Hello and welcome to you all!
Today we start another new challenge at A Vintage Journey. The lovely and so very talented Alison Bomber is our host this month and she has chosen the theme:
Words and Music
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.
Having sung in choirs for years and now learning to play the concertina I am so fully aware of the importance of silence when singing or playing. Building the silence in a piece of music is about creating the emotion, not just the timing. And in fact this week I have been revisiting tap dancing (I used to tap years ago) and the great kick is getting the whole group (there were thirty of us last night) to get the tap together and be silent together! It was great fun, but my knees are now complaining!
I recently found a stash of Prima postcards which I had completely forgotten about and as they are good quality card will take a fair bit of product. I created some texture using a sheet music stencil. Once dry it got a few splatters of Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to shabby it up a bit.
The card is quite small at 6" x 4" so not a lot of space for embellishments but as you know these are some of my favourites:
.....one of my handmade roses .......
..... pearl buttons .....
..... an MDF key ...
.... and of course the wonderful quote.
I hope you will be able to join us in our challenge this month as I am sure there is a favourite song or quote that will inspire you. Do hop on over to A Vintage Journey to see some wonderful inspirational pieces from my fellow Creative Guides - they are all very different!
I have a few scheduled posts over the next few days as I am off on my travels to Corsica - a new island to discover and hopefully a warmer one than I am leaving!
Have a great weekend and happy crafting!