Thursday, 21 August 2014

Week 16 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

Unlike some previous weeks it didn't take any time at all to find a song and a quotation using the words "family" and "thing" for my entry to the current Craft Barn challenge. We are permitted to make a word plural so I took that route and used "things".

Both of this week's cards have just simple Distress Ink backgrounds.

For my first postcard I chose "We Are Family" sung by Sister Sledge and felt the stamp (which I had to doctor a little) fitted the lyrics perfectly. On reflection I feel I should have placed the image on the left hand edge rather than being left high and dry in the middle but I think that's what challenges are about - the process and the journey and if you learn something along the way that can only be good.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 300gsm & 200gsm
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Barn Door, Bundled Sage
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Crafty Individuals - CI-230 & CI-234
Speech bubble and words (Bookworm font) computer generated

I used a quote from Coco Chanel on my second card "A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous". That must have fallen on deaf ears - I'm certainly neither of those!

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 300gsm & 200gsm
Brown card
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
Memento Tuxedo Black
Copic & Promarkers
Pen-touch Calligrapher gold pen
Crafty Individuals - CI-322
Words - Tim Holtz Papillon set (CMS106) 
Tando Stencil - Code MSKLEAVES2
Corners, plate, dots - Spellbinder dies
Words (Annifont) computer generated
Treasure Gold - White Fire


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fabulous creations in great colors.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Very excellent. The birds are so cute and the stylish lady is wonderful :D

thassos456 said...

love both projects and the colour combinations. the birds make me smile :)

Gio said...

Wow! These are both outstanding! Such striking backgrounds against simple, beautiful images!

buterfliecrafter said...

Maybe just simple DI backgrounds but none the less fabulous, and for the first one maybe you can add a small piece of branch to connect it to the edge.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Love the shading of colours here - beautiful - fabulous cards, both of them!

massofhair said...

Two very different and beautiful makes. Liking the colours on both, the bird stamp is very cute :-) xxx

Craftyfield said...

Your first card is lovely and the speech bubble is a great idea. As to your birds defying gravity... from a realistic point of view I see your point, but from a design point of view it looks better that way.
Your second page is equally good and fun too!

kaybee said...

Love the birdy one with the speech bubble, and I've always liked Coco Chanel!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

At first I couldn't understand what you meant by the bird problem, then I read Craftyfield's comment and agree totally with her assessment. And the clever use of the lyrics with the birds was genius.

The Chanel quote was not only nicely done, you put a TON of work into it. From the dies to the coloring of the lady (Coco), this card screams attention to detail. Both are really wonderful.

Unknown said...

Two lovely cards. Especially the birds singing.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I really didn't notice the birds floating in space until you mentioned it. I really like the piece & the background looks lovely!

Unknown said...

two beautiful cards. Love the DI backgrounds

Anonymous said...

Oh Maggie I thought I had commented on this one! I love your interpretation of Sister Sledge's song! Absolutely brilliant :) Fabulous second card too, love that quote but it isn't an apt one for me either :) I was at the back of the queue when those essentials were handed out.
Hope you use your Versacolor inks next time!!!! xx

ionabunny said...

Your art is beautiful. Love those singing birds, thanks for the giggle. Love the masked background on your fashionable lady postcard. Hugz