Sunday, October 5, 2014

Craft Barn's 20th challenge: Destiny and Gift


For this fortnight, Craft Barn's 20th Lyrics and Quotes challenge asks us to use the words Destiny and/or Gift.

After finding a quote I knew I had artwork for, I used the word GIFT.

In case you had trouble reading red on red, it reads "It isn't the size of the gift that matters,

but the size of the heart

that gives it."  The quote is attributed to Eileen Elias Freeman.

Materials used include a used file folder, scrunched tissue paper, red printer paper, a book page cut to size. and a very old stencil.

As always I appreciate your wonderful comments.  I also visited everyone again this time, but cannot leave comments to those on Facebook, Flickr, and Fiona.  A few of you may have noticed I was quite late visiting, because real life managed to get in the way of computer time.

28 thoughtful remarks:

Halle said...

Love the quote and how you cut out the heart.

gardenpinks said...

A beautiful quote you have chosen and love the stencilled 'gift' in the centre of the heart - perfect!
Thank you for all the lovely encouraging comments you have left on my blog xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A great quote Elizabeth - you are always a fab inspiration! Have a wonderful start of the new week!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Excellent quote Elizabeth and I love the big red backgrond for your heart and gift. Have a wonderful week ahead :o))

Karla B said...

Lovely quotes and heart, my friend!

ionabunny said...

Hi Elizabeth, a comment made is never late you know LOL. There you are, number 1 again. You are so quick. Great quote and I like the bold colours. Hugz

Cindy McMath said...

I like the pink & red together with the black edging - and the window idea. Very nice! Great quote for the theme too & perfect way to illustrate it.

massofhair said...

You have been busy having fun at Art Fairs and visiting Space Museums and blogging the most amazing pictures so no wonder you don't have much time!!!

Your comment on my last challenge was much appreciated Elizabeth, mwah!

Gorgeous colours and compliments your quote perfectly. Love you are first! Off to read part two of your Space post:-) xxx

dawn said...

Hello Elizabeth, I love this quote! Great red paper and heart, looks perfect for this quote. The squished up tissue paper is so fun to see!

Hope you've had a good week. The weather finally got cold enough here and I had to turn the heat on a bit yesterday. Feeling warmer already this morning so won't need it on again thank goodness.
My T time post is up and I will be back either later tonight or first thing in morning to link it up. So glad I could be here this week. Fingers crossed it will turn back on for me later, lol.

Take care and have a great Monday!

see you there! said...

Great quote and you illustrated it so nicely. Enjoyed reading about the materials you used.

Darla

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Your re-use is always so heartening to me and file folders work great as a background for so many mixed media materials. It is the size of the heart. xox

johanna said...

i love your file Folder, such a great Quote,too! i hope you have lots of fun with your neighborhood Meeting and new friendships are created!!

Scrapmate said...

Such a great quote and a fab vivid red for your file folder.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great use of your materials again! Love your stencilled parcel! That really is a fabulous quote!! Chrisx

Carol said...

Brilliant quote love the heart and gift within xx Have a lovely week x

Elaine said...

A brilliant quote to choose and so true. Love your great red heart!

kaybee said...

Great quote, and wow that is really a wake-up red! :D Love the cut out heart too.

Craftyfield said...

Love how you recycle stuff for your makes and the quote, as always, is so well illustrated!

Helen said...

you always find such great quotes. love this piece.

thassos456 said...

Great entry, love the rich red background (what paint did you use?) :)
Thanks for your lovely comment on my Da Vinci page. The stamp set is from Stamp Addicts, I found it on ebay. I think it would make a lovely xmas present for your friend. I haven't been to a stamp show for quite some while, so I think it's not me on the photo :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You illustrated this quote just perfectly! I really like the gift in the heart, and the quote is so true.

Thanks for letting me know the egg arrived without breaking (couldn't resist that one!). These Monday holidays really throw me off and I am behind in everything! I still have to get to inner space, my APCs, and that mixed media body challenge has me still stumped!

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely page and a perfect quote!

maggie said...

A great and very true quote you have chosen and you have illustrated it perfectly..

Fiona Spain said...

Lovely.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great quote and a fabulous background.

She King said...

Love it...such a great quote. x

Lesley said...

Great page, what a lovely quote! xx

Lesley said...

Great page, what a lovely quote! xx