Hello crafty friends. Today's card was inspired by the sketch on LIM blog. The background was inspired by Sheena Douglas.
So I started by stamping the piano in black archival ink and masked it off by painting it with drawing gum. Then I decided what colours I wanted to use on background.
I used aquatints for this. I picked some blue, green and yellow with a brush and splodged it onto my glass mat. I spritzed it with water and put the card down to transfer it to it.
Then I made sue it was dry before I continued with the stamping. The random notes are stamped with matching distress inks. The rest is all stamped in black archival.
The piano, notes and the strip coming out of piano where freebies with a magazine.
The sentiment with was clear embossed and is from Claritystamp.
The flourish around the edges is from Visible Image.
I coloured the piano with aquatints adding in a drop of silver to the black for some shimmer.
Finally I added some dots with a quickie glue pen and when dry I rubbed some gilding flakes over it.
And that is all. This card should be winging it's way to my son's piano teacher, Theresa xx.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Less is More - Sketch
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - mask it
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes