Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Journaling Music 5: Send in the Clowns

 I'm experimenting with a new series of art journaling inspired by my favorite music! This is my fifth layout and features art inspired by the beautiful show tune "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music.  This lovely song is written by Stephen Sondheim.  

One of my favorite recordings is by Barbara Streisand recorded in the mid-80's.  It begins with a melancholy English horn solo beautifully played...so mournful and perfect to set the mood.  You can hear it Here.  

The lyrics in this song are so poignant; just perfect with this little heart broken circus clown dreaming of days gone by.  

Wondering how I created this layout?  Check out the video below:

Material List:

Digi: PPinky Circus Clown (Retired) Sentiment from Lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim Digital Red/white stripe from stash Copic Markers CTMH Ink CTMH solid cardstock CTMH Enamel Stars and Grey Gems (Retired) Bo Bunny Double Dot Gems CTMH Sequins (Retired) Black Thread from Stash Stencils from CTW "Mini Time for Love" and "Mini Sheet Music" Adhesives: Fabri- Tac, Double Score Tape Cricut Design Space: Designed, Printed and Cut from CDS Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Blade Cricut Access: Circus Signage; Circus Time; Font: Alleycat Bop ICG; Star cut from free shapes with Offset Feature Cricut Maker

My Journal Pages are off to:

We Love 2 Create:  AG Mixed Media
Fairy and the Unicorn:  AG Fantasy (What's more fantasy than the circus!)
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using CD, USB or Digital Download

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  1. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy and Unicorn challenge hallenge this month Claire DT

  2. Absolutely wonderfully colored and the image is just so precious. I love your idea for Art journaling and you've inspired me! Thanks for sharing with us at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges!

  3. This is a fabulous card! I love it and the fact that it references one of my favorite songs from "A Little Night Music!"

    Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  4. A brilliant journal page. Such a sad looking clown.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  5. A fabulous journal page. I love the colour combination.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  6. A fabulous creation with beautiful colouring. I love that song!!
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  7. What a lovely spread, with such a poignant thought behind it. Thank you for taking part in this month's 'We Love to Create' challenge. Gabrielle, Polkadoodles DT

  8. Wow what an amazing journal page1

    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT,

    Hugz Tinz

  9. Adorable card and fabulous coloring! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy Crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  10. Very beautiful what you have made. Thank you for joining the Challenges of Creative Crafters.Greetings Helma DT

  11. This is wonderful! I love that song and the image is perfect! Thank you for joining us for the Polkadoodles Saturday Crafting Challenge! Hope to see you again soon! Xoxo, Kim DT

  12. Youre card is so cute, thanks for sharing it with us at the Fairy and unicorn challenge blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT