Sunday, February 9, 2014

Craft Barn's 3rd challenge: Strong

Craft barn has issued its third challenge, which is Strong or Miss.  I chose Strong as my prompt because it was the first good quote I could find that I had collage fodder that would fit.  Granted, I considered Nietzsche's famous quote, "What does not destroy me, makes me strong," but decided I didn't have any collage fodder or even rubber stamps that would make an appropriate spread.  When you have as few stamps as I have, it was easy to eliminate that choice.   Instead, I went for

this quote by J.R.R. Tolkien.  The entire piece is glued to a file folder that was larger than the scanner, so you can't see the "CB3" I wrote on the tab.

I have no idea what was on my scanner (could it be the woman I stamped in red last week?), because those red spots are NOT on my page, or on the woman I fussy cut from a collage sheet I won a few years ago, but never used.

In case you can't read the quote, which is also a poem:

"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”

Now I'm off to link up to the latest Craft Barn challenge, because I don't like being late to the party.  And thanks to all who visited me last week.  It's always fun to meet new friends and continue visiting others I've known for awhile.

31 thoughtful remarks:

dawn said...

Hello Elizabeth, GUESS WHAT??!!! My blog is working again, just like that without me doing anything to it. YAY!! I just posted and wanted to come by and tell you. I ran out of time though by making a post, will come back later or tomorrow to catch up on your posts.
YIPPEEE, I can join you for T on Tuesday again finally, SOOOO HAPPY!!!
HUGS and stay warm dear friend!

Vicki Miller said...

Love this page. It is very STRONG and I love Tolkein as well, so top marks to you, and .... If I clean up my studio, I won't be able to find anything, lol.

~*~Patty S said...

You certainly have created a Strong and powerful piece here (including your mystery red spots)...
I had not ever read that quote in its entirety ... a good one!
oxo

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

I feel like I walked into a Tolkien novel here...xox

Helen said...

great spread and love the quote/poem. Not done mine yet as I was out all day yesterday.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from The Craft Barn - Wow Elizabeth, what a spectacular spread! The woman fits just perfectly and the quote is fabulous :o) Mo

kaybee said...

Love your piece (I did consider that quote but am going for a different one!). I've never done this type of collage before,and you have inspired me to give it a go some time!

Scrapmate said...

A very Tolkeinesque piece & a great quote.

dawn said...

I like this, the girl and even the red splats look like they should be there. Great quote too, heard that one a long time ago. Beautiful page!

see you there! said...

You did a great job with the challenge. I think the art work relates to the quote so well.

Darla

girlunwinding said...

The images of nature are quite strong and powerful and the woman's figure nestled in among the winding roots give it nice balance and a feeling of belonging.
Good going!
~Dawn

Karen Gist said...

This is such a thoughtful and evocative quote my dear. The totally stunning scenery is a perfect match for it too. Lovely work!

haha a 'whatsit' is just a thing that you can't think of a word for!!!!

HUGS xxx

Halle said...

I love this one so much! Both the quote and the clever collage work.

Terri Kahrs said...

Oh, Elizabeth! Your colors are showing and they're wonderful!!! What a beautiful piece!!! It's been such a long time since my last visit. Life steered me away from my art and blogland for a while. It's so nice to reconnect with old friends!!! Thanks so much for your kind words and for your visit. Sending hugs! Terri ♥

Dawn said...

Fabulous page Elizabeth, I love the imagery to go with that amazing quote, beautifully done sweetie. Lol I have given up at the moment, total mojo failure methinks ha ha ha!!!
Huge hugs x x x x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is just breathtaking, and you are really fast at completing the challenge-I'm still thinking!

LindaS said...

Wonderful and strongl pages for the quote. I like tolken and the Hobbitts too.

Elaine said...

Love the feel of this with the forest and the tree roots. Stunning.

juliewheatman said...

love your page, you have really captured Tolkien.

massofhair said...

Fantastic Tolkien quote, beautiful page, love your background :-) xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous! Love the lady sitting among those roots! Chrisx

Vicky Hibbs said...

Love the collage style, I need to remind myself to do more of this style

kiwi in timbertown said...

Kiwi in Timbertown
Great collage and the young woman sitting in amongst the roots looks beautiful Rich colours

lena-dailyscrap said...

Nietsche must be very hard to "do". Great job with Tolkiens words!

Sylv said...

Fabulous collage page and quote.

Sylv xx

carolfromkiwiland said...

Fantastic collage and it works beautifully with your quote. To be honest having less 'stuff' probably makes it easier than trying to track down the 'stuff' you think you have. Lol. Great page.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous collage, great details and quote.

Margik said...

I Love the fabolous work page!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Fabulous quote and such a brilliant representation. MMx

Lesley said...

Great quote and lovely pictures for your collage! xx

BJ said...

What a gorgeous collage, the TFOTR. My black pens seem to have been "born again" thankfully so I might go touchup my page! BJ