Sunday, April 20, 2014

Craft Barn's Eighth Challenge: Knowledge and Hurt

The eighth Craft Barn lyrics or quotes challenge came out today.  I checked before I went to sleep, and decided the word I would use would be HURT, mainly because all the DT examples were Knowledge.  Of course, those of you who know me, or follow along on my blog, know that I'm a positive person, with no room for pain or emotional baggage.  So finding a good quote was priority # 1, and finding one I could use recycled materials with was priority # 2.

Once again, I started with one of my used file folders cut in half lengthwise.  To that, I glued a background of Tootsie Roll Pop wrappers, things most people would throw in the trash after consuming the candy.

For the detail shots, I cut hearts from red Tootsie Roll Pop labels that I outlined using a Sharpie marker.

To set the CB 8 apart, I used a shiny wrapper I found in my stash.

I added a chocolate image to this heart.

I continued with the red raspberry  wrappers I turned into hearts until I came to the 

word "hurt."  In case you can't read it, here is what it says.

All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

~Charles M. Schulz

Although he died in early 2000, I’m sure most of us remember this cartoonist who gave us such Peanuts characters as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and my all-time favorite: Lucy, who, like me, thinks everything should cost 5 cents.

Today is Day 21 of 22, which will culminate in my bEARTHday.  For this prompt and subsequent artwork, I recycled 10 candy wrappers and half a file folder.  I also used two magazine images.  I hope you have/had a super Easter and get ready to celebrate Earth Day.

Thanks for visiting, and your continued support.  Once again, although I was extremely late getting to many of you, I visited everyone who signed up for the 7th CB challenge.  If I didn't leave a comment, it's because I'm not a member of your venue.

29 thoughtful remarks:

She King said...

Love it :) It made me smile.. xx

Helen said...

Fabulous - that was the quote I found for hurt, before settling on my knowledge one!! Hope you are ok, (posted my Paris photos not sure if you saw them - 5 posts worth...)

TwinkleToes2day said...

I love that you used so many recycled bits n bobs, but that's MY quote!! Hahaha - it was the first quote I saw and knew straight away I wanted to use it, but of course you are way quicker off the mark than I ;) I'm still gonna use it cos I always enjoyed reading the Peanuts cartoons ~ all the characters are so awesome and so are your hearts and the cupcake :o)
Happy Easter Elizabeth, enjoy the rest of your day :o)

massofhair said...

Brilliant way to recycle and very apt for your chocolate quote. Brilliant page:-) xxx

Craftymoose Crafts said...

So nice that your quotes always have a positive message! I haven't had a chance to do mine yet, but I'm thinking!

Nan G said...

Perfect quite for the word..hurt! I'm enthrall end with all if your recycling art! Hugs (Hi Bleubeard, girls are waving)

juliewheatman said...

love the quote and the way you "upcyle" for your art. You have made me look at the my "rubbish" a new way. That chocolate wrapper works perfectly for your page, love it.

dawn said...

This is so cute, love the wrappers and the quote. I think my family takes this quote very serious and practice it daily, lol.

Hope you had a nice Easter and Sunday. We had summer weather again and loved it. Can't believe tomorrow is the big day already. Will have to post tomorrow since babysitting and bible study is how my day well be spent today.

Did I tell you about the "year in cups" on Instagram? Someone started it for herself and others are doing it now too. Just showing their cups everyday and one a day for a year. Kinda neat I thought but am not playing along.

Have a great day and see you tomorrow!

kaybee said...

Mmmmm - scrummy - the page is too!

Halle said...

Love the quote as well as the page.
Got your note. :)

Lynn Holland said...

haha you and Twinkle are obviously in the Easter chocolate mood. Well done

see you there! said...

Fun entry for the challenge. I'm a big fan of Shultz having met him once years and years ago at a local art center.

Darla

thassos456 said...

Fab fun page and the quote I like a lot :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Cute idea. I never really noticed the illustrations on those wrappers, but they are pretty cool. xox

BJ said...

Love the quote. Afraid I have had way too much chocolate lately, what with my cold and all. But I have also made a page using my chocolate wrapper! BJ

Elaine said...

So much work has gone into this and I'm pleased you found a Hurt quote that isn't sad. It definitely made me smile!!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Happy Earth day Elizabeth! :D

Dianne said...

oh, love it! everything is better with chocolate, I agree...great quote and recycled art!...and I only now realized what cute little figures are on those tootsie roll pop wrappers...

Rita said...

This was great!! Love it! :)

butterfliecrafter said...

Fabulous background with the candy wrappers, you got to craft and eat chocolates. Also like your quote, it's not a sad hurt quote.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Great entry - love the quote - very true! ... and I LOVE chocolate too!

Scrapmate said...

Fab entry and great quote. Charles Shultz provided some very thought-provoking quotes to come out of the mouths of his characters. I love your use of things that most of us throw away.

Krisha said...

WOW, I thought I left a comment, hummmmmm, Blogger must have thrown me out....LOL
I haven't had a Tootsie Roll Pop in years, and your page makes me want to go right out and buy one!
Great sentiment, and SO TRUE!!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A yummy page - I love this quote :)

Fiona Spain said...

Excellent quote.

Sylv said...

Great recycling of the candy wrappers and fabulous quote.

Sylv xx

Lesley said...

Love your recycling of the candy wrappers, and a great quote too! Have a good weekend xx

Craftychris said...

Fabulous quote! Love your recycling, it's so cool! Thank you for visiting me! xx

BJ said...

You always pick up on my little jokes or play on words. I certainly stuck to it in more ways than one LOL. Thanks for visiting my rather late entry. BJ