The Craft Barn Q&L Challenge 22 – Moon and/or Sensation

The Q & L Challenge is a fortnightly challenge run by The Craft Barn. Each fortnight starting on a Sunday we are given 2 words and we have to use one or both of them in a Quote or Lyric which has to used on your artwork which can be anything from a journal page to cards, tags etc. for full details of the challenge and rules of entry etc here is the link to the Craft barns Q & L Challenge.

The words for Challenge 22 are Moon and Sensation, and although the lyrics to  Moon shadow, by Cat Stevens and Fly me to the Moon and back by Savage Garden have been tempting me all week, I had spotted the quote by Albert Schweitzer,  and with it also being Remembrance day I thought it would be more fitting.


All I have to do now is get it finished in time.


I have just swooshed the tag through inks to get the background colour, then with a round aperture for a stencil smeared on some modelling  paste (£1.99 a tube from The Works) and patted it with a spatula to get the “moon” texture.

No patience, or time to wait for it to dry though so out with the heat gun. Once dry I wanted to make the moon more luminesque – perfect pearls, pearl and biscotti brushed on dry and around the outside a bit too.

Stamped on a poppy background along the bottom in black archival and punched out lots of tiny blossoms in red card to finish off my field of poppy’s

I was going to attach the tag with the quote onto my tag somehow but it didn’t look right so have written it around the moon instead.

This is my little tribute to all those who gave their lives so that we can live the lives we do, Thank you.


 My apologies for the poor photography, daylight has slipped away and am having  to fight the shadows lol.




  1. thassos456 :)

    Fab tag, love how you used the texture paste. Have to look out for the paste next time I’m at Works 🙂

  2. Stunning and poignant Tag, beautifully created from your heart. Liking the textures and colours very much:-) xxx

  3. Craftyfield

    Love the moon texture and the shine, the perfect pearls were a good idea! The poppies are excellent too and it’s such a good way to remember.

  4. twinkletoes2day

    Your poppies are beautiful. This is such a fine tribute Julie 🙂
    Thank you for your kind comment on my moon page :o)

  5. Great quote to choose. I love your poppies and the way you’ve created your moon!

  6. Kaybee

    Beautiful, love the translucence of the moon.

  7. What a fitting tribute this day of Remembrance. I had seen that quote, but didn’t connect it with poppies. It’s amazing what we see when we look for these quotes, isn’t it? This tag is simply a beautiful reminder that we must remember those who served and gave their lives for us. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

  8. What a lovely flag.

  9. Scrapmate

    Oh this is so lovely. I love your field of poppies.

  10. A beautiful and fitting tag and quote Julie. Love all those poppies 🙂 xx

  11. Great texture and shine on the moon, great detail in the poppies also.

  12. Lovely tag in my favorite colours! Beautiful!

  13. Debbie

    This is a really stunning tribute! I like everything about your tag…the textures, the colors and the sentiment!

  14. Lisa

    A wonderful tribute Julie, great effect achieved with the moon, lovely quote as well x

  15. Beautiful tag! I love your field of poppies and fab moon! xx

  16. Just catching up with the Moon/Sensation-Challenge, really a bit late these days. Your tag looks fabulous, love the textured moon.

  17. What a lovely quote and you have translated it into a beautiful tag.

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