Fly Ever Upwards by Lynne Moncrieff


That’s Crafty’s Bits and Pieces Greyboard Embellishments, wings, are so absolutely perfect to be used with Relics and Artifacts Imperial Eggs. I included part of one of my Affirrmations as I see her as someone who is breaking from her shell, finding her wings and ready to “fly every upwards”.

The handmade paper which was a gift from the lovely Dorthe was the perfect addition, as it reminds me of downy feathers!


Relics & Artifacts Imperial Egg (with recess, decorative top and wooden base)
That’s Crafty! Antique Gold Acrylic Paint
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics: Antarctic, Lake Wanaka, Toffee, Chocolate Pudding
Jump Rings (substitute with Idea-ology Tim Holtz Jump Rings)
Paintbrush – old bristles
Extras: Handmade paper (thanks Dorthe!), twig, re-cycled silk sari ribbon, rusted tin wire, teabag paper or natural tissue paper, crochet lace


Apply Gesso to wings (that is my preference). Follow this by painting the wings and Imperial Egg (with decorative top and wooden base) with Frescos. On the egg and wings, create a stippled effect and on the decorative top, dry brush Toffee and Chocolate Pudding. 

Adhere wings to rear of egg before adhering all to wooden base. Then add the decorative top. 

Stamp one of the women from EEA06 onto teabag paper, layering onto found papers before adhering to recess of egg – I didn’t want it set too deep into the recess. Tear pieces of handmade paper and layer around image. 

Wrap re-cycled silk sari ribbon around twig, binding with rusted tin wire. Adhere this in the gap between top of egg and the decorative top. To this, adhere a strip of teabag paper stamped with partial Affirmation. 

Finally, attach jump rings to the eye screw which is already supplied in the decorative top, threading through two colours of silk sari ribbon. 

This is now ready to display on a door knob or mirror as a visual Affirmation.

Until next time,



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  1. What a beautiful decoration, all your elements look like a collection of nature. A delightful creation of what you do so well Lynne. Thank you for sharing.. Tracey xx

  2. It is so beautiful dear Lynne, love your painting of egg and wings. The egg with the woman face, on top of a little blue and the paper ( so happy you can use it ) creates a gorgeous rebirth, with a new life in sight . Wonderful idea with the stick covered in sari silk, papers, and metal thread, looks beautiful and organic , dear friend. Dorthe, xxx

  3. A wonderful project Lynne! xx

  4. Just gorgeous Lynne and amazing texture on those beautiful wings.
    Fliss xx

  5. Stunning effects ... ❤️❤️❤️

  6. wonderful piece Lynne and I love the layers and gorgeous colours you have used....stunning !!!

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie xx

  7. Lynne, what exquisite beauty. This is a little visual gem. I love the textures and the subtlety of it and the affirmation is just perfect. It evokes Emily Dickinson to me. xx

  8. Gorgeous Lynne ... I keep loving how you are using the TC wings! xx

  9. This really is so beautiful! To use the affirmation with this is so fitting! Chrisx


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