Friday, 24 January 2014


It's thanks to She at Rubber Addict that I was reminded of this challenge at the Craft Barn! I love the idea of having a little book of quotes and this challenge wants 'Quotes and Lyrics' using the word "up" or "smile" for this first part of the challenge!

Living near the airport - not so close that we get a lot of noise -  we do see planes taking off up into the clouds.

I often find myself humming a certain song when I see them.
So what is the song you ask - sad to say, I know all the lyrics - written by Sammy Cahn - it's "Come Fly With Me" first sung by Frank Sinatra in 1957. My Dad had the Come Fly With Me LP(that's what they called albums in those days) that had songs about travelling around the World!

 I love flying, especially that moment when you break through the cloud up into sunshine so I used Stampendous Frantage - Shabby White because of the gold flecks in it, just above the quote in the little silver lined cloud.
The Inkylicious stamp at the bottom is one I hadn't used until now even though I bought it at a show last year. The background on the tag was made using Sky and Snowflake fresco paints from Paper Artsy then stencilled over with a TH stencil. Once I'd stuck on the plane(using foam squares although you can't tell from the photo!) from Tim's Remnants set it looked a bit bare so I added another line from the song using Ideaology label letters along with more computer generated words.

I don't know how long I'll keep up with this challenge but for now I'm really looking forward to the next two words! 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Julie Ann Lee said...

What a beautiful tag, Chris. I really like that song. Our dear friend and neighbour, Beryl who has a lovely singing voice had her dream come true on her eightieth to sing that number with a band at her party: she knew all the words and really sang it with a swing - another Ella Fitzgerald in my opinion who I prefer to Mr Sinatra! Anyway, this tag really evokes all the promise and thrill of air travel. The lovely blue and the Frantage are the perfect choice. You make me want to hop on a plane to exotic locations! Good luck with the Challenge. Julie Ann xx

butterfly said...

Absolutely great tag - love the silvery plane soaring over those wonderful rooftops. I'm with you and Julie Ann on the songs too... they neither write them nor sing them like that any more!
Alison xx

She King said...

Love your Tag Chris...I know I'll be humming that song all day now!!! So glad that you are joining in. Love S xxx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely tag, the frantage touch is beautiful and I love the layers of stamping and stencilling too.

Kate said...

What a great tag. Love the frantage cloud - shimmer and texture. Love the stamped images too and that stencilled background really draws my eye in.

Elaine said...

Beautiful sky and I love the aeroplane over the rooftops!

daisy said...

Beautiful & I like how you have used the different lettering to balance the composition.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag !!
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn.