Firstly, thank you to those who have visited this blog to look at my projects over the past months and to those who have left comments - they're very much appreciated. I do try to get round to some of the other challenge participant's blogs but time seems to always be at a premium. So I'm sorry if I haven't visited yours yet.
We're now onto week 8 of the Craft Barn "Quotes and Lyrics" challenge - the year seems to be racing along! You can find the challenge details here. The words for this week's challenge are "hurt" and "knowledge".
As in the previous weeks I have made two postcard size pieces - one lyric and one quote. I envisage that these could (but will not) be sent in the post and therefore the finished article needs to be flat. My scanner has dulled the colours on both my cards but they are more vibrant in real life.
I added an "s" to hurt which is permissible within the rules and used a favourite song of mine, "Everybody Hurts" by REM. A simple Distress Ink background with added stencilling and stamping. The girls were stamped and cut out.
Base card - Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 300gsm
Xerox Color tech +
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Old Paper
Versafine Onyx Black
Background swirl - Crafty Individuals CI 182
Girls - Crafty Individuals CI 283
Dots - Stamp Addicts
Mini Harlequin - Crafter's Workshop stencil
Words - computer generated - Century Gothic font
Black Zig drawing pen
My first card was pretty basic but my second was much more time consuming.
Last weekend I went to Lin Brown's Artful Canvas workshop at It's Crafting Time. It was a fabulous day and Lin is such a lovely tutor. I
haven't quite finished my canvas so cannot show it yet but I thought, for my postcard, I
would use the bumping technique we learnt to keep it fresh
in my mind. I'm sure some of you will have seen Leandra and Lin demonstrating this at shows and they make it look so easy! If you
haven't, its using a stencil to lay down the first coat of
paint and moving the stencil just a fraction and then painting with another colour which gives you just a small shadow effect. It's not as easy as it looks - well, not for me anyway.
I covered my base card with a book page and painted matte medium over the top, applied translucent paint, then stencilled on some white dots before painting over the top. I stencilled the leaves before adding more dots. My quote by Bertrund Russell is not showing very clearly but it reads "There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge". I think I can vouch for that by the amount of time I surf the net!
White base card
Claudine Hellmuth Studio matte multi medium
Black Eco-Friendly acrylic paint
PaperArtsy Fresco paints - Snowflake, Pumpkin Soup, Smoked Paprika, London Bus, Toad Hall
Crafter's Workshop Mini - Microbial
PaperArtsy Lin Brown design PS002
Words computer generated - Typewriter font