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Thursday, 16 January 2014

New Year and a New Challenge at The Craft Barn



Hello friends, followers and passers by, there is a new challenge over at The Craft Barn, the challenge will run for the full year and is a Quotes and Lyrics Challenge.  You can find more information HERE.  This is the first fortnight of the challenge and the first two words are: 

SMILE and/or UP

You need to use either (or both if you wish) of these words in a quote or song lyric on your chosen sample.

I am presenting my samples in the form of a postcard,  nice and small for me to take with me on holidays so I do not miss a challenge deadline like I did with two of the Alpha Dictionary Challenge letters last year.

My chosen word is Smile and I have used a lyric - Tears of A Clown by Smokey Robinson.  I will see how the words pan out and may continue in the soul music theme, I was a 60's soul music type of a girl so this would be quite fun.


My background was coloured using Faber-Castell Galetos, a Dylusions stencil and a tear drop stamp I made myself.  The stamps are Indigo Blu "Take the Time"  and Oxford Impressions "Big Top".  The lyrics were computer generated.

Time seems to be slipping by again and I am not getting much crafting done, the craft room is getting a makeover and I have spent the last week sorting boxes and throwing out all unnecessary things, hope to be finished by the weekend and catch up with the pile of half finished projects on my desk.  Hope to be back soon with some more projects.

29 comments:

Nicky Wilcox said...

A fabulous card xxx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Nice work, I love the background color and the clown. Great job Sylv. Cheers, Holley

ionabunny said...

Throwing out?!! Is that allowed?? Hoping to join in and keep up with this challenge this year, Crashed and burned on the Alpha Challenge!! Love your postcard. Great colours and I love how you used the clown image instead of the word. So sweet

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a very nice card Sylv.

gr karin

Zoe said...

What a great postcard, love the colours and layout, and a fab lyric to a great song xx

2amscrapper said...

I'm with you on your music choice. Lovely creation.

Laine said...

Fabulous creation, lots to see, wonderful colour palette. I love it Sylv.
Laine
xx

Chris said...

Fabulous creation love the stamps and the colours. Chris xx

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Sylv, love the stamps you have used they are brillant.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Lovely postcard - I love your design and colours - fabulous.
xx

Jan Ltc said...

Fab card xx Jan

Cumbrianlass said...

This is fabulous Sylvia and so cleaver of you. I am hopeless with this kind of challenge I must know millions of songs (being so old!!) But I can never remember any titles when it comes
to make a card. Janet xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous page and a wonderful eye image.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Its wonderful !

Pat said...

Great start,

Elaine said...

Great postcard - love that clown image and your tears!!

massofhair said...

One of my favourite songs beautifully created in words & pictures. Stunning postcard & one of my favourite entries so far.

Everything works perfectly together:-) xxx

Karen Gist said...

I just love this Sylv! Fabulous work! Thank you for joining us again xxx

Lesley said...

Lovely postcard, and a nice size to work on! Great images and colours! xx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely card! Gorgeous color combination and a very cute clown!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - AWEsome choice of lyric with perfect depiction :o)

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous page, looks like you love your Gelatos!

daisy said...

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I nearly opted for postcards too. Hope the craft room sort-out is nearly complete - it's amazing what you find lurking at the bottom of your pile of stash. I've made a note not to buy any more ribbon until I have used up what I already have.

BJ said...

a very melancholic interpretation of the "Smile" word. Great start to the year's challenge. BJ

Scrapmate said...

I love this song and will look forward to your 60s songs. Great interpretation - smile doesn't need to be happy.

She King said...

Love your postcard and the colours you have used. x

Maisie Moonshine said...

Fab card Sylv, gorgeous colours and that eye stamp is really eye catching (no pun intended!) I've been looking in to using gelatos recently - don't they give a lovely effect - something else for the wish list then :0) MMx

Kate said...

Fab post card - beautiful colours and beautifully coloured !!!

The Craft Barn said...

Well done Sylv, great take on the challenge
Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy