Friday, 16 May 2014

Week 9 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

The given words for week 9 of the Craft Barn's Quotes and Lyrics Challenge were "fame" and "unique."

In football parlance, it proved to be a game of two halves! For my lyric postcard  I chose "The Power of Love" by Huey Lewis and the News and the first chorus. (It's a bit long so I just used the first two lines) 

You don't need money, don't take fame
Don't need no credit card to ride this train
It's strong and it's sudden and it's cruel sometimes
But it might just save your life
That's the power of love
That's the power of love

What was in my head didn't all together transfer to the card. I wanted to blur the credit card word, Hello magazine logo and money into the background as  "you don't need money........." but it looked too stark after painting over with Nougat Fresco so I then went over it again with a mix of Nougat and Mud splat. By now it was  looking very messy but I didn't have time to re-do it so I've had to go with it. I have to say it looks a lot better on the scan than it does in real life!

Postcard Recipe 
Anna Marie Designs white card
Copier paper & card
PaperArtsy Fresco's - Very Berry, Dolly Mix, Nougat Mud Splat, Stain Glaze
Claudiine Hellmuth - Matte Multi-Medium
Images downloaded from internet
Gold pen
Words computer generated - Tropical script BTN Bamboo font

I was really happy with my second postcard for a quote containing the word "unique". It all went according to plan and I didn't even get an inky finger mark on it just as I was finishing which is often the case.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs white card
Copier card
Distress Inks - Broken China, Worn Lipstick, Frayed Burlap, Mowed Lawn, Barn Door, Tumbled Glass
Memento Tuexdo Black
Jasmine - Stampotique
Butterfly - Crafty Individuals
Words computer generated - Asenine Wide


Scrapmate said...

I love the Stampotique stamps you've used for your unique entry. They're perfect for the quote.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn – I love both entries. They are both very different from each other. I am very impressed with the song choice and how you interpreted it. It is a song I enjoy listening to, so won't mind if it now sticks in my head, lol Have a great weekend :O)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know what you mean by inky fingers messing up your final design. Been there, done that. Of course, mine also includes getting glue (or inky glue) on parts where glue shouldn't be.

Both of these postcards are darling. You may not be happy with the first one, but I really enjoyed it. And now I'm singing that Fame song and it will be in my head for days!!

Craftyfield said...

Your first page isn't that bad but your unique page is just perfect. Good choice of quote too!!!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Many of us chose that quote - very true in deed! Love your dreaming girl - just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I'd forgotten that song Maggie and I like it! Like the postcard too. Second card is lovely too and absolutely perfect :)
Lynn x

massofhair said...

Love love love Jasmine, she is on my wishlist! She is perfect for your unique word.

Huey Lewis' song is also a fab choice for fame word :-) xxx

buterfliecrafter said...

it doesn't happen a lot that the scanned piece is better, and if the piece is not as you imagined you just have to see it as a learning piece, it's only with making mistakes we learn.
The unique one is fab though.