Royal Blood by Lynne Moncrieff


I’ve not been in cardmaking mode but when I had some of my PaperArtsy Lynne Perrella Collection stamps out for other projects, I thought I’d make this card.

One colour of Infusion, Royal Blood was used to colour watercolour paper for the background panel and stamped focal and element, used with a Dinky Stencil and I also incorporated mop-up papers. Little pots of magic!


Martha Stewart Metallic Craft Acrylic – Rust and Copper Rose
Extras:- Various mop up papers, copper coloured fabric, rusty tin wire
Dresden Trim (Prima) – substitute with die cut


After applying Infusions to watercolour paper panel, stamp script. Working on a craft sheet, lightly mist the Infusion and with a foam brush or cosmetic sponge, pick up a little of the colour (you can dab off any excess onto kitchen paper towel) then apply to the Distressed Harlequin stencil. Once dry, adhere panel to cardbase.

Onto a piece of watercolour paper, apply Infusions (I also applied a touch of Memory Hardware Powder as I happened to have a little on my craft sheet at the time – yes, this is generally how I work!). Stamp LPC image and ink up a wee element from one of the other stamps from this set. I only partially used the main focal image instead of working with the full stamp.

I incorporated dried mop-up papers – kitchen paper towel and some leftover scraps from other projects. If you don’t have any, simply apply Infusions and metallic paints to various papers. A mixture of textures is always interesting.

Layer stamped images and the various mop up papers. I also added a teeny piece of resin paper and a piece of beautiful copper coloured fabric I was lucky enough to receive from my friend Dorthe.

A couple of final touches to embellish the focal image:- apply Rust Paste to a piece of Dresden Trim (or die-cut) and coil rusty tin wire.

Until next time


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  1. Gorgeous! I love the texture and the rusted Dresden Trim. Such a lovely way to add colour and interest. Lx

  2. Looks fab Lynne loving the colours. Xx

  3. Gorgeous and grungy - great textures and effects :)
    Gill x

  4. Absolutely stunning! Lynne, I so appreciate your step-by-step details for making this fabulous card. You know card-making is in my blood! LOL This is such a beautiful image. I have several of Lynne Perrella's stamps which I love to use. You always do an incredible amount of work on your backgrounds and they are always beautiful. I have tried to follow through on similar projects, but yours always out shine mine! Your use of all the little "mop-up" pieces always comes out with glowing success. Thank you for sharing with us! inkybru xx

  5. Beautifully shabby chic in style Lynne and love the rusty effects with the blue on there. Great use of leftovers too.
    Fliss xx

  6. Lynne, this is fantastic! I love everything about it but that rusted trim is just incredible. Beautiful work! Anne x

  7. Dear Lynne this is stunning, your mop up papers, and the Dresden trim ( thought it was a piece of lace ) looking so much like fabric after adding the rust paste , and the papers gets a total other fabric feeling with the layered, mopped up colors, wow, it is fantastic. The wonderful stamp with a hint of the Royal Blood infusion, matching the stenciling and papers beautifully. Such a gorgeous art piece !!! xxx

  8. This is so yummy Lynne! Love it! xxx


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