Saturday, 11 October 2014

Craft Barn Q&L 20 - Destiny

Last week when I was enjoying the sights and delights of Port Sunlight, the new Craft Barn Q&L (quotes and lyrics) challenge was announced - Destiny and/or Gift.

I only had time to start my research on quotes this morning as it took me a couple of days to recover from that trip, and then we had a work outing on Wednesday to see Evita (after dinner at Ramsey's Savoy Grill!!) and it took me a couple of days to recover from a fabulous - late - night out!

Anyhow, I decided to play with some of my new goodies - as you do!
 I applied pan pastels to my journal page, I used yellow/oranges with some blue - and my new colourless blender, which is fabulous fun

and my Lavinia toadstools

then came a bit of a disaster and I should have started again really... I wrote out my quote, that was ok.  but I attempted a flourish by hand instead of searching for a stamp..

 so out came a Kaisercraft border

I also attempted to use some Chunky White Embossing powder to create some star effects in the background, I think I need to practice this!
but overall, it has turned out reasonably ok...

Entering the Craft Barn challenge here

27 comments:

Hazel Agnew said...

Love the quote, love the toadstools, not heard about the blender thing. Well done Helen. Xx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the shades in this, glad you like the colourless blender - I didn't get one lol!

massofhair said...

Love those Lavinia toadstools and nearly bought them too but found a Sweet Poppy Stencil with similar shapes & got that instead, thinking the stencil will be more versatile, play time will tell.

Fantastic page for the Challenge. Found my words a few days ago, waiting for some inspiration to strike so might look again.

Funny that Val didn't get a PP Blender especially as she told me she only had 6 and then put them ALL out to sell lol. Hope she manages to get them back in soon! :-) xxx

Lin said...

Great page Helen..love that background and of course those gorgeous toadstools! xx

sam21ski said...

Great page, I agree the blender is fun isn't it. Love that stamp, might have to get some more at some point when the cash flow allows - lol.

Sam xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love the colour of your background and the toadstools are fab. Great quote too. Keep thinking I'll enter these challenges but never do, so we'll done you xx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Dinner at Ramsey's eh, well, la-di-dah! Lol - hope it lived up to its reputation.
Those stamps are fabulous with the drops of water on them. So real looking. I like your background colours and the quote is fab.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my page - two sleeps to go, and the excitment is mounting :o)

craftytrog said...

Great quote, fab page Helen! x

Wanda Hentges said...

Very nice. I'll probably be getting some pan pastels for Christmas... haven't ever used them, it'll be fun!!

Shoshi said...

Beautiful, Helen. I haven't come across the colourless blender before. I've still got to get to grips with my pan pastels - one day!! I bought only a few, mostly primary colours, hoping to be able to mix and blend them, so perhaps the new blender will be useful. Off to find out about it.

Shoshi

Carmen said...

I love that quote Helen. The blender sounds interesting too - not heard about that before.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous Helen! Wishing I had got those toadstools-talked myself out of them!!! Love that quote too. Hugs, Chrisx

Virginia said...

Fab pages and love that quote!

kaybee said...

I'm loving that stamp - something else to add to my wish list! I think 3 of us have used that quote - just proves what a fab one it is!!

Craftyfield said...

Darn... another product I need on my list! Never heard about the blender so just looked it up and it sounds the answer to a smooth pastel blend. Great page and great choice of quote.
The chunky embossing powder must be difficult in a journal as it's better to heat them from underneath to avoid blowing it away.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What you call disaster, I call Flopportunity. You did a sensational job of elevating the quote AND the artwork to a spectacular level. I really like it!

Scrapmate said...

Love the effects you have created with your new stash. A meal and a show...I'm well jealous!

thassos456 said...

What a beautiful page. Have to check out the blender, sounds as if I absolutely need it *lol*

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Fab page, the toadstools look great.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Nice page in beautiful colours!

Carol said...

Great page and quote - glad you enjoyed the show and have loads of new toys :)

Fiona Spain said...

Beautifully done.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful page.

maggie said...

Love the toadstools and your choice of quote. I like the way you have used the border stamp - finishes off the page beautifully.

Lesley said...

Great choice of quote! - I used that one too, good to see how we all illustrate it differently! And I love your toadstools! xx

She King said...

Hi Helen, love your Journal page and quote. x

butterfliecrafter said...

pan pastels are on my wishlist.
Lovely stamping.