Thursday, 3 July 2014

Q&L Challenge 13 Path or Horizon

Over half a year has passed since we started this journey with The Craft Barn and their Q&L Challenges. I am enjoying taking part and exploring more and more quotes and lyrics, thank you to all who are taking part and have contributed to my knowledge gain.

This weeks Challenge is to use the words Path or Horizon, found this sombre quote here on a site called Board of Wisdom, there doesn’t seem to be a reference to who the quote belongs so going with Anon.

"Ever the sun traces its path from horizon to horizon,

and ever the moon follows,

and ever the days roll past without care for the lives they grind away,

one by one.

Try though they might,

no being escapes death forever.

To all, there is an end."

I am going to create my iCard using Serif Craft Artist Professional 2 this time as i am struggling with my hands again, it will be printed out and adhered onto the iCard.

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The front of my iCard, i wanted to keep it very simple so there are only 3 elements used here, the background which i coloured brown, the border with a reduced transparency and the quote using Courier New as the font.

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The back of the iCard with the same images but with the transparency reduced to 75% showing the Challenge details and the date of creation.

Thanks for dropping by, looking forward to your comments.

xxx

25 comments:

  1. Wow, the effect is amazing! So subtle and beautiful, love it!!

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  2. What a beautiful card, I love it, and you're right to keep it so simple. Stunning.

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  3. I love the effects on this card, perfect for these words! That quote is quite a bleak one, you're right; but very well put. It reminds me of the sort of ideas expressed in Fitzgerald's translation of Omar Khayam. You've got me really curious about this one! I love to know where things come from, you see - very nosy! Great challenge and a great card! Julie Ann xxx

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  4. I haven't really ventured into digi-crafting but the effects you've achieved here are stunning. I hope your hands improve soon

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  5. So delicate and ethereal - it's really beautiful...
    Alison x

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  6. I've never tried creating digitally, but love the effect you have created here, very atmospheric.

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  7. This is truly stunning and so beautifully created. It takes a lot of skill to work with publishing programmes. They are certainly not any easy option.
    Thank you always for your kind and generous comments on my blog. You make me smile :D
    I hope your hands feel better soon :o))

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  8. Beautiful quote, and the artwork you made to go with it fits perfectly. Thanks for telling about this challenge, once SOC is finished I might participate in this one too, since I love using quotes in my work ;-)

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  9. That's a wonderful iCad and a gorgeous quote.

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  10. Brilliantly designed card, the sentiment and colours are also just stunning....I have joined your blog as a new follower...I also have 'candy' sponsored by three artist if you are interested in joining in....
    ♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

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  11. Stunning card. I love the simple look which is so effective.love it xx

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  12. This is absolutely gorgeous hun, I love those trees & that great quote!
    Hope your hands improve soon.
    Alison xxx

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  13. Stunningly simple and I think it is a lovely thoughtful quote. It may be a little sombre but it is also true.

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  14. Oooh fabulous, love the 75% transparency look xx

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  15. This is a really lovely card. The simplicity of the design really highlights the quote.

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  16. This is so beautiful. Love the watercolor affect you achieved and you found a quote with both words amazing!

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  17. Hi there MOH, love this dreamy scene, hope your hands behave soon!! :D Gay x

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  18. Your digital creation is lovely, although probably not as much fun as messy crafting!

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  19. Sorry to read about your hands, but I simply adore the beauty of this Icard. And the quote is poignant, too.

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  20. Beautiful card, love the watercolour effect! Great quote too. Hope your hands are on the mend xx

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  21. Beautiful card! LOVE the misty background - makes it all a bit mysterious...

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  22. You have created a beautiful, subtle background for your quote.

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  23. A well deserved Wall of Fame entry here - love this - it's beautiful in a very understated way x

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