New Year, New Challenge – The Craft Barn’s Q & L Challenge
I was going through my emails the other week and one of them was a news letter from “The craft Barn” and what caught my eye was the mention of their new challenge for 2014.
Every fortnight they will give you 2 words and you have to use 1 or both of them in a quote or song lyric and incorporate it into your work. Your work being your journal, tag book, atc, card etc. Full details on how to participate are on their Challenge blog.
The first challenge ended on the 25th January and the words were Smile and Up. I was too late to enter this one but as I had decided to make a set of tags for this Challenge and I want to complete one for each fortnight if I can. So this one was just for me
The background was created by using a sun stencil and texture paste which once dry I coated with gold acrylic paint. The stamp along the bottom was from Katselcraft and stamped onto gold pearl card. The words “Your smile lights up the world” was printed onto acetate ( I love doing my sentiments this way) and finished off with a few embellishments left over from the word plaques we have been making in our Saturday crafty aftys (see previous posts).
I seem to have a sun theme going on (could be withdrawal symptoms as not seen it for a while) as I have managed to include it in my second tag too.
Challenge 2 in the Q & L Challenge.
The words this time were smile and Dazzle. I didn’t manage to get them both in the quote this time, but just loved the quote. (goes quite well with my work in accountancy lol) “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance baffle them with bull” W C Fields.
I had a tag that had been left over from when we had been playing with some of Tim Holtz’s techniques using distress paints ( only we didn’t actually have any so used distress stains instead with Adirondack pearlescent paint) Spritzed, swished and blotted.
I then used one of Tims layering stencils with embossing ink and silver embossing powder. Randomly stamped a word stamp and added my embellishments. Most the stamps were just magazine freebies, including the elephant which was the closest I could get to a bull (elephant). For the tags I painted over with some silver acrylic ink which I discovered in a well known Craft shop chain whose name escapes me at the moment. ( I am not good with names at the best of times but the end of January and late surge for filing tax returns has taken its toll)
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