Saturday, 26 July 2014

Week 14 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

For the first time ever I managed to visit all those who took part in challenge 13. There were a couple of Facebook entries that I was unable to leave comments on as I'm not on that social network.Thank you to everyone who visited my blog and left comments - it's very much appreciated.
Someone asked in one of those comments whether I have posted any of my postcards. No I haven't. I do ensure when I'm making them that they are flat and could be sent by Royal Mail but I intend to make them into a book at some stage.

For challenge 14 the words "inspiration" and "logic" were our starting point. I choose to use imagination for my song lyric postcard and chose Runaway Daydreamer by Sophie Ellis Bextor. If you are not familiar with the song here is a video of Sophie.

 Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Design 300gsm super smooth printer card
Xerox Colortech+
Copier card 160gsm
Distress Ink - Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Posca white pen
Dreaming of Dragonflies - Crafty Individuals CI 409
Girl in hammock & dog - from Stamp Addicts plate Sunday Morning SA-5014
Grass - The English Stamp Company
Words computer generated - Typewriter font

My background for the quotation postcard was created by sponging three colours of Distress Inks onto a stencil, then spritzing with water and placing my watercolour on top to "print" the pattern. I then sponged Peacock Feather over the top.   

Postcard Recipe
Watercolour card from Craft Creations
Xerox Colortech+ 
Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, Black Soot
Ranger Archival Jet black
Watercolour pencils
Feathers - Artemio Ref 100001192 
Charlotte Bronte - PaperArtsy - Plate 4 Buttons
Words computer generated - Aria Script SSi

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Week 13 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

With the completion of Week 13 we are at the half way mark of the Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge. Since each Challenge "week" lasts a fortnight (!), I've actually been post-carding for twenty-six weeks. Six very short months. The last half-year has passed so quickly, it doesn't bode for the next will be Christmas again before I know it!

This time around, the two words given were "path" and "horizon". It was certainly easier to find lyrics and quotations for these two words than those given to us in challenge 12.

I have used words from the Circle of Life but there's not a lion in sight on my postcard. The background was brayered using Fresco paints. The main stamp was one of several I found in a local charity shop (bargains!).

Postcard Recipe
Craftworks Cards Digital Cardstock 
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Bora Bora, Guacamole, Very Berry, Limelight
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Ranger Archival - Jet Black, Watering Can
Mother & Child - E26 The Stamp Pad, Dublin.
Leaves - Crafty Individuals CI-234
Lattice & Butterflies- Kaisercraft  Flutter CS853
Chicken Wire - Creative Expression
Script - PaperArsty MN 44
Words computer generated - Copperplate Gothic Light font

My quotation comes from the the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of West Germany, Konrad Adenauer. A simple background using alcoholic inks with the birds stamped, fussy cut and glued on.    

 Postcard Recipe
Chromolux glossy card by Card Creations
Xerox Colortech+ 
90gsm copier paper
Adirondack Alcohol Ink - Stonewashed
Jacquard Pinata Alcohol Ink - Blanco Blanco, Sapphire Blue
Distress Ink - Rusty Hinge
Ranger Archival - Coffee
Seagull -Crafty Individuals CI-397
Birds - Crafty Individuals CI-329
Words computer generated - Asenine Wide font