Sunday, 4 May 2014

Craft BArn Q&L - 9. Fame/Unique

Time for another journal page for the Craft Barn Quotes/Lyrics challenge - the prompt is Fame or Unique.  I looked at several... including Andy Warhol's "15 minutes" only to find he actually said  that everyone would be famous for 15 minutes - so that was no good!

I settled for a quote I found by Emily Dickinson, the American Poet. "Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate".

I brayered my background using Caramel and Chalk Fresco paints by Paperartsy, but I got so carried away I forgot to take any photos early on
 I stencilled the bullrushes (JoFY for Paperartsy) in Chutney Fresco, bumped and shaded with a little Chartreuse Fresco.

The birds are from a stencil I bought in Paris, used French Roast for them.

I wrote the quote, in Sharpie marker and a Pilot drawing pen, but then went over the quote and thickened the letters a little with the Sharpie.
I outlined the first word with white Sharpie marker.

The grass is a stamp from one of JoFY's Paperartsy sets.
I may continue to fiddle and faff with this a bit more!!

26 comments:

sam21ski said...

Great page, love that stencil and looks wonderful in those colours. I thought you might of got your £2.53 whimsical lettering book out and tried some of the techniques on your fab page

Sam xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just woke and saw the words. You were really, really fast this week. That's a lovely stencil. I'm a big bird fan, and I like your quote, too.

BJ said...

It's gorgeous Helen, adore the soft browns and the bullrushes stencil.Superb. BJ

Artfully challenged said...

Love the muted colours on this, that stencil is a great one to use.

Donna.x

thassos456 said...

Fab pages, love the design of the page and the lettering of the word Fame is great :)

thassos456 said...

Fab pages, love the design of the page and the lettering of the word Fame is great :)

Carmen said...

I really love the old feel about this Helen - like an old brown and white photograph - it's lovely :)

Cath Wilson said...

Gorgeous work - love these pages - so striking!

isisimaginings.com said...

Fab page, Helen. The bulrushes look great.

Virginia said...

Oh beautiful pages as always!

craftytrog said...

Love your page Helen, & that's a great quote! x

jojo79 said...

Lovely page Helen.

massofhair said...

Your chosen quote produces vivid images and is very deep, glad you chose it. Beautiful colours and stencils make great journal pages:-) x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love those stencilled images, gorgeous and the colours are perfect. Tracy x

Scrapmate said...

I love these colours and the stencils are fab.

juliewheatman said...

Love the muted colour scheme you have used for this and the stencil has been added to my wish list. It all makes a beautiful page.

Pinksparklegirl said...

this is lovely, that colour pallet works so well with those images

kaybee said...

Love this page and the near monotone look. Emily Dickinson is one of my favourite poets too.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Gorgeous! The colours and stencils are perfect together and the quote is lovely :o)

butterfly said...

Lovely, atmospheric pages - and what a fantastic quote by the always brilliant Emily D - love these!
Alison xx

Elaine said...

Great pages with a very soothing colour scheme - love those bulrushes and birds!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is just beautiful! I love the soft brown, and the bird stamp is awesome!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous page love the colour combo and a great quote

MaggieH

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely page! Love that stencil and the perfect colours!

Craftyfield said...

Love the scene you've created and the quote is so true!

gardenpinks said...

Gorgeous layout, love everything about this x