Sunday, November 16, 2014

Craft Barn's 23rd Quotes and/or Lyrics:


Craft Barn's two words for this 23 challenge are Journey and Friendship.

For this piece, I chose the word Journey.  I spray painted a blue background, then added splotches of old nail polish, something I haven't used in a long time.  I wasn't thinking properly, possibly because it's past my bedtime, and most of the splotches ended up in the area I covered up with the picture.

I sanded around the focal image I cut in an irregular shape.

I printed this quote by Tim Cahill on my computer, using the Seagull font.  I thought I had it positioned lower, and couldn't read it once I had printed it.  The quote reads:
A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.

  ~Tim Cahill
You can also see the 23 in the image above that I punched from a book page.  Other elements include my used file folder, an image I've been saving for just the right moment, spray paint, and nail polish.

As I have throughout the year, I visited everyone again this challenge, although I can't leave comments to those on Facebook or Flickr.  I was able, however, to (sort of) leave a comment for Fiona, but only because of my dear internet friend Mo (Twinkle Toes), who generously agreed to forward the message.  For that I am extremely grateful.

Today, Day 17 of AEDM,
I created a page for Craft Barn's Quotes and/or Lyrics challenge.

31 thoughtful remarks:

massofhair said...

Wow Elizabeth you are speedy getting your Challenge up lol!

Beautiful quote, gorgeous blue and nail polish background and your focal image is very very cute.

I have the perfect stamp for one of the words, it is my favourite ever quote but i will try and find both as that is my challenge within the CB Challenge.

Enjoy your Sunday:-) xxx

Helen said...

love the entry, Elizabeth, fast as ever!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The image is really sweet, and a perfect quote to boot!

Divers and Sundry said...

Such an interesting quote from a travel writer who has covered so many miles :) Sweet.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Beautiful is this!

ionabunny said...

Wow, you were quick. I have missed a couple of these now. Hope to get something in this time. Love the blue and the cute foxes. Great quote. Hugz

~Rasz~ said...

Very nice and a beautiful quote to go with such a precious picture. Hugs, Rasz

Jennifer McLean said...

Hehehe, hi elizabeth. I've been about three quarters of a day behind AEDM for about four to five days where before I was almost 24 hours ahead! Sometimes life gets in the way but at least I'm still getting my art in by the skin of my teeth, lol. Usually only by almost midnight the day it's due. Tomorrow I'll be getting two pieces done so I can be back to posting with you early. I like that way best.
Your piece looks so sweet, the fox image is wonderful. See you tomorrow my friend!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Such a beautiful and heartfelt work of art, Elizabeth! I love the image so much - and your sentiment is perfect here!

Ruth L said...

Wow, such a cute foxes, love them :-)

see you there! said...

The image and the quote suit the challenge so well.

Darla

TwinkleToes2day said...

Awww, that image is so cute Elizabeth! I bet Bleubeard is glad they aren't real tho' ;) hehe.
The quote is perfect and I love the background you created.
It was my pleasure to be able to pass on your kind words to Fiona. Enjoy the rest of your week, whatever you are doing (hug) :o)

Krisha said...

What a creative week you've had, yes I strolled through it all!!

LOVE these autumn pages and the poems are perfect.

Had to giggle at the RPM altered playing card......great title..grin

You CB challenge is well done, cut little foxes.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, over the weekend and leaving such a nice comment.


Maron said...

Very nice and such sweet images.

Julie Wheatman said...

Gorgeous blue for the background and have never thought about using nail varnish, thanks for that, will be digging out my old bottles now lol.The foxes are so cute and it is a really good quote too.

Abigail Davidson said...

This is so sweet!

~*~Patty S said...

Precious foxes on your lovely blue background E
AND
a very inspiring quote too!
oxo

Linda Gibbons said...

do you get up at midnight to be the first one here every day! This is so sweet and I love the quote.

Cindy McMath said...

This is lovely Elizabeth! I love the quote you've used. I wonder what Bleubeard would make of these little foxes?!

kaybee said...

Ooh - now I know what to do with my old and unloved nail polishes! Love the cute foxes picture, and a great quote too.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Sweet foxes. I love seeing them around here. xox

Scrapmate said...

Love the quote and the sweet image. Nail varnish is a great idea, I must give it a go.

Elaine said...

Such a cute photo - I was thinking your were doing friendship but they're definitely on a journey. Loving the background!

thassos456 said...

Another fab page. Love the image, the blue and the nail polish. Have to give the nail polish a try sometime. Love the effect :)

butterfliecrafter said...

love the idea of nailpolish, also have a couple laying around doing nothing, better use them in some art.

Craftyfield said...

One way to use my unloved polish!
The foxes image is really cute...

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh I do love the baby foxes! You have chosen such a lovely quote! Hugs, Chrisx

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely entry! Great and very true quote and those foxes are just perfect!

Fiona Spain said...

A lovely page and the pictures of the foxes.

maggie said...

I love your nail varnish splotches. What a clever idea. The foxes are so cute and illustrate your quote perfectly.

Thank you for visiting my blog each week and leaving lovely comments - they are much appreciated.

Lesley said...

Lovely image and I like the sanding effect round the picture! Great quote too. And I've never thought of using nail polish on my work but it's a fab idea! xx