The starting point for the challenge this week was the words "change" and "truth".
I'm not a great lover of "swing music" - I became a teenager in 1960 and so pop/rock and I grow up hand in hand! However I do like the words of "The Way You Look Tonight" which came from a 1936 Fred Astaire film and contains the word change.
I tried to make my lyric postcard look like a picture frame. The oval and the scrolls were cut from embossed thin silver metallic card which I dulled by covering with black paint and wiping off excess.
Base card - Anna Marie Designs Dottie Card Salt & Pepper
White card - Xerox Colortech +
Silver metallic thin card
Versafine Onyx Black
Black Soot Distress Ink
Eco-Friendly black acrylic paint
B Line Designs LF127E
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die
Spellbinders oval die
Embossing folder - Crafts Too Polka Dots
Words computer generated - Asenine Wide font
My quote comes from Mark Twain. As I get older and more forgetful, I'm thankful that I've always been truthful!
I used a brayer for most of the background with a little paint added here and there with a baby wipe.
Anna Marie High White 300gsm card
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Bora Bora, Claret, Very Berry, Cheescake, Inky Pool, Nougat, Satin Glaze, Crackle Glaze
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Archival Watering Can
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Faded Jeans
Script - Paperartsy MN44
Ink spots - PaperArtsy MN57
Feather - Artemio Ref:10001192
Ink pot image from web
Words computer generated - Aria Script SSi
Friday, 18 April 2014
Sunday, 13 April 2014
My first card was for our train-crazy youngest grandson's fifth birthday. To make the background clouds I made a stencil from a piece of card, and then dusted Distress Ink with a brush around the edge. The picture of Thomas was found on the web. I cut an additional face which I adhered with foam pads for a 3d effect.
Archival Jet Black
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion Popcorn the Bear set. (PST-SML)
Thomas image - downloaded from http://www.dltk-kids.com/t.asp?b=m&t=http://www.dltk-kids.com/crafts/transportation/images/cposterthomas.jpg
The second January card was made for my brother and sister-in-law for their wedding anniversary. The embossed background card was attached to the base card with foam pads and the heart was left free to swing.
Versafine Satin Red
Freebie with Craft stamper
Red Satin ribbon
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder
Finally a first birthday card for our great niece. The number template came from Sara Sandberg's Cardmaking Paradise site.
Paper - free download from Crafter's Companion
Letters - Prova Craft "Hippie Chick" die
Bear - Spellbinders die
Flowers - Carl punch
Flat back pearls
Friday, 4 April 2014
Goodness! The week 5 Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge Wall of Fame last week was a very surprising accolade. There wont be any prizes for this weeks endeavours - what was in my head just would not translate onto my postcards. The sentence "it's all about the process not the product" from my pre-retiremnet days working in a pre-school come very much to mind.
The given words for week 6 of the challenge were" flower" and "travel". As in previous weeks I have made two postcards - one lyric and one quote You are allowed to use plurals so for my lyric I transported myself back to 1967, the very start of my twenties and Scott Mckenzie's "San Francisco" (be sure to wear some flowers in your hair). I wasn't sure whether this image, which I stamped with purple ink, really suited the background and flowers but then I had one of those light bulb moments as I tackled the pile of ironing - purple haze! I'm sure there was plenty of that around San Francisco in the sixties.
My photo doesn't show the full brightness of the piece.
Anna Marie Designs High White 300gsm card
Background paper downloaded from the web
Versafine Imperial Purple
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Ripe Persimmon
Letters - Prova Craft Hippie Chick
Flowers - Prova Craft
Words computer generated - Victor Moscoso font
I found it quite hard to find a quote that I liked or even really understood for travel. The colours of my travel quote postcard are in complete contrast to my lyric card although my scan has muted the colours somewhat.
Anna Marie Designs 300gsm super smooth printer card
Travel Book Pages
PaperArtsy Fresco paints - London Bus, Inky Pool, Pumpkin Soup, Nougat
Archival Jet Black
Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge
Brilliance Pearlescent Jade
City names - Tim Holtz - Papillion set CMS 106
Paper Artsy Small splatsMN72, Script MN44, Pen Nib MN07
Postcard stamp - Crafty Individuals
Mask - Crafter's Workshop Mini Harlequin