Sunday, August 24, 2014

Craft Barn's 17th Quotes and Lyrics Challenge

This fortnight the words we are to use for Craft Barn's quotes and lyrics challenge are peaceful and grace.

Although I looked for quotes for these two words, all I could find was the word peace.  Then I remembered the beautiful song "Amazing Grace," but didn't know the lyrics.  When I searched for them, I found Amazing Grace is also called "Peaceful Easy Feeling," which is also the title to a song I attribute to the Eagles from my high school days.

For this piece, I started with a sheet of copier/printer paper, to which I added one of my handmade shimmering mists on bubble wrap.

Next I used my handmade cross stamp

using pigment ink.

 
While these were drying, I cut and added decorative stitches around a heart I made from some hand dyed fabric I had left over from a previous project.

I then took the completed piece, except the heart, to the office where I printed the lyrics to the song:

Amazing Grace (Peaceful Easy Feeling)


Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind but now I see

Chorus:
And I've got a peaceful, easy feeling
And I know He won't let me down
Cause I'm already standing, on solid ground

~ Unknown lyricist, religious song

I finished the piece by gluing the heart to the paper, adding the No. 17, and gluing the entire assembly to my substrate, a used file folder.

As always, I was able to visit everyone this fortnight, including the gals who are on Facebook, and Fiona in Spain who ALWAYS leaves me a lovely comment.  Unfortunately, I can't return the favor to you three gals.

EDIT:  When Julie Wheatman showed her same song, different lyrics, I began to wonder why they were so very different.  When I originally searched for the lyrics, instead of using the words "amazing grace," I put in the words from the challenge and found both here:

http://higherpraise.com/Lyrics4/AmazingGracePeacefulEasyFeeling.htm

After reading Julie's comment and seeing her lovely tag, I searched for amazing grace lyrics.  I found the exact same information Julie shared.  Thanks Julie for setting the record straight.

26 thoughtful remarks:

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a beautiful 'first in' peace for this fortnights challenge. The background is so lovely and I like your homemade cross. The font you chose for the psalm is ever so nice, I wish my handwriting was so pretty :D
Many thanks for your very kind comment on my blackberry painting. I really appreciate it (hugs) :o))

BJ said...

Had a quick look at your latest L&O challenge and one of my favourite hymns, if not the saddest as I had it at my Dad's funeral and it still brings tears to my eyes after 16 years. Don't know your chorus version though. Can play it on my harp too. Love your page.
Anyway the reason for my visit is that I have just ROFL to your last comment about my lack of bird photos!!! The last one would have to be a Phoenix me thinks!! LOL Oh so funny. BJ still giggling ...........

Krisha said...

This is beautiful Elizabeth. One of my favorite hymns.

Julie Wheatman said...

So quick on the "draw" and I thought I was being pretty good this time lol. Amazingly same song, though slightly different lyrics and very different interpretation. Love how everything you have used is hand made too.

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful piece! And lookit you making your own stamps and mists! BTW I was finally able to get reinkers in something other than black and brown lol.

Halle said...

Just lovely Elizabeth. That hymn always gives me goose bumps. Even more so when my neighbor is practicing on his bagpipes. He's a fireman and plays with a bagpipe corp. I think his wife makes him practice outside. ;)

massofhair said...

Beautiful lyrics, a moving and soulful melody which matches how you have illustrated the song. A stunning start to the challenge:-) xxx

Donna: said...

Beautiful Elizabeth, Love your handmade stamp and all of it goes together so well. I might have to try some hymns.

thassos456 said...

Another fab page. I love the idea with the bubble wrap, have to try it. I agree with TwinkleToes the font is beautiful, would be great if my handwriting would look anything like that :)

She King said...

Oh this is beautiful. x

Fiona Spain said...

This is a beautiful page and quote.

see you there! said...

Really nice page and another hand carved stamp. Like this a lot.

Darla

Helen said...

Well done for being first in and so lovely too!

Robyn said...

Beautiful! please post h=this over in my Poetry Journal Monthly blog!
http://poetryjournalmonthly.blogspot.com/
give Mr link some love!
See you tomorrow with a long one!

kaybee said...

Love all the elements to this page. Particularly impressed with making your own stamps and mists!

kaybee said...

Hello again, and thank you so much for your comments on my entry, I'm so pleased I brought back some old memories! I went onto You Tube and think I've found the sign off piece you are talking about, you can find it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGj6deaINxM (you'll probably have to copy and paste that). :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth! This is lovely - The heart looks so good against the background! Chrisx

Scrapmate said...

A lovely page - I am in awe of your ability to make fabulous art with handmade things.

Cindy McMath said...

Very pretty Elizabeth.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous song and a great page.

~*~Patty S said...

OK HOW did I miss this post!
Life is moving a little too fast for me lately...that's my excuse and I'm stickin to it ♥
Your beautiful song choice and he♥rt art piece to go with it are lovely. I am often reduced to tears when I hear it sung.
Thanks also for the EAGLES earworm ;-)
oxo
p.s. just so happens I was visiting Sylvia and clicked on her Q&L Craft Barn link connecting the dots that I just shared a GRACE piece I made ... OK I am talking too much! tootles...

Craftyfield said...

Your comment cheered me up no end, and no my scraps aren't any better than anybody else. Maybe you should try next time and see what you come up with?
I love your DIY stamp and sprays, I too like to make my own tools and embellishments if I can, although I have never attempted to carve a stamp yet!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

One of my favorite hymns...I could listen to Elvis belt this out over and over again! You did a great job despite the melding of the two songs!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely page and a gorgeous hymn!

Lesley said...

Beautiful page and background and a lovely hymn! xx

maggie said...

Hand cut stamp, home made mica spray and hand dyed fabric, what a talented person you are. They've all come together to make a lovely page.