Monday, 28 April 2014

Q&L - Knowledge - Two Roads by Chris Rea

This fortnight's challenge from the Craft Barn was Knowledge and/or Hurt.  Took me a bit of a while to find a song from someone I have seen live, that I wanted to do... then I came across Two Roads by Chris Rea, and I have no idea why I didn't think of it straight away!  This was on the 'On the Beach' album (yes vinyl...) and I saw Chris live probably 5 times during 86/87.  I even got his signature on one of my programmes... Oh yes, I started my stalking career many years ago!

So, Two Roads, and the lyric goes like this:
Ain't it funny how you never can tell? 
It always seems to hit you when it's going so well
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
Now it's lawyers at midnight and the learning begins
I put my old favourite Centura Pearl through the big shot in an embossing folder, then used Distress ink across it, to highlight the texture. There are several layers of stamping across the top of the texture, to add a bit more depth. 

I took a couple of book pages (knowledge, after all, comes in books!), and used some watered down acrylic, before I stamped the lyric on the pages.
I gave the page an 'edge' with my Pitt pens, just to finish it off.
Hope you like!



Substrate: Centura Pearl
Paint and Ink
Distress ink: Worn Lipstick, Stormy Sky, Evergreen Bough, Iced Spruce
Archival Ink: Cornflower Blue, Cobalt, Venetian Orange, Tree Branch
PaperArtsy: South Pacific, Snowflake

Katzelkraft: Woodgrain
Hero Arts: Music Background CG479, Printer's type lower case LL762
Artemio: Roman capital peg stamps

Bling and Other Stuff
Sue Wilson A4 embossing folder
Faber Castell Pitt Pens: various


  1. Like it? I love it! And I have to say I'm very jealous that you got to see Chris Rhea! He has an amazing, lazy, voice. Vinyl...oh yeah! :o))

  2. A great page & I love the texture from that embossing folder.

  3. Fab use of texture, and I love the book page idea too.

  4. Great lyric, fantastic page with great texture and colours, love it! :-) x

  5. This is great and I love that embossed background!

  6. This is a great page. Love how you did the background.

  7. Fab page, I love the background, looks really cool :)

  8. I'm totally impressed with the way you embossed that substrate. The entire thing is awesome, including the lyrics. I confess, though, I have never heard of Chris Rea. Could it be because I'm not a Brit? Yes, I HAVE heard of the Beetles (grin).

  9. Great page, fabulous colours and textures.

    Sylv xx