Sunday, 22 May 2016

Dream Girl

Yesterday, my eyes feasted upon the most beautiful piece of art from Lynne Moncrieff. It inspired me to create my own piece and to enter it into the Crafty Individuals challenge, which is, anything goes.

I began, in an old book, by gessoing the page, adding crackle paste through a stencil and painting watery fresco paints, to tie in with the images that I had chosen. I used Dusty Teal, Rose and Lavender.
Next, I sprayed water on and around the crackle and sprinkled Paperartsy infusions, blotting them when they became too dominant.

Next, I used a stencil and with coffee archival, added some script to the background and also a piece of very old ordinance survey map. There is some wrinkle free distress technique there too using Vintage photo and Tattered rose distress sprays.

I assembled my piece, using 2 pictures from the crafty Individuals People and places 2 miniatures pad. A few flowers, some old lace and a wooden frame and word which I covered with treasure Gold Aquamarine. The flower centres also have the Treasure Gold treatment.
I loved creating this piece and am so grateful for the wonderful inspiration from the uber talented Lynne Moncrieff.


  1. The only word for this lovely creation is 'enchanting' Hazel! I love the effects you have created with colour and texture. I could gaze at this for ages! xx

  2. I agree wholeheartedly with Julie Ann! The colours are sublime and so pleasing to look at. Beautiful piece!

    Lesley Xx

  3. Another gorgeous project Hazel. So many lovely elements. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x

  4. This is a beautifully made make - delightful! Many thanks for linking in to the CI Challenge for May. Jean x

  5. I've fallen so behind with all things crafty - but what a glorious page to find on my return... romantic, gentle, nostalgic, and altogether beautiful.
    Alison x

  6. Ohhh it's gorgeous Hazel!!! Love the colours and layers!!

  7. Hazel, I am leaving two comments - this one is with my Crafty Individuals team cap on :)
    The way you captured the colours from the CI images and carried them throughout your art is so beautiful. There is a lovely wistfulness, definitely speaks of this young woman pondering on her memories.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals challenge for a second time. Maybe you will have time to create some more entries before the deadline is upon us!
    Good Luck Wishes

  8. Returning to say how touched I am that you were inspired by my team sample for Crafty Individuals. You have such depth of talent and artistry that I could never imagine me creating anything which would lead you to being inspired. Hazel, you have truly made my day.