Thursday, 30 October 2014

Week 21 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

The words to use in episode 21 of the Craft Barn Quote & Lyrics Challenge were "nowhere" and "hug".  Continuing as I have throughout this challenge I made two postcards - one for a lyric and one for a quote.

I chose "nowhere" for the lyric and being a teenager in the sixties The Beatles figured a great deal in my musical taste, so I had to go with "Nowhere Man". Haven't a clue what the words mean but I thought the image I used sums up the couple of lines I picked out of the song.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer 300gsm & 200gsm
Distress Inks - Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Wild Honey, Walnut Stain
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Man on bench from Stamp Addicts plate "Sunday Morning" SA-5014
Ducks S023A & Birds 302A both from Stampscapes
Computer generated words - Lucinda Handwriting font

I recently bought a set of Brusho paints and I used one of colours in my background and then I dropped bleach from a pipette onto the wet painted paper.

Postcard Recipe 
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Watercolour paper
Brusho - Scarlet
Household bleach
Versafine Onyx Black
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick
Copics and Promakers
Girls -Crafty Individuals CI-277
Kaisercraft Edges CS155
Computer generated words - Asenine Wide Handwriting font


kaybee said...

2 great cards. Never thought about dropping bleach - fab effect.

Anonymous said...

Oh Maggie both of these postcards are fabulous. Love them both. Fabulous images in them too and do like the Brusho/bleach effect on the second one.

massofhair said...

Two beautiful pages, love the lyric and the quote very much. The brusho and bleach background is wow :-) xxx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Awesome postcards! The images are both perfect for both lyric and quotes you chose. A lovely post! :o))

Craftyfield said...

2 wonderful cards, I particularly like the scene with the "Man on bench" stamp, it takes me back to a bench by the sea!

Unknown said...

They are Both great cards and such apt stamps for each quote.

Unknown said...

A great page for the quote.

thassos456 said...

Fab cards. Both look really great :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've used bleach before on old photographs and when I stamped on dark paper, but NEVER to achieve this effect through a pipette. That was quite clever.

I also liked your "laid back" man on the bench. Both of these were fantastic, and I'm always thrilled to see what you make for us each time using a lyric and a quote.

NETTI said...

These are both lovely, Maggie! The bleach gives a fabulous effect!

Elaine said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I see what you mean about the differences - that stamp was made for those lyrics!! Love both your postcards.

buterfliecrafter said...

both cards are just wonderful