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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Saturday 17 May 2014

Q&L #09 - Fame

My Craft Barn entry, yet again at the last minute but inspired by a tag received in a swap, I got to work on my page.

I used the large lady stamp from the Indigo Blu freebie magazine set.

The quote I found online is by Henry David Thoreau. "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth"

I used my Andy Skinner word stamps, which I bought from the Craft Barn some time ago. I cobbled together the words "Money" and "Fame" using a number of the stamps letter by letter. I typed the small words on my manual typewriter.


Scrapmate said...

Oh this is beautiful BJ - love the colours and the quote.

lena-dailyscrap said...

Lovely page, but the truth can sometimes be hard to take...:-)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe you get free stamps in magazines. That's not the case in the states. She is a real beauty, too.

I like that you used a manual typewriter to add words. What a unique perspective (pun was NOT intended).

I really like the ransom type stamping you did with the other words. They brought the quote to life.

Craftyfield said...

Lovely page, you must have used quite a few stencils! Love how you cobbled the words together, I would never guessed they were stamped letter by letter.

thassos456 said...

I love this page and the monochrome blue look. The quote is fab.

thassos456 said...

I love this page and the monochrome blue look. The quote is fab.

massofhair said...

Stunning page BJ! Had to get the free Indigo Blue stamps they are so beautiful, you have used them so well. Fabulous page:-) xxx

massofhair said...

The Indigo freebies are a def need! Did you also see the Lavinia stamp freebies on Papercraft Essentials issue 107? Lavinia stamps are very expensive, i know as i purchaes a couple last year. You would pay £8 for the fairy alone so another great buy. The mag has a couple of good articles this time too.

I usually purchase mags for their freebies except Craft Stamper and Cloth Paper Scissors.

I love to research, that's how i find many things. Research is like meditation for me, can't do as much as i used to so enjoy honing my skills with this particular Challenge lol. xxx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Wow BJ this is a beautiful page. Fabulous quote. Gorgeous colours, background, stamp (Oh yes that stamp!!) and the words - all perfect. I leant my manual typewriter to someone and never had it returned :( but maybe her need was greater than mine. Have a wonderful week :o)

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi BJ love what you have done with the free stamp. I think the set is one of the best freebies I have seen on a magazine.
Happy crafting, Angela x

buterfliecrafter said...

Great page, love how you stamped the words, i think i have the same set but haven't thought about that, thx for the idea