Tuesday, 5 May 2015

" If Music Be The Food Of Love "

Good evening to one and all, hope you had a restful Bank Holiday and that the strong gale force winds haven't battered you too much today. Yesterday I spent a little time in our hobby room before going outside and giving the greenhouse its annual wash, one of those jobs you know you have to do and once done, you say to yourself 'That's a good job jobbed!'
Anyway back to the hobby room ---- I decided to make a card for Crafty Individuals May Challenge titled ' A Reference to Music.' To view the DT's lovely samples and the other entries click on the link here.

To begin with I coloured my background card by pulling a print on the Gelli Plate using Fresco Chalk Acrylics in Beach Hut, Haystack and Lake Wanaka and removing some paint with an old piece of hessian.

Next I coloured another piece of white card using shaving foam and Alcohol inks in Citrus, Eggplant Pebble and Pink Sherbet.

The card coloured with alcohol inks was then stamped using CI 434 in Watering Can, clear heat embossed and cut out.

The background card was randomly stamped using CI 237 in Antique Linen DI.

The edges were inked with Vintage Photo and Seedless Preserves.

The sentiment was printed on the computer, cut out and then attached some coffee coloured lace to the back.  Using CI Elegant Swirls die I cut 3 swirls from some previously coloured card, embossed the music notes and hearts which were both from the Mini series from Tando Creative.

I stamped the hares heads onto the card so as to retain their whiskers and eyebrows. The mauve tufts of grass are the middles of the leaves from cutting the CI Floral Spray die which I had saved from a previous project !!

Then it was a case of giggling things around until I was happy with the layout.
I added a few pearl gems to hi-light the swirls.

I think this will make a rather unusual but charming anniversary card.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments are always appreciated. Hope you have a good week, takes care. Jane x


  1. Beautiful anniversary musical card. Love the background and the hares on top. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals May Musical Challenge. Jean x

  2. Beautiful card Jane with beautiful background.

  3. What a beautiful card - the background is gorgeous and I love how you got the texture. Gorgeous hares too!

  4. This is a delicate and so gorgeous card Jane!!!! I personally adore it, all the techniques and goodies you used are great, and perfect combined together ... The result is simply delightful!! xx

  5. Lovely card Jane! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge.

  6. Lovely card Jane. Fab background. Really enjoyed reading how you made this. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x

  7. A gorgeous card, I love the background.