This week, Kim has chosen the theme "No Designer Paper Allowed" for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz.
Now I really ought to have found this one easy - despite having hundreds and hundreds of gorgeous papers, I think at least 9 out of 10 of the cards I make don't include any. After all, I don't really like to use them up - I always have this feeling that once I've used them, I won't have them there to enjoy any more.
However my crafting mojo is stubborn, and the moment it's told not to use something, it tries to tell me to use it in EVERYTHING. So I really struggled to come up with an idea - even when I'd decided to use this Beethoven stamp (which I can't remember the manufacturer of, sorry) it was whispering to me that I have a great sheet of musical score paper somewhere that would look perfect with it. But I overruled it, and used an antique music stamp from Kanban instead. I added a stamped violin - this was a separate stamp although the one from the main image would have worked too - and a die cut musical staff. The layers and embossed background came from my snippets box.
I've been away to visit my Mum for a few days, and had no internet, so I scheduled this to post while I was a\way, but now I'm home there are a couple of challenges I'd like to link to:
Pixie's Snippets Playground - week 185
The Male Room - a song title - Roll Over Beethoven (originally I'd been planning to do All You Need is Love - I seem to have a bit of a Beatles fixation!)