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.

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


  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 :)

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

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

  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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

    GI DT

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

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

  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!

  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!

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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

  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

  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

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


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