Saturday, 18 January 2014
Quotes and Lyrics Challenge - Up
There's a new challenge for the year on the Craft Barn blog. You can read all the details here but to summarise we will be given 2 words every fortnight and have to choose a quotation or a lyric including one of the chosen words. I thought a lot about what format to use and decided to use A5 sized pages which I have punched and will bind together once complete. I found last year, as the year went on, that it was getting harder to stamp directly into the dictionary because of the binding. This should make it easier and give me a larger surface to work on.
The first words are Smile and Up. I love the song 'Smile' written by Charlie Chaplin and sung by Nat King Cole but I decided to go for the other word. My first idea was the song 'Up, Up and Away' by the 5th Dimension (check out the retro clip on you tube here) and I used an old unknown hot air balloon stamp. The BG is tumbled glass, salty ocean and broken china with a cloud mask I tore from a scrap piece of paper. I wanted to include a quotation as well and thought 'If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading' by Lao Tzu the Chinese Taoist philosopher, fitted in well. Hot air balloons are notoriously difficult to steer and rely on the vagaries of the wind to carry them.
So that's the first page done. Be sure to check out the other entries here . I try and comment on everyone's entries but unfortunately I don't do Facebook or Pinterest.