Sunday, 23 March 2014

Craft Barn - Q&L 6 - Travel/Flowers

Back for a second post today, this time with the Craft Barn Quotes and Lyrics challenge - where as you see, the theme for your quote or lyrics, is Travel and/or Flower... I chose the latter and a quote by Henri Matisse (which I also happen to have on a stamp!)
started by painting the paper with Chalk Fresco, then sponging distress ink through the Prima stencil (Donna Downey) using shaded lilac, so it would hide in the page - making you look for the flowers, like the quote will say...
Used a selection of Jo Firth-Young Paperarsty flowers
and my stamp which is from one of the new Lin Brown sets.
in with colours - Fresco paints apart from for the grass, which was a green water colour pencil, then used the edge of a wet, flat paintbrush to create the grass.

added shading by using two shades of paint, or two layers of the same colour for depth.








Since I saw the theme this morning, the link has disappeared at the blog site, and I also hope I'll be allowed to enter with my plural 'flowers' not flower, I wrote it down incorrectly... still, as one of the DT has used it in the plural, I hope that's ok! (I've been back to check the rules, and plurals are allowed!)

28 comments:

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting fromthe craft barn - Fabulous layout and colours used. I like your quote very much. :o)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore this. Somehow I knew you would go with flowers. And you did a perfect job of it, too. You color those flowers SO well, and the way you painted the grass is perfect.

I was at the CB site about two hours ago, and all I saw was the linky that goes to their (the inlinkz) homepage. I left a comment, but it didn't show up when I refreshed, so I'll have to wait till the link is up. In the meantime, I'll enjoy what you made.

sam21ski said...

You're getting as bad as me not reading stuff properly, or not at all - lol

Glad you are allowed plurals though as it would of been such a shame for your fabulous double spread to of been disallowed

Sam xxx

Mooffie said...

JOFY's popular! Not surprising tho - lovely pages!

isisimaginings.com said...

Helen, it's beautiful. Gorgeous colours & I love the flowers in the background.

butterfly said...

Love these pages - they already looked beautiful at the subtle smoky stage early on, and then those brilliant touches of colour really snap them into life - gorgeous! So glad plurals are allowed!!
Alison xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great Pages Helen. Really pretty colours loving those stamps xx

gardenpinks said...

You must be on the starting blocks as soon as the words go up!!! Wonderfully coloured pages and a lovely quote too.
Lynn x

Krisha said...

Oh Gads Helen! These pages are so pretty. I have those stamp to but don't do them the justice you have.

Great work! and the rules say you can use plurals (grin)

She King said...

Hi Helen. Thank you for your lovely comment on mine. I love your Journal pages and it just goes to show how wonderful these stamps are when they can look so different depending on how they are used and also still look gorgeous. xx

Virginia said...

Oh Helen that's fabulous!

Lynn Holland said...

What a lovely interpretation. The flowers are great. I've got a plan but haven't put it on paper yet

Valerie Nolan said...

Love your interpretaion of Flowers Helen and your choice of JOFY stamps, I have them on my wish list:)
Val x

sue jones said...

Wow Beautiful!! Need those stamps too!!

kaybee said...

Great layout, colours and quote. JOFY stamps are perfect for this challenge (though I've yet to get some!).

craftytrog said...

Those flowers are gorgeous Helen, and beautifully coloured! x

Elaine said...

Such a lovely garden. The shaded lilac background is great and the flowers really do stand out!

Elaine said...

Such a lovely garden. The shaded lilac background is great and the flowers really do stand out!

chrissies said...

Wonderful stamping and gorgeous colours on the pages. Love the quote as well

Chrissie x

juliewheatman said...

I must get some of Paperartsy's stamps they are fab, just like your journal page.

Fiona Spain said...

Lovely page and great quote, we should always look for flowers.

Sarah Anderson said...

love this page Helen

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful spread. The Jofy's are fantastic.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful spread - love the Jofy stamps!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is just lovely! The quote is a good one, and I like how you "hid" some of the flowers in the background.

BJ said...

Love your stamping and colouring in Helen, you are super cool at it. I'm barely functioning today, I'll be off the grid tomorrow too. Ho Hum. BJ

Maggie said...

gorgeous pages love how everything pops from the background great colours.

MaggieH

Craftyfield said...

JoFy would be proud! Excellent double spread.