Learn To Be Silent by Lynne Moncrieff



That's Crafty! Clear Stamps Textures Collection have so many gems, one of my very favourites is a leaf stamp from Set 1 which appears on this collage. 

I cannot fully explain this thought but I associate leaves with silence, which is why I selected the "Learn to be silent" words from PaperArtsy stamp.


That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Textures Collection Set 1
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set ATCoin Set 11
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Panel 6" x 6" Pack of 3
That's Crafty! Multi-Surface Paints: White, Ivory, Grey
That's Crafty! Medium Texture Paste
That's Crafty! Multi-Purpose Craft Adhesive
Carabelle Studio Art Stamp Stitched Mixed Media Background
PaperArtsy Infusions: Sleight Blue, Green Man
PaperArtsy! Eclectica EAB03 Designed by Alison Bomber
Archival Ink Jet Black
That's Crafty! Mediums - Gesso White
Extras: Sewing Machine (optional), old book page


Apologies for poor quality of some of the photos, they were taken in artificial light.

Amongst my box of stained papers, I had a book page which had a wash of Gesso before applying PaperArtsy Infusions.

Onto this, the leaf was stamped twice, tearing around the stamped image.

I already had Texture Paste and paint laid down onto cotton rag panel. The hint of green was a combination of Caran d'ache crayon and Inktense Block.

Onto the panel, I stamped one of the circles from ATCoin Set 11 - as I worked on this further, I decided to change the composition.

Taking the panel and the two stamped leaves to the sewing machine, the leaves were layered together, stitching down the middle, onto the background panel.

Onto scraps (torn edges from the background panel), I stamped elements from the Stitched Mixed Media Background stamp.  Two small pieces are layered to the left side of the leaves.

Other pieces were stitched towards upper left side.
The marks on the left, they are simply marks made with a Stabilio watersoluble pencil, which I also use to create shadows and definition around stitched elements.

The PaperArtsy quote was stamped onto scraps of the Infusions stained book page, cutting into word tiles, adhering "Learn" above the leaf, with the other words placed towards the right side of the leaf.  The Stabilio pencil creates shadow and definition around the words.  

The panel was then adhered to a That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Panel in size 6" x 6".

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  1. Absolutely amazing stitched detail Lynne and the natural colours and textures are stunning.
    Fliss xx

  2. I love this page and sentiment Lynne x Wonderful layered and stitched details x

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  3. Quintessentially you, Lynne! Beautiful atmospheric work.
    Alison x


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