Sunday, March 23, 2014

Craft Barn 6: Flower and/or Travel

Once again I'm joining this fortnight Craft Barn challenge, where the words are Flower and/or Travel.  I chose a quote and focused on Travel, since I noticed all the DTs used flowers.  Now don't get me wrong.  I love flowers.  But I don't have one of those die cutter machines that can make them easily, so I didn't even look for quotes on flowers.  Instead, I went with

this wonderful quote by Mark Twain.

It also fits with my philosophy of standing up against biased, bitter bullies who preach their horrible, hateful beliefs.  So this quote really resonated with me.

My file folders are often larger than my scanner, which means I usually cut off the tab.  However, this week, I positioned the file folder so I could capture the "CB 6," which of course, stands for the sixth challenge.

I was hoping to show some of the shimmer from my handmade shimmer mists, but the scanner simply couldn't pick up the glimmer of the mica powders.

The details: file folder substrate, covered with various handmade shimmer mists, portions of a road map, colored paper with computer generated words.

Once again, I was able to visit everyone last month, although I cannot leave comments on those who choose to use Facebook, since I'm not a member.  However, I did look and admire those two entries.

Edit:  I was planning to get this posted on the CB blog, but once again, I can't find the link.  I'll add this post when the link is available.  My link has now been added.

25 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

Great travel folder, Elizabeth, and a powerful quote.

girlunwinding said...

I love the use of maps in collage work. Whether you make them up yourself or use preexisting ones, they add a nice element to the piece.
It is a-shame when the photo doesn't quite match what your eye sees.
Have a great Sunday!
~Dawn

Carol said...

Love the quote and the use of the maps. Scanners just can't do all of things we'd like them to do :) Even just gloss finishes do not scan well. ...but the folder looks great even if we can't see the glimmer !

Krisha said...

Oh this is great!!! I love the map for the background for this quote....perfect!

I have both GDs tonight, get one to school in the morning and the other for the rest of the day.
Hummmm, wonder if I can remember how to get kids ready for school...LOL It HAS been a long time.

Hope to get to do T-day tomorrow and then work on the CB challenge.

She King said...

Great Travel folder and that Quote is wonderful...very thought provoking...as Quotes should be...xxx

Rebeca Trevino said...

great quote . . . i may borrow it for one of my "scrabble" art pieces . . . love the idea of a 'travel' folder as well.

Vicki Miller said...

I love your quote. I think it is a belief very close to my heart. As I say - I'm a very tolerant person, but the only thing I can't tolerate is intolerance.
Thanks for dropping by and leaving such lovely comments.

Halle said...

Great quote and page. I love travel as a theme...mostly because a have a thing for maps. :)

Marilyn J. Rock said...

Great quote and your travel folder is beautiful! I really love it! xo

juliewheatman said...

Very good quote - definitely one to keep, I dislike bigotry too.Really like your folder idea too and so quick off the mark with your entry. I have just logged in to find the words.

see you there! said...

I like the colors of this one and the great quote.

Darla

TwinkleToes2day said...

The colours and design are fabulous and I have to agree with you about the quote. Great choice Elizabeth :o)

Valerie Nolan said...

Fab page, love the use of maps and such a great quote!
Val x

chrissies said...

Wonderful ideas on this page.

Love Chrissie x

thassos456 said...

That quote is so true. love the composition of the page.

kaybee said...

Thank you for your comment on my entry. So nice to be able to leave comments on yours! Love the quote, as it is so true, and think the way you illustrate your quotes are quite unique! Fabulous!

POSH SCOT said...

Great background, love the effect and colour combo. Lou x

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sorry it has taken me so long to stop by. This is a wonderful entry for travel. The map is perfect for the theme, and I like the concise layout on top of your inky background.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created a wonderful file folder. Love your take on the word.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great file folder - love how you used the map! You mentioned problems with ink - why dont you gesso your bg first? Love that medium..:-)

BJ said...

Oh I just can't get my head round your quote. First I had difficulty reading the font and then I think it is just beyond my mushed hormonal brain at the moment. Lovely use of map pages and the bright yellow too. BJ

Maggie said...

Lovely file folder great use of maps also a powerful quote.

MaggieH

massofhair said...

Stunning quote, love it. Beautiful background using maps etc, looks like an exciting file folder :-) xxx

Craftyfield said...

Very good illustration of a very true quote. Wonderful work!

Lesley said...

Love the quote, and your use of maps on your travel folder! xx