Sunday, December 14, 2014

Craft Barn Q & L Challenge 25: Faith and/or Harmony

Craft Barn's final challenge words of 2014 are Faith and/or Harmony.
I chose a quote for our final challenge entry using the word Harmony.  I began by collaging a few scraps onto my used file folder substrate.  Then I spritzed several of my handmade shimmering mists onto the page.  For texture, I added some tiny Mexican sage flowers.

To represent harmony, I cut two hearts from sheet music, then added a bit of pigment ink to them.

Next it was off to my office, where I printed the words of the quote  

using the Stencil font.  I colored around the words using a gold pen.


In case you can't read the quote this fortnight, it is one by Mahatma Gandhi:
Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed.
            
   ~Mahatma Gandhi
And because I like to show a wrap-up of my entries when a challenge is complete,

here is a collage of Challenges 1 through 25.

 I want to thank all who took time to visit this past year.  I believe I have made a few new friends and have truly enjoyed visiting each of you, even though I can't leave comments to Fiona or you gals on Facebook or Flickr.  Please be aware, though, I have always visited and appreciated your entries.  Thank you again for all the kind support you have given me this year, and I look forward to learning what the new challenge is on January 5, 2015.

EDIT: My friend Susi has convinced me to add this collage

 to this month's Art Journal Journey.

27 thoughtful remarks:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Love the quote and the collage - this page would be perfect to
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE
as well Elizabeth!
Please link it ♥
And great to see your first 25 pieces in this collage -what a fantastic challenge and you did it so busy and with love and energy!
Happy Sunday my friend!
xoxoxo
Susi

Helen said...

Great quote, and a lovely entry. Nice to see all the previous ones too. I've started mine but had to go out shopping so playing catch up later.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

This is just beautiful! What fun to see and appreciate all your entries together--it looks so colorful. I may just borrow that idea..unless mine turns out to look like a muddy blob I will post it on my blog.

Divers and Sundry said...

I like the quote and what you did with it. It's interesting to see the wrap-up. Thx!

Krisha said...

Congrats on finishing the Q&L challenge. This is a great page, and I like the way you have taken the time to recap what you completed.
I'm thinking I might do this challenge if they continue next year. I did a few of them, more or less tested the water.....grin A lot like J52 and I like that.

Halle said...

What a remarkable body of work you have created!
PS...got your some assembly required project...love it!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely collage, and a great parade of all your entries. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey! Valerie

loveofcollage said...

lovely page I am having problems reading the word verification as I have poor eyesight

johanna said...

your Gandhi Quote is illustrated so well, and your Mosaik of collages must make you proud of all the effort you put into These pieces. what a collection!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Another delightful entry from you Elizabeth. The hheart is wonderful and the quote quite inspiring.
I have always enjoyed visitng your entry each fortnight and it's wonderful to see your fabulous collage at the end.
Thank YOU for all your support, kind words and inspiration throught the year ((hugs)) :o))

Becky said...

I love the pages such lovely colours. Becky

see you there! said...

Congrats on completing the year. I'm glad you added the collage, it was interesting to see all the pieces in one spot.

Darla

dawn said...

Congrats on these wonderful cards! YOU DID GREAT!! So fun to see what you will do with each prompt.

I may not link up tomorrow for T Day but I am hoping to post. Just won't have time to make the rounds. Getting the last of my shopping and wrapping done before kids are home on break.
Hope you are doing well and enjoying the holiday season.
We also have mild temps here and no wind, YAY! Take care!

kaybee said...

Loving all that is going on here Elizabeth, the more you look at this page the more you see. Particularly like the musical hearts. I also think your final collage of entries is so inspired, I've borrowed that idea, but have given you full credit!! ;D

massofhair said...

Beautiful page Elizabeth and a most fitting quote for the final Challenge.

Wonderful to see all your completed entries, it is a great reminder of the time, effort and enjoyment we have got out of visiting your blog :-) xxx

Elaine said...

A great final page! It's fantastic to see all your work together - so bright and cheerful. Thanks you for your comments on my blog and look forward to seeing you in 2015. Merry Christmas!

Dianne said...

awesome collage E! they all look amazing grouped together!

~*~Patty S said...

Congrats on participating so consistently in that super challenge E. Your sampler is WOW!
I was so excited about the quote and lyric challenge but it only worked out that I got to play along a couple of times.
Your quote choice is very powerful and something to definitely aspire to!
Great body of work and a nice collage for AJJ too!
oxo

thassos456 said...

Another great page. Love the colours and the sheet music is a fab touch. The wrap up looks brilliant, great collection :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Another challenge that you have done all year - I just couldn't keep up and didn't complete many before giving up - I felt that once I'd missed two I had no chance of catching up therefore losing the point of a year challenge! This one is fabulous - just love those bright colours….and what a lovely array of quotes you have! Chrisx

Craftyfield said...

Love the background full of interest. Fantastic to see how many pages and how much effort went into this year's Quote challenge! Not sure I'll be able to do the same though...

Vicky Hibbs said...

Well done on completing the challenge and really love the collage of all the entries as well :)

butterfly said...

What a great quote, and a beautiful, gentle collaged page. I love the musical hearts full of harmony.
Alison x

Scrapmate said...

Your pages have been consistently inspiring and this last entry is no exception. I love the Gandhi quote and your vibrant background. it's great to look back at your year's work. I hope you continue with next year's challenge (whatever it may be). Have a happy new year.

maggie said...

Another super collage to end this year's challenge and to join your other entries. Great idea showing them altogether, they are so bright and colourful.
Looking forward to meeting up again when we embark on the 2015 Craft Barn challenge. Happy new year!

Lesley said...

Great quote and lovely colourful background. Happy New Year! xx

Scrapmate said...

I had to stop by and say thank you for the collage idea. I'd never done one before and hadn't realised it was so easy. it's a brilliant way to look back at all the entries for a challenge. Thanks again & Happy New Year!