Friday, May 16, 2014

Music is a Gift

"I'm late! I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!" No I'm not in wonderland but you might think I  fell down a rabbit hole.  I really started this post yesterday...See: It's May 15th and time for another duel with the Dueling Darling Divas and Dazzlers.  This month Paola for the Dazzlers and me for the Divas chose the theme "Music is a Gift" and sent off card kits to our team members.  Looking back through the past months it’s hard to believe we’ve never used music as a theme before now.  Well, how serendipitous for Paola and me as we both had elements that reflected this theme within our stamping materials.  Here are the items that I put in the kit for my team: 

Stamped  images:

  Sparkle Creations, “Ukulele Josh”

  Bild malarna stamps, “Mimosa Violin”

  Verve, “Beautiful You”

  “Musical Notes”

Designer Papers:

  Imaginisce, Live Loud “Garage Band” (double side with musical instruments/grey & blue diagonal plaid)

  Stampin’ Up, “Rockabilly” (chartreuse with white crowns)

  Crate Paper, Paper Pad (light blue herringbone pattern)

  Me & my Big ideas, “Harvest” (orange check foil)

  Recollections, “Black Music Notes”

  Embossed Panels: Darice “Sheet Music” embossing folder


  Recollections, musical notes brads; guitar brads; variety of buttons in black, blue, orange and green; musical sheet music washi tape; zebra pattern mini clothes pins; Paper Studio, musical notes and words stickers; chartreuse adhesive rhinestones; Ribbons:  orange satin – Offray; green texture – JoAnn Decorative Ribbon; blue with white dots – Dashes, Dots a& Checks; musical notes – Paper Studio; Black; black and white twine
And here's my creation:

I used the Bild Malarna Mimosa Violin image, colored her with Copic markers and cut her out and mounted her on a panel of the Crate Paper designer paper to which I had applied the music sheet washi tape in a diagonal pattern and then attached to a piece of the Me & my Big Ideas orange foil check paper.  I also used the Recollections "Black Music Notes" for the background and the Imaginisce "Garage Band" in another panel.  The Recollections music note brads and a button with twine accessorized the card.
 I used this sketch from Splitcoaststampers for my layout:



We asked our Dueling Darling to  participate in a little extra challenge:

If you could dedicate a special song to someone, what song would it be, to whom  would you dedicate it and why? 
When I wrote to my team I mentioned how special their friendship is to me and chose the theme song from the TV show "Friends",  Kadie wrote back and suggested the theme song from "The Golden Girls" and I thought that was so perfect too:  So I dedicate both these songs to the Dueling Darlings and all my Splitcoaststampers friends!! I LOVE YOU AND AM SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP!