Wednesday, 19 November 2014

The Craft Barn: Q & L Challenge

A new challenge at the Craft Barn. The challenge this time is to use the words JOURNEY and/or FRIENDSHIP in a quote or lyric.
I went for journey and a song of another favourite singer of mine: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds. The song is called "Into my arms"

And I believe in Love
And I know that you do too
And I believe in some kind of path
That we can walk down, me and you
So keep your candles burning
And make her journey bright and pure
That she will keep returning
Always and evermore

  I've started by covering the whole background with black Gesso Then I've made 3 tags where I stamped the stars and added the border. I've stamped three hearts on red cardboard and added the stamped heads and the lover. On the black background I've drawn a white border and wrote the lyrics as well. Arranged the three tags and glued them on. 

The stamps I've used are from Craft Stamper mag., Paper Artsy and Crafty Individuals.
Another fun project. 

Thanks for all the nice comments on my Moon page. Very much appreciated.
Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Less Is More: One Layer - Starry, Starry Night
This card is for the new Less is More Challenge - Week 197.
The Challenge this week is a One Layer card with the theme: Starry, Starry Night.
  I was experimenting with the Northern Lights technique lately and thought that would work well with some stars. So I masked up a rectangle spot on my card, stamped some stars with VersaMark and embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then I added the different colours for the Northern Lights effect with Distress Inks and VersaFine. Check the technique out here.It's good fun. 

I've rubbed off the inks from the stars with a kitchen towel and added a border with a blue metallic ProMarker and the sentiment. Finally I filled in the stars with a clear Sakura gelly pen.
Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Stampotique Designer Challenge: SDC #171 Favourite Colours
This page is for the new Stampotique Designer Challenge: SDC #171:Favourite Colours.
My favourite colours are a combination of yellows, oranges, reds and browns. I've also used my favourite Paper Artsy stamps. 
Thanks for looking :)

The Craft Barn: Q & L Challenge

It's time again for a new challenge at the Craft Barn. The challenge this time is to use the words MOON and/or SENSATION in a quote or lyric.
I did a search on Google and found "The Hanging Garden" by The Cure. I love the Cure (and this song) since I was a teenager so that was an easy one :)
The lyrics are:
Catching haloes on the moon
Gives my hands the shapes of angels
In the heat of the night
The animals scream
In the heat of the night
Walking into a dream . . .

  I made another page in my journal and got the inspiration for the background once again from an article in Craft Stamper. I've stamped the moons and stars and heat embossed them afterwards. Added black paint all over the page and once nearly dry, I've rubbed the paint off the embossed images. Then added some gel medium through a stencil in some places and let it dry. After that I've applied some black gesso and white paint. I cut around the edges and glued the page to a black background. Wrote the band name and song title around the main page in white and added the printed out lyric. 

This was good fun.   
Thanks for looking :)