Saturday, 17 May 2014

Quote and Lyrics Challenge Unique and Fame

Its time for The Craft Barn challenge again, it comes round so quickly and I am getting my entry in on the last day!  I went for 'Unique' and chose the song 'Crucify your Mind' by Rodriguez. He is an American folk singer who released a couple of albums in the early 1970's without much success.  His story though is remarkable.  Unknown to him, his music became hugely popular and influential in South Africa but the rumour was that he had committed suicide.  He was rediscovered alive and well and has made an amazing comeback and his story is told in a documentary film called Searching for Sugerman which was released in 2012. If you get the chance, its worth seeing - I loved it and his music is fabulous.  I have seen him live too which was amazing!

I am also entering my tag into Hel's Sunday Stamper which is to use Pink.


The chap with his unique look is from Vintage Inventor by Creative Expressions.  He is stamped with black Versafine, embossed with clear powder and coloured in with paints and Promarkers.  The roses on his top hat are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The birds are Sizzix dies and the background is inked with Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar Distress Paints and water and then embossed with the Cuttlebug Chicken Wire folder.  I have edged the tag and lyrics with black paint and added a bit of Treasure Gold to the embossing. The ribbon is from my stash along with the wire and bead for his earring.
If you have a chance, please pop over to The Craft Barn and Hel's Blog to see all the fab projects.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.  Thank you so much for visiting me, I really do appreciate it lots!  Take care. Christine xx

16 comments:

Scrapmate said...

I love the chicken wire EF. What an original tag and I like reading the story behind the person.

Anita in France said...

Such great colours and detailing, Chris ... the earring is so fun and unexpected! Anita :)

Redanne said...

What a fantastic tag Sue, I have always loved that CE image and he looks even better with his earring! That is such a great story too - it is a 'truth is stranger than fiction' story if ever there was one! Hugs, Anne x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I fear I've never heard of this singer, but it is certainly a wonderful story.

You put a lot of effort into this tag, and it represents the lyrics perfectly. I'm not a stamper, but I really like that image. Lovely colorful tag!!

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous tag, the image is original and I love the chicken wire embossing, it really looks the part!

chrissies said...

Terrific tag with wonderful stamped image and the great chicken wire background.

Enjoyed reading you post.

Love Chrissie x

Jackie said...

I have not heard of Rodriguez, but he sounds very interesting. Will look out for the film.
Your card looks great. The stamped man definitely looks unique - I love the roses and the birds - and I like the textured pattern on the background. Fab! Jx

May said...

Fabulous tag Chris.. Love the image & background... great text too... Pink is my fav colour....Love it... Hugs May x x

massofhair said...

Fabulous EF background, never heard of the gentleman or his music, thanks for the information. Part of taking part in this challenge is all the wonderful snippets of history and different music i am being introduced to :-) xxx

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your intricate work on that fab' tag there Chris
Thank You~

TwinkleToes2day said...

Excellent story, tag and colours used. The earring is a fab touch :o)

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Chris what a brilliant tag! At first I thought it was Edgar Allen Poe but then read your peice, I must admit I don't think I have heard of this singer. Susan xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Love what you did with the inventor man stamp... he looks dapper with his special hat... Apologies for my late visiting ... been trapped in the greenhouse under several tonnage of tomato plants :O) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your unique tag is just that, Christine, unique and wonderful!! We have seen that documentary and I agree with what you said about him!!

Hope things are a bit better. I think of you often! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Just goes to show you that you can't trust those rumors! What a neat tag-truly unique. I love the flowers and that eyelash fringe. That earring gave me a good chuckle!

Sandy said...

This is so creative and unique Chris - I love it!!
Sandy xx