Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wedding Music

The weekend is upon us, and it's a beautiful day, today! The sun is shining and there are snow clouds in the sky.  It's a good day, to sit in my craft room, with the blinds open and view is beautiful.  I'm not sure how you craft, but me, I listen to music.  All kinds of music, everything from Van Morrison, Poco, to Creed.  And we all know how music changes your mood.  A nice simple beat of regae can turn an otherwise 'rough' day, into something 'happy'.  And the fast beat of metal can cause you to drive faster, and a bit more aggressive.  Well, for me, the same is true with how music can influence my crafting.  I tend to listen to 'old' music to create a calmer mood in my craft room.  It allows me to think clearer and not rushed.  
The reason I rambled on about music, is because Holly over @ Our Creative Corner, has asked us to: "take inspiration from a song and work it into any papercraft project you'd like. Just make sure your post includes the song title (and if possible the artist) that inspired you!"  What a creative idea!

Here is my card:
Angel from Montgomery by Bonnie Raitt

I wanted to make something 'pretty' and I wanted to use this fabulous sketch @ Sasya-Sketch, here:

I know, I wasn't very creative with this sketch.  But, it was just so beautiful, that I wanted to use it, in its original state.  No flipping, no changes, just keep it as is.
This card is also another one of my collaborations of a 'million' products.  No restrictions, just create.  So, here we go.  

I used pattern paper from Cosmo Cricket.  I used solid card stock from Paper Trey Ink and Stampin' Up!.  I used ink from Paper Trey Ink and CTMH.  I used crochet trim from Paper Studios.  My main flower is a collaboration from several.  The yellow one is from a company that is no longer around.  The white one, is a 'naked' flower mean for 'coloring'.  The next white flower below that one is one I cut from waffle paper and then adding dazzling diamond glitter to the tips.  The two white leaves came from a wedding floral sprig.  The tiny yellow flower comes from Webster's Pages.  The tag comes from Melissa Frances.  The buttons are a collection of Amuse Studios, Paper Trey Ink, and CTMH.  The stamps are from Stampin' Up! and Amuse Studios.  The label is from Amuse Studios.  I used a distress paint on the edges of the pattern paper pieces.  I made a cluster of various rhinestones at the top of the main flower.  The large half faux pearl was added at the end of this creation.  I added a string of half faux pearls to the bottom of the sentiment, and wanted to continue that elegance, that softness.  I think the scrap piece of crochet trim helped.
Thank you for stopping by.  Leave me a comment, I'd love to know what types of music help you create!


Leigh said...

Sharon, I just love your card. It's beautiful. All the elements you've used to make your floral embellishment have come together so well. I also really like the tag with the buttons behind your flower. Fantastic.

Scrumplescrunch said...

I can see how you wanted to make a card with this sketch Sharon it is one of the prettiest I have seen, plus it has great composition, I am glad you stuck with the design as by doing so you have made such a beautiful card.
I like flowers on cards, and so you won me over as soon as I saw yours, the MF tag is so elegant. You have succeeded in making a pretty card.

Sabrina Scrapbook said...

That is one lovely, super sweet card, Sharon!! :)

Lёka said...

Very beautiful card! Thank you for participating in the job Sasya-Sketch! Good luck!
Очень красивая открытка! Спасибо за участие в задании бога СКЕТЧИ! Удачи!

Tui Nathan said...

Your card is just beautiful Sharon ... your floral arrangement with the banners and buttons is just stunning ...I love your detailing and the colour pallette is just lovely!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the double rose and the color combo is wonderful and warm!

Maria said...

Very beautiful card! Gorgeous flowers, buttons, and paper...great job!!:-))

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon, I think you were amazingly creative with that sketch and the song inspiration! Oh my word! This color combo is stunning and all of the wonderful details you added really pack a beautiful punch. I wish I could see this one in person because I'm certain it is even more fabulous! I had never heard that Bonnie Raitt song but had to look it! Had to download it. Thanks for the inspiration, as always! Hugs :)

Nadya Sheveleva said...

Элегантная открытка! Благодарим за участие в СКЕТЧАХ! Удачи;)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Gorgeous card, Sharon. I love that Cosmo Cricket paper - I have it and hoard it. What a great sketch you found to use it with that doesn't cover it all up! The corner element you have ceated is fantastic - love that beautiful lace peeking out from the back and the little panel with the script and button. Lovely job and congratulations on all your recent wins!

Hope you are having a great week!