Sunday, 14 December 2014

Craft Barn Q&L - Faith/Harmony

Today seems the final Craft Barn Q&L challenge - it's been a bunch of fun and I have a journal full of great quotes, a random win and a wall of fame page!! 

This last quote or lyric is to use Faith or Harmony (or both)  This is my page.
 Background is brushos - turquoise, ultramarine at the top and leaf and emerald greens at the foot.  I smooshed the colours with a brush to blend and cover the pag, then when they were dry, spritzed white shimmer DecoArt  Media spray through a dotty stencil, but due to the slightly wrinkly page it's gone a bit splodgy, so I blotted it with kitchen towel.
love the shimmer though, (sorry it doesn't really show up)




 I wanted to use "David" by Tim Holtz as he was itching to be inked and thought he could be the subject of the quote, I stamped him on white card in black archival ink and stuck him to the page,
then stamped greenery (both from Tim Holtz sets) firstly in Fern Green along the foot of the page, overlapping David slightly, and the second in Potting Soil archival inks,

The bare branch at the top, is a Stampscapes stamp, stamped in Potting Soil and Black archival inks.  I filled the top, again overlapping the branches to get depth and to aid with the quote..

which is,












Hopefully, David is living in harmony with himself and the universe!!  Thanks for looking, and thanks to the Craft Barn for a great year of challenges, can't wait for January to see what's next! 

17 comments:

sam21ski said...

Fabulous page Helen, love your David image, was looking for a mould of him yesterday xx

Hazel Agnew said...

You have achieved depth, I love the over stamping. Quote is a good one too. Fab challenge, Helen. Xx

Lin said...

oh love this Helen!!the colours are gorgeous and so is your greenery..great quote too xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic page Helen, love how you put it together! Love the David stamps, I think we see him around far too little.... he looks fantastic here!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is really lovely. You stamp SO well. I would not be able to get this David stamp right the first time, and you made it look so easy (and PERFECT).

I've enjoyed this challenge a LOT, and I learned a bit about stamping, too. You are often my inspiration for many things, and this challenge has been one of them.

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Nice page! Great Brusho background again & David makes a great focal image.

butterfly said...

You've been busy today. Unsurprisingly, I love this! The sky and grass colours, the beautiful grasses and branches top and bottom and - what a coincidence - I got David while I was away, and mine is also dying to be inked up!! And Marcus Aurelius is one of my go-to words guys. Fantastic page - I love it.
Alison xx

Craftyfield said...

Quick off the mark, again! Great background and stamping, David's a lovely stamp.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful final entry for the challenge. I am definitely going to have a look at brushos because you created such a gorgeous blended background!

I love the quote and David was a great choice!

kaybee said...

My favourite colours, and a fab quote too. Happy 2015.

massofhair said...

Loving your final page for this years Challenge, a perfect quote and a perfect background and stamp :-) xxx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Wonderful page, awesome stamping and the quote is lovely :o))

Elaine said...

Your final page is great - love the blue background and black stamping. Well done on finishing the challenge. Merry Christmas!

thassos456 said...

Love the colour combination and the stamps perfectly together :)

Vicky Hibbs said...

Excellent stamping, I will have to try out Brushos in 2015. Well done on completing the challenge

Scrapmate said...

I really like that David stamp and had to restrain myself from getting it recently. A lovely quote and a great page. Have a very Happy New Year.

maggie said...

Love the way that each colour merges into the next. A great choice of quote and image to make your final entry.
Happy new year!