Sunday, 26 January 2014

Craft Barn - Quotes and Lyrics - no 2

The Craft Barn challenge announced this morning in their Quotes and Lyrics challenge, was "Silence" or "Dazzle".

Well the only Dazzle I could think of was Razzle Dazzle 'em, from Chicago, but couldn't think how to interpret that on the page... so Silence it was to be then.... I was going to go for a quote rather than a song lyric, and there were lots to choose from... but "the Sound of Silence" was going through my mind whilst I was searching for quotes, so.... Simon and Garfunkel it is then!

 I started by using Spray Mount to fix two pages together to give them some weight against the later layers... then tore some music paper as shown and glued it down.
 painted the page first with watered down Haystack Fresco paint (making it semi translucent, to keep the music partly visible) and then Pumpkin Soup - which is already translucent.  Stamped the Darcy heart vine (Paperartsy) round the whole border and coloured with watercolour Inktense pencil.
Typed out the first verse of The Sound of Silence and stuck it to the pages, then added the larger Darcy heart to the space.

Added some white highlights to the hearts with a white Sharpie marker.

 I seem to have forgotten a decent close up of the words, sorry!! I am sure you know them, though!

30 comments:

BJ said...

Gorgeous page Helen, funny thing is a different song is playing in my head for the Silence prompt. Love the heart leaves in red and the main heart too. Bit wet outside isn't it? BJ

Krisha said...

Great interpretation of the song. Now I will be humming it all day long, cause I do really like that song.........Those were the days huh?

Hazel Agnew said...

Think you have done a brilliant job helen. Like the red on the yellow background and the white highlights. Good song, good interpretation. X

sue jones said...

Gorgeous! love it

Lin said...

Great pages Helen I love that song and would have chosen that one myself!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

great contrast in colours here!love the heart too!
sorry for the lack of comments life has been a bit hectic so playing catch up! hugs trace x

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - Excellent song choice. Can't beat a bit of Simon & Garfunkel. Your page is very beautiful, the background, colours, evrything :o)

sam21ski said...

Ooooh very effective. Great idea to use the translucent paint to still be able to see the music script, very clever indeed.

Sam xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great page Helen all goes together excellently. Darcy's stamp looks lovely xx

Jacqui Hall said...

Well that's my idea out then, dazzle it is then! Fab page btw. Love the border and the stamps in general

Claire said...

Great page Helen! Love the Darcy vine - must have take ages to colour all those little hearts in! I was searching for quotes this morning but still haven't decided yet! Claire x

butterfly said...

One of my favourite songs... and I love the chasm of silence between the two bits of music paper. Gorgeous colours and wonderful use of Darcy's vine and heart - fabulous pages altogether!
Alison x

LindaS said...

It's one of my favorite songs. Beautiful pages. Love the hearts and colors.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, I love this. I may have to join this challenge because you have really inspired me. I love the idea of song titles/lyrics, since I'm a big song fan. Keep them coming, please.

isisimaginings.com said...

That's gorgeous Helen! I love the colours & the heart flourish looks great.

massofhair said...

Fab page Helen! Beautiful colors they all work very well together. Loving Darcy's vine stamp it is one of my favorites goes well with the music sheets, music to calm the soul :) xxx

Lynn Holland said...

Well interpreted Helen and so quick too

Lori said...

Cool pages, Helen, I love the background colors! Love S & G too! lol

Virginia said...

Oh I adore those colours - beautiful pages

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You're a busy bee. Such a wonderful spread. Mine is still on my to-do-list.

Elaine said...

You've really excelled with this one - love the red vine and heart against the pumpkin!

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! Darcy's vine looks lovely around the edges Helen x

Vicky Hibbs said...

Love how you've used the music pages.....I did choose Razzle Dazzle 'em....I'm guessing I won't be the only one!

Scrapmate said...

I love this song. A great colour contrast of red and golden with the music peeping through.

Scrapmate said...

I love this song. A great colour contrast of red and golden with the music peeping through.

gardenpinks said...

Another one here who loves this song :) Fabulous pages and love the combination of yellows and red.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Helen - I sooo nearly did The Sound of Silence too - one of my fave S&G songs, but I'm trying to make a quote book so went for a quote instead.

Love that background - love that background colour, and the red vine leaves pop beautifully, I especially like the little white highlight.

Have a good week. MMx

Craftyfield said...

Good illustration of your quote! Love these stamps and how you coloured them, they really need that white highlight for the full effect!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous choice of song for your word loving your pages

MaggieH

Sylv said...

Great pages, fabulous song.

Sylv xx