Saturday, August 14, 2010
C4C 50-I'm all shook up!!! lalallalalalal!!
This week my incredibly sweet and creative friend Frances is our Challenge Hostess!
When she first started thinking about what to do for the challenges in August, she decided to check out what special days were in August. in researching this online I discovered that the 2nd week of August was Elvis week which coincides with the anniversary of his death on 16th August 1977.
"So my challenge for this week is that you need to include music somehow on your card. It could be a music related stamp, designer paper, embossing folders, punches etc..... whatever you wish. Of course if you have Elvis stamps you get double points hehe!"
I had to DIG DEEP to find some music stamps..........you know what is incredibly insane about this? I AM a musician. I play Guitar, Piano, Saxophone and my first love is Vocals..........you'd think with enough stamps to fill a U-Haul, I'd have a boatload of Music stamps.....but NOPE, I am Music stamp challenged. That being said, I have this stamp and I adore it! It's Musical Cup from Stampotique 2113. The Background Stamp is called Strung, also available at Stampotique.
I coloured the stamp with Copic Markers (r27 and r59 for shading, yr16 for highlighting). Then I added this cute flower rub on for some additional detail. The edging on the cup and red areas of the background stamp are filled with gold gel pen. Another little rub on on the black ribbon completes the card. I used some Sakura Glaze Pen on the Musical notes to add a little more dimension! Lastly, I added some Platinum Stickles to the circular elements on the background stamp and to the middle of the floral rub on.
I rarely revere in my creations, but I have to tell you that I LOVE the way this card turned out. There's just something about it that says fun and funky! Hope you enjoy it too!
If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project, and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C50. Don't forget to go back to the C4C blog and link it on Mr Linky so that everyone else can see it too.