Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge - October

Another month, another verse in the Craft Barn Twelve Month Challenge and October's verse from the poem "The Months" by Sara Coleridge is

Fresh October brings the pheasant
Then to gather nuts is pleasant.

My Brusho colours have been little used since I bought them a few years ago so it was time to unleash them to make a bright autumnal background on some watercolour card. As I don't have a pheasant stamp I had to resort again to the web to find an image - I seem to have done that a lot for this challenge through the year. I coloured the images with Coloursoft pencils. Then I had a marathon die cutting session to cut the leaves and acorns which were all edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink before arranging on the page. The piece was completed by adding the computer generated verse.

Page Recipe
Watercolour card
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 250gsm 
Scraps of card
Brusho - Orange, Leaf Green, Lt. Brown, Brilliant Red, Yellow
Coloursoft Pencils
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Die - Tim Holtz Sizzlits Decorative Strip "Autumn Gatherings" 657454
Verse - computer generated with "Papyrus" font 

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

The Craft Barn Song Challenge - Parisienne Walkways

The current song in the Craft Barn Song Challenge is Parisenne Walkways. It's not a song that I am familiar with. In fact most music between 1978 when my eldest son was born until the late 80's when his interest in music began just seemed to pass me by.

I started my postcard by brushing a selection of beigey coloured Distress Inks over the card. I then stamped the image of the couple with Versafine. The number was stencilled with Distress Ink and then the stamped words added. The die cut heart was coated with several layers of ultra thick embossing powder and then a couple layers of sparkly red embossing powder. The postcard was finished with the computer generated song title and artist's name.

Postcard Recipe
White card 280mic
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 250gsm
Distress Inks -  Old Paper, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain
Versafine - Sepia
Embossing Powders
Ranger Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Impressions Embossing Powder - Ruby Red Sparkle
Main image - maker unknown
Quote - maker unknown
Paris - Tim Holtz Papillon set CMS106
Number - student alphabet/ letter stencil
Heart - Sizzix Tim Holtz "Heart Felt" 660233
Song title - Computer generated “Please write me a song” font