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Friday, 2 May 2014

Q and L Challenge - Knowledge and Hurt


Wow these fortnightly challenges over at The Craft Barn are passing so quickly, we have "knowledge" and "Hurt" as the key words this fortnight.  Hurt was an easy one, lots of 60s songs about being hurt and broken hearted!  Knowledge was a little harder, I came up with a Diana Ross and The Supremes number from their album Let The Sun Shine In.

Here they are "The Composer" by Diana Ross and The Supremes written by Smokey Robinson, released in 1969 as a single and featured on their album Let The Sun Sine In, and "Anyone Who Had a Heart" by Cilla Black 1964 which charted at No1 in the UK, written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.


This card was stamped and white embossed with a bird cage and music, music tape added and the background coloured with squeezed lemonade and evergreen bough.  Added some black stamping, a little stenciling and the lyrics.  Picked the yellow and green as my son informed me they were good colours for learning and stimulating the mind, fitted well with knowledge.


This card was covered with fairly thick white acrylic paint for some texture, added two Memory Box dies (chloe stem) were added and painted over them again with acrylic paint, the background hearts were a stencil I made myself.  The large heart was coloured red, covered in Cromer Crackle and when dry rubbed with silver treasure gold.  The lyrics were added and a small heart to finish off.  The background was coloured with distress inks in broken china, the hearts fired brick.

If you haven't done so yet, check out the Q and L challenge at The Craft Barn, great fun you can do journal pages, ATCs, postcards, anything.  So go on take a look and join in.

26 comments:

kaybee said...

Both cards are fabulous. Love the texture on the heart one.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

ah wow these are stunning really inspiring work hugs Judith xxx

Kate M said...

Two great cards - you do so well to come up with the lyrics and matching cards - fabulous.
xx

Linda Simpson said...

These are fabulous and I am singing along to the words in both of these beautiful pieces of artwork.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Both cards are beautiful xxx

jane stillman said...

Two fabulous cards, love the colours in the first, and the fabulous texture in the second

Elaine said...

Great cards - love the colours and music tape on the knowledge one and that crackled heart is great!!

thassos456 said...

Two great cards. The colours on both are fab :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous Sylv, great designs and colours.

gr karin

ionabunny said...

Two more fantastic cards. Love your colours. The hearts really pop. Thanks for the timely reminder. Where does the time go??.....

massofhair said...

Two fantastic projects, both are lovely but my favourite is the 'anyone who had a heart' by Cilla Black one. Just adore that Chloe Stem from Memorybox, it's a need!

Fab inspiration, thank you :-) xxx

Wendy McCarthy said...

Both lovely, I'm bowled over by your heart card though, fabulous! Love how you painted over the Chloe stems and made them part of the texture. Xx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - Very beautiful work. I love how you painted over the die cuts. Great idea and your stenicl has done a fab job :o)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!

Scrapmate said...

Both are fab but I love the Cilla song artwork.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Beautiful, both of them! I just LOVE that flower/stem!!!

gardenpinks said...

What I love about this challenge is the nostalgia from all the old song lyrics that get used!! These are two really fab pieces, love the colours and images you have used and the embossing for added texture.

Barbara said...

I love both of these, Sylv.....your work always inspires me to try something different xx

Lesley said...

Two great pages and fab song choices! Love the colours on the first one xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You're really a busy bee. Two wonderful takes on the words again.

Carol said...

Both card are lovely, fab colour combos, - great Lyrics too - will add to my growing collection :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Impressive on both counts. I like the looks of that large heart. You put a lot into both these and they show it, too.

juliewheatman said...

They are both beautiful love the colours and the birdcage on the first one and that memory box die - I want(need)

BJ said...

Both super cards. Particularly like the music one with the white embossed birdcage, but then I like the flower embossing on the heart one too. Thanks for visiting my rather late entry. BJ

Tracy said...

These are both fantastic ! I love the texture and the die works so well x

butterfliecrafter said...

your son choose well for the colors of the knowledge page and i love the crackled heart of the second one.