Saturday, 25 January 2014

Week 1 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

A new year, a new challenge over on the Craft Barn blog. This year it's Quotes and Lyrics and all the details are here.

As I made a series of atc's for last years Alpha challenge I thought I would go for a larger format this year and will be making postcards (6"x4"). Although I will display these in a book I will make them as though they would be posted so I will need to bear in mind that they need to be flat as if I were to pop them in the postbox.

The choice of words to be used in the first week are "smile" and "up". I decided that using both words in just one quote or a lyric would be a too hard task but I wanted to use either all quotes or all lyrics in my year's makes. I dithered which subject to go for and in the end decided to make two postcards - one for each category. If I carry on this way I just hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew!

The lyric for "up" popped into my head immediately. Not necessarily my most favourite song in the world but I still went with it.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Design 300gsm  Printer Card
Computer paper 90gsm
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door
Versafine Onyx Black
Cat - Katzelkraft Mini 03
Birds - Crafty Individuals CI-234
Mask - That Special Touch - Stone Wall
Words computer generated - Typewriter font

The background for my quote is the wrinkle free distress ink technique. I had the "smile" stamp in my collection, uninked, so it's the perfect time to use it.  The colours are much brighter than the scan is showing.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Design 300gsm  Printer Card
Computer paper 90gsmInks/ Paint
Distress inks - Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Mermaid
Ranger Jet Black Archival
Smile - maker not known
Mask - Crafter's Workshop - Mini Cornflowers
Words computer generated  - Papyrus font


daisy said...

Both postcards are fabulous, but I love the background to the Smile one, such beautiful colours.

Elaine said...

Well done on both your postcards - I've done the same as you as there's more room for the words! Love the cat on the roof!

Anonymous said...

Love them both! Particularly the cat on the roof :) Fabulous background on the Smile card.

kiwi in timbertown said...

Kiwi in timbertown.
love the colours, and the cat on the roof. Background on smile is stunning

Sylvia said...

Two fabulous postcards, love the cat on the roof and the gorgeous background and quote on you quote card.

Sylv xx

Anonymous said...

Fantastic first entries for this new challenge.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.

Marion said...

Such an original idea for the 'up' word. I love the cat on the roof. The background for the 'smiles' is just lovely too.

buterfliecrafter said...

need to look up that technique, that's just so beautiful

Unknown said...

My goodness Hilda you have been doing some stunning work - the Craft Barn challenges really seem to suit you!

ionabunny said...

I love that cat. Love it. Hugz