I Believe In Courage by Lynne Moncrieff


This week, the courage stamp which appeared in my project last week, makes another appearance.

I am such a fan of the Uprights That’s Crafty! have designed so don’t be surprised if you see them popping up week after week!


PaperArtsy Stamp Sets Everything Art EEA03 and 04LPC005
Extras:- Mop up/under papers, calico, loose fibres from torn calico, margin from old book page


Apply Gesso to Upright and base, followed with a random application of Grunge Paste, to arch only. Then paint both with Rust metallic paint.

Gather mop up/under papers and previously stained calico and crochet lace – I use various paper/fabric to mop-up, knowing I can incorporate them into future projects. 

Stamp LPC image onto stained calico, do this 2-3 times, stamping onto different size pieces for interest. Now layer the pieces together, aligning the image. Adhere to upright along with torn pieces of the various mop-up/under papers.

Stamp sentiment (courage is from the paint tube stamp) onto margin of old book page.  Adhere to image. 

Insert upright onto base. gather some loose fibres from the torn calico and adhere to base.

Until next week,



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  1. Lynne, omg this is just so beautiful ... i love this assemblage ... its gorgeous!!!!

  2. I love all the layers on this piece especially how the image aligns on them all. It's so wonderful! My first time seeing this stamp-definitely one I will add to my wish list!

  3. This is so beautiful, oh Lynne, and so strong colors, again, lol- maybe you are not so afraid of them anymore , dear :-) They looks amazing behind your L.P. face ,what wonderful layers, you created with all the mop-ups papers, -I so love it, -this is another gorgeous up-right , dear. xx

  4. Gorgeous! I loved looking at the detail photos of this, amazing layering.

  5. Love all the layers and texture - a beautiful piece! xxx

  6. Marvelous, Lynne! It is obvious that you truly enjoy working with many elements in you pieces. This is such a beautiful image from Lynne Perrelli. The "courage" stamp really is a wonderful stamp to have in your collection. (I must see about getting that one!). I love all your bits and pieces that add such texture. The frayed edges of the calico really add dimension to your pieces. Well done, Lynne! Cheers! Inkybru xx

  7. Er wow, this is really impressive Lynne love it

  8. This is so beautiful Lynne, I love the base that you created and the image from LP is gorgeous! Wonderful colours and esign! xx

  9. Beautifully vintage in style Lynne and so gorgeously textured too.
    Fliss xx

  10. Fabulous layering on this Lynne
    Amanda x

  11. Absolutely beautiful, always makes me feel nostalgic looking at your creations Lynne
    Donna xx

  12. Fabulous fabric layers, Lynne - this is a beauty.
    Alison x


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