Saturday, 8 March 2014

A Quote From My Mother

Hello.  Welcome.  I have been wracking my brain cell and that of BrainyQuote.com for a good one for this weeks Craft Barn Q & L challenge.  They have been my go to for my previous entries but quite honestly they weren't much help this week.  The Q&L words are Marriage and Age.  Well, what sort of quote is 'a good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband'??!!  It didn't seem to get any better so I checked out age and that wasn't so inspiring.  Then I remembered something my mother used to say.  I hope a quote by mum counts.  I'm using


'Act your age, not your shoe size'



I made a painty background using acrylic paints and then white through Memory box Honeycomb stencil and also flipping the painty stencil to give the negative image.  I also stamped with the white paint using PaperArtsy script stamp from LPC003.  

I couldn't find any shoes so I went with these guys.  These are four of the five characters in The Greeting Farm Spooktacular stamp set.  Cute or what.  They didn't have very big shoes either so I have used a black marker to give two of them boots.  I use a white ink pad all over the background to tone down the bright colours a bit.  A pity, but my funny little guys were getting a bit lost in the busy.  The words are computer generated.  Might try and get a better photo tomorrow, there's a shadow on that one.  But it's nearly midnight here and tomorrow is another day...........
Well, I had fun.  Thought it might make a funny birthday card.  Funny ha ha?  Funny wierd?  Funy weirdo.   Ooh, I detect overuse of the UHU.   

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Thanks for your visit.  Have a great Sunday, whatever you may be doing.  Hugs

14 comments:

  1. God bless your mum...perfect quote! And, I love the background, especially that honeycomb stencil! Thanks so much, my friend, for participating in the Stampotique Designers' "texture" challenge this week! Mwah! KayW

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  2. Not too sure of you know but Prince used those lyrics in the song he wrote called 'Kiss' (am a huge Prince fan lol).

    Love your background very much it is painty heaven... The cute characters are fab :-) xxx

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  3. This is beautiful and what a lovely colours! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC!

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  4. Love your painty background, the colours are bold and the positive-negative of the stencil looks great. The little guys... well they're just fun!

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  5. Thanks for all your lovely comments. Massofhair, no I didn't know that.

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  6. Another super painty background, love those characters and fabulous quote.

    Sylv xx

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  7. It's the sort of thing Mum's say isn't it? I prefer acting my shoe size not my age LOL.

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  8. A great fun card Gail and I love that background, I must admit I've used this saying too lol. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

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  9. I refuse to act my age!! Fab texture on your background! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

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  10. This is so cute Gail and well thought, love this!! :) Hugs, Coco x

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  11. Brilliant! Thank you for joining Stampotique Designer's Challenge. Gez

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  12. Thank you so much for joining us at stampotique desingers challenge this week with your fabulous Project. It's really cute- love the characters!

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  13. Wow wow wow absolutely awesome creation.My mum always used to say that to me as well lol. Love the background amazing. Kezzy :-) xxx p.s I am so sorry I'm late asking this, life has sort of got in the way lol but I would love to swap my face art ATC with you. SensSending to Norway is fine. Xxx

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  14. Hihi aww so cute :)
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique DC

    xx Arwen

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