Sunday, 23 March 2014

You are Beautiful by Lynne Moncrieff


This flag is an alternative to a Mother’s Day card and it is also a way to showcase the beauty of using Lesley Riley’s Transfer Artist Paper to transfer a photo real stamp to cotton fabric. 

As a stamper who loves photo real stamps, discovering TAP was huge for me. To have a product that would allow me to combine two favourites of mine, fabric and photo real stamps, it was a revelation. It doesn’t stop there as it can be used on wood, glass and you don’t need to use stamps, you can create your own art and transfer it with the use of TAP, you can also use TAP in your printer. 

Definitely a worthwhile product to have amongst your creative supplies.



Cardstock Flags (x2)
Seam Binding (or Crinkle Ribbon)
Extras:- Tassel, Fabric flower, pearl flat back stickers, cotton fabric, decorative element cut from lace and iron



Adhere two cardstock flags back to back for stability (mine were purchased but similar could be handcut).

Apply Vintage Lace. Select several stamps and start to build up layers of stamping and paint. It is a bit time consuming but worth the while to take the time to gradually build up the layers, using the heat gun between each layer of paint to set before continuing to stamp. The aim is for a subtle background but on closer inspection the different stamps peek through from each layer of paint. 


Create two holes, thread through seam binding and decorate flag with lace and a tassel. Cut a decorative element from lace and adhere to bottom of the flag (I stained mine with fruit tea to tone with the colour palette I was using). Adhere a fabric flower to the centre. 

Stamp You Are Beautiful onto a piece of cotton (I used old curtain lining/backing). Fray the edges for a shabby appearance then adhere to the flag.

Preparation is a good idea when working with the TAP. Comprehensive instructions are included within the pack of TAP, take the time to read it before first using the product.

·       Heat up the iron

·       You want a hard, even surface to iron onto not your ironing board.

·       Cut a piece of TAP slightly larger than the size of the stamp.

·       Cut a piece of cotton fabric to size.

·       Ink up the Speedball brayer with Archival Ink to apply to the photo real stamp of Lily Elsie. 

·       Stamp directly onto the TAP. 

·       Using the iron, transfer the Lily Elsie TAP image to the cotton fabric.

Adhere the image to the flag surrounding with lace and embellishing with flat back pearl stickers.


You have room on the rear of the flag to hand-write a message to your Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, Sister, …. to gift on Mother’s Day.


Until next week,





  1. This is stunning! I will have to try the TAP technique, it looks amazing.

  2. What a fab idea to use a flag. Then Mother can keep it on display all year round.

  3. this is very beautiful Lynne - stunning project xx

  4. Gorgeous keepsake Lynne...loving all the elements. Must try TAP....on my wish list

    TFS huge hugs Annie x

  5. Simply beautiful!!! I love your background technique Lynne, & a wonderful gift idea too!
    Alison xxx

  6. Stunning keepsake ..Love the flag idea the layers are so beautiful... the image is divine as is all that wonderful lace....Hugs May x x x

  7. Just gorgeous Lynne and so romantic. Lily Elsie has transferred so beautifully and looks stunning on fabric.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  8. Oh Miss Lynne, this is SUPERB, NO ONE does soft and beautiful like you my dear, what a stunnning creation, thanks for sharing ((( BIG HUS)))...

  9. A stunning flag/card dear Lynne,- I love you used all the lace and lovely romantic pieces ,with your beautiful stamp on the TAP .
    I wish I could stamp like you .

  10. Gorgeous vintage style pennant Lynne. Beautiful lace to adorn such beautiful image. Hugs Rita xxx

  11. As always, one word: Beautiful !
    Corrie x

  12. Another absolutely stunning creation Lynne, the picture is beautiful and I love the gorgeous lace you have used. Anne xx

  13. Thank you for the details on how using the TAP product Lynne, I appreciate much!! And you sample is fantastic as usual. Coco x

  14. This is stunning Lynne, I adore your expert use of lace! ~Diane

  15. Completely gorgeous, Lynne - the texture of the photo on fabric is so lovely - another wonderful creation.
    Alison x


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