Friday, 2 May 2008

Fab Friday 7

Well this week I have a kit to work on designed with men in mind - and one of the stams was a guitar, this inspired me for this weeks challenge:
Music for the Heart
I'd like you to take music as your main influence (and you can sneak a heart in if possible). There are so many wonderful music printed papers, stamps and magazines to chop up if you fancy a little collage - so I'm sure you will have plenty to work with. As ever I really look forward to seeing your creations.

For my card (which I have just dripped orange juice on - duh!! Glad I took a photo of it first), I have taken my inspiration from a few different places. First Wendy, who made a wonderful ATC when we went to Portugal. She used wire and hung musical notes from it - really fantastic card, so that is where my thread idea came from. The heart was inspired by the lovely card by (which you can see if you have a look onn the Flickr account). I thought that was a great idea, so used it for this card. Thank you ladies for the brilliant inspiration.

For my card I made a pocket for my ATC, and cut a heart out of the front of the pocket. I colour tinted the card with Black Soot Distress ink and then worked out where I needed my thread, and how many lines I needed, then threaded embroidery thread from one side of the heart to the other. I then popped my ATC into the pocket and wrote the verse using the threads as my guide. I lightly spritzed the card (with the ATC in the pocket), using Moonglow. I liked this as it gives the whole card a shimmer, but when the ATC is removed from the pocket you have a nice shimmery heart. Allow the spritz to dry then doodle wiggles and musical notes on the front of the pocket and on the ATC. I added just a little colour to the ATC using a blue water pencil. Finally I stamped the guitar using Staz on, cut it out and applied glossy accents, which I allowed to dry then added onto the front of the pocket using 3D foam.

Go for it.......whistle a happy tune whilst you work.


sharon said...

I've whistled and worked and here's my musical effort!
I can hardly wait until craft day but my credit card can!) Have a good week Leonie - although a busy one for you!
Love Sharon

Sally said...

Hi Leonie, sorry I haven't joined in with the atc challenge for a while but hope to get stuck back into them next week, just need to re-organise myself around my OU course :)

Joanne said...

Hi Leonie,
Enjoyed another weekend making a 'challenge' ATC. I've had a go, what do you think?
alias Joanne xx

daisy said...

Here is my musical ATC

made by fifi said...

hi leonie

i have managed to produce an atc while i watched craft day :o)

here it is :

caroline said...

heres my effort...hope you get what my brain was trying to 'picture'!!