Saturday, 5 April 2014

Quote and Lyric Challenge: Flower & Travel

The Q & L Challenge at The Craft Barn this time is Flower and Travel - I went for Flower.  I always choose lyrics but although this time I have chosen a song title, Forest Flower, there are no actual lyrics. Its by Charles Lloyd who is a jazz saxophonist and was recorded in 1966 by the Charles Lloyd Quartet at the Monterey Jazz Festival.  Its in two parts - Sunrise and Sunset.  Its quite progressive jazz and I am listening to it while I am typing and its cool!  My husband thought of it - he really knows his music!


I love any excuse to use this tree stamp, its from a Lavinia Stamp set I bought from QVC and comes with the bare tree and then flowers, leaves and snowflakes all separate so very useful indeed! I did the background first using Chipped Sapphire and Dusty Concord Distress Inks with water drops and Abominable Snowman Glimmer Mist.  The sun is Squeezed Lemonade and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks.  The stamping is with Black Archival - some of the flowers are solid and some are open so I coloured the open ones with black archival pen so it was all in silhouette.  The stones on all the flowers are Anita's and I glued them on with Cosmic Shimmer PVA.  The ribbon is from my stash and the wooden heart at the top was free with a magazine and I coloured it with a Promarker and added the stone.

If you can, please pop over to The Craft Barn for a peek at the DT makes and other fab entries. Thank you so much for visiting, it means so much!  Have a lovely weekend and take care. Christine xx

12 comments:

Redanne said...

What a beautiful piece of music to choose (love the saxophone too) and your tag is beautiful too, you have created such a lovely scene. Anne xx

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a romantic magicak scenery, love how beautiful you designed the landscape.
Wish you a nice sunday,
hugs Anja

Carol said...

Gorgeous Tag x I have a DH who knows his music too - trouble with me is I really only know chorus's!! LOL thanks foe tip on inks to create your lovely moon xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your tag is so serene and peaceful. Forest flower is the perfect name for this.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful stamp - it has such movement. Your tag is lovely, Chris. I love the yellow moon against the purple background. It illustrates the song title very well. I don't know it at all so will look for it on the internet. Jx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Chris a wonderful tag I love the background you have created with the gorgeous sun and then that beautiful tree silhouetted against it. Very atmospheric! Susan xx

Anita in France said...

Wow, Chris, what an amazing scene ... gorgeous tree silhouette against the stunning moon and night sky! Anita :)

Sue said...

Fabulous tag Christine it's stunning! huggles Sue xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

This is beautiful hun and that stamp is stunning...
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Suzanne Bramble said...

I can see why you love that stamp - how well designed and useful. Hope you are well. XX

Diane said...

Wonderful colors and tag design Chris.

Hugs Diane

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your tag, Christine! It's so pretty. It's cool that Darren helped by choosing the music! I hope he is doing better! Hugs, Darnell