Over at the Craft Barn they have started a new Challenge for 2014 called ‘Quotes and Lyrics’. If you would like to know more please click on the link here. I haven’t joined in any of the Craft Barn Challenges before, loved the theme and here i am.
The two words we were given to use this week are “Smile and Up”, you don’t have to use both, see the link for a complete break down of the rules.
I found a song from Carol King that i really like called Beautiful, see her performing her song here.
Printed the Lyrics onto copy paper, cut into verses,used clear gesso to apply to an index card. I got the idea to use an index card from the lovely Claire over at her Blog, thank you Claire.
The text folds over onto the rear of the iCard, am decorating the back as well.
Used Pan Pastels Permanent Dark Red and Turquoise for the base,sealed with a fixative then went over the whole surface with Silver, used fixative again. Added a hint of Light Gold to add a little warmth, with a final layer of fixative.
Used stencils from TCW and one i had custom made for me by GlitzCraft Ltd to add some depth, applied Pan Pastels through the Flower stencil and Fresco Paints Squid Ink and Toffee through the circles and hexagon using a baby wipe to knock it back. Added a final layer of Silver Pan Pastel over the entire iCard as i love how it adds a little shimmer.
The back of the iCard where i will write the details and date, which has also been given a final coat of Silver Pan Pastel.
The Lyrics read, ‘You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the World all the love in your heart’. Who else but Tinglyitchiness could bring a smile and melt your heart. Coloured Tingly using Pan Pastels.
I added the heart, again coloured using Pan Pastels and which has been doodled on by me, as i thought that the card was missing something. Mounted the Lyrics onto a piece of black card which has been coloured using 3 different coloured Metallic Pan Pastels.
Used a white Posca Pen to add all the white detailing.
Completed rear of the iCard with all the Challenge details.
Would also like to enter this into the Pan Pastel Challenge Week 2,Silver Linings.
Thanks for dropping by, looking forward to reading your comments. xxx