Saturday, 8 February 2014

Week 2 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

The words for week 2 of the Craft Barn Quotes and Lyrics challenge are "silence" and "dazzle". My first thought for a song was "Silence is Golden" but then could only find one quote for dazzle, so I then looked for a song containing that word and discovered "Pure" by the Lightning Seeds. Finding a quote for silence was a much easier task.

For this year's challenge I am making postcards and am already finding that a challenge in itself having to keep things 2 dimensional.

For my song lyric postcard I used Lumière Pearl Blue for the night sky. I stamped a circle of white card with Versamark and then poured on Sticky Stuff embossing powder which for some reason left a bobbly surface when heated. Not what I had intended but I rather like the texture. I then applied a silver Tonertex foil with a 'spilt petrol' effect to the sticky stuff. Sadly, my scan hasn't picked up the sheen of the Lumière paint or the dazzle of the moon. 

Postcard Recipe
Xerox Colortech+
90gsm copier paper
Silver paper from Craft Creations
Lumière Paint - Pearl Blue
Distress Ink - Stormy Sky
Judikins - Sticky Stuff embossing powder 
Tonertex foil
Words computer generated - Annie BTN font

For the background of my quote postcard I applied Fresco Paints and then stamped the diamond pattern in Archival ink before applying a coat of pearl paint.The music came from a childhood recorder book of mine that I found when clearing my mother's house. Not sure why she still had it, she couldn't play the instrument!
I inked and then dripped some water on the music score for an aged look and at last I found a use for the treble clef die I bought some time ago for a bargain price.

Postcard Recipe
Xerox Colortech+
90gsm copier paper
Music manuscript
Black card
PaperArtsy Fresco paints - Bora Bora, Inky Pool, Ice Blue
Adirondack acrylic paint dabber - Pearl
Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Kaisercraft - Texture Diamonds  C5152
Marianne Creatables Die - Treble clef LR0167
Words computer generated - Asenine Wide font


TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - FABulous!! I must say the Silence one is my favourite. That background is just awesome! :o)

Anonymous said...

Love both your postcards Maggie; funny what things we hoard! I can send you a recorder if you like :) Have two here that our daughters left behind!
Lynn x

Marion said...

Another two brilliant postcards! The Dazzle one is quite ingenious, and I love that bold, clear music for the Silence one. Perhaps your Mum knew you'd need it one day!

Glennis F said...

Love them both Maggie, I had trouble finding suitable quotes, and then trouble finding time - so none from me this time!