Sunday, August 10, 2014

Craft Barn's 16th Quotes and Lyrics Challenge

The latest words are here for Craft Barn's Quotes and Lyrics Challenge.  This time the words are Family and Thing.  While looking for a quote, I was taken by one attributed to Princess Diana.

I couldn't believe my good fortune that I had found both words in a single quote.

As always, my substrate was a used file folder, the back of Challenge 15.  To that, I added three fluid acrylic colors.

After the paint was dry, I did a bit of stamping.  I used one of my handmade stamps.

I couldn't believe that I had stamped the "E" perfectly (in pigment ink, of course), then smeared it when I brushed over the letters to make sure they were completely adhered.

I seem to do much better with solvent ink (Staz-on).

I hope you can read my handwriting, because I know you know this author.

One final look at this fortnight's entry and the quote:
Family is the most important thing in the world.
~Princess Diana
I was surprised the latest challenge had closed by the time I got there Saturday morning to see who I still needed to visit and leave comments to.  I hope everyone got their entry in on time.  Speaking of time, I got to everyone quicker this fortnight, including dear Fiona, who always leaves me a lovely comment, and the gals on Facebook, all of whom I can't leave comments for.

29 thoughtful remarks:

Helen said...

I'm still looking for my quote and you're done and entered! sorry you were too late with the last one. Love the colours on your quote this week.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh wow .. this is my cup of tea---
I love the use of the primary colors..as a symbol to the quote ..
and the term "MOST IMPORTANT"!

I also love how creative you made this with the different letters!

I feel with you with the smearing stamped things...
I love to stamp with black archival on tissue and glue on afterwords with just a gluestick ..a bit more to do ..but so it can be no smear and also with black Acrylic ink I love to stamp (much better)letters and such things recently..
I made myself a black-acrylic stamp-pad inspired by the fab Alma Stoller
shown
HERE

Happy Sunday Elizabeth ♥♥♥

thassos456 said...

Hi ya, looks like we have both been busy today. I love all the different letters and how you assembled them. Looks really fab. Great page :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is the best way to illustrate that quote - lovely bright happy colours and loVe the way you have done your lettering! Chrisx
ps I think you have left an answer for Jinxxygirl on my blog!

Karla B said...

Hello my friend!How have you been? Hope things are well at your end.
This is gorgeous!Love the colors!Vibrant as a family has to be!Elizabeth, thanks so much for always visiting me. Your words always brighten my day, my friend! Have a magical day!

Ohhh Snap said...

Love the piece.

Stazon is my go to ink for anything not paper. Even then, for tricky stamping I like to use a stamp press (it's got little foam feet)so I only have to press down and the feet bring the stamp up with less wiggle than I do. I used a coupon to buy mine (love coupons). But when the inevitable happens, I take a Tim Holtz approach and embrace imperfection lol.

Cindy McMath said...

WOW Elizabeth - this is a great piece. I absolutely adore the colours, the pattern, and the quote (and how you did your lettering).

BRAVO!!

gardenpinks said...

Wow you were quick off the blocks with this fabulous piece. Love it all - smudges included -the lettering is superb.
I can't believe the linky thing closed so early, two of us missed the boat which I'm sad about. It isn't the first time it has closed early either. *sigh*

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous use of your varied lettering Elizabeth and your bold primary colors are perfect. xox

Carol said...

Love the bold colors and varying letters on this one but most of all the message. Great job!

dawn said...

Hello Elizabeth!! So happy to visit you today from MY OWN COMPUTER!!!!! yippee!!! I just did a post all about it, actually it's for Tuesday but won't have time so I did it now. YIPPEEE!! So good to be back.

I love this, the colors and that quote. Didn't know it was by Diana though, how sweet. I almost named Summer after her, since she had died the year I had her. She was a favorite of mine and Rich's.

Hope you've had a good weekend, it was perfect here. Wishing it could stay this way for another 3 months. This is our last week of crazy back to school stuff, how did that happen????!!!!

Take care and see you again soon. hugs!

~*~Patty S said...

What a great array of lettering for that perfect quote on your brilliant background E!

oxo
p.s. thank you for your nice comment on my Art Helps Me Breathe Frida piece...what looks like crochet at the bottom is actually plaster stenciled on old book text through a plastic doily...I globbed it with lots of layers of paint and gesso.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I saw this quote while I was beginning to research one to use (still ongoing) and did not even realize it had both words--good for you!

The way you arranged the letters is perfect for the bullseye background you created. I love this piece with all the variety of letters!

Halle said...

Love this bright, beautiful and bold page. The quote is perfect.

massofhair said...

Fabulous page, so vibrant just like the person who spoke those wonderful words.

Loving your quote this time Elizabeth :-) xxx

kaybee said...

Great colours, and so satisfying to find a quote with both words. Love the way you've done the lettering too.

Elaine said...

Wow - this is very bright and colourful. A great quote to choose with both words in it - well done!!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely and very true! great , strong colors to join the strong words!

juliewheatman said...

I had the same problem trying to write on acetate. I was lucky though as it just wiped off and I could do it again. Love your bold use of the primary colours and the way you have done all your letters.
It really stands out

She King said...

Oh I love this, the colours and the Quote....funnily enough I was going to use this one! x

Scrapmate said...

Lovely vibrant colours and a nice quote.

ionabunny said...

Love your bright background. Great quote and well done on using both words. Thank you for your kind comments. Hugs

ionabunny said...

Love your bright background. Great quote and well done on using both words. Thank you for your kind comments. Hugs

Craftyfield said...

You nabbed the quote before everybody else, you lucky thing! Love your colourful background and lettering.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous bright colored page. Wonderful that you took both words in one quote.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Well I'm almost out of time with this one, I'll be so disappointed if I don't get anything created in time.
I love what you have done here Elizabeth. The quote is perfect and I really really like the bright colours and the eclectic letters :D

Fiona Spain said...

I love the boldness of the background and a quote that is very true.

Lesley said...

I love your bright background for this one, and of course the lovely quote from Princess D - and a bonus getting both words in one quote! xx

maggie said...

Well done on finding a quote containing both words. Love the colourful background and your mixture of fonts.