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