Thursday, April 24, 2014

Prayer Flags and Garden Flags with RubberMoon

As a creative designer with RubberMoon Stamps, I am challenged to find a variety of ways to use their unique and whimsical stamps. If you follow my blog, you know I love doing prayer flags. When I saw this Gnome House stamp by Kristen Powers, I knew it was prefect for a prayer flag for my daughter-in-law and granddaughters as they moved into their new home.

Using the directions on the Prayer Flag Project, I cut a piece of material 5-in. by 11-in, turned under a 3-inch casing and stitched.

I stamped a precut canvas shape with the Gnome House stamp, colored it with Derwent Inktense Ink pencils, and blended the colors with water. Derwent Inktense color is permanent after it dries.

The flag is embellished with flowers and buttons. I found the “Happy” element in a grab-bag and spray painted it to work with the flag colors.

Super Toad Prince by Jane Cather is my favorite go-to stamp. He is so darn cute! I stamped him on this garden flag and colored him with Tulip Fabric Markers. I added some vintage lace and buttons from my stash and he is ready to hang in the garden.

I have another prayer flag in the works for a very good friend that is currently going through chemotherapy for breast cancer. On this one, I stamped the Polka Dot Teacup which I am embroidering. It will be stitched to a pink flag. RubberMoon has a huge selection of stamps that work great for embroidery.

When I hang a prayer flag in my garden, I send a note to the person for whom it was made with my hopes that a gentle breeze will bring them my love and wishes for healing, happiness, peace, etc.

I love having the prayer flags in my garden as a reminder of those that need a prayer, note or email from me.

I hope I have inspired you to take your rubber stamping “out of the box.” Hop on over to the RubberMoon store and browse through their stamps and see what you can create.


  1. I love how out of the box you went. These prayers flags are delightful!

  2. Every project is SO darling and inspiring!! Thank YOU!!

  3. Love these flags Chris ! Great post.

  4. What a wonderful prayer reminder ...prayer flags ... you have gotten my creative juices flowing... thank you :)

  5. What a perfect idea, especially loved the idea of prayers and loving thoughts being sent on a gentle breeze..and the reminding to send written messages as well. Thanks for posting this..and hurrah again for RubberMoon!

  6. I have always loved seeing photos of the Tibetan prayer flags flying in the high reaches of the Himalaya. Yours are an inspired interpretation, reminding us that we all have prayers we hope the wind will carry. xo

  7. Thanks, everyone. I love doing prayer flags. I will be participating in a Happy Flag Project this summer to welcome the Dalai Lama to Birningham. Will do a post with details soon. You can Google Happy Flag for details, if you want.