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Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Q & L Sixth Challenge: Flower(s) & Travel

The new words for the Quotes & Lyrics challenge at The Craft Barn this time are Flower(s) and Travel. We are to use one or both words in our work and link them to a quote or a lyric.

I found many excellent quotes and was almost spoiled for choice when I happened upon the song, San Francisco by Scott McKenzie. It was released in 1967 and to many, became the anthem of the 60's. It is a personal favourite of mine. I have a link to the song here if you're up for a bit of nostalgia



I used Neocolor 2s for the background, smooshing them about with baby wipes and then removing some of the colour through a Floral Lace stencil, with another wipe. I used an Andy Skinner stencil for the face, which I embossed with silver EP. 
The flowers are a mixture of peel-offs and hand drawn, all of which I cloured with watercolour pencils. 
I hope you have time to have a look at the art work others have created for this challenge by following the links here
Thanks for looking :o) *Hugs* Mo x

30 comments:

  1. Oooh Lynn, I love this, especially that gorgeous background! Thank you for your visit and your lovely comment, which really encouraged me! I have been feeling rather frustrated of late, at the little amount of time I am able to spend in my ARTHaven being creative. I can't wait to get my sewing machine back (always assuming it can be repaired...) and get stuck in with the next stage! Meantime, I've been messing about with Tyvek, and will be uploading a post about that on my blog soon. What fun this all is!

    Shoshi

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    1. Hi Shoshi,
      This one is not actually mine, it's Mo's who shares this blog with me.
      Not done mine yet xx

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  2. Well done Mo it's brilliant. Her hair is wonderful. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to walk around with flowers in our hair, so liberating I think. Xxx

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    1. Thank you so much Shoshi & Lynn. I had great fun creating this :D

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  3. What a fab page. Love what you did with the flowers

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    1. Thank you for your visit and your kind words :o)

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  4. Another song that is going to be with me for the rest of the day! Fabulous page.

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    1. Thank you kindly Kaybee. Sorry about the 'song in head thing' I still have it there too, haha :D

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  5. Wonderful background and image--the flowers are adorable

    Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you Chrissie, I'm so glad you like it :D

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  6. Wow - brilliant flowers in the hair!!

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  7. Once again, I am in awe of the amount of time and effort you put into your art challenges. This one is no exception. You did a fantastic job with that hair. It is all so seamless, I had no idea there were so many techniques involved.

    I also liked how you treated the background. I have never seen those Neocolors, so was quite impressed with all that work you did getting the subtle background. Lovely, as usual, and fun to hum along with that song, although I thought it was sung by someone else (my ignorance is showing, I suspect as it was a bit before my time).

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth. Your words are always so encouraging and make my heart smile :o)

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  8. Love your beautiful "chick" the techniques you used to create the flowers in her hair are so effective:)
    Val x

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  9. Great page, great song, and amazing hair, love it,

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    1. Thanks Julie. Wish I'd seen your flowers first ;)

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  10. A fantastic song ... it's in my ears now. An your creation is wonderful.

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    1. Thanks so much Sylvia (and sorry, hehe) Thank also for your visit :o)

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  11. Lovely entry - love the torn edges!...and that great song , of course!

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    1. Thanks for your visit and your kind words :o)

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  12. What a fantastic face stencil, she is beautiful. The flowers you coloured for her hair are amazing, have tried doing this and it isn't an easy thing to do!

    Great lyrics, they bring back so many memories of my childhood :-) xxx

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    1. Thank you so very much for your comment :o)

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  13. Fabulous page - love everything about it and that song popped into my mind too when I saw the words on the CB site!!
    Lynn x

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    1. I'm really happy that you like my page, thank you :o)

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  14. great idea using a babywipe through a stencil.
    How did you emboss through the stencil?

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    1. Hi, Thank you for your kind comment and your visit :D
      I dabbed through the stencil with my mini versamark ink pad and then embossed as usual. :o)

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  15. Brilliant image and great song. I'll probably be singing all day now ;)
    The hair is fantastic Mo
    It's also great to read how you produced the page. Thanks.
    Enjoy your day xoxo

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    1. Hiya Neesie, thanks for your visit here - I hope to have my own blog set up very soon and Ihope you will visit me there sometimes too. I'm so glad you like my page. I really enjoy using the baby wipe technique :o) xox

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