Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Music. Show all posts

Thursday, May 3, 2018

A Vintage Journey - May Challenge: Words and Music

Today the A Vintage Journey May Challenge has posted.  Alison is our creative hostess this month and her challenge is Words and Music.

Here is her description of the challenge:  For this challenge we would love to see projects that are inspired by our favourite song or that incorporate musical lyrics or sheet music in their design. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.  

For my project today, I used a recently purchased Holiday Shadow Box die along with a Dancers Die.  Both from Sizzix. The lovely music theme sentiment quote is from a set by our own Alison Bomber - Set EAB03 from PaperArtsy!
This die set with 3 sections allows you to create a fun dimensional scene.
I added a strip of music to the background that I stamped onto vellum.
The whole thing is designed to fold up and fit into an A9 envelope, but I added dried moss to my landscape so that would make it too lumpy to fold!!
I have just two photos of how I started making my creation.
I cut out the appropriate die pieces that I wanted for my shadow box 
(there are several Christmas dies in the set (pine trees, deer, snowflakes and Christmas sentiments that I didn't use for today's project!)
Then I sponged all the edges with Distress Vintage Photo before assembling the pieces.
I die cut the Victorian dancing couple out of both card stock and text patterned paper layering the two to make them more sturdy.  Then I cut out the gentleman's section again out of another pattern, cut  just the suit area and layered it over him.  I added a bit of gold leaf to the ladies head, a ribbon rose to her waist and lace at the bottom of her dress.  I colored the couples shoes black with a Sharpie.
I added pretty little Prima flowers around the front and on the layers inside and I added dried moss for their dancing carpet out in this magical forest!
Here's how it looks from the back.  
The shadow box measures 5 1/2"w x 5 1/4"h 
(6 1/4"h  if you include the vine at the top!)
How will music and words inspire you this month?  We can't wait to see your creations.  Please check out the lovely inspiration by the other Creative Guides participating in this months challenge over at A Vintage Journey!
Stamps:  Set EAB03 Alison Bomber - PaperArtsy, Music Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  Stormy Sea, Vellum - Papertrey Ink, Paper Stash Dapper and Etcetera - Idea-ology.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Holiday Shadow Box Dies, Dancers Die - Sizzix, ScorTape, Tombow Glue, dried moss - Joann, gold leaf, ribbon rose, lace, Prima Flowers.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Simply a Sentiment

Two more cards to share that I made while I was on the Dirty Dozen Design Team over at Splitcoaststampers.   These are both great examples of how you can create a wonderful design simply by using some pretty patterned paper and one perfectly placed, stand out sentiment.

Both cards were made for the Fan Club February Central Theme - Songs from the Heart.  
This sentiment is Listen from Impression Obsession.
I used the same designer paper for both cards -  from PTI - Petite Places Patterned Paper Collection.
I simply stamped the verse from the Beautiful Blessings set by Papertrey Ink right on the equally awesome DP  to create this very CAS but powerful card. I layered the panel over a white card base with foam dots and added 3 blue sequins.
A wonderful song written in the 1950's by Pete Seeger and made famous by the Byrds in 1965 Turn, Turn, Turn . Using the inspiring words from Ecclesiastes.
Stamps: Listen - Impression Obsession
Paper: white, Petite Places Patterned Paper Collection - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: foam dots, Sequins - Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost - Waltzingmouse 

Stamps: Beautiful Blessings - PTI
Paper: white, Petite Places Patterned Paper - PTI 
Ink: True Black - PTI
Accessories: foam dots, Caribbean Sequins - Avery Elle

