Find Strength by Lynne Moncrieff


Sharing a project, not quite a booklet, yet not quite a card, which was formed from one of the watercolour paper sheets from the Paper/Card Mixed Media pack.


That's Crafty! Surfaces Mixed Media Card/Paper Pack (watercolour paper, rice paper, calico)
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets Lynne's Affirmations Set 7
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Sets Lynne's Wildflowers Stamp Set2
That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays: Basil, Aqua, Orange
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black
Mister Bottle (selection HERE)
Walnut Ink Crystals
Sewing Machine
Black Thread
Bone Folder (or use blunt side of scissors)


Prepare watercolour paper (see HERE) as for booklet with pouch project.
Once dry, make folds. I made four folds, no need to measure!

You decide if you prefer to stamp before or after forming the folds.

Stamp Wildflowers onto the panel, including second generation stamping.

Flip the panel over and stamp the tree twice. To create variation and also, it works nicely when stamping a tree to the left and right, for the left side tree, after inking it up, take a baby wipe and remove the ink from the uppermost branch which bends to the stamp. It gives a more pleasing balance for the eye, than having both trees with that branch leaning to the left side.

Onto pieces of rice paper, margin of book text, etc, stamp Affirmation from Set 7 in full. For the others, ink up only selected words from various Affirmations, such as silence,

whispers, find strength, calming breath and also each season of your life.

Machine stitch pieces of dyed calico to the panel, continue machine stitching with the stamped words, choosing to layer some with fragments of other papers prior to stitching.

Layer a few pieces of found papers, placing "each season of your life" along the top edge, topped with dyed calico.  Machine stitch this to middle panel of rear side of watercolour paper. This creates a little journaling area.

When stitching, it helps if the back side of the stitching will also create a nice stitched detail.

Video - shows me adding final touches of colour to completed booklet. Working with Flat Matte Sprays: Basil, Aqua and Orange alongside walnut ink crystals.

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  1. Beautiful booklet! I really need to pick up the book/album/booklet making again - I really love that! Thanks for the inspiration <3

  2. A really beautiful booklet Lynne with such a lovely ethereal feel to it. The soft shades and vintage effect dyeing look absolutely gorgeous.
    Fliss xx

  3. Your booklet is fantastic Lynne x Wonderful dyed areas and so perfect for your beautiful wildflower stamps/affirmations

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  4. The folded size really complements your chosen stamps and those words *No need to measure* brings on an even happier face. A beautiful composition Lynne, you show off your stamps along with the flat matt sprays so well.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  5. Such a beautiful booklet Lynne, I have your tree stamp and it's a great tip about removing the ink from the bending branch, something that I never would have thought of xx

  6. This is beautiful! I love how you added the words. Chrisx


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