Sunday, November 2, 2014

Craft Barn's 22nd quotes and/or lyrics challenge


This fortnight, Craft Barn's 22nd quotes and/or lyrics words were Moon and Sensation.  Some of you were here earlier in the week and saw my ISP is not working at the moment, so my friend and neighbor loaned me an old laptop computer that has no mouse.  She also gave me access to her WiFi, but I can only use it when she isn't on one of her many devices.  So I knew I had a limited time to finish this challenge.


I had an idea of what I wanted to make, even before I looked for a quote, because I have several rubber stamps I thought I could use that would go well with anything moon related.  Of course, I knew I wouldn't be able to take step out photos because I can't seem to load PhotoShop on Sally's laptop, but I was able to get my scanner to work.

I began by finding the quote I liked, which is really part of a poem.  I spritzed the background of my used file folder with three of my shimmering mists, but the colors were so nearly identical, they all looked basically the same to me.  I cut a yellow moon sliver,

then spent a long time looking for my beautiful face stamp.  I don't have that many stamps and it's one I use a lot, so I can't figure out why I couldn't find it after going through every stamp I own in the three drawers that hold my stamps.  What I found was a moon that had been stamped by a swapper when I participated in an image swap one year.  I cut it out and colored it with blue pigment ink.

You can see the poem is by Emily Dickinson, and this is the first verse.  There are four more verses, but I didn't use them.  I also show this is the 22nd entry.

One final look of my moon before I head to the link-up.

I will also be entering this in Art Every Day Month (AEDM) for Day 3,



and Robyn's Poetry Journal Monthly.

I also want to thank all of you for your lovely comments on my 21st entry.  I was once again able to visit everyone, but still can't leave comments to those who are on Facebook, Flickr, or Fiona Spain who uses G+.

35 thoughtful remarks:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You picked a beautiful quote to go along with a beautiful illustration. I can see 3 colors of spray, and even though you could not find your moon stamp, this one was perfect!

Divers and Sundry said...

A focus on moon phases is always a good idea, and you brought it to completion beautifully! :)

~*~Patty S said...

Really lovely quote
and piece you created Elizabeth in my favorite colors!
Happy November...
I have been cleaning out around the house and have been away from the computer alot!
Hope you get yours up and running again...I like how nothing can stop you from blogging though!
oxo

Helen said...

Glad you've found a way to join in, given your connectivity issues! love this page and how you've illustrated your poem.

massofhair said...

BEAUTIFUL page Elizabeth, love the colours and the words. Love how you have interpreted the poem. Well done for getting it done despite your connectivity issues :-) xxx

kaybee said...

One of my favourite poets - I have her complete works. Love the way you have illustrated the quote. Thank you for the advice you gave about printing - I shall have a go at doing it that way.

Nigel Roberts said...

Thanks for stopping by, and it's good to be back.
Love the colours in this :)

thassos456 said...

Great quote and fab interpretation.
Love the colour combo of your background :)
I had the same problem as you to find my moon stamp. Finally found a set I got as a present years ago with a moon.

TwinkleToes2day said...

A quick start for you again, even with your ISP problems, WTG Elizabeth! :D Your background is beautiful and perfect for the moon stamp and the poem is beautiful :o))

dawn said...

Hello Elizabeth, so glad to visit you. Sorry about your issues still with the computer, I can feel your frustrations very much since I've been through it so much lately too. Hoping it works out very soon for you.

Everything about your page is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the background colors, looks amazing. Good job on all if it.

I just posted my T time post, YAY! I have a bit of good news on it, YAY!!

Hope your weekend went well and your enjoying making art everyday. Good luck this month and I'm cheering for you.

Vicki Miller said...

This is really gorgeous. The blue is so yummy and I'm glad you couldn't find your stamp, because the moon face is perfect.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love your colors and the quote makes me think of the moon round here lately which has seemed most dramatic with our wild weather. xox

see you there! said...

This is a great piece, the colors, the stamps, the quote go so well together. Now I'm going back to see the few days I missed here.

Darla

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I adore this colors Elizabeth - I will have a look at all the other great things here going on too ( missed a few things I guess)...as the rust and the fabrics I saw below..
I wished I could send my hubby to you to help you with your PC .. that must be very frustration - I so feel with you!
hugs
Susi

Fiona Spain said...

I love your background. A great poem too.

Jeanne-Sylvie said...

What a lovely art work!! With my favorite colors! Sorry for your computer issues, i know that too well and send plenty encouragements your way!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

Any art work incorporating my beloved Emily Dickinson is bound to capture my heart AND you've outdone yourself. THANK YOU so very much for your inspiration AND the comment on my blog post from AEDM2014 yesterday.

Love!!!

Linda Gibbons said...

this is most beautiful, Elizabeth! So full of joy and peace.

Karla B said...

Lovely work, my friend!

Laney said...

I love this piece. The background colors are lovely, and the poem is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Gourdess said...

I love Emily Dickinson. You did a nice job & I love the colors! (visiting from AEDM)

Robyn said...

I you get a chance, and the connection, please post this on Poetry Journal Monthly!
http://rainbowweaves.blogspot.com/2014/11/poetry-journal-monthly-november-2014.html

Cindy McMath said...

Very pretty! Great way to illustrate those beautiful words.

Danielle M said...

Love your moon stamp! Great page!

http://missdaniellerenee.blogspot.com/

Elaine said...

Beautiful poetry and I love the colours on your background - it looks great to me!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Message sent Elizabeth :) You're welcome (hug)

Thank you for your comment on my moon piece; the texture is wonderful. Hope you enjoyed the song :o))

Craftyfield said...

Lovely poem! Lucky for the old swapped image that your moon stamp went AWOL, finally it has its moment in the limelight!

Julie Wheatman said...

It is a lovely poem. and so is your page, great choice of colours too and yes I can see the three different shades too

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely, lovely - gorgeous background and that stamp is perfect!

Craftyfield said...

Elizabeth, so pleased you liked my moony landscape. The moon wasn't difficult to do: I used a stamp (Stampscapes) representing the moon surrounded by clouds, then I protected it with a circle whilst doing most of the brayering. Lastly, I brayered again just to blend the moon in.

Fiona Spain said...

Thanks for your kind comments via Mo aka Twinkle Toes. Excellent that your like pink Floyd.

Scrapmate said...

Fab quote and love the colours you've used.

Lesley said...

Great work, fab background! I love the quote and the moon face is just right even though you couldn't find the stamp you were looking for! I have that problem all the time! xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just catching up with the Moon/Sensation-Challenge, really a bit late these days. Your page looks wonderful, love the background and the moon.

maggie said...

A lovely choice of quote on a fab background.