Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Music of the Sea


I'm back again playing in week two of the Frilly and Funkie challenge.  You may recall from last week's post that I am hosting this challenge which is called The Sound of Music and to join in, you need to create a vintage or shabby chic project that depicts a song or what music means to you.

I picked the challenge theme to line up with my trip to Key West, Florida for the annual Songwriters' Festival.  I have just arrived back home after six days in Key West and I have to say, the festival was amazing again this year.  We heard so much terrific music.  There were over 200 songwriters in town and there was music everywhere from morning til the wee hours (not that I made it to the wee hours).

For my song this week, I chose Kenny Chesney's The Key's in the Conch Shell.  I love the kick back melody and words which fit in so well with our time in Key West.  I started my project by applying Broken China Distress Oxide ink directly to my craft sheet, spritzing with water and dredging my tag through it.  I did that several times, drying each time, until I was satisfied with the results.  Then I applied embossing ink through the Splash layering stencil and applied Emerald Creek Fractured Ice embossing powder which was then heated on.

Ripping a page out of an old song book, I distressed it with Vintage Photo distress ink and then stamped various sea creatures on it with Jet Black archival ink.  I die cut the sea horses using the Mini Sand and Sea die and applied Broken China Distress Oxide ink to them too.  Next embossing ink was applied through the Ornate layering stencil and Emerald Creek Verdigris Sparkle embossing powder was applied and heated on.

I rubbed a bit of the new Finnabair White Gold Metallique Wax in the seashells to give them a little sheen.  The shells and the seahorse key were adhered with Distress Collage Medium.  The seahorses were popped up on Rnager adhesive foam.  The little sentiment is from the new Tim Holtz Clippings stickers.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you will also stop by Frilly and Funkie to check out our challenge and to see what the other designers have to inspire you.

The items below were used to make the above project and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Ranger and most other name brand products are always 20% off retail.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Sound of Music

Hello!  Welcome to my post for The Sound of Music challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  I'm the host this fortnight.  When this post goes live, I will be in Key West at the annual Songwriters' Festival.  It's an awesome music festival with over 200 performers (mostly country music) over a five-day period.  I thought it would be fun to have a challenge with a music theme - make a vintage or shabby chic project depicting a favorite song or showing what music means to you.

I love island style music with lots of lovely steel drums so I chose a favorite Jimmy Buffet tune Migration.  Here is a YouTube link to the tune:
I created a shabby chic beachy style project with a few bars of music.  Starting with a piece of corrugated cardboard as a base, I tore out a sheet of scrapbook paper, sort of greenish wood pattern.  It was a little bright so I knocked the color down a bit with white gesso and then randomly stamped sea creatures using Jet Black archival ink.

The flower was made with the old Tattered Florals die cut from plain white card stock, dampened, crinkled, dried and edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  White cardstock strips were cut with the Tattered Banners strip die, stamped with a music stamp in Jet Black archival and then aged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  It was shabbied up a bit with dyed Venise Lace, eyelash yarn and twine.  The tiny sentiment "I know that I am home" reflects how I feel when I am in the Florida Keys, especially in Key West.  It's from the new Clippings sticker set by Tim Holtz.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will stop by our challenge over at Frilly and Funkie to see what the other designers have to inspire you.  And we hope you will play along too.  You could win a top spot with a guest designer appearance, a badge for your sidebar or even a $25 gift certificate to shop at my on-line store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

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