Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Listen to the music


Playing with my new music background stamp.  I have used this quote from August Rush once before, and had it stored on my computer.  My idea was to bring the quote to life, stamping music on every item on my card.  So I started with the background, coloring it in fall colors with distress inks.  Next was the sentiment, stamping lightly over the text with Brilliance Pearlescent Beige.  The birds are an unmounted stamp that Judy sent me last spring; I used a light grey ink for the music on them, then colored in few details with colored pencils and cut them out.  And lastly I stamped the music on a pale gold cardstock, then overstamped the leafy branch in versamark and heat embossed it so I could see it well enough to cut it out.

Supplies: white and parchment cardstocks, versafine onyx black, wild honey, orange marmalade, fired brick, peeled paint and vintage photo distress, Brilliance Pearlescent beige, Stampology black and versamark inks, colored pencils, Hero Arts CG222 Music Background, unknown chickadee stamp, computer-generated sentiment

10 comments:

  1. truly stunning lin....love the coloured background...hugs kath xxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is such a gorgeous card Lin! I love the autumnal colours and your beautiful distressing! The quote is great and it goes perfectly with all the music sheet stamping!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lin, this is just beautiful. I love the different ways that you used the music stamp. Just gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I really like how you've used two different colors for the music background! I just got mine today, can't wait to ink it up!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh.. I love the colors on the background leading up to the beautiful birds and focal point. Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  6. gorgeous fall colors and design, Lin! beautiful card!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ohmy...this is Stunning,Lin! Love the fall colors here

    ReplyDelete
  8. WAU, it´s such a lovely card. Those to little birds is so cute. Love how you used the leaf from "be yourself".

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lin:

    Where did you get the leafy branch? Is it from a Sizzix die or is it a purchased die cut?
    It is so subtle, but beautiful....and August Rush is one of my favorite movies!!! Lovely art, lovely artist.
    Kaye

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!