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Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Q&L Challenge - Strong and Miss



Hi everyone, hope you are all surviving the terrible weather, not a bad day here in Somerset although the water levels are still rising.  Another two weeks are speeding by so it is time for me enter my postcards for The Craft Barn Q&L Challenge, the words for this fortnight are Strong and Miss.  Not easy words as I don't want to do all sad songs with tears and heartache.  Lots of music came to mind but either too early or too late for the 60's, in the end I went with "That's How Strong My Love Is" by Otis Reading from 1965 (the original version was by O V Wright 1964) for Strong and "Have I The Right" by the Honeycombs, their debut single which went to No 1 in the UK charts in 1964 for Miss.



Watercoloured rainbow background, Tim Holtz  stencil and Sheena Douglas Willow Tree stamp.



Distress ink, Tim Holtz honeycomb embossing folder and stencil, die cut hearts and Googled lips. 

Off now to amuse the grandchildren - Sophie wants to make a secret diary what a good way to use up my paper scraps (I have boxes of A5 paper which have been hiding in my cupboard for years).

26 comments:

massofhair said...

Two fabulous Tags with great quotes, great colours and stencils used, fabulous lips! :-) xxx

ionabunny said...

Great lyrics Sylv Love the bright colours you have used

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are beautiful Sylv and great colours.

gr karin

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous Sylv, love the quotes, they are fabulous!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Kate M said...

Fabulous postcards Sylvia - your weeping willow with the rainbow is beautiful and I love the honeycomb on the second one - quite appropriate!! Super projects.
xx

Zoe said...

These are both fabulous Sylvia, so clever, I wouldn't have a clue what to do lol xx Zoe xx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great entries - all of them! Love the backgrounds of the 2 first ones :-)

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

hi hun great tags loving the paint effects x

Jan Ltc said...

Fab cards Sylv xx Jan

Debbie Fisher said...

Fab work & great sentiments, love the designs & colours xxx

butterfliecrafter said...

like the watercolored backgrounds

Lorraine said...

These are so beautiful Sylv, love the gorgeous coloured backgrounds.
Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

Laine said...

These are stunning Sylv. Wonderful colour, design and detail.
Laine
xx

Elaine said...

Well done on doing both words. I love the willow tree with the rainbow background - its so bright and colourful which is what we want on these dull days!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two gorgeous pages, cannot decided which I like best.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is just gorgeous--I love the background, and the quote is one I will definitely save and use!

Pat said...

What great contrast between the two. Love your watercolour background.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Beautiful pages, love those rainbow colours. MMx

Craftyfield said...

Love the watercolour washes and the way they fade under the willow. Great composition too!

carolfromkiwiland said...

Lovely postcards and quite different. I am very envious that you can think of any songs with the words in let alone narrowing it down to the 60s. you are going to ave a stunning collection of postcards at the end of the year.

sue jones said...

Beautiful - Love the colours

Margik said...

Two fabulous page, Love the colours and composition.

Maggie said...

2 gorgeous postcards Sylv I couldn't remember the first song but now I am singing away to the 2nd another I had forgotten will be singing it all day now lol. Thanks for visiting my blog.

MaggieH

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm late visiting, but had to get here before the next challenge. I like the idea of postcards as the substrate, and I adore the fact you used both words in your art. Great texture in the second one, too. Really awesome art you have created.

Lesley said...

Two great postcards and lovely quotes and songs xx

BJ said...

Two amazing pieces. Love the background to the weeping willow page and not I want the distress honeycomb stencil! BJ