Sunday, June 29, 2014

Craft Barn Quotes and Lyrics Challenge 13: Path and Horizon


For this fortnight, the Craft Barn's Quotes and Lyrics challenge prompts were Path and Horizon. 

Unlike prompts from the 12th challenge, this time there were a gazillion quotes I could choose from.  I chose the word path,

in the form of an Irish Blessing.  The number 13 signifies the 13th challenge, which also marks the half way point for the year.  As always, I started with a file folder cut in half.  In this detail shot, you can see I've also added two birds and one flower, all from punches.

For the background, I started with a Viva paper towel (I believe they are called kitchen towels across the pond) that was part of a mop up from a previous challenge entry, where I used printer ink to dye fabric.

Last year, in a state of weakness (and a really good cents off coupon), I bought these Martha Stewart flowers, my other embellishments.

I hope this has put you on a happy path, as I fulfill this latest Craft Barn entry. 

And even though I thought I was not going to make it, I actually got around to visit everyone who entered the 12th CB challenge.  Unfortunately, I am, as I've stated in the past, unable to leave comments to those who are on Facebook, Flickr, and some G+ blogs because I'm not a member of those media sites.

29 thoughtful remarks:

Lesley said...

I'll get in early this time! What a lovely colourful background and such pretty flowers! Fab quote too! xx

Helen said...

Love the background from saved paper towel, and your cheerful flowers. Thanks for dropping by.

Julie Wheatman said...

So vibrant, love the colour in this piece and those flowers, you were right to get them, they are gorgeous
and it is a lovely quote too.

Nan G said...

A wonderful piece Elizabeth! Love that saved paper towel. Hugs the Girls

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous! Just love those bright flowers and of course the paper towel background! The little birds are a great touch! Love the quote too! Chrisx

Monica said...

Always happy to see reusing paper towels. Love your positive approach.

peggy gatto said...

Just such a vibrant and joyful piece!
: }

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I am relaxing and visiting blogs this afternoon!! I love this page and the background is amazing. Computer ink on paper towels - brilliant!

I love the irish blessing that you've chosen for this page also. I love hearing nature sign, whether it be birds, crickets or cicadeas.

Hugs,
Kay

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Paper towels are marvelously versatile things, really great quote too and some snazzy flowers. xox

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a happy cheery colourful page!! I love it Elizabeth. It made me smile :D That blessing is a lovely one :D

AlteredAddict said...

This is beautiful E, love the flowers. Great Job!!

Dianne said...

beautiful bright happy colors! I think the flowers were a good investment as they are perfect on your 'mop up' background!

Scrapmate said...

Gorgeous background and fabulous flowers. I love the colours on this page.

butterfliecrafter said...

What a great background, great use of all of your stuff.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Amazing, love the fresh colors.

Rita said...

Ver bright and summery!! :)

Cindy McMath said...

Elizabeth, I don't know how on earth I missed this post - thanks for giving me the link! I love what you've done with these wonderful bright colours. And yes I remember those birds! I tried to find you the punch but they were all out and so I sent you some punches - it was a long time ago!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is so colorful and really beautiful. You probably know I have a soft spot for flowers--I really like the Irish Blessing, too!

kaybee said...

Really vibrant colours for a hot summer's day - can almost feel the heat! Fabulous!

Fiona Spain said...

I love this quote and an excellent page

massofhair said...

Wonderful Irish Blessing quote and so beautifully expressed with your flowers. Fabulous project :-) xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Love the background colors and the flowers, a great piece of art.

carolfromkiwiland said...

Lovely quote/blessing and lovely background. I always think what to do with the paper towels that I mop up inks with and you have shown me how effective they are. Thanks. Hope you enjoy visiting my Facebook page and seeing more than a thumb nail. Maybe one day I will get a blog but it just seems a little hard at the moment.:)

Krisha said...

LOVE IT< LOVE IT< LOVE IT!!!!!

Carmen M. said...

Bright and Beautiful I love your quote.

Craftyfield said...

Using up the left overs... you get extra points for that! All these bright colours make this page so cheerful, great make !

lena-dailyscrap said...

What a beautiful blessing on a lovely colourful page!

maggie said...

I love your zingy background and I'm a great fan of recycling. I've not seen the beautiful Irish Blessing before, I shall be adding it to my list of quotes.

Elaine said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment - I had to come and see your PATH work too. It was a great quote to choose and I love your colourful background. Very bright and zingy!!