Thursday, April 17, 2014

What Feelings Sound Like and Spring in the Woods

Today I have two creations to share -  one very clean and simple and the other a more detailed shadow box!
My card base and layered panel are Ranger Watercolor Paper.  I brushed on Ranger Distress Stains for my background and stamped the sentiment from Serendipity Stamps over the colors using Archival Watering Can Ink.
I'm linking this card to Cas-ology Cue Card NOTE
and Just Us Girls Water Colored Background (mine is actually Distress Stains - but they are brushed on and I did use watercolor paper (?!?)
I made my next project for a friend at work who asked me to make a special card for her mother's 80th birthday which is in July.  Her mother loves feeding the birds and being outdoors - she's an LL Bean kind of girl!
So after pondering what I might make for her - I remembered I had purchased this tree shadow box cut file from the Silhouette Shop. So I quickly cut it out with my Silhouette Cameo after deciding the colors for each layer and before assembling it I had to think about what I would add to it.  I decided the woods needed some sun, birds, grass and leaves!  The sun is made from Sunshine dies - large and small by Lil' Inker Designs.
The perfect day stamp is from the Sentimental Art set from Study 490 Wendy Vecchi.
The blue birds are from the Mini Bird and Cage die from Tim Holtz Alterations. The grass die  and sentiment banner are from My Favorite Things.  Happy Birthday and Mom are from Women of Life by Papertrey Ink.  I added green sequin 'leaves' to some of the branches.
I added a die cut Tim Holtz small easel cut from grunge board to the back so the box will stand up.
My friend said her mother will LOVE this shadow box -and will most likely place it on her kitchen windowsill where she can look at it every day!  It's nice to know that the receiver will appreciate the art we create isn't it?!
I'm entering my spring woods scene in a new challenge I just discovered -  Art With Heart Challenge - April Showers/Spring Theme

 Music card:
Stamps:  Music is what - Serendipity Stamps
Paper:  Watercolor paper - Ranger
Ink:  Archival Watering Can
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Stains - Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw

Woods Shadow Box:
Stamps:  Sentimental Art - Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi, Women of Life - PTI
Paper:  Ideology Grunge Board, Coredinations Canves Texture Ice Cream, Ranger Distress Coredinations blue and green, Simply Chartreuse , Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold and Blueberry Sky - PTI.
Ink:  Archival Watering Can
Accessories:  Fresh Cut Grass and Dimensional Banners Dies - MFT, Curly Label Punch - SU, Mini Bird and Cage  and small easel die- Tim Holtz Alterations, 1" circle punch - EK Success, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Lucky Blend sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots, ScorTape.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Listen, and You will Hear.....

I made this card for this weeks CAS challenge over on  Split Coast - to divide an image into 3 panels.

I used the colors from Saturday's Dynamic Duos challenge  - So Saffron and Pool Party.  I love this new challenge where you just use 2 colors!

I stamped the music background from Waltzingmouse onto Pool Party cardstock and cut it into 3 panels - layering them to slightly larger black panels and then onto the So Saffron panel.  I stamped the sentiment from Impression Obsession right onto the panel adding rhinestones and punched butterflies.

Stamps: Musical Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse, Sentiment from Impression Obsession  
Paper: So Saffron, Pool Party - SU, True Black - PTI  
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black  
Accessories: foam tape, butterfly punch - Martha Stewart, rhinestones - Bazzill Basics

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Dust of Everyday Life

Phew!  I have been stamping practically non stop this long weekend -  mostly stuff I can't share - yet!  Starting Saturday - I'll be posting every day through the end of the month so I hope you'll stop by!

But for now -  here's a card I made for the Inspiration Challenge over on Split Coast.

I was inspired by these house Wallies  from the Wall Paper site Stef showed us.

They reminded me of my brandy-new Memory Box die - Country House. I cut the house in gray and in terracotta tile piecing the roof and door with the tile color. I drew lines for the shingles with a Copic. The door and windows on this house actually fold open so I added harvest gold paper behind the windows so you could see the 'lights' on in the home!

My only stamping here is the music behind the house which is from the set Musical Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse.  I sponged clouds in the sky with a home made cloud template.

The sentiment is computer generated and I cut it in a banner shape adhering it with foam tape and extending it off the card. My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" so it will still fit in a regular A2 envelope.

Thanks so much for coming by today!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Musical Backgrounds, computer generated sentiment
Paper: white, terracotta tile, spring rain, harvest gold - PTI, Basic Grey - SU
Ink: Memento London Fog, Soft Sky - SU
Accessories: foam tape, country house die - Memory Box, home made cloud template, rhinestones - Kaiser, computer generated sentiment, Copics - YR23, YR24

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

WMSC83 - Music is the Prayer

It's been a while since I've made a card for the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge -  and when I saw Jen's wonderful sketch..........
I was inspired to make this card!
I've made all the Valentine cards that I need this year so I went with a music theme based on my computer generated sentiment. 

