Sunday, 2 August 2015

Dream On by Lynne Moncrieff

For this week, I have been playing with one of my absolute favourites from the Dinky Stencil range, Bubbles. 

I used it with paint, as a template to draw around selected bubbles and also some stamping within the bubbles.


Prima Finnabair Stamp Sets - Dream On and Don’t Forget To Fly
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish:- Old Gold, Pewter (both also used as a spray), Caramel, Space Cadet, Lake Wanaka, Smurf
Watercolour Paper (smooth) and 8”x8” cardbase
Stabilio Black Watersoluble Pencil
Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Mica Flakes – Tarnished Bronze and Precious Gold
Natural Tissue Paper (Canvas Corps Tissue Stock is a good alternative)
Idea-ology Tiny Attacher
Silicone Glue
Extras:- Cork and large pearl sticker and baby wipes


Prepare sheet of watercolour paper with the Frescos, blending the colours. Generously mist with water during process. Tear sheet to approximately 8”x8”. Ink up large stamp with Watering Can, stamp the ink off onto scrap paper before stamping 3-4 times onto the prepared panel. Ink up the stamp this with black ink (I used a brayer for even coverage) and stamp onto panel. 

With cosmetic sponge, stencil bubbles onto panel. Mist with water for a diffused appearance. For some of the bubbles, use the stencil as a template to loosely draw around the bubbles with pencil, misting with water. Stamp onto some of the bubbles. 

Ink up Dream On sentiment with Watering Can and randomly stamp onto panel. Spray Old Gold and Pewter followed by misting with water. Heat dry before adhering panel to cardbase.

Onto the remainder of the painted watercolour paper, stamp butterflies and the dream on sentiment. Fussy cut the butterflies, fold their wings upwards and adhere with silicone glue, add one to her hair. Slightly curve the stamped sentiment and again, adhere with silicone glue.

Stamp an Art Saying (This is a fabulous stamp set. I dip into it so often, in fact I cannot imagine not having it to hand.) onto tissue paper/Tissue Stock. Attach to piece of cork and adhere to image. 

Scatter the mica flakes randomly onto the panel. I had no intentions of embellishing this card but when I was adhering the panel to the 8”x8” cardbase, I was left with a thin strip. I simply inked the edges, coiled it, adhered it to the cardbase and popped a large pearl sticker into the centre. It created a nice balance to the composition and reflects the repetition of circles throughout the card. Finally I abraded the edges of the cardbase and inked with Black Soot.


Until next time,

Lynne x


  1. Again, Lynne, I'm in awe of your mastery of texture and composition! I love how you used this stencil to produce these lovely 'bubbles', creating so much beauty. I love the natural colour palette on this too, which is really enhanced by the Mica flakes. Oh - and butterflies too - who could ask for more? xxx

  2. Lynne this is a stunner!! Love everything about it and the bubble stencil looks brilliant on your background. Fabulous!!
    Amanda x

  3. You shows us great ways to use this lovely Bubbles stencil Lynne.. Ver clever work, I love the result!! And the curved little butterflies are so beautiful! Coco xxx

  4. Stunning as always Lynne. Great use of the stencil and your background looks amazing xx

  5. this is beautiful Lynne - the bubbles stencil is brilliant and you have used it brilliantly! Hugs rachel x

  6. Wonderful art Lynne, love the background and colours! xxx

  7. Dear Lynne, so much to see, and to enjoy in this beautiful piece. The background with the stenciled bubbles in different shapes, and "dresses" are a wonderful background for the wild fairy with her butterfly dancing along with her !! So lovely are your curved butterflies, too- and love the torn of edge above !! Hug from Dorthe,x

  8. That is so gorgeous Lynne, I love all the details you've added.
    Lynne x

  9. Beautiful as always Lynne, I always feel I step back into a magical vintage place with your lovely creations ;)
    Biggest hugs
    Donna xxx

  10. Gorgeous colours, textures, bubbles and butterflies - right up my street!
    Alison xx

  11. Beautiful dreamy piece you created!!!

  12. Gorgeous stamped image and butterflies on a wonderful background it x
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  13. Wow Lynne! A stunning vintage style creation. Amazing texture and gorgeous colours too.
    Fliss xx


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