Saturday, 12 July 2014

Week 13 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

With the completion of Week 13 we are at the half way mark of the Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge. Since each Challenge "week" lasts a fortnight (!), I've actually been post-carding for twenty-six weeks. Six very short months. The last half-year has passed so quickly, it doesn't bode for the next will be Christmas again before I know it!

This time around, the two words given were "path" and "horizon". It was certainly easier to find lyrics and quotations for these two words than those given to us in challenge 12.

I have used words from the Circle of Life but there's not a lion in sight on my postcard. The background was brayered using Fresco paints. The main stamp was one of several I found in a local charity shop (bargains!).

Postcard Recipe
Craftworks Cards Digital Cardstock 
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Bora Bora, Guacamole, Very Berry, Limelight
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Ranger Archival - Jet Black, Watering Can
Mother & Child - E26 The Stamp Pad, Dublin.
Leaves - Crafty Individuals CI-234
Lattice & Butterflies- Kaisercraft  Flutter CS853
Chicken Wire - Creative Expression
Script - PaperArsty MN 44
Words computer generated - Copperplate Gothic Light font

My quotation comes from the the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of West Germany, Konrad Adenauer. A simple background using alcoholic inks with the birds stamped, fussy cut and glued on.    

 Postcard Recipe
Chromolux glossy card by Card Creations
Xerox Colortech+ 
90gsm copier paper
Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Stonewashed
Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink - Blanco Blanco, Sapphire Blue
Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge
Ranger Archival - Coffee
Seagull -Crafty Individuals CI-397
Birds - Crafty Individuals CI-329
Words computer generated - Asenine Wide font


Craftyfield said...

Love your background on your first card and the stamp is a great find. I didn't see the quote from your second postcard before and I think it's both true and profound. Can't believe you fussy cut all these birds!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I never would have thought about that circle of life senerio, but it makes sense. I like the birds postcard, and I like the quote, since the birds seem to be finding their own way. Great art and great artwork! Love both of these.

carolfromkiwiland said...

Two great quotes and postcards. Beautiful backgrounds. I always love a good bargain too and don't mention how fast the year is whizzing by - it might just go faster.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Beautiful works Maggie. Do you send all your postcards through snailmail, or do you collect them?
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I hope to see your next postcard with some chalks on :o)

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful postcards Maggie and what a beautiful bargain stamp on the first card. Love the Circle of Life quote and gorgeous colours too.
You must have patience to carefully cut out all those birds! Love the way you have done the sky and that is a fab quote too. xx

Sheelagh Tomsett said...

Two fabulous postcards Maggie, I especially love the Circle of Life quote.
Sheel xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both pieces are fantastic.