sunnuntai 7. joulukuuta 2014

Songs without words

I received a roll of old sheets of music from my aunt last summer. She sent them to me via my mother saying I could use them for something crafty... When I ran into this tag card last week, I realized I have the same stamp and I could use the old music sheets as a background for it. Searching for my Chocolate Baroque Peony stamp I also found it's "cousin" the Magnolia. I stamped the flowers and coloured them with Distress Inks. After fussy-cutting the flowers I tore the music paper (feeling horrid about it) and started to try and asemble a card. It didn't work very well for me until I saw the text on the top of the sheet and realized this would become a pair of ATC:s -my very first ATC:s as a fact!

As far as my skills in the German language go, this says "Songs without words" or "Wordless Songs" and I think these will make a suitable Christmas gift for my aunt (the one that gave me the music sheets). She has probably never heard of an ATC, but she loves music and all sorts of hand made crafty and artsy things. I still have lots of the music sheets left, and now that I have gotten a start at tearing them, I perhaps won't feel as bad about it next time :)

An ATC is really small compared to what I usually do, and it took quite a bit of fussing about to get everything to fit. The ATC sized card has been coloured with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink and the music paper was glued on. I wanted some green, so I did some stamping with Encore metallic Green and the harlequin stamp from CB Decorative Edges. I mounted the text on small pieces of cardstock and the flowers on 3d foam cushions, cutting really thin strips to place under the stems.

I love that the phrasing happens to end with a pianissimo P.

I am entering these ATC:s for the Chocolate Baroque Colour challenge (purple, magenta, mauve, emerald green) and the SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge (holiday projects, cards gifts etc)

4 kommenttia:

  1. The pretty flowers look so beautiful on the music paper. Great use of the challenge colours as well. Thank you for joining in the fun at Chocolate Baroque's colour challenge, Shirleyxx

  2. Beautiful set of cards! Wonderful color palette! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

  3. Beautiful ATCs, love the mix of the music paper with the stamped images. Lovely colouring of the images using the challenge colours. Thanks for entering the Chocolate Baroque challenge, Judith xx

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous! love them. Would work perfectly as a card topper as well. Thank you for playing along again with the Chocolate Baroque Color Challenge Kristiina.
    Flo x