A Lone Leaf (A Notebook) by Lynne Moncrieff


Today I thought I would share a sample made for HOCHANDA (for That's Crafty's December appearance). By cutting one of the rectangle white/greyboard panels in half, this allowed me to form a simple, wee notebook featuring the beautiful Fern stencil as a focal.


Re-cycled brown packing paper
Re-cycled corrugated paper, Rice paper (weathered and stained from outdoors)
Cartridge Paper
Paper Trimmer


Cut panel into two with craft knife. Adhere re-cycled brown packing paper to both sides of each panel. To enhance texture, torn fragments with some slightly scrunched. Once covered, smooth with brayer, to rid any air bubbles that might linger. Leave to dry thoroughly.

Onto one side of each panel, stencil beautiful fern with light texture paste. I like to apply the paste with my fingers, it provides a lovely texture and most often gives a less than perfect impression which is appealing for nature themed projects. Leave to dry thoroughly before flipping over both panels.

Onto the rear side of both panels, apply, with fingers, light texture paste, covering the panel in a random manner. Also apply the light texture paste onto corrugated cardboard scraps. Layer each piece onto this side of the panels. Also layer leaf stamped onto re-cycled brown packing paper which has been naturally stained from rusting.

Create page inserts for this notebook by cutting paper to required size, I worked with cartridge paper.  With Crop-a-Dile,  create holes in both covers and page inserts then simply bind the notebook with stained fibres, mine were from loose calico threads. Embellish front cover with twig, wrapped with more loose fibres. Finally, ink up Affirmation from Set 6, stamping onto naturally stained rice paper.

Until next week,

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  1. Absolutely stunning creation Lynne, I always love looking at the way you add accessories to your art too just to give them that beautiful personal touch
    Donna xx

    1. Donna, thank you but you are making me blush :)
      Lynne xx

  2. It is such a beautiful idea, dear Lynne,-
    I love the beautiful simple look of front and your Affirmation , just say it all- in this little notebook, you can peacefully add little thoughts !! Gorgeous with the two leaves, in stencil and stamp- and you know I love the nature look of it all!! xxx

    1. Dorthe, it was such a simple book and fun to include re-cycled items alongside That's Crafty products xx

  3. This is really beautiful Lynne, stunning simplicity and love the natural elements you've added to pull it all together.
    Fliss xx

  4. A beautiful way to keep thoughts and treasured memories. I love that raw natural look, no need for added colour as the stamped and stencilled images speak for themselves.
    Warmest wishes Tracey x

    1. Tracey, Re-cycled brown packing paper is such a treasure for me, it is such a useful item to have amongst regular craft supplies.
      Lynne xx

  5. Another fabulous piece Lynne! Your artwork speaks to me everytime! I do love the way you showcase That's Crafty products-Bravo!
    hugs,Jackie xx

  6. It truly emanates your 'stillness' theme Lynne. Your designs for this just make me feel so peaceful and calm. It's really LOVELY. Xj.

  7. Beautiful! For me it has perfect stillness! Chrisx


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