Sunday, 9 February 2014

Q&L - Miss

Hi there!  This fortnight's Quotes and Lyrics from the Craft Barn challenge is 'Miss'.  I have loved Elton John's music for ever, and one of his earliest hits just came rushing at me for this:

and of course, it gave me a change to go mad on the bling front!

This year, my book is A3, so I do have masses of space to go large.  I used as my base the shiny side of centura pearl, and painted it with water, before spraying it with several colours of Dylusions.

I cut a circle out for my earth, using the hole as a stencil to rub some iridescent blue luminarte powder through, extending it slightly larger, to give my 'earth' a corona.  The earth was painted up with fresco finish paints, and then sprayed with goosebumps, to make it a bit bobbly.

I stamped that lovely Tim Holtz lady in archival, and then smooshed her through some watered down distress ink, doing the same sort of thing for the words, only in this case, the DI was watered down with cosmic shimmers.

It's hard to believe that this single was released in 1972 - OMG...

Hope you like!


Paint and ink
Archival ink: Cobalt, Cornflower Blue
Distress Ink: Dusty Concord, Stormy Sky
Dylusions: London Blue, Vibrant Turquoise, Black Marble, After Midnight
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish: Pea Coat, Toad Hall, Hyde Park, Nougat

Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz: Classics no 5 SCF005

Bling and other stuff
Luminarte: Iridescent blue
Cosmic Shimmer Mist: Pearl, Astral Mystery


  1. A gorgeous background and I love that song.

  2. Oh yes I remember that song well! Beautiful work and gorgeous shimmers x

  3. Very impressive use of the stamp. I was totally impressed with the background and the corona. It looked so REALISTIC.

    I saw Elton John in concert in 1989. I was in college and there was a free Independence Day (US, 4th July) concert at the St. Louis, MO arch. That night, the reports were there were over 850,000 in attendance. I was so lucky, because I had camped out for a day in order to get a decent spot. So, yes, I remember that song and it brought back memories of that summer. Thanks for the beautiful page and the wonderful memories the song invoked.

  4. Gorgeous work Ruth - I love the background and colours that you have used

  5. Visiting from The Craft Barn - What a fabulous page and I agree with Elizabeth, the moon's corona is amazing. The song holds a lot of memories of 1972 for me, not least being the move up to high school :o) Mo

  6. Great pages and wonderful moon

  7. Wow this is amazing. I have a feeling it looks even better in real life. Great song to choose.

  8. WOW that is one fantastic background! Great choice of writer and lyric, suits your page well. Brings back lots of memories :-) xxx

  9. I love Elton John's music--in fact his is one of my favorites to listen to while I craft! Your background is so pretty and the corona around the earth is stunning!

  10. A lovely page. It all fits so well.

  11. Great entry - love the stamps and the words!

  12. Amazing background, fabulous choice of song.

    Sylv xx

  13. Gorgeous background and handwriting. I too am using an A3 format and it can seem quite intimidating but a lot of fun when it comes together. Lol.

  14. A wonderful page, fantastic background colors.

  15. Wow a brave decision to go A3! I don't know what I would do with all that space. Fabulous background and gorgeous images. MMx