This week's OLW challenge is hosted by Jennifer at Styles Ink. In Jennifer's words...."This week’s challenge is to make a one-layer musical themed card. Anything to do with music. Sheet music, musical instruments, an image of someone singing; anything that in some way relates to music. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!"
Yeah...right! In order to do this challenge...you MUST have some kind of stamp that relates to "music". Well, you see, last year when I was re-modeling my craft room, I donated quite a few of my stamps and accessories to the Ronald McDonald House, because I had 1) never used the stamp, or 2) thought that I never would use it. WRONG! I know I had at least 2 or 3 stamps that were musically related! I searched and searched through all my stamps and this is the only stamp I could find...no musical instruments, no singing birds...nothing! This music score is from a very old set of Prima stamps that were designed to make frames. The Happy Birthday is a PTI stamp and the To You is from a Technique Tuesday set. Given what I managed to pull together, I tried to be creative with this little strip of music notes, but this is the best I could come up with!
I stamped the music in black, then scored a couple of lines above and below it. (By the way...I practiced on plain white paper cut to size numerous time before I actually stamped on my nice card base!). The first card I made, using the same design I'd been stamping on the white paper looked "okay"...but seemed to be missing something. Then I decided to add a little bling, only to realize that my sentiments were not stamped in the right place! ~ sigh~ back to the drawing board! Then I stamped it again...using color this time for the sentiment and moving the top sentiment over to the right more and the bottom sentiment over to the left more....then I added a little bling to opposing ends of the sentiments...wa-la! much better! LOL! Really?!? How could such a simple card be so difficult! I definitely like the sentiment in color much better!
Got another layout finished over the weekend...so here it is:
and daughter-in-law, taken just a couple of days before their 7th anniversary. I used the beautiful new Stella Rose papers from MME. The stars and the title work were cut with the Silhouette. The large scallops were punched with an EK Success punch. The circles were punched with a scallop punch and a smaller circle punch. The inner circle with their names and the date were created in the Silhouette program, printed and punched with a circle punch. I made the photo corners by cutting a square in half diagonally and then trimming out the inside to leave a 1/2 inch corner. I added quite a bit of doodling in red and black (around the outside edges and on the red dotted and teal papers). I also added a few pieces of bling and a bit of stickles to the stars. I covered the heart on the title work with glossy accents. No journaling on this...just a simple layout.
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