Friday, 26 September 2014

Craft Barn Q&L 19 - Patience/Better

Just before I left for my (second) day at Ally Pally on Sunday I saw the prompts for the latest Craft Barn Q&L challenge - Patience and/or Better.  I didn't have time to start looking for my quotes until a couple of days later, and of course my last entry used better quite by chance as well as that prompt of Easier, and there were lots using Patience that I liked;  but rather than just re-enter the previous page again (grin!) I went with "Positive anything is better than negative nothing" attributed to Elbert Hubbard.
I took a piece of 12x12 tissue bought from Paperartsy and brayered on some Frescos (no step by steps , oops) I used Vanilla, Pumpkin Soup, Zesty Zing, Chalk, Haystack, Autumn Fire, Cheesecake and Caramel... not necessarily in that order...
before stamping using Pumpkin Soup and Snowflake, using Sara Naumann and Ellen Vargo stamps for Paperartsy
the petal by Ellen Vargo,  in Potting Shed archival
- and then I cut it all up into strips...
 Gluing it to my journal as shown... I used matte medium, under and over the strips to seal it well.


Typed my quote on a piece of thin card and cut it into individual words and glued them to the left page.
 I did wonder about putting a focal image on the right page, but can't decide what, so for now, it's blank!
entering the Craft Barn challenge here 

26 comments:

Deborah Wainwright said...

Great page Helen love the colours you have used on the tissue paper which looks fab cut up. X

Carol said...

Love the background - the colours are fab - great quote too. Have a lovely weekend :)

kaybee said...

Great page - colours, quote, everything!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this page, what great colours xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful background and fab quote xx

Fiona Spain said...

Brilliant.

Shoshi said...

What a beautiful background you created, Helen. I love those soft subtle colours, and how the layers built up. You have made a very nice page with it. I popped over and looked at some of the other responses to the challenge - all so different! Quite a difficult one with words like that, but all done so well.

Shoshi

butterfliecrafter said...

I love the cut up pieces of tissuepaper, such a beautiful background.And I'm with you that maybe an image on the right page would finish it all of. Maybe an image of the author of the quote?

sam21ski said...

Oooh fabulous, your pieces of tissue paper look great xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous colours, I love the tissue paper you created!

Lucy x

TwinkleToes2day said...

I love how you created the paper and then tore it into strips and mixed them all up. The colours are wonderful and I think the quote is a very good choice/
Many thanks for your lovely comment on my stamped page :o)

craftimamma said...

Love the colours on here Helen and the quote is great. Fab idea with the strips.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Elaine said...

Love how you've created your background and a great choice of colours too.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fab page, the colours are gorgeous.

She King said...

Hi Helen, a gorgeous page, I love how you have used the tissue paper. xx

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous masterboard! Is the tissue paper is sturdier than standard tissue? I saw it last week and thought so, yours didn't seem to have wrinkled at all!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Trying to catch up. I'm so far behind, I'm not sure I ever will. But I was super impressed with the tissue, because I often tear tissue when I try to color it.

Really, really like the spread and the quote you chose. Very positive, something I always appreciate.

Julie Wheatman said...

Love the technique you have used on
your page with the tissue paper and the colours you have used. great choice of quote too.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful spread.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

It was fun to see this page from start yo finish. It is really gorgeous!

Scrapmate said...

I love the background you have created for this - the colours are great.

Dianne said...

Wow Hellen I loved the page just gorgeous but all cut up in the strips that was brilliant your page is stunning, thanks for sharing..

gardenpinks said...

Wonderful layout and quote, the tissue strips look like a maze! Fabulous colours too.

Lesley said...

Great page! Love the background and the names of all the colours are fab! Lovely quote too! xx

thassos456 said...

Fab page, I love the idea with the strips. Have to try it myself sometime. Great effect. :)

maggie said...

Love the colours you have chosen for your background - has a autumnal feel about it. I must remember that great quote.