Friday, 2 May 2014

Q&L Knowledge or Hurt Challenge 8

Over at the Craft Barn it is Challenge 8, the quotes or lyrics to use are Knowledge or Hurt.

It has taken me ages to find something suitable and i found it purely by accident on a gaming site called The House of Zelda. On this site you have to remember lyrics to gain access to the Thieves Hideout. This link will take you to the page where i found these lyrics:

"Sometimes it hurts too much t'care. Ya think knowledge is power, but it's really despair..."

The theme of thieves dungeons gave me the idea for the iCard. Am struggling to use my hands to stamp so have turned my hand to some digital crafting using Craft Artist 2.

My idea was to create something magical for the background so i took the lyrics and used different fonts to turn them into backgrounds. Used two different fonts, Covenant/Forerunner (the splats) and WC Rhesus C 2Bta (the circle symbols.

Added some characters from the Fantasy Medieval Kit and a the dotted frame. The lyric font is Courier. Printed this onto printable acetate, slight problem it didn’t pick up the detail of the background. I do like this version as it is more ethereal and much more like i would imagine a gaming dungeon to look.

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Adhered the acetate to an iCard with  glue that dries clear and then used my sewing machine to add a sewn border around the card and the lyric. Hand stamped the stars to add a little more mystery to their abode.

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Printed out the same image onto cream card, here you can see the background and other images much better. Gave this iCard round corners and went round the edge with Cocoa Memento Ink, the stars are also stamped with the same ink.

The backs of the cards look like this:

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This challenge was fun once again. Hope you join in sometime!

Thanks for dropping by, looking forward to your comments.

xxx

A quick note, it appears that some mobile phones with a dark background are not able to read some of the post. Have lightened the font but you might need to turn up the brightness to see more clearly. Will try to rectify over the weekend.

xxx

22 comments:

  1. For some reason half your text has gone black on black on my phone. But great project none the less

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    1. Thanks Jax! Will check on mine and see if that has happened too :-) x

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  2. Sorry to hear that your stamping hand is playing up. Like the way that these have come together and glad that you showed both versions. Really love the stitching around the first card. Sentiment is clever...bit like a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. X

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  3. Great find, they both look superb xxx

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  4. Wow, this is so unusual and so artistic MOH, I love it! :o)

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  5. What a great quote and a fab card. :)

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  6. A brilliant quote and some great artwork.

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  7. Extremely difficult word inspiration this week, well done I think you had a great result, try not to be so hard on yourself, Hugs Gay x

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  8. Great idea with the cards like that. You sure have a good stash of nice stamps!

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  9. A fabulous quote and brilliant artwork, love them. Would never think to look on a gaming site for quotes though :) That star stamp looks like a Craft Stamper magazine freebie one!
    Lynn x

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  10. Fantastic lyrics to complete a brilliant cards. I like the round edges and love the stitching still cannot be brave a use machine on card hehe.

    Love the stamps and both cards look great with the stars xxx

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  11. Great cards and well done on using both words! xx

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  12. Great quote, love the cards especially the first with the stitching.

    Sylv xx

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  13. Great quote - sorry hands are not doing what you want - wow digital playing - whole new world to me !! great quotes and projects I'm pants with a sewing machine so really appreciate the stched edges - great finishing touch xx

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  14. You put a LOT of work into your I-cards. And of course, it shows. Digital art is something I'm not very good at. But I can sew a bit, so that part made my day. I never thought to sew around my lyrics. Must try that sometime.

    Sorry to read about your hands. Hope they improve soon.

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  15. Super cards, love the imagery and the the quote is suberb getting both words in too. Well done you. Thanks for visiting my rather late entry. BJ

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  16. Oh and thanks for spotting my spelling mistake, I have now updated the page. BJ

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  17. Love your use of craft artiste for this,it is a great tool when you know what you are doing, I'm still wearing the L plates lol. and have just dug out my old Singer sewing machine bought thirty years and it still works.

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  18. How interesting that you see the detail so much more clearly on the cream version, but you're right about the ghostly nature of the acetate one - love them both, and what a great lyric!
    Alison x

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  19. I love the theme you chose from those words, your art looks great. Sorry to hear you're suffering with poorly hands xxx

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