Saturday, 8 July 2017

The Craft Barn Song Challenge - What a Wonderful World

This month's song for the Craft Barn Challenge is the perennial "What A Wonderful World" and this time we have to add the lines of the song that inspired our project. I have chosen the first line "I see trees of green, red roses too" but I could have also used "I see skies of blue, and clouds of white."

I started my postcard making the background using the wrinkle free watercolour technique with Broken China Distress Ink. The trees were stamped with archival ink and then, using a natural sponge, I dabbed over them with Distress Ink (DI). I didn't quite get the effect I was after - I was hoping for a more dappled result. The girl's face was stamped onto card and coloured with a combination of Copic markers and DIs before cutting out.

I brushed several different shades of green onto a piece of card and die cut the leaves. The roses were cut from a larger stamped image and were watercoloured with DI. The left hand corner looked too bare so I filled in with the very useful little Crafty Individuals birds in flight stamp.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
White card 280mic
Distress Inks - Broken Glass, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Frayed Burlap
Adirondack - Pesto
Memento - Tuxendo Black
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Copic Markers
Crafty Individuals - CI-209, CI-188
Kaisercraft - Botanical CS795
Song title - Computer generated “Please write me a song” font
Song lyric - Computer generated "Papyrus" font
Die - Tim Holtz "Spring Greenery" 659573 

1 comment:

Angelnorth said...

Love the little girl's face with the nature images, lovely take on the lyrics!