OLW 42 I’ve got the musicPosted: February 27, 2011
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