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.