First I cut the round white card with my circle Nestability,  then I cut a slightly smaller blue circle and stamped it with a music background stamp.  I layered that circle to a black pinking circle Nestability.   I stamped the piano keys on a white strip and layered it over the blue circle.  I printed the sentiment on a piece of white and cut it with a heart Nestibility.  I adhered the heart to the card with foam tape.  Then I just added three blue rhinestones for a little sparkle!

So come on and join us for the WMS sketch challenge this week!  Every week a random linked card will win a free stamp set!  Check it all out here.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Musical Backgrounds
Paper:  White, True Black, Spring Rain - PTI
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento London Fog
Accessories:  foam tape, heart, circle, pinking circle Nestabilities, rhinestones - Kaiser

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Thanks for the Music in My Heart

Two more cards to share today -  the first was made for the Queen for the Day challenge on Split Coast. Shirley (wannabecre8tive) was featured  and I chose to CASE her Cheating? card

I loved the sketch she used. I used stamps (she made her creation with pretty papers) I left off the middle panel and just put little snippets of ribbon on my sentiment tag.

Although this quote is from Wordsworth, the image is of Beethoven but both are about music so felt they went together! The stamps are from Stampington & Co.

My second card is a Thank You and was made for the SCS Color Challenge which I just happened to have hosted this week!    My color choices were White, Island Indigo and Pool Party with the option of using a sentiment as the image.
I dressed up my Thanks so Much sentiment from Rubbernecker by using an embossing folder for my back panel, a lovely Amana Circle Memory Box die to frame the sentiment and a wrinkled seam tape bow. Then I scattered some rhinestones for a little sparkle!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

ETA:    do you want to play in the Waltzingmouse Blog Party this month?    Well -  you need to post and link up your spring themed creation on 2/17/12 over at Claire's WMS blog -  check out all the details here so you don't miss out!
Beethoven Card:
Stamps: Beethoven, Wordsworth Quote - Stampington & Co

Paper: vintage cream, ocean tide - PTI, DP Webster's pages
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Distress Weathered wood
Accessories: foam tape, Amuse Twinkle stickers, circle & eyelet circle nestabilities, Tags 5 Spellbinders, wrinkled seam tape, foam tape.

Thank you
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Thanks So Much #565-18

Paper: white, - PTI, Island Indigo & Pool Party - SU
Ink: Taken with Teal - SU
Accessories: Amana Circle - Memory Box, Foam tape, Vine Label Embossing Folder - Life Style, Rhinestones - Kaiser, Wrinkled Seam Tape

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Music is the Voice of the Soul

A friend of mine just purchased a sheet music shop in Boston and she asked me if I could make some music themed cards for her to sell there.

Here are the first two I've made.    I was inspired by challenges over at Split Coast -  I made this one for the Featured Stamper challenge and based it on Kim's card here.

 I had this fun sheet music patterned paper in my stash.  The trumpet and sentiment are from Rubbernecker.

My second card was made for the CAS (clean and simple) Challenge - to use pink, celery and white.
It actually took me about 30 minutes to get this card done!  I started out trying to use some die cuts and after several renditions -  finally ended up with just these simple stampings.  It was really hard to leave all that white space on the card!!!  but I really like the result!

The note is from Musical Backgrounds by Waltzingmouse and the sentiment is from Take Note by Papertreay ink.

Don't forget to check this post for a chance to win a Cause a Scene stamp set

And check out the Saturday Waltzingmouse Sketch challenge here

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We had about 5" of snow last Saturday - and today it's supposed to hit 50 degrees. What a crazy winter we are having here in New England!

Trumpet card:
Stamps: Rubbernecker - Bass Trumpet #533-02, Music sentiment #582-05
Paper: vintage cream, true black - PTI, DP Provo Craft Heritage Music Score
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: gold rhinestones - Michaels, foam tape
Just a Note Card:
Stamps: note from Musical Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse, sentiment from Take Note by Papertrey Ink
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Ranger Distress Worn Lipstick