Monday, 10 December 2012

If you could save time in a bottle ..

If I could capture time in a bottle, I'd love to go back in time and meet my ancestors and get a glimpse of what their lives were like.  I find the past fascinating and before I caught the crafting bug I spent a few years doing my family tree.  I'd love to get back into it but unfortunately there are only 24 hours in a day!

Anyway, the reason I'm asking is that the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is to use the song "Time In A Bottle" by Jim Croce as inspiration for your piece.

Originally my idea was to make a collage of old family photographs but I don't have many really old photos and I just ran out of time to dig them out and scan them in, so instead I sat down in front of the telly with my small journal and did a sketch ...

I just drew it freehand with pencil then coloured in with Promarkers and outlined it with a fine black pen. I wasn't too picky about which colours I used, I just went with the flow! Pretty basic I know, but I wasn't going to stress myself out about producing a masterpiece! :0)

This was quite a tricky challenge but if you need a little inspiration, please pop on over to the CC blog where you will find the complete lyrics of the song and see everyone has done a totally different interpretation.

We're sponsored this time by Kim who has kindly donated this bunch of goodies
and also Milk Coffee Digital Stamps have donated 5 digi images

 and the challenge will be open for a month.

Thanks for coming to visit - I hope to resume normal blogging duties very soon - life has just taken over the last few weeks - I so admire all you talented folks who manage to keep up with challenges AND real life at this time of year!!

Be back soon,

Take care
Suze xx


craftattack said...

Hi Sue, nice to see you again! Love your time in a bottle, great idea! Hugs, Valerie

Kim S said...

Freehand??!! I can't even draw a stick figure that looks right!! Love the design and the words that you have chosen!

Anonymous said...

I think it is an excellent interpretation of the challenge theme Suze.
Maybe one day you will find some more hours in the day. I do know what you mean as I have a large cross-stitch in an incomplete state and I was also dabbling (it was really my dad's project but he doesn't "do" computers) into my dad's side of the family tree.

Von said...

Fabulous doodling Suze :)
Von ♥

Meggymay said...

Fabulous journal page and those super words.

Aileen said...

Looks a fab way to capture your thoughts. x

chrissies said...

Your drawing says it all-very clever ideas.

Love Chrissie xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous idea, a great bottle.

Josephine said...

This is fabulous - and a great take on the challenge too!

Anonymous said...

Clever you ! is there nothing you cant do woman, !!!! Fantastic take on the theme and your freehand drawing and colouring is superb.