Thursday, 27 November 2014

Week 23 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

It may have taken time for my brain to spring into action with ideas for the current round of the Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge but I have to say I'm quite pleased with the results. The words to be used this time are journey and/or friendship.

I decided to use a lyric containing "journey" and chose a couple of lines from Wake Me Up by Avicii . I printed the background snakes and ladders board from a web image. It was a bit too bright for my liking so I toned it down with Distress Ink and also Distress Inked the arrows before stamps some script on them. I coloured the face very lightly with watercolour pencils.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Super White Printer Card 300gsm & 200gsm
Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Versafine Ink Onyx Black
Prismalo I Aquarelle pencils
Crafty Individuals CI-188
Script (on arrows) - Artistic Stamper's dance definition  
Computer generated words - "Papyrus" font
Arrows & snakes & ladders board from web images

For my second postcard I used a background technique I saw Helen Chilton demonstrate at a Craft Barn Extravaganza a couple of years ago. Oil pastels were scribbled on the base card before rubbing lightly with baby oil. I then stamped the image before using embossing folders around the edge and highlighting with Treasured Gold.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs - High White Card 300gsm & Super Smooth, Super White, Printer Card 200gsm
Faber-Castell oil pastels - no. 125, 154, 171
Ranger Archival Jet Black
Bundled Sage Distress Ink
White Fire Treasured Gold
Crafty Individuals CI-283
Computer generated words - "Amano" font
Embossing folders

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Week 22 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

We are now at number 22 in The Craft Barn Quotes and Lyrics Challenge and the words given to illustrate this time around are "moon" and/or "sensation".

A moon lyric come into my head immediately. It's from "To the Moon and Back" by Savage Garden and you can hear it here. I stamped the moon first and then brushed on a hint of Scattered Straw DI before masking it. I then applied Distress Ink to the background and stamped the birds.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer 300gsm & 200gsm
Distress Inks - Scattered Straw, Weathered Wood
Ranger Archival Watering Can
Versafine Onyx Black   
Moon - Stampscapes
Birds on a Branch  - Personal Impressions Swirly Birds set PICS013
Computer generated words - "Typewriter" font

It took some time to find a short "sensation" quote - so many of them were more like essays. I finally plumped for one by John Ruskin, a Victorian who was an art critic, art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. A very busy man!
I used PaperArtsy Fresco paints on the background and stencilling before giving the circle stamp it's very first outing.

Postcard Recipe
Anna Marie Designs High White Card 300gsm
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm
Ranger Archival Ink - Coffee
Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
PaperArtsy Fresco Paint - Cheesecake, Tango, Limelight
IndigoBlu Circle Dot Background - Code: CDB 1
Word stencil - The Crafters Workshop CW261s Mini Art Is
Numbers and letters stencil
Words computer generated - "Goudy Handtooled BT" font