Saturday, 26 July 2014

Week 14 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

For the first time ever I managed to visit all those who took part in challenge 13. There were a couple of Facebook entries that I was unable to leave comments on as I'm not on that social network.Thank you to everyone who visited my blog and left comments - it's very much appreciated.
Someone asked in one of those comments whether I have posted any of my postcards. No I haven't. I do ensure when I'm making them that they are flat and could be sent by Royal Mail but I intend to make them into a book at some stage.

For challenge 14 the words "inspiration" and "logic" were our starting point. I choose to use imagination for my song lyric postcard and chose Runaway Daydreamer by Sophie Ellis Bextor. If you are not familiar with the song here is a video of Sophie.

 Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Design 300gsm super smooth printer card
Xerox Colortech+
Copier card 160gsm
Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Posca white pen
Dreaming of Dragonflies - Crafty Individuals CI 409
Girl in hammock & dog - from Stamp Addicts plate Sunday Morning SA-5014
Grass - The English Stamp Company
Words computer generated - Typewriter font

My background for the quotation postcard was created by sponging three colours of Distress Inks onto a stencil, then spritzing with water and placing my watercolour on top to "print" the pattern. I then sponged Peacock Feather over the top.   

Postcard Recipe
Watercolour card from Craft Creations
Xerox Colortech+ 
Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
Ranger Archival Jet black
Watercolour pencils
Feathers - Artemio Ref 100001192 
Charlotte Bronte - PaperArtsy - Plate 4 Buttons
Words computer generated - Aria Script SSi


Craftyfield said...

Both cards are lovely. They exude calm and the stamps are wonderful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm always impressed when you offer both a quote and lyrics that cover both challenge words. I really love your gal lying on the hammock with the Scottie dog looking on. I can tell she is daydreaming about an escape. Lovely art for both entries.

Elaine said...

Beautiful backgrounds and great quotes too. Well done on doing both words!!

Unknown said...

Two really lovely postcards, can't choose between them love the stamps you have used in the first one and the background in the second one.
You will have a fantastic book when this challenge is over.

Unknown said...

Lovely page and I agree with the quote.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe I missed you Maggie:)! Love both your cards, fabulous background detail on the first one with all the dragonflies but my favourite has to be the feathers on the second card! Well done and congratulations on being a wall of famer :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are two wonderful pieces. Great quotes.