Friday, 27 June 2014

Week 12 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

This week proved to be a challenge finding quotes and lyrics for both the given words: "proud" and "vintage". I found few songs that tickled my fancy for either word. The majority of quotes containing the word vintage seemed to be rather wordy sayings by so-called "celebrities". Instead I found the rousing Battle Hymn of the Republic and used the line "Trampling out the vintage" for my lyric postcard.

The background on the card uses the wrinkle free distress technique. The grapes and leaves were stamped, then coloured with a combination of DI's and watercolour pencils before cutting out and gluing on. 

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs 300gsm super smooth printer card
Xerox Colortech+
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Old Paper, Walnut Stain, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Mowed Lawn, Peeled  Paint
Memento - Tuxedo Black
Watercolour pencils
Script - PaperArtsy MN44
Flourish - Crafty Individuals CI-182
Crackle - Kaisercraft CS876
Grapes - The English Stamp Company
Die - Spellbinders Labels Four
Words computer generated  - "Addict" font

I'm not sure this quote from Voltaire is strictly true. Do we not have times when we are on our own and think we did this or that well or mull over our children's achievements and get that inner glow? 

I only used Distress Inks for this postcard (apart from the words).

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs 300gsm super smooth printer card
Copier paper 90gsm
Distress Inks - Peacock Feather, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey,
Vintage Photo
Script - PaperArtsy Mini MN75
Lin Brown's poppies stencil - PaperArtsy PS001
JOFY's dots stencil - PaperArtsy PS007
Words computer generated - "Always Forever" font


kaybee said...

Love both cards, but the vintage one is just a bit ahead, as I do like the background.

Craftyfield said...

I had the same problems with Vintage, all celebrity quotes about clothing! I too considered the Hymn as the only music people would recognise!
Both pages are beautiful.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Excekkent cards Maggie, you use the Di's to great effect. I agree with you about the quote. I think the glow, when alone and thinking of proud moments, is always stronger because there are no distractions :o)

thassos456 said...

Fab pages the vintage one made me smile :)

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful postcards Maggie, love the vintage look you achieved with the first one and wonderful lyrics to that hymn. Hmmmm I usually can agree with Voltaire but not this time! Love your postcard all the same, that is a fab stencil.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really LOVE that poppy stencil. I've not seen it before. I also like how you used it with the quote.

I'm always impressed when you find a quote or lyric for both words each time, but this one was especially awesome, with one quote and one lyric. Both were so well done, too. Awesome.

Unknown said...

I abandoned vintage for proud as I couldn't find anything I liked. love your use of the DIs on both cards and each very different.

buterfliecrafter said...

I had the same issue with looking for a good quote. But your cards turned out beautiful.