Sunday, 4 January 2015

A Simple Thing Called Love by Lynne Moncrieff


Only days ago we were immersed in the festivities of the season but in the world of crafting matters move along so quickly because here I am, turning my attention to Valentine’s Day.




White Gesso
Watercolour Paper – rough and smooth (or substitute smooth with white cardstock)
Artist Brush (small)
Extras:- MOP button, red ticking fabric and red embroidery floss (or substitute with Bakers Twine)




Create cardbase from rough watercolour paper. Mask areas at top and bottom edge to create two exposed lines. Mix Romance paint with embossing paste. Apply to the unmasked areas with palette knife – work quickly by swiping the paste along the line, aiming for a loose, uneven application. Leave to dry.


I wanted a slightly distressed appearance to the heart so I applied Gesso to Kraft cardstock. You could simply stamp onto white cardstock. Once dry stamp heart. Paint areas of heart with Romance. 


Stamp Love onto scrap of prepared cardstock. Adhere, with heart, to cardbase. Embellish heart with ticking and button. 


No doubt, between now and the 14th of February I will be sharing more projects inspired by love.


Until next time,



  1. I love the simplicity of the red, cream and white on this beautiful card Lynne! x

  2. I love the distressed effect on this card, Lynne and the wonderful colour combo. It is perfect for a Valentine or just a card to let someone know they are loved. I adore the visual simplicity which draws our eyes to the exquisite tiny details of the music, the button and the gorgeous texture. Lovely. x

  3. I do love it when you work with red, Lynne, and this is no exception. Would be a great card for a man or a woman.

  4. A stunning card full of love for that special person. Great details on the heart and watercolour paper.

    Annie x

  5. Such sweetness with the patched heart and the ticking- and it looks fantastic with the paste on top and button- Simple beauty, filled with love .
    So wonderful dear Lynne.

  6. Beautifully clean and classy Lynne and gorgeous texture as always.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  7. Beautiful with great attention to detail ! Love it !
    Corrie x

  8. Gorgeous card Lynne, very classy and unique as usual!!! xxx

  9. The heart with the dash of red is beautiful. I love how you've left those few fraying threads just hanging - makes me think of a love that is not yet complete or perhaps not entirely over. . . . .


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