lovely make!
    Alison x

  14. Absolutely beautiful, love how you used the paints and the tissue!

    Lucy x

  15. Another wonderfully done project- and love the many fine details you have added- love the texture of the cardboard, love the images, the tissue paper and love the added lace in pink for the feminine feel.

  16. Outstanding Work Lynne.
    Also Love the last three post on your blog.
    Hugs Vada

  17. Wow, what a gorgeous collage piece. I love the addition of the eggs and feathers!

  18. Oh Lynne, this is so, so beautiful. Your details are stunning.

    Maria x


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