Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Q&L challenge - smile

This year’s challenge over at The Craft Barn is the Quotes & Lyrics challenge. Each fortnight we receive 2 words where we can choose from or use both in a quote and/or lyric.(for more details check out their blog)
I love to look for quotes and use them in my art, so this challenge is right up my alley.

For smile I stumbled across this nice quote: “ let your smile change the world, don’t let the world change your smile.”


I immediately had to think about a video Carolyne Dube posted on creating a globe using the round gelli plate.
As I don’t own a round gelli plate, I just have the 8x12 plate, I needed to think this one through.

I cut a circle out of a piece of paper which I then could  use as a stencil for a globe, applied different blues to the plate, added texture with an antislip bathmat (detail below) and printed the image. 



I forgot to add the continent masks which I carefully had cut out, so off to trial no.2, this time with the masks, but as it happens I actually liked the first print more.
Next I added the smile by using another stencil.
The pieces that I had cut out for the stencils I kept because I needed these as masks in the next step.
I laid the masks on the print and used some yellow, orange and red spray inks to color the background.
Typed out the quote and added fired brick, spiced marmelade and scattered straw distress ink (don't you just love those names). Cut each word and glued it around the globe and smile.

Can't wait for the next words, maybe I also do something with the second word: up.


28 comments:

  1. Terrific ideas on this page and the quote is brilliant around the world.

    Chrissie x

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  2. Your world looks great and the bath mat obviously worked. It's a great quote and made me smile too!

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    1. I love to use materials that are not made for crafting, I love searching for stuff in DIY stores etc.

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  3. Visiting from The Craft Barn - excellent image, great use of a bath mat and the quote is perfect :o)

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  4. This looks great! Love what you created. As for your comment on de stempelwinkel blog (thank you very much! :-)): I cut the pieces slightly larger, cut off the edges and glued them down with Tombow multi liquid glue. I found this works very well. But I think any pva glue would do. On the top where you pull them out I left a bit, cut that in three or four times and folded it over. Hope that helps.
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, I have those drawers for ages and really need to do something with them, like your idea and will probably give it ago.

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  5. Fabulous page, wonderful quote.

    Sylv xx

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    1. Thanks, I'm waiting rather impatiently on the next 2 words.

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  6. Crikey! They do a round Gelli Plate??? You have done a fabulous job without one ! Thank you for joining in xxx

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    1. I love my supplies, but I also like to figure out ways to save money, so why buy a round plate if I lready have one, just cut out a round mask and there we have a round one, wrigth?

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  7. A lovely quote and great page! I love the use of a bathmat for texture!

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    1. always looking around for new textures, is becoming an addict :-)

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  8. Great idea! Love the world! AND the quote!

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  9. Super backgrounds there. Great start to the year's challenge. BJ

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    1. Thanks, glad to have joined in from the beginning.

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  10. A lovely quote and I like the backgrounds you've made.

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  11. Great page - love the warm sunny colours. Fabulous quote too - hope you don't mind if I add it to my collection? MMx

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    1. Not at all, that's why we blog, no? To inspire each other and get inspired and encouraged by ohers.

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    1. Everything that can create texture and is soft, so not to damage my gelli plate, I add to my box (which is piling over and needs to be replaced with a bigger one :-))

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  13. This is a lovely quote, and great interpretation.
    Thank you for playing with us at the Craft Barn
    Izzy

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    1. Thanks for hosting such a fantastic challenge.

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