Sunday, June 15, 2014

Craft Barn's Quotes and/or Lyrics #12

Craft Barn's 12th quotes and/or lyrics prompts are Proud and Vintage.

Since all the DT examples used the word Proud, I decided to go with Vintage.  And other than the obvious vintage and Victorian images I have, which is where I first considered going,  I found this great quote and chose some vintage wine instead.

The quote is by Logan Pearsall Smith, who was an American writer (1865-1946).  Now before you think I cut this using a die cutter, you would be wrong.  I was gifted with a couple of die cuts and used one as a template after I printed the quote on some beige card stock. 

The substrate for this fortnight's challenge is a file folder cut in half lengthwise and the background is a napkin or serviette as I believe they are called elsewhere.  The row of wine bottles and openers is a freebie I picked up at a big box home improvement store years ago.  Instead of offering samples of their wall paper borders, this store offered these small runners for examples one could take home, much like they still offer paint chips.

I used stickers to show this was the 12th challenge.

Don't forget to visit The Craft Barn for links to other entries.  And please be aware, although I once again visited everyone who entered the 11th challenge, I am unable to leave comments on Facebook, Flickr, and G+, since I am not a member of these other media sites.

26 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

Can't believe you've got this done already!! great quote and love your vintage wine labels!

Halle said...

Wonderful!!

BJ said...

Brilliant, so quick too, will probably take me another fortnight! BJ

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Fun collage, Elizabeth. I remember when the stores gave samples of wallpaper and borders, too!

Krisha said...

Well, you know that this is right up may alley....LOL

Great take on the vintage quote!

I had to giggle when I saw the freebie. I had a set of tea towels with the same image on them!

Cindy McMath said...

This is great Elizabeth. The wine theme coulds very well with your rich background. Nice quote and good and well done using the die cut as a template! Your cutting skills are pretty impressive - I wouldn't have guessed it was hand cut (mine would have probably had a big wonk in it somewhere!).

gardenpinks said...

That was an Olympic start Elizabeth :) Love your interpretation of vintage, a fabulous quote and love the wine labels. So many beautiful serviettes around these days! Great piece of art.

Vicki Miller said...

I love this page, even though I don't drink at all. As for the mask - yes I have one of those ridiculous masks but I don't wear it. I really think it is a personal choice, but my opinion is that you get more chemicals from smog every day and the little bit of soldering I do is not really going to add much to my intake.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Gosh, you are so quick AND so clever. I always enjoy seeing the elements you put together and they always end up wonderful. Have a fabulous week ahead :)

Nan G said...

Love the collage!

HeatherD said...

Your collage is a treat to look at. You mentioned that you used a napkin on top of your base file folder...what adhesive did you use? The napkin looks so smooth.

massofhair said...

Fantastic quote, love the vintage colours and theme. A great collaged file folder, love the substrate you chose to use :-) xxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Heather D,

I don't normally leave a reply on MY blog, preferring to leave one on yours. But since there's no place to leave a comment on yours, and no place to send an e-mail, I hope you return to see my response to your question about glue.

As a rule, I'm not one to use glue stick. It simply doesn't hold over time. However, when it comes to something as thin as tissue, handmade paper, or napkins, it's the only way I've found that doesn't ruin the napkin.

I always lay a generous amount of glue stick all over the substrate (NOT the napkin). I recheck to see if I've missed any part of the substrate and reapply if there are bare spots. That's why good lighting (or lots of natural light) is crucial. I make sure the napkin is hand pressed before applying, then I try to make sure I don't get many wrinkles when I adhere it to the substrate. Don't worry. You can't avoid a few, even though you try not to. Look closely at mine, and you'll definitely see I have some. The idea is to minimize them, unless you want lots of texture, in which case ignore the above and wrinkle the napkin prior to applying it to your substrate.

Thanks for asking, and I hope you return to see this, because this is NOT something I normally do.

Scrapmate said...

A great choice - vintage wine - and an inspired collage.

Janet said...

You have been one crazy busy woman! Good for you. Collaging, sewing, inking! My goodness!

kaybee said...

Love the collaged look and all the vintage labels.

butterfliecrafter said...

great take on vintage, really lovely

Julie Wheatman said...

I never saw this quote in my search, well done you. Love how you have put this together too using "bits" you have in your stash. Has a lovely "vintage" feel

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great quote and gorgeous use of all these wine lables.

Valerie Nolan said...

Brilliant and this is a theme that definitely appeals to me Elizabeth:) Such a clever use of those labels.
Val x

Craftyfield said...

Love your collage... all these wine labels make me light headed already! I saw many quotes about vintage clothes but that was mainly celebrities clamouring they love of vintage clothing, yawn... This is a much better choice.

Craftyfield said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Carol said...

Love the quote and all the embellishments the labels and wall runner are so cool xx

Elaine said...

Great choice of word and I love all the vintage wine labels!

thassos456 said...

Great page, the collage of the labels is fantastic. Love it :)

Lesley said...

Sorry I'm so late! Love all the wine labels, great idea! xx