Sunday, July 15, 2012

Beautiful Music

     The new digital images for the Creative Freebie Challenge at Outlawz arrived in my e-mail late last night and I stayed up to get this made.  The instant I saw Sandi's image, I started thinking "opera" and, since there were a couple of wonderful challenges which had music in their themes, I put a list of challenges together and ended up with this card.


I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday but didn't follow it quite so literally this time (a great feat for me!)


     I colored her with Touch Twin markers and heat embossed her neckline and sash.  I die cut the image and matted it with a die cut oval.  The dps are from DCWV's "Performance" matstack, including the piece with the sentiment "Sing your heart out", which I cut from the same piece as the oval frame.  I've had that stack at least a year and I keep hoarding it as though it must be saved.  lol  Better to use it, I think.  The pearls have also been in my stash quite a while but the flowers are relatively new, from Kaiser Craft this time.

     Challenges:
Clear It Out -- Something yellow
Di's Digis Designs -- Pile on the Flowers
Guylou's Inimitability -- Music or Dance
It's All about the Vintage -- Anything (vintage or retro) goes
Oldie but Goodie Challenge -- Flower Power
Paper Play -- Music
Skipping Stones Design -- Inspiration photo (woman holding flowers)
Use It Tuesday -- Emboss

     Ooops, Blogger forgot to post this as scheduled so I'm doing it myself now.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie
     

23 comments:

  1. I think it's neat the way you added the piano to the left! Thanks for playing with us at the Clear it Out Challenge blog :)

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  2. Beautiful card, Connie! I love the piano keys you added! Thanks for joining in at Guylou's Inimitability!

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  3. Love the piano keys and the beautiful little flowers.

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  4. Oh Connie, this is so lovely. What a great design and fab image too.
    Hope that you are keeping well. Take care.
    With love, Sandra xxx

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  5. WOW Connie this is stunning! I love the piano keys and love the image is beautiful and loving the design too.

    Big Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Lovely work - what a beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us at an OBAG, Jx

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  7. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with the Skipping Stones Design challenge!

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  8. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week at SSD, we hope to see you back! Cyndi

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  9. Very nice! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!!

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  10. So elegant! Just lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at Guylou's Inimitability this week! HUGS

    Kim
    GI DT

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  11. Fantastic! Love the piano keys on the side and this lovely image!
    Lynn

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  12. I love your use of embossing on this - perfect! Thanks for playing along with UIT.

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  13. Beautiful card Connie and very creative in the design, such a fabulous take on the sketch! Love Sandi's image and what you have done with it!
    hugs
    glenda

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  14. Hi Connie! Such a beautiful and elegant card! Love the pretty details and sweet image! Thank you so much for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine!

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  15. Really pretty! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

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  16. This is lovely, Connie! Love how you used the piano keys. Glad you entered at Guylou's!

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  17. A beautiful card! I love the detail and touches you've added to your card especially the flowers :) Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

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  18. Oh, how pretty! The piano keyboard looks great. Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty!

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  19. very pretty! Thanks for playing along with Skipping Stones Design challenges!

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  20. I love how you have interpreted our sketch. It's a fab card with fab papers. I'm delighted to see you play along with us at Sketch Saturday this week. Hugs, Lesley

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  21. Gorgeous card Connie, such a lovely elegant image and I love the piano keyboard.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play
    hugs Mandy xx

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  22. Oh wow! This is fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at It's all about the Vintage and Beauty!
    Hope to see you again next time!

    Hugs, Sande xx

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  23. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x

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