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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Marriage and Age



Beautiful day here today, hope you are all enjoying some sunshine too.  I have been working on a few things this week but am finding it hard to find time to sit and craft (the grandchildren and my son are staying over on Tuesday and Thursday nights each week for the foreseeable future).  I have managed to finish my postcards for the Quotes and Lyrics challenge over at The Craft Barn though.

The words this fortnight are Marriage and Age, still continuing on with the 60's theme for Marriage I picked "Let's stick together" by Wibert Harrison (1962) which was later changed to "Let's stay together" and re-released by Harrison in 1969.  This song was covered in the UK by Bryan Ferry and Status Quo.  For Age it had to be "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In" from the musical Hair, which was recorded by 5th Dimension, popular in the States reaching No 1 but only reached No 11 in the UK charts in 1969.

For my Aquarius postcard I used distress inks in vibrant colours, picked raspberry, salty sea, peacock feathers and mowed lawn.  I started by stamping the girl with the funky hair along with some hippy type flowers and embossing in white to give a resist.  The colours were added and some stenciling and 2nd generation stamping.  The words were printed and outlined and coloured with DIs.



My second postcard took some thinking about, I wanted to use a couple getting married and something to represent the vows made.  The nearest thing I had to a bride and groom stamp was was a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper,  I stamped this and added a bow tie to the groom and a bouquet to the bride.  I made a little book with a few wedding words and added my lyrics on top.  A knotted piece of thread was added and a little mustard seed distress ink and stenciling added.

16 comments:

Stephanie said...

Both projects are gorgeous. Love the girl image.

KarinsArtScrap said...

both are beautiful Sylv but I love the first one.

gr karin

ionabunny said...

Great projects Sylv. Very brave of you to do both every week. Love the colours in the first one

massofhair said...

Been trying to rack my brains where i have seen the lady's head stamp before??? Keep thinking it is a Tracy Dutton design??? Please put me out of my misery...

Two stunning projects, love both! Think you are great to make a card for both :-) xxx

Reusing with Quilling said...

Loved both of them and the book on second one is fab !

Elaine said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog. I found it difficult to find a suitable quote or lyric that I could depict but you've managed both easily. Love the simplicity of marriage and the bright colours of Aquarius. Brilliant!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You put SO much thought into your postcards. I like them both, and really like how you "altered" the Bride and Groom stamp. It shows great attention to detail. Wonderful on both counts and both cards.

Craftyfield said...

Good pages, both of them. Love how you customised your stamp, very creative!

Scrapmate said...

2 great projects. The 2 nd reminds me of the Bryan Ferry video with Jerry Hall.

Maggie said...

Gorgeous postcards Love the age of Aquarius in my fave colours and I see wee have used the same stamp for marriage...good taste lol.

MaggieH

sue jones said...

Both Fab- my fav is the Lyrics :)

Lesley said...

Lovely postcards, and great use of the Craft Stamper stamp! xx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Both cards are stunning! I really liked the use of black and white in the marriage one!

BJ said...

Love the vibrant colours an your Aquarious postcard and the soft colours on your marriage postcard. BJ

maggie said...

Two fabulous postcards. I love the your additions to the Craft Stamper freebie.

Maggie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two fantastic pieces.