Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Stamped Collage and Mono Printing

 A busy desk this week! 
A collage from the Collage Workbook challenges - this week incorporating stamping - I used some little seedling stamps that I hand carved a long time ago and gold leafed a few -I meant to gold leaf just one as a 'statement seedling' but I find it hard to stop leafing whenever I start so it reached 7 before I found my self-restraint!!

I also did some mono printing - here are a few that are still on my desk, out of what felt like hundreds I had printed!

And I received the last of the happy mail from the ATC swap - Jan very kindly sent me a replacement ATC as it looks like the original got lost in the post - I'm so thrilled to receive it and what a gorgeous card too - an absolute treasure, thank you so much Jan.

I'm linking up with Julia over at WOYWW this week.


  1. Hi Diana, loving the Mono pieces. The only touble with mono printing is that once I start I can't stop Lol! Nice ATC too. Wishing you a happy and creativewoyww. Hugs, Angela x13x

  2. Fun post Diana, I love the little carved stamp you used. I was going to try making one with an idea I had last week but spent time with friends. I've never tried the mono printing. Yours are beautiful. thanks for sharing and enjoy a great week

  3. If I gold leafed anything, the whole house would end up covered, including the cat! I have no restraint when it comes to shimmery sparkly things *grin*. Love the mono prints, they’ll make such lovely cards or other pieces. I’m glad the replacement got there quickly, the original is lost in space somewhere, lol!
    Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

  4. Love your collage and the mono prints. 7 is a perfect number you know๐Ÿ™‚. I am not quite sure what monoprinting is. Did you use a geli plate and a stencil? Happy WOYWW. Angela #15

  5. Ooh, I love Jan's seashell painting. Gorgeous!
    Love the mono prints, what beautiful designs you have on them and such lovely colours too. Similarly I love your collage piece. I can understand you getting carried away with the gilding. I would be exactly the same, the results are so beautiful.
    Hugs, Neet 7 xx

  6. Loving the mono prints and Jan's replacement atc have a good week Helen #3

  7. I've never gold leafed anything but like Jan, I think I might need to show a little restraint! Yours looks beautiful and the mono prints are lovely. Jan has a knack with her water colours doesn't she. xx Jo

  8. I'm rather late in the day with my visits because I've been head down sewing all morning but I'm here at last
    I've never tried gold leafing but yours is gorgeous.
    Annie x #8

  9. I love your gold leafed collages and the mono prints
    Take care and happy WOYWW
    Lynnecrafts 19

  10. What fab prints Diana. Loving the gold leafing too - I think you have the perfect amount. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #2

  11. Hellooo Diana ๐Ÿค— sat here ooohing and ahhing away at your collage especially as I've just discovered the joy of gold leafing myself ๐Ÿ’›adore your carved seedlings ⭐ tooo those gorgeous coloured mono prints, the colours are so lush ๐Ÿฅฐ Treasured happy mail is the best kind of mail. Thank you so much for leaving such beautiful words on mine ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค— the scraps of fabric are now lovely and dry just waiting to be ironed for the project I have up in my head ๐Ÿ™ƒ Wishing you much joy in the week ahead with love and hugs Tracy #11 xxxx

  12. Love those prints they are very interesting - and like the goldleafing hard to stop when you start! Have a good week, love n hugs, Cindy #22

  13. I am in love with your monoprints. You make amazing prints. I can't seem to get the hang of it, so I am truly impressed with the ones you chose to share with us.

    I have all the materials for gold leafing, but have never done it. I really love your gold leaves.

    This is the second time I've been without electricity in the past two days and a watermain broke in Wichita and we have to boil water until further notice. That's why I'm so late visiting. Happy WOYWW from # 1.

  14. Love the mono pieces not tried gold leaf something for the future I feel.

    Take care and stay safe, Lilian B #17

  15. Oh you are funny with the gold leafing and not being able to help yourself. 7 is a good number and sure looks lovely. My ATC from Julia got lost too, so mr posty must be having a hic-up somewhere. BJ#18

  16. Oh Diana, that collage is beautiful - I love the gilded leaves! I have now ordered that collage book!
    Love the mono prints too!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan #16

  17. I understand the not able to stop once you start, the leafing turned out wonderful against your background. Oh I so love the prints you got, such beautiful colors and results!