Friday, May 15, 2009

Sing Your Own Song

Daring Cardmakers Day today, and this week Jane's back to set the challenge. She's asked us to find our inspiration in all things musical, so musical instruments, song lyrics, pieces of music - as long as there's a musical link anything goes. Recently most of my projects have involved using masses of papers and loads of colour. so for a change I decided to keep the design really crisp and simple. There's even lots of "white space! shock horror! I used some clipart to make the piano keyboard strip; I needed to alter it to get the right size - - I had to call on hubby to help with that bit, it wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. I printed that bit on glossy photo card to get the right look for the piano keys (yes, I know that might be considered a tad "over the top", but there you go!) I then printed the wording on a strip of regular card and matted the keyboard onto that. I used another clipart for the piano - it was far too complicated to make the sort of layered Robo template I usually made, so I just blacked the whole lot out and cut it as a silhouette. The little pewter heart charm came ffrom a US online store "A Charming Place", the ribbon from Ribbon Oasis, the rub-on letters are Maya Road. Yesterday morning I drew the winner of the little accordion album I made for Bubbly Funk Kits last week The book will be on its way to its new owner, Lisa Hemmings asap - I do hope she enjoys filling it up with her own bits and pieces. All for today, now I need to go and finish off some of the half-done projects piled up next to my desk. Does anyone else have phases where lots of things get started, but nothing seems to get finished? I bet you're all much more disciplined that me and you always see a project right through to the end before starting something new. Did I ever mention that my Hubby calls me "Kathy Half-Jobs"? lol

14 comments:

Lythan said...

It is the little details like printing the keyboard on glossy card that make your cards so perfect Kathy. This one hits the right note - as ever!

Pascale said...

This is stunning I love the minimal look and the keyboard printed onto glossy paper is the perfect touch. Hugs Pascale

tracy said...

i like that,a bit classy looking :)

Gez said...

It looks very classy Kathy. Love the little heart charm.xx

CLARE said...

Gorgeous - all the effort you put in really shows.

Angelnorth said...

Gasp - white space! Is this realy Kathy's blog *quick shuftie around* - ah yes, the book is quite definitely Kathy's! The card looks fab, m'dear and I don't think it's at all over the top to print the keyboard on glossy, I'm just surprised you didn't squeeze a little line of GA over each of the black keys to make them raised above the level of the white ones ;o)

Janice said...

lol at Kathy-half-jobs Love the monochrome look of your card, so sophisticated.

Paula said...

excellent DCM card - you always have a wonderful way at looking at the dares....so original!

seedlings mum said...

I love the clean look of this card, it's fab!

Lorraine Robertson said...

Absolutely gorgeous honey. TFS

Hugs
Lorraine xxx

Jozza said...

Printing the keyboard onto glossy paper was genius Kathy. This card works so well. I love it x

Lynda said...

This is so clever - I thought the piano was a die cut! Very clean and crisp card I love it!
Lynda xxx

SueH said...

This is so different from your usual cards Kathy and it looks great.

Love the keyboard idea and you were especially clever to print it onto glossy paper for the authentic look.

Sue
x

strawberry fields said...

this is a lovely card. thanks for a great challenge this week
fiona x