Words and Music .....

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.

What better way to celebrate this challenge theme than to use one of Alison's wonderful music quotes and so I have chosen the one which I love the most and created a birthday card for a musical friend. 

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!

Jennie x


Julia Aston said…
What a beautiful arrangement on your lovely card Jennie! The stenciled music adds great texture and so pretty in the white behind your beautiful rose and layerings of other ephemera - I'm sure your friend will treasure this card - and I wish you a wonderful time in Corsica! Sounds quite exotic! Julia xx
S@ndy Diller said…
So, so pretty. Love the colors and texture that you used to create this lovely card. I know your friend is going to love it as much as I do. Hugs, Sandy
This really is a beautiful creation, love that music sheet stencil it works perfect on your found postcard and all so beautifully embellished.
It must have been a delight to have so many friends tapping together!!
Enjoy the weekend ahead and rest those knees.
Creative wishes Tracey x
Astrid Maclean said…
A lovely piece Jennie, love how you built it up with the stencilling and subtle colours, and Alison's stamps are the perfect finishing touch!
Annie said…
Fabulous details on this wonderful project you have created for Alisons challenge theme at AVJ x I am sure you friend will treasure it x Love the feminine notes and great details on the card

TFS and best wishes
Annie x
butterfly said…
I love the stencilled texture notes over the postcard background, and your rose is just exquisite. I couldn't agree more about this quote and your thoughts on silence within music and dance. (Tapping, eh? Get you!) A lovely card. Hope you're enjoying Corsica!
Alison x
Brenda Brown said…
An utterly delightful postcard Jennie, I just adore the shabby colours and style xxx
Redanne said…
This is so very beautiful Jennie, I love the stencilling and your embellishments, as always, are stunning! I am so in awe of you - dancing, acting, learning an instrument and now tap - you are amazing! Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Hugs, Anne xx
paperwishesbyamanda said…
Love the music through the stencil, so delicate and effective and the soft colours are beautiful. thanks for inspiring.
A Pink said…
Your card is so beautiful,Jenny. Your delicate sheet music stenciling and subtle use of colour sets a lovely stage for your gorgeous handmade flower and embellishments. I'm sure your friend will love this beauty .

Hope you have a lovely weekend
hugs x
sarascloset said…
Lovely card, Jennie! I love the stenciling, that beautiful rose and your sweetly gathered embellishments! Good for you to give that tap dancing a whirl again! I bet that is so much fun! Enjoy your travels! Hugs!
What a beautiful card! I love the softness of the design with the neutral colours and layers - stunning 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊
Carol said…
Stunning card - beautiful xx Have a lovely weekend xx