Sunday, 10 September 2017

Prairie Days by Lynne Moncrieff


When I first looked at Kasia Avery’s faces stamp from EEA06, the particular woman I selected to ink up, is a face, that to me, shows great fortitude and this brought to mind the women during the time of the Pioneers, which made me think of Willa Cather’s writings. Isn’t it funny how the brain works especially as it has been many, many years since I last visited Cather’s works.








Supplies


Old Bristle Brush
Extras: Torn, vintage crochet lace, lace rose trim, calico scraps, vintage button and thread


Instructions


Apply Rust Finish kit to bag, aim for a distressed appearance, as though faded in areas.  Also apply to torn vintage crochet lace and lace rose trim. Dab the dirty paintbrush onto scraps of calico. Leave all to dry. 

Ink up a face from EEA06, stamping onto the lightly stained calico scrap. If you have a sewing machine, machine stitch borders or as I did, stamp stitches.  Layer onto other calico scraps before adhering to bag.






Trim upper edge of bag with the rusted crochet lace and lace rose trim. Embellish with vintage button.





There’s no reason the bag couldn’t be used to store some vintage treasures or suchlike.


Until next week,

Wishes

Lynne

11 comments:

  1. Ooh this looks an absolute vintage treasure itself! Wonderful! Love hearing how you chose the stamp too! xxx

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  2. This is delightful Lynne, what a wonderful and creative idea. I would like to think of it as a holder for vintage papers or photographs of days gone by. The perfect place to hold them safe.
    Hugs Tracey xx

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  3. A delightful tote Lynne in very warm rich colours xx The details on the bag really add to the overall feel and I love the stamp you used. A lovely way to store treasures

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie xx

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  4. Really lovely! Looks like fall inspired you.

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  5. A beautiful rustic style tote Lynne with such gorgeous embellishing detail and a lovely way to store vintage treasures too.
    Fliss xx

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  6. You have such an eye for beauty ... love this tote!

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  7. Such a gorgeous little tote, Lynne. The rust so amazing , and your details in coloring makes it look so real. Perfect with the head from the beautiful stamp set , she belongs there, and lovely notes from friends , are to be stored inside, I love it and the many details you added !! Xxx

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  8. What a great little tote, Lynne.It has such a beautiful, autumnal look. I can see what you mean about that woman - she does embody something of a Willa Cather character. I love her work. xx

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  9. Love that rusty color, the bag is beautiful!

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  10. What a glorious rusted bag, Lynne - this is magical.
    Alison x

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  11. Thank you all so very much for taking the trouble to comment. I am in a rusty dusty phase at the moment LOL.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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