OLW 42 I’ve got the music

Jennifer gave us a musical challenge this week for One Layer Wednesday while Mandi and Chrissie at Less is More sent out a three square challenge.  I don’t often combine challenges as that makes them all the more challenging but I had a picture in my mind as to how these two themes might work together.

For the music theme I wanted to create the feel of an aged piece of sheet music and combine it with the warm colours of the wood of a violin.  Both my girls have lovely violins; one is over 100 years old and the wood is a warm muted colour, the other is under 10 years old and is a darker, shinier finish.  I knew when creating this card I would have to get the musical elements right or they would tell me so.

I cut three 1½” squares out of a post-it note mask and used the SU roller “Music Notes” to fill all three squares.  I didn’t re-ink it as I wanted the faded look.  I then sponged in close to cocoa and ruby red before stamping my little violin stamp in the same colours.  I coloured the violins with watercolour pencils and blended them with water, flicking a little around at the same time to add to the aged look.   The treble and bass clefs and the sharp and flat were drawn with black watercolour pencil.


Stamps:  Music Notes roller(SU), Fiddle(Parlour Victorian Atlantic Canada), Thank You Kindly(SU)
Inks:  Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
Paper: Flourishes Classic Ivory
Also: FaberCastell Watercolour pencils

51 Comments on “OLW 42 I’ve got the music”

  1. mandi says:

    Absolutely stunning!
    My Partner in crime will LOVE this!

    Thank you Heather super card
    “Less is More!

  2. *Chrissie* says:

    Heather this is a work of art! The detail in each square is superb and the colours are simply lovely!
    Thanks for another fabulous submission!
    See you next week!
    “Less is More”

  3. JodyM says:

    Love this card. It has so such a soft classical tone to it. Thanks for all the inspiration you give us!

  4. ChrisB says:

    A Stunning card love the colours you’ve used and the stamps. Hugs x ChrisB

  5. Faith A says:

    Absolutely stunning

  6. Lynne K says:

    Everything works in harmony to make this a stunning card!

  7. Gina says:

    Heather this is just beautiful. I love the music and violin image together and such gorgeous colours.
    Gina x

  8. Linby says:

    What a fab card-never thought to make squares and use a roller, took me a couple of reads to get it! But now I can see how you did it I want to do it!

  9. Valerie says:

    Love this card Heather, wish I’d seen it before I made mine and then I would have placed my squares at the bottom of my card. Mandi commented on this and guess what, when I turned it upside down it looked so much nicer :))
    Val x

  10. Kathleen says:

    I think this is absolutely stunning.

    Kath x

  11. Sue says:

    WOW I love your card it is stunning, And very cleaver.

  12. Carol B says:

    Just spectacular!

  13. Laura says:

    Beautiful card! The colours and details in the squares are just stunning.
    Laura x

  14. Margaret says:

    This is absolutely stunning Heather, absolutely love it!
    Margaret x

  15. sue says:

    Wow, so many elements to making this card! And all were worth it, and beautifully done. I love the music theme, the colors, the shading, and those lovely violins! Great card.

  16. Starcyl says:

    Love this, it’s a work of art.
    Jenny x

  17. gibmiss says:

    Gorgeous… card…Stunning…..Love it….

  18. Dianna says:

    This is beautiful! The colors are beautiful. I love your cards – they’re similar to the cards I like to make. Lots of sponging….


  19. I think this is my favourite entry so far. I love it and I think you really made both challenges work

  20. Esther says:

    Hi – this is just so elegant and beautiful, as a lover of card making and music it’s a perfect combination..and you got the music elements spot on!! Esther xx

  21. massofhair says:

    REALLY elegant yet grungy images which brings out the beauty of your clever stamping. Great card:-)

  22. Ann Y. says:

    Wow! These squares are small works of art! Your cards and your blog are gorgeous. I am inspired to use masking more and to try sponging backgrounds, something I’ve never done. It will be fun to play. Thank you!

  23. Susan says:

    Beautiful card!! I really need to try masking more often!

  24. Sue B says:


  25. ikki says:

    This is just super creative crafting. You certainly got this one spot on! ikki

  26. Daizy-Mae says:

    Well done this looks fabulous, I love it :O) Viv xx

  27. Miranda says:

    Hi Heather, what a beautiful card. You did create the perfect sphere you wanted to create! Love this musical card! And how lovely to have 2 daughters who play the violin! Greetz from Holland, MIranda

  28. Vicky says:

    You and I were singing from the same hymn sheet this week Heather with the use of the Music Notes Wheel and Thank You Kindly! Your card is utterly stunning.

  29. Magnificent!!! Encore!! You nailed this for both challenges – great colours, fab images – just brilliant!

  30. stempelomi says:

    wow an absolutly great and lovely card! Nice colors and the composition is great work!

    Hugs, Beate

  31. Anne says:

    What a stunning and elegant card….


  32. Lynne says:

    This is a fabulous card. I love the colour and the stamping is a work of art, ( yeah I know it`s been said before…)
    Lynne xxx

  33. Jenny says:

    Absolutely beautiful in everyway. I love your blog too, I’ll definately keep coming back to see what you’ve been creating x

  34. Sally H says:

    Wow! This is stunning! I love it!

  35. mustavcoffee says:

    Simply fabulous, delicate and totally musical:0) xxx

  36. Andrea says:

    Very pretty. I love the colour combinations.

  37. Absolutely stunning, really eyecatching.

  38. Suze Bain says:

    Gorgeous colours and beautiful images.

  39. jillyscreations says:

    wow wow wow just love this card.

  40. LOLI says:

    Very beautiful design, i like the colours, great compisition.
    Thank you for your comment and for visit my blog.
    A hug from Spain

  41. stempelplatz says:

    Wonderful Card, great colors.


  42. sandra says:

    OMG one word…stunning
    hugs sandra

  43. Lindsey says:

    I have a soft spot for all things musical… this is beautiful!

  44. Aileen says:

    Beautiful card. Lovely colours. Enjoyed reading how you built up the images. x

  45. Absolute perfection. LOVE this!

  46. Kez says:

    Another lovely card and I’m happy to pass on a blog award for all the inspiration you give. Collect it at http://kbpapercraft.blogspot.com/2011/03/award-from-carla.html Cheers!

  47. Lizy says:

    This isn’t just a card…this is art! It’s stunning!
    Lizy x

  48. Cherry says:

    Such beauty and elegance – simply stunning. Hugs Cherry XXx

  49. Your card is so stunning I was stunned and couldn’t leave a comment 😉

    I’m all better now.

    Wonderful job on the challenge and thanks for playing along with OLW42!

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