Monday, 2 June 2014

Q&L challenge 11

Over at the Craft Barn challenge 11 is to use the words Mountain or Mistake. Please visit their blog and join in if you feel like it. Am learning a lot, new quotes, new artists, it has been a blast so far, hope to see you there!

Found these lyrics by A-Ha from a song called Foot Of The Mountain.

But we could live by the foot of the mountain
We could clear us a yard in the back
Build a home by the foot of the mountain
We could stay there and never come back

Learn from my mistake
Leave what others take
Speak when spoken to
And do what others do.


Used an iCard size substrate which has been cut up from a mop up piece of card. The blue is from Dylusions spray Midnight.  Added Pan Pastels Orange, Magenta and Dark Red Oxide to create the sunset.  Added a layer of Old Gold Metallic Pan Pastel to add the night shimmer, left a little area without and stamped the stars as if they are trying to shoot out into the night sky.

Tore up a piece of paper to get the shape of the mountains and then coloured the area with black Archival Ink. Stamped the house with a freebie stamp from Craft Stamper (very old stamp)and Versamark ink then dusted over with Perfect Pearls.

Used a white Posca Pen to do the writing, must get a thinner nib as this isn’t very legible.


The completed scene and lyrics.


Stamped the reverse of the iCard with the house stamp and the accompanying tree stamp, also added the alium stamp from Clarity Stamps (one of my all time favourite images). Added all the details and stamped the date.

Am posting early as i don’t want to miss the deadline this time.

Thanks for dropping by, looking forward to reading your comments.



  1. Love your mountains, and great idea to put the houses on the back xx

    The metallic pan pastels looks great on the black card xx

  2. Hello there my friend, 2 beautiful photos, one back and one front if I'm right? Fabulous and broody mountain with a great sky, you're right the journalling is a little difficult to make out, well done though with challenging words though :D xx

  3. I love your how you created your sunset and mountain which is really great. And your little house love it xx

  4. A fabulous entry, love the mountains and sky - very moody :) Love the little house peeking out.

  5. Gorgeous. Totally gorgeous!! :D
    I'd like a fine nibbed white pen, but they only seem to come in black and then it's hit or miss whether the will work on all media or clog up on the first word, lol. :o)

  6. really like your mountain scene, it looks like northern ligth

  7. I love that sunset effect...gorgeous!
    I use a white Uniball Signo pen, really good over painty backgrounds :-)
    Alison xxx

  8. This is wonderful, very atmospheric xx

  9. Wow, the background is amazing. Great card :)

  10. That looks great.

  11. Recently bought some metallic Pan Pastels, but not tried them yet. Love your atmospheric piece.

    1. LOVE all the metallic colours, hope you get time to play with them soon:-) x

  12. Hi there! What beautiful work here - and I really love the sentiments too. Thank you for stopping by The Summer of Color and thrilled to have you play along this year! Looking forward to Monday, xoxo

  13. Fabulous entry and well done for finding a song with both words in! Love the way you've written in line with the mountains and the colouring is great!
    Val x

  14. Lovely entry to the challenge. Beautiful moody looking sky and great find with the lyrics.

    Lesley Xx

  15. How cool to find lyrics with both words, and how beautiful your atmospheric mountain scene is. The sky is just stunning!
    Alison xx

  16. Just beautiful! Love how the words are the mountains!

  17. Love the quote!! the mountains are gorgeous - thanks for sharing the mix of mediums you have used, Have arelaxing Sunday x

  18. Love the shimmer of the metallic pan pastels,Alas was never really into AHa so not heard song before but clever to find it containing both words.
    PS no not read Simerillion yet!

  19. These are two fabulous pieces, great handwriting.

  20. Hi there MOH, thanks for visiting and leaving lovely comments :D I hope you're enjoying the warmer weather :D I love it, the warmer the better LOL keep crafting, big hugs Gay xx

  21. Lovely quote. I did like A Ha

  22. Love these lyrics and your background is great.

  23. I can't believe this was a mop up substrate to begin with. You turned it into a genuine work of art and beauty with appropriate lyrics for the art, too. Stunning.

  24. Lovely mountain scene you've created! I didn't choose mountain because I knew if I tried that it would turn awful...