Saturday, 18 October 2014

2.4 Kids

Hello.  Welcome.  It's that time when my entry for The Craft Barn's Q&L challenge is due and I have to admit this was a tricky one.  The words were destiny and gift and after checking over at brainyquote I remained uninspired.  So I thought about it a bit and decided to find out what people thought was the greatest gift.  So I put that into the search engine and wow, that's interesting.  It seems the greatest gift vary widely, from the mundane to the ridiculous and serious places in between.  Luckily I decided that I liked the American author Dennis Waitley's definition.  He says


"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots
of responsibility and the wings of independence"

Sounds good to me


I decided I was going to use Stampotique's Birdy Up stamp so I popped over to see what their challenge is this week and it's pink, purple and black.  Ooh, delicious.  So that's where the colour scheme came from.  I found a large pink card and stamped PaperArtsy feather in various shades of purple.  I stamped each colour and then clear embossed it , which allowed me to wipe off any ink and gave me a masking effect without the masks.  Then I stamped a Crafty Individuals script stamp all over and wiped any excess ink off the embossed areas. 



I cut three trees using Sizzix Tree, Green die out of some paper I brayered with black and purple.  I stamped Birdie Up on a piece of Crafty Individuals background paper and cut them out.  I liked the flowers so I left them attatched to the birdy on the left and added a couple more on the right.  The birds above the trees are a Crafty Individuals stamp and the pink flowers were cut using Cheery Lynn BAF#3 embellishment die.  I added a purple rhinestone to each



Getting the quote on gave me some challenges.  I didn't want to print it out on paper and obscure the background and the pens I had didn't want to write on my background.  I tried acetate, but that was only a semi-success.  Then I struck on the idea of writing on white tissue paper and gluing that on.  Perfect.  The background still shows through and my quote is legible.  

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20 comments:

  1. Stunning execution of your art. It goes SO WELL with the quote you chose. Nice trick to use the tissue paper. Worked out well and made a great statement, too.

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  2. WOW! What a shockingly colorful card! I love the brilliance and blended images! Beautiful!

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  3. A fabulous piece. So bright and cheerful. I like your choice of quote and think I did succeed with that one when I look at my grown up sons.

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  4. It's a lovely page, your birds look cute too. The flowers seem so small they must be really fiddly to stick on but then you added even smaller gems on them... I admire the patience and dexterity!

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  5. gorgeous page, love the birdies and the background :)

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  6. Beautiful, vibrant piece! That quote is one of my favorites!

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  7. Very pretty project. I love background and how you layered the element - great trees!

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  8. Great journal pages!
    Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

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  9. Oh How beautiful!!!! Just love it :)

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  10. Great idea using the tissue paper to do the quote on! Love the birdie stamp! Thanks for joining us at the SDC

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  11. Ooh, this is adorable!!!! I love this Stampotique stamp too, so funny and cute! Great pinky creation! :) xx

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  12. Fantastic idea and wonderful page.

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  13. FAB background. Just a shame that the imagery fades a bit away in the powerful background.

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  14. Your creativity always amazes me. I love the handwritten quote. What a genius idea!

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  15. A great feathery background and a wonderful quote.

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  16. Love how your card evolved, and great way to get the quote on. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations.

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  17. Beautiful Gail. The images and words are perfect together. Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designer's challenge. Gez

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  18. Your art today, Gail, looks like a party! So colorful, in fact, that I am surprised. Loving the braver side of you! Of course, those sweet Stampotique stamps are looking good, too! Thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge again!

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  19. wow, very cool! I love seeing the background in all its glory and then the transformation into your finished prodcut! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations xx

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  20. Beautiful page!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

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