Saturday, 13 December 2014

Week 24 - The Craft Barn Quotes & Lyrics Challenge

We have reached the penultimate Quotes and Lyrics challenge and the words given to play with are heart and risk.

My brain has been concentrating on Christmas cards and it's had little time to think about and plan my entries for this 24th challenge. I'm not very happy about either of these postcards but, fortunately, they look far better on screen than they do in real life. However I do treat this challenge as a learning curve and I hope I have learnt something this week.

For my first postcard I chose the words of the Buddy Holly song "It's raining in my heart". The heart and sun are directly inked onto the card after creating masks. I recently bought the water droplet stamp and this was its first outing. Fabulous deep etched rubber so stamps beautifully. I went over the droplets with Glossy Accents.

Postcard Recipe 
Anna Marie Design  Super Smooth, Super White, Printer Card 200gsm & 300gsm 
Distress Inks -  Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Broken China, Victorian Velvet
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can
White Posca pen  
Water droplets - Designs by Ryn Water Effects 1 UM-M1
Birds - Stampscapes 302A 
Words - computer generated - Typewriter font
Glossy Accents

For my second card, I used a quote by Ray Bradbury, the American author, "Living at risk is jumping off the cliff and building your wings on the way down". I found a piece of Distress Inked background that I tossed into my scrap box and stamped lightly over it before stencilling the poppies and adding the birds.

Postcard Recipe  
Background from scraps box 
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Dried Marigold, Frayed Burlp Walnut Stain
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger Archival Ink - Watering Can
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Snowflake
Eco-Friendly acrylic paint - Black
Adirondack Metallics Dabber - Gold
Pen-touch Callighpher pen - gold
Script - PaperArtsy MN75
Diamonds - Kaisercraft CS152
Birds - Stampscapes 302A
Poppies - PaperArtsy  PS004
Mini Chickenwire reversed - The Crafter's Workshop TCW259s 
Spellbinders die - Labels Four
Quote - Computer generated - Brigitte font


Craftyfield said...

You're too hard on yourself! Both cards look very good to me. The first card illustrate the quote beautifully (love those raindrops but resisting buying them...)and I love the layering of colours and stencilled motifs in the second.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The first card with the Buddy Holly lyrics is gorgeous. I like how you used the word Heart, and liked how you included it in the illustration. That took some skill, and I greatly admire it. I never seem to be able to mask things properly. Of course, those rain drops were well, well done. I like that stamp a LOT.

The quote is lovely, too. I really, really like the poppies, as well as how well you stamp. another thing that impressed me was the bird stamp you used for continuity between the two cards. Lovely, lovely entries.

massofhair said...

Two stunning cards, am in love with Ryn's raindrops which you have used perfectly and the colours and textures on your second card are amazing. Love that PA stencil:-) xxx

Scrapmate said...

Both words have been beautifully depicted. I especially love the second one with the poppies.

Carol said...

Love both cards - the heart with raindrops is gorgeous and so apt Love the muted colours of the second and lovely quote Have a great weekend xx

buterfliecrafter said...

the second background is fantastic. And I said it a couple of times, but I really need to have that droplet stamp, among gorgous.