Sunday, 12 January 2014

She Makes Her Own Way In Life by Lynne Moncrieff


This week sees me inking up another new (to me) Artistic Outpost set, Cowgirl Strength.   

The difficulty was in selecting which bold Cowgirl to use as my focal as they are all such great images.




Distress Ink: Weathered Wood, Fired Brick, Tea Dye and Vintage Photo
Shipping/Manila tag (The tag I used was already stained but you can achieve a similar result with Distress Stain Walnut Stain)
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Extras:- Fabric, ticking, red vintage trim, crochet style lace, button, gingham ribbon, burlap, cork buckle, jute string, re-cycle box packaging for Kraft style cardstock or substitute with Kraft/Manila cardstock, scrap of rusted fabric and vintage clothes peg/pin



Stamp cowgirl with Paris Dusk onto stained tag. Stamp border with blanket stitch (Fired Brick) and randomly stamp cowhide pattern (Tea Dye) onto the background. Distress edges and embellish with button threaded with jute string. 

Tear Kraft style cardstock (recycled from old packaging box) to size.

Layer tag to the panel with burlap. 

Onto Kraft style cardstock, stamp Navajo pattern (Fired Brick) and ink edges.

Gather gingham ribbon, stained ticking, tie jute string into a bow and layer all with the stamped Navajo pattern to right side of tag.

For the left side gather and adhere:- 


Prima Star, inked with Weathered Wood and Fired Brick. Layer with vintage red trim and fragment of rusted fabric.

Stamp sentiment onto Kraft style cardstock. Ink edges. Adhere above tag.

Stamp flag pennant onto fabric with StazOn. Cut out and adhere to top of panel with Gel Medium. Only partially adhere so that the fabric has movement.

Create two holes at top of panel with Crop-A-Dile and insert two brass eyelets. 

Thread through jute string.

Finally ink Studio Calico Tiny Star with Fired Brick and adhere to top of panel. For the bottom edge, cut burlap into a strip and thread through a cork buckle. Attach with Tiny Attacher.




  1. Yaaay! Great to see someone else playing with the fab Cowgirl Strength set - and I love how you have used it, Lynne. A brilliant tag!

  2. A fabulous tag Lynne, I love the cowgirl image.
    xxx Hazel.

  3. A beautiful mixed media piece with wonderful textures Lynne! Love your use of the dolly peg!
    Alison xxx

  4. Beautiful, and with so many details, which is what I alwayes love about your creations ,dear Lynne.
    Sweet country living feeling and a strong cow girl -- a gorgeous hanger.
    xoxo Dorthe

  5. Your dolly peg is a fabulous idea. Love it.
    Julie x

  6. Wonderful to see how you made this - great layering, wonderful colours and love the clothes pin hanger at the top too. Hugs, Anne x

  7. A beautiful creation Lynne. Love the beautiful vintage colours and the shabby look you've achieved so well.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  8. This is such a great creation, Lynne, so effective!

    Lucy x


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