Saturday, 6 September 2014

Week 17 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

For the 17th Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge we were given the words "grace" and "peaceful". I found both a quote and lyric quite easily again this week.

I have used a line from Elegy IX: The Autumnal by the 16th/17th century poet John Donne. You can read the poem here The leaf was stamped onto a piece of wrinkle free distress background, masking off before stamping the next one, then cut out and glued onto a Distress Ink background. 

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth printer card 300gsm & 200gsm
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters, Dried Marmalade, Rusty Hinge
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Pen-touch Calligrapher gold pen
Leaf by Inkadinkado
Computer generated words - Black Chancery font

My  lyric is taken from the Christmas carol "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" which I discovered was written by an American. I had always assumed it was an English penned piece - this challenge is very educational! I stamped the butterflies directly onto my card before masking them to stamp the seed heads.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs super smooth printer card 300gsm & 200gsm
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Memento Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Frayed Burlap
Seed head - PaperArtsy Hot Picks HP1005
Butterflies - Kaisercraft C55854
Computer generated words - Asenine Wide font


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am incredibly impressed with your stamping, Maggie. I can't tell you enough how lovely both pieces are. Those butterflies are simply divine and look like they belong in that field of seed heads.

Both images go well with your chosen quote and lyric. Like you, I had no idea an American wrote the Christmas carol. Now I'll have to look it up to see who wrote it. Great job on both.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous postcards Maggie, love them both equally well. Love the way you have done the leaves and the butterflies add a splash of colour and go so well with these words from the Christmas carol!

Unknown said...

The butterflies are awesome.

Craftyfield said...

Both lovely pieces, my favourite the second one with the nice touch of blue against black and white.

Lesley said...

Two great pieces again, lovely stamping and quotes and lyrics! xx

Unknown said...

Two beautiful postcards, love them both, but I the butterflies are just stunning.

massofhair said...

Two stunning projects, both beautiful and wonderful words. I adore how you have used the aper Artsy seed head stamp, it has always been one of my favourite PA images:-) xxx

Scrapmate said...

fabulous stamped images. I love the flowers and butterflies of the second one.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow, these are both stunning! Butterflies and flowers are always a favorite theme of mine. Great minds do think alike as we did use the same first quote. I've handprinted most of mine so far--thanks for complimenting my handwriting!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

These are two fantastic pieces, cannot decided which I like best.

ionabunny said...

Love the colours you used on the leaf card. The butterflies are stunning. So gorgeous to have that pop of colour against the black and white. Hugz