Friday, 8 August 2014

Week 15 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

The Craft Barn Quotes and Lyrics Challenge number15 has given the participants the words "mind" and "ignorance" as inspiration.
I found plenty of lyrics to chose from and finally plumped for Phil Collins "Two Hearts". My background is brayered in the style of Leandra (PaperArtsy) and then stamped and coloured with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints. The words are computer generated.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth printer card
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint :-
Background - Pansy, Eggplant, Orchid, Tango, Limelight, Snowflake
Foreground - Inky Pool, Limelight, Yellow Submarine, Tango
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Ink - Black Soot
PaperArtsy JM20 & JM33
Words - computer generated - Dymo font

My quote is widely attributed to Derek Bok, an American lawyer, educator and former president of Harvard but there are also references that suggest it's much older (Benjamin Franklin).
I embossed the letters in white before applying Black Soot Distress Ink over the whole of the card.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth printer card 300gsm & 200gsm
Wow Opaque Bright White super fine embossing powder(WLO1SF)
Distress Ink - Black Soot
Archival Jet Black
Alphabet - Hero Arts
Girl - Crafty Individuals CI-277
Words - computer generated - Kidprint font


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

As always, I'm impressed with both the quote and the lyrics you found for the two challenge words. You always do such a great job with them.

I especially like the little girl and the Bok quote. I guess I like it so much because I'm a firm believer in a good education, no matter the cost.

Anonymous said...

You were able to link yours Maggie but the Linky has been closed early again and couldn't link mine!
Love both of these postcards; fab background for the first one and love hose little birds. Love the almost CAS style of the second one portraying a blackboard and the quote is brilliant xx

Lesley said...

Great postcards. I especially love the background and cute little birds on the first one! xx

thassos456 said...

2 fab postcards, love the birdies they are great :)

Scrapmate said...

2 fabulously different styles - I love the 2nd quote and the background on the first.

Craftyfield said...

You've managed to illustrate both quotes so well! Different styles, equally great pages.

Gio said...

Love both cards, Maggie. Gorgeous background and I love the birds, so fun!

And the black one is very elegant!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Very awesome! Great ideas for both words. I'm a huge Phil Collins fan and just love the wee birdies :D
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog :D

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Both pieces are wonderful. I especially love the first one, great images :)

ionabunny said...

OK, that's it, these are all too fab. Love those cute JOFY birds an the girl with the sign is just great/fab/perfect. It's too late for the right words. Show me the follow button I'll be back..... Hugz