Sunday, 19 October 2014

Craft Barn Q&L 21 - Nowhere/Hug

This fortnight's Q&L challenge from the Craft Barn is Nowhere/Hug.  Whilst my lyric flew straight into my head, I did check out some quotes too, and found a couple I really liked.  But, sticking with my first instinct "Nowhere Man" - the Beatles, of course. I decided to keep it fairly simple, with a Sixties kind of feel...

 I started with a layer of gesso, then Antarctic Fresco, before stencilling Turquoise through the 12x12 Burst stencil (crafters workshop)
I stamped my small Umbrella Man on a scrap of paper, omitting his umbrella, and cut him out, sticking him to the centre of the stencilled pattern.
I knew I wouldn't fit all of the words in, but wrote as much as I could, as neatly as I could!

Rectified a mistake which I spotted as I was uploading the photos...

Entering the Craft Barn Q&L challenge here


22 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is absolutely superb. I'm always impressed when there's real handwriting, something I'm just no good at any more. And I really like how you positioned your man in the center of the stencil paint. It really called attention to him.

I thought this was a wonderful entry, and you KNOW I'll be singing that song all afternoon!

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fantastic page Helen works really well. Great choice of lyrics xx

thassos456 said...

Wow, love the page, what a great interpretation of the song. The stencil is fab :)

Lin said...

oh what a great page Helen Excellent!!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Very excellent choice of song and the single umbrella-less man in the centre of that awesome stencilling is just wonderful!! Have a great week ahead :D

Wanda Hentges said...

A wonderful page!!!

craftytrog said...

Simply brilliant Helen! x

Virginia said...

Fabulous hun - as always !

Julia Dunnit said...

I just said to Elizabeth that I bet hardly any one will be abe to do a 'nowhere' entry..and look at you! Seriously, my imagination needs an overhaul! Love this.

Elaine said...

Snap! It was the first song that popped into my head too and I love how they are both completely different. Your Nowhere man looks great in the centre of ..... nowhere!!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

LOVE!! It's a fantastic page!

Hazel Agnew said...

Fab Helen, the Burst stencil resembles the spokes of the umbrella and centres the page and image. Well done for handwriting. Xx

Sarah Anderson said...

love this, great page

butterfliecrafter said...

the stencilling looks like rainburst and just adore the umbrella man even without umbrella.

Scrapmate said...

That stencil works really well behind your stamped image.

kaybee said...

A very cool page!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Love the Beatles and love your entry this week! In truth it is the first thing that popped into my head, but I could not think of what to do with it, LOL! Have a great weekend!

Craftyfield said...

Love your umbrella man at the centre of the world! and yes I get a 6os psychedelic vibe with the stencilled motif...

Julie Wheatman said...

Brilliant, totally forgot about this song. Love that burst stencil background

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great background. Always love the umbrella man. Fabulous quote, too.

Fiona Spain said...

I love how you have done this page. Especially the background.

maggie said...

My choice of lyric as well! Your interpretation is completely different though. Love your page and it is a worthy winner. Congratulations.