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Q & L #15

Flying in by the seat of my pants again! First I lost a week and thought I’d run out of time and then discovered I still had a week which then flew past filled with all kinds of trials and tribulations.

Enough of my waffle, it is time for the Craft Barn’s quotes and lyrics number 15 challenge. The two words are Mind and /or Ignorance; as soon as I saw Mind then the song Windmills of your Mind sprang into my mind! There are many versions of this song but my favourite is sung by Noel Harrison for the 1968 film “The Thomas Crown Affair” although Sting sang the song for the later revised film.

Windmills of your Mind

Windmills of your Mind

Various shades of Versacolor and Versamagic inks were used for the background with the keys being stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa and the clock in Memento Terracotta. The windmill image was downloaded from the internet onto printer paper, cut out and coloured with watercolour pencils and adhered in place after I drew the very wobbly spiral.

Ignorance:

Ignorance

Ignorance

A very wise saying of Confucius. Wish I was as wise as he is reputed to have been.

The background was inked with Versacolor Sea Foam and Old Rose and the Artemio script stamp was inked up with Old Rose. The book/candlestick stamp (unknown) was inked with Brilliance Graphite Black and the Jenni Bowlin Pen nibs with Brilliance Pearlescent Rust.  The quote was downloaded from Brainy Quotes site.

Right off to link up before it closes 🙂

Thanks for looking, it is much appreciated x

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Q&L #14

This fortnight’s words over on the Craft Barn quote and lyric challenge number 14 are Imagination and/or Logic. As soon as I saw the words I knew which quote and song lyric I would use but I couldn’t get images to come mind for the Logic word! The song “Just my imagination” by The Temptations was easy though and this is what I came up with:

Just my Imagination

Just my Imagination

Another cat stamp! Although this cat has a  pretty fierce expression on its face; I have to admit this stamp (which was given to me) wasn’t a favourite so I popped it into the grandchildren’s stamp drawer however I “unretired” it for this session! The background is coloured with Versamagic inks, the pussy cat is stamped with Brilliance Graphite Black and coloured in with a black watercolour pencil with a little pink for his ears and Posca paint pen for the tip of his tail. A fineliner pen was used for the ‘bubble’ and the tiger image was downloaded from the internet and cut out.

Logic

This one gave me days of indecision. I already had the quote but no image sprang to mind so I just grabbed a Clarity corner stamp. For the background and stamping I used Whispers Rio Purple ink. So not a lot of imagination used here at all! Sorry Albert.

Logic and Clarity stamp

Logic and Clarity stamp

 

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Quotes & Lyrics #10

Number 10 of the Craft Barn’s quote and lyrics challenge is here and I am tail end Charlie again! The words this fortnight are Passion and/or Music and I had found a quote I liked almost immediately that Craft Barn had posted the words, I’d also found two images and knew which song I wanted to use so why the delay??? I am helping our daughter on her craft stall on Sunday and she suggested I bring a few things along to sell so I’ve been busy stitching so now you know why the delay!

The song that came to mind for the Music prompt is probably one of the easiest however I decided to use part of one of the verses to go with the image I found rather than the title of the song – Thanks for the music by Abba

From an Abba song

From an Abba song

The lovely image came from a tattoo site but suited the lyrics well I felt.

Supplies:

Stencils  by Glitzcraft Owl and Wildflower 1

Inks – Versamagic – Mango Madness, Red Magic

            Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade

            Brilliance – Pearlescent Thyme

Stamps – Inkylicious Oriental awakening

                  Artemio Music notes

White and black card from stash

computer generated words, image downloaded from internet

 

Passion

When I look at the lovely pieces of art others have created for the Craft Barn challenge I wonder which came first – the image or the quote? For my second piece it was definitely the quote and then I went hunting for an image to go with it as, again, I didn’t have a suitable stamp.

Passionate dancers

Passionate dancers

Not the best piece I have created, still it is my rubbish! I still haven’t got the hang of aligning mats straight nor is cutting straight my forte – hey ho! I wanted to keep this piece as clutter free as possible so that the silhouetted dancers stood out and added a touch of red for passion!

Supplies:

Stencil – Glitzcraft Hibiscus Trellis

Ink – Memento London fog

          Versamagic Red Magic

           Colorbox Primary

computer generated text and image downloaded from the internet

 

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OLS #2 Repeats

Over on One Layer Simplicity the challenge is to do repeat stamping. Now this isn’t quite as easy as it sounds, well not for me as I’m challenged in many ways such as straight lines or properly spaced images! I don’t think my brain copes well with these things so it is definitely a challenge. I only had to throw one piece away though so not so bad.

Repeat stamping

Repeat stamping

As the eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed there isn’t a sentiment yet on this card, this will be added when I use the card. I quite often make up a batch of cards and don’t add any sentiments until I come to send the card.

I have used a smooth 300gsm white card base tent folded DL shape. The home made foam shadow stamp has been inked with Versamagic Aegean Blue; the butterfly image is a freebie from Craft Stamper by Chocolate Baroque and is inked with Versamagic Ocean Depth. The butterflies were masked to add the flourish ‘tails’, the flourish stamp is from PaperArtsy (HP1005) inked with Brilliance Cosmic Copper.

For the inside I used second generation stamping of the butterfly and tail to add extra interest!

Thank you for looking x

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