Saturday, 24 May 2014

March to Music

Sorry for the lack of blogging but I've been invigilating in the exams at the local school and inspiration deserted me.  However I have managed to do my 10th postcard for The Craft Barn's Quotes and Lyrics Challenge - this time the words are PASSION and/or MUSIC.

To be honest nothing I read popped an image into my head until I saw this one by Thomas Carlyle which made me think of Scottish marching bands etc.  Unfortunately I don't have a Scottish piper or drummer stamp so used the Toy Soldiers Blueprint stamp from Tim Holtz. The background is a swooshy mix of Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress overstamped with Tim Holtz's Music stamp and the World Map from Darkroom Door.  

I got all my postcards out to see what colour scheme to use and here they all are eclectic mix!!   Think I need to use reds and oranges next time!!

Many thanks for looking and any comments you leave - they are very much appreciated!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Jalopy Racing

It's the 9th week on The Craft Barn's Quotes and Lyric Challenge and the words are UNIQUE or FAME.

Plenty of meaningful quotes and lyrics but no images popped into my head until I found this quote from Murray Walker - definitely one to make you smile.  

The background is a swooshy mix of Mowed Lawn, Bundled Sage and Shabby Shutters and I've just torn some black card for the track.  The jalopies are Tim Holtz stamps - the two unique ones stamped with Vermillion Archival and in third place Managanese Blue Archival.  The checkered flag is an Oak House Studio border stamp and it's just finished with the typed quote. 

For those of you who don't know who Murray Walker is well he commented on motor racing for years and said what he saw - check out this link for more funny quotes.  I remember him commentating on rally cross and saying 'and he can see the winning line' but then a huge clod of mud hit the lead car's windscreen and he went spinning off into oblivion!!  Those were the days.....

Thanks for looking - I'm off to see what everyone else has been making.  I think craft is going to have to take a back seat for a few weeks as it's now my busy season.  I invigilate in exams in the local school - I have 30 in the next 5 weeks - and watching students doing exams in not inspirational!!

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Tim's Tag - May 2014

Here's my take on Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2014 for May.  I have to say I enjoyed the rummage through my 'metals' box and came across lots of stuff I'd forgotten I had ..... I think I needed a bigger tag too!!

Anyway I decided to go bright so the tag is a swooshy mix of Barn Door, Aged Mahogany and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and behind the charms is a swooshy mix of Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass and Broken China.  I've glued the card to some chipboard, edged with Faded Jeans and added a little stamping.  I don't have anything to emboss words with so just used some Thickers.

I can't believe I've got this tag done so early, but we have a nice long weekend so lots of time to play as well as do the boring household stuff.  Thanks for looking and if you leave a comment - many thanks, they are much appreciated!!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Daisy, Daisy!

Here's a quick card for the Less is More Challenge week 170 where the theme is to use THREE COLOURS.

I've used the Double Daisy stamp from Oak House Studio - I've inked the solid daisy with Mustard Seed Distress, stamped it and then repeated the process with Spiced Marmalade with a little twist so there's a little shadow.  This is overstamped with the outline daisy inked Vermillion Archival.  My card is just finished with the Hero Art words curved on the block to match the daisy and with a little heart.

Right as the sun is shining I'm off out into the garden to mow real daisies......!   Thanks for popping by.