Friday, 28 February 2014

The Craft Barn Challenge Number Four - Marriage or Age.

Over at The Craft Barn the latest Quotes and Lyrics challenge is to use either of the words Marriage or Age.

I was searching for a quote and found this one, i think it is so true. The quote is from Friedrich Nietzsche and reads:

When marrying ask yourself this question. Do you believe that you will be able to converse with this person into your old AGE? Everything else in MARRIAGE is transitory.



Used an ICard and decorated both sides.

List of materials used:

Versamark Ink Pad

Versafine Ink Pad

Pan Pastels


Posca Pen

Leafy Stencil

Jilly Bean Soup Stamps

7Gypsies Date Style stamps


Collall Tacky Glue

Sakura Glaze Pen

Clear Embossing Powder

Applied the Versamark through the Leafy Stencil by hand then covered with clear EP.

Once the EP was cool added Pan Pastels to the background, sealed with hairspray.

Stamped one of the Jilly Bean Soup stamps onto the card using Versamark and coloured with Copper pan Pastel. Sealed with hairspray.

Stamped three words using the 7 Gypsies date style stamp and added a heart border using another of the Jilly Bean Soup stamps.

Used a white fine nib Posca Pen to write the quote onto acetate, let this dry.

While this was drying added the white border to the heart stamps.

When the writing was dry added the Collall glue to the reverse side and attached to the ICard, set aside to dry.

Last thing was to add the doodled border, used a fine tip pen and coloured with Sakura Glaze Pens.

The reverse of the card has been similarly stamped and sealed and has all the details of the Challenge. Edged the card using a gold Posca Pen.

Hope you like the ICard, thanks for dropping by and looking forward to your comments.



  1. his looks great , thanks for all the lovely comments youbhave been leaving on my blog, I a, now following you so I can return the favour! Lovethe strip of hearts on this page x Trace x

  2. what a great card, and a great quote.

  3. That really is a good quote and very true too. I really like the way you have added it to your card. The colours you chose really play nice together xxx

  4. Never seen this quote before, but it's brilliant and I love how you have used it xx

  5. Great quote using both words too. Love it!!

  6. That's a good quote! While reading your process, I found it interesting that you seal with hairspray--I never would have thought of that!

  7. I agree, a brilliant quote. And so clever to have it on the acetate, very effective.
    Alison x

  8. Fabulous combination of these two words. A great page.

  9. Wonderful artwork, that quote is fab! xxx

  10. Wish I'd seen that quote 16 years ago LOL, super BJ

  11. Great idea and the quote is very true!

  12. Great looks really good. x

  13. An interesting quote, I like the way you have built up all the layers.

  14. Great ICard and quote, thanks for you lovely comment on my Craft Barn postcards. I must be having a bad week, I usualy mention the stamps used - the girl withthe hairis fromAspects of Design Rubber Stamps The Tracey Coates Collection Butterfly Beauties.

    Sylv xx

    1. THANKS Sylv, knew it was by somebody called Tracey but couldn't remember the lady's surname! Have drooled over that stamp for years lol. Thanks again for the info:-) xxx

  15. I'm a big fan of details, and I like how you stepped us through the process. These ICards are such great substrates, and I like how you decorate both sides. Lots of attention to detail and beautiful colors.

  16. Such a true quote and a great depiction.

  17. Great work and well done on getting both words in! xx

  18. Fun Icard with a great quote which probably says it all. Grreat entry.

  19. Gorgeous Icard great idea with the acetate with great effects.


  20. Great work! I love everything...quote, details, use of acetate, I've never used it in my projects...

  21. Well done on finding a quote containing both words. Great ICard.