Friday, 18 April 2014

Week 7 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

The starting point for the challenge this week was the words "change" and "truth".

I'm not a great lover of "swing music" - I became a teenager in 1960 and so pop/rock and I grow up hand in hand! However I do like the words of "The Way You Look Tonight" which came from a 1936 Fred Astaire film and contains the word change.

I tried to make my lyric postcard look like a picture frame. The oval and the scrolls were cut from embossed  thin silver metallic card which I dulled by covering with black paint and wiping off excess.

Postcard Recipe
Base card - Anna Marie Designs Dottie Card Salt & Pepper
White card - Xerox Colortech +
Silver metallic thin card
Versafine Onyx Black
Black Soot Distress Ink
Eco-Friendly black acrylic paint
B Line Designs LF127E
Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes die
Spellbinders oval die
Embossing folder - Crafts Too Polka Dots
Words computer generated - Asenine Wide font

My quote comes from Mark Twain. As I get older and more forgetful, I'm thankful that I've always been truthful!

I used a brayer for most of the background with a little paint added here and there with a baby wipe.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie High White 300gsm card
Xerox Colortech+
Book page
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Bora Bora, Claret, Very Berry, Cheescake, Inky Pool, Nougat, Satin Glaze, Crackle Glaze
Versafine  Vintage Sepia
Archival Watering Can
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Faded Jeans
Bottle tops
Script - Paperartsy MN44
Ink spots - PaperArtsy MN57
Feather - Artemio Ref:10001192
Alphabet stencil
Ink pot image from web
Words computer generated - Aria Script SSi


Marion said...

Two great ways of illustrating these words. I love the 'truth' quote and the way you have expressed it.

BJ said...

Super postcards, BJ

Sylvia said...

Two wonderful postcards, love the 30's feel to the first and how true is your chosen quote on the second.

Sylv xx

Anonymous said...

Both of these are beautiful Maggie. Love the 30s style of the first one with the framed lady and gorgeous spotty background. I was lost when I spotted the ink bottle and feather on the second one - some of my favourite images! Love the background and a super Mark Twain quote too :)
Lynn x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Delightful postcards. I like how you explain what you made and how. It always makes it so interesting to learn how others create. Both of these quotes are fantastic, and I really love the background of the Truth card. But I was even more impressed with the way you embossed the Change card. Well done!

massofhair said...

Two very different postcards, both themed to their respective quotes, wonderful work love them both:-) x

Craftyfield said...

Love the "metal" work on the first one and the grungy background of the second. Beautiful!

buterfliecrafter said...

the first one captures the 30's very well indeed.
Like the background of the second one a lot.