Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Green Music with Retro Form
Michelle over at Bitten by the Bug 2 is hosting the challenge this week, and it's Music Speaks! She was writing about solo/ensemble contests and must say I'm happy to have that done for the year! I had several students participating. However, I am preparing my own recital with a couple of colleagues in April and needed a couple of thank you notes for them! They are helping me out and we're playing trios for oboe, bassoon and piano. We call our ensemble Reeds and Ivory!
This particular card is for the pianist.
The card is also going over to Retrosketches since I used that sketch for the "form" and to Fantabulous Cricut Challenge since the color is green!
My base is Daisy White CS. I cut a piece of black and embossed it with a M-bossabilities music folder. I went into CCR and welded the scalloped piece to a banner and cut it from White CS as well as another white banner shape to go under the "keyboard" banner. Next I cut a square in Sweet Leaf. All cuts are from the CTMH Art Philosophy Cartridge.
Now for the keyboard banner. This was put together by taking a banner from Art Philosophy and welding in lines for the white keys. Then I welded thicker lines over the lines to make the black keys.
Once everything was cut, I started stamping. I stamped the scalloped piece with the lace doily stamp from CTMH Sweet and Lovely; this gave the white some texture. The Sweet Leaf piece was stamped using the musical stamp from CTMH Universal Backgrounds. The flourish is from CTMH Love Life.
The inside is a white sheet paper with a strip of Sweet Leaf that has been stamped with the Universal Backgrounds stamp. The sentiment is from CTMH Artiste collection. The kitty hiding inside is from A Child's Year. There's a story as to why the kitty is inside the card! When we practice at the pianist's house the kitty is always hiding behind the piano bench. After we start playing, she will come out to see us. But when the music stops, she moves on!
Check back in tomorrow for the variation on this one! I'm sure you'll find it quite "note"-able! hahaha
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