28 April 2014

Thought is the Wind

Quotations & Lyrics is The Craft Barn blog challenge for 2014.

A new prompt is provided every other week, leaving two weeks for us to think about & create our artwork. The current prompts are
Knowledge & Hurt

I chose Knowledge & decided to use a quotation by Augustus Hare.

This is the front of my bookmark.



This is the reverse.



I used patterned papers by Papermania, Distress Marker (black soot) & an image cut from old paper stock.

12 April 2014

Retro Easter

A project from a few years ago ...
Take the initial letter from each word to spell out Easter.


Each one inch squared tile is cut from a sheet of mountboard,
covered front & back, in patterned paper from K & Company
designed by Brenda Walton.


I found six beautiful faces on Blanca's blog,
which I digitally remastered
(altered the colour, tone & resized).


The edges were sanded
to add a little aged, distressed, shabby feel.


After looking deeply into their eyes,
I gave each lady a description
which I felt matched their mood.


To add a hint of colour & focal interest,
I used Cherry Blossom flowers
leftover from my La Pashe decoupaged greeting cards.


These little beauties will stay on my desk throughout
Easter
& raise a smile each time I look at them ...


07 April 2014

Changing the World

Quotations & Lyrics is The Craft Barn blog challenge for 2014.

A new prompt is provided every other week, leaving two weeks for us to think about & create our artwork. The current prompts are
Change & Truth

I decided to use this quote from Mother Teresa.

"I alone cannot change the world,
but I can cast a stone across the waters
to create many ripples."


This is the front of my bookmark.



This is the reverse.



I used patterned papers by Papermania & Distress Marker (black soot).

03 April 2014

Daisy ... Daisy

Quotations & Lyrics is The Craft Barn blog challenge for 2014.

A new prompt is provided every other week, leaving two weeks for us to think about & create our artwork. The current prompts are
Flower & Travel

I chose Flower & decided to use a line from a song, written by Harry Dacre in 1892, entitled Daisy Bell.

"There is a flower within my heart"

The alternate title for this song is Bicycle built for two, so it covers the travel word too.

This is the front of my bookmark.


This is the reverse.


I used patterned papers by Papermania & Distress Marker (black soot).

Whilst the original song is over 100 years old, it is still a well known & much loved song & has even been performed by Blur, featuring on the special edition release of their Modern Life is Rubbish album (2012).