Sunday, 15 June 2014

Craft Barn Q&L - 12. Proud/Vintage

The new quote/lyric challenge was announced today by the Craft Barn - either Proud or Vintage (or both)
The DT all used Proud, and I immediately thought of Heather Small's "Proud" before I saw Pauline's DT piece had - so I started searching, knowing I had something to fall back on if I couldn't find something that struck me...

In the end, I settled for Shakespeare, from Romeo and Juliet "Thank me no thankings, nor, proud me no prouds" from the speech by  Capulet to his daughter Juliet when she tells him she won't marry Paris but will marry Romeo, for love.
I got a bit carried away and didn't take any step by step photos, sorry!

 I started by brayering Frescos, Cheesecake, Sage and Stone, over my pages, drying in between and smudging with a babywipe.
I tore the relevant page from my spare copy of Shakespeare, and glued it to the page as shown.
 I added some background stamping with Ellen Vargo's latest two sets for Paperartsy, and used Stone and Sage Fresco, applying the paint to the stamp with a brayer (I saw this tip in a Paperartsy video on their blog this week, thanks Sara! and it does apply the paint well without getting too much paint on the stamp).
 I stamped out the quote with an alphabet stamp in black archival ink, before applying a thin layer of Chalk Fresco, watered down so it wouldn't obliterate too much of the background colour, but just knock it back a touch.
'Juliet' is from the LPC027 set (Lynne Perrella for Paperartsy), that I bought at the Extravaganza last week stamped on tissue paper and painted from behind with Frescos, before a layer of Snowflake to make the colours pop from the front.

Entering the Craft Barn challenge here 

Amazing how different the weather is today, to last Sunday when it was roasting hot and brilliantly sunny....

20 comments:

sam21ski said...

Fab pages again Helen, love where you quote came from and how it came about - fantastic xx

Krisha said...

Brilliant quote for this challenge and the way you incorporated it into your journal page.

Gosh, I haven't even thought past the prompt yet and you and Elizabeth (Alter Book Lover) have already posted. Do you guys ever sleep!.....LOL

Lucy Edmondson said...

Fab pages, Helen and I love the quotes!

Lucy x

butterfly said...

Fabulous pages, Helen - and absolutely one of the best speeches/scenes in the whole play - fantastic choice of words!
Alison xx

Virginia said...

Oh you've been busy - fab stuff!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I see this one was easier for you than the SOC entry. I was quite impressed, and since I know very little about Shakespeare, except what I pick up on Jeopardy!, I was quite taken with your back story. That's a lovely new stamp, and probably would have fit either word. Your background is superb, too. Some day you may have to teach me how to stamp (grin).

gardenpinks said...

Fabulous pages and a great quote too goes so well with your 'Juliet'! Love the colours you have used.

isisimaginings.com said...

Fantastic page Helen & that LP image is perfect for Juliet.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Another lightening speed entry! I only just saw that the new themes were up! Haha. Your page is gorgeous and the quote beatiful. our stamping of it is awesome, I go all over the place with my alphabet, so rarely use it. Needs practice I guess, ;)

massofhair said...

Beautiful use of the LP stamp as Juliet, great pages and a wonderful quote :-) xxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous Helen! The perfect stamp for a fabulous quote! Chrisx

Scrapmate said...

A great quote and a fab interpretation

kaybee said...

Great page, love that alphabet set.

Julie Wheatman said...

What a fab idea using a quote from Shakespeare and love what you have done with your page.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous spread! xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Great pairing of quote and stamp and I love the book page added to your journal:)
Val x

Craftyfield said...

Your caged lady is perfect for Juliet, fab page!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Great page for the quote! I appreciated reading about how you made the page also.

Carol said...

love the stamps - great page and quote - thanks for the how it came about info too. Have a great weekend :)

thassos456 said...

Fab page spread, love the background and the Shakespeare page is a brilliant idea :)