Thursday, 1 September 2016

Christmas Music

Just as I like to make Christmas cards all through the year, I like to sing Christmas songs all year round too - you can often hear me belting out "Frosty the snowman" on a scorching hot July day (or at least you would if we ever had any).

So here is a card that pays tribute to my love of Christmas music. The musical panel is embossed with a Darice folder and then brayered with blue ink (the large smooth areas picked up ink too - this wasn't the best choice of folder for brayering but it gives the card more colour!). I don't know whether it is a Christmas tune or not - 40 years ago I could sight sing and would have been able to work out the tune in my head, but I'm so out of practice now I would need to pick it out one note at a time on a keyboard to have any idea of the tune.

The sentiment is an Anna Griffin one and the background layer made by stamping musical notes and treble clefs from a Kanban set randomly over the card. Each layer has been matted with matching card, then arranged with a few die cut snowflakes. The snowflake has a rather odd looking open centre that I like to fill rather like a flower centre. I wanted the card to be quite a masculine one so I decided to use Candi instead of pearls or gems - but I didn't have any the right colour, so I used my Promarkers to colour some white Candi.


I am sharing this with
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - use a sentiment 
Inkspirational - Primary Colours
Jingle Belles - Music 
The Male Room - Music
C.R.A.F.T - Embossing

12 comments:

  1. A lovely bright Christmas card Jane, a fabulous musical theme.
    Pauline
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  2. A lovely and very different Christmas card Jane. I really like it. Barbxx

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  3. How fun are those primary colors ... love the music in blue ... so glad you got musical with us at jingle belles.

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  4. Great bright colours on this fab Christmas card, thank you for joining in with our music challenge at TMR.

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  5. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 296 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too x

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  6. I like the unusual colour combo for Christmas! Like you, I make Christmas cards all year and often catch myself singing Christmas songs!
    Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time!

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  7. oh that's so incredibly fun! what a cool holiday card, i love the primary colors, definitely eye-catching and you've chosen just the right stamps as well! thanks for singing along with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

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  8. Loving the colours on this card, great embossing.
    Thanks for entering our challenge over at CRAFT. Hope to see you again.
    Jean DT XXX

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  9. Great card, love the colours and the music EF. Could be Jingle Bells for all I know LOL. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.
    Faith DT

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  10. Super bold colours and I do like the embossed texture. Nice take on the challenge theme. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week! Deborah, DT.

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  11. I disagree with you on your choice of inking the embossing folder. I think it looks great, it is full of texture and movement.. Without the color it wouldn't be as interesting or dynamic.. I think it is an excellent choice and an excellent choice for our music theme at The Male Room.. Thank you for joining us.
    Cyber Hugs,
    Shawna DT

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  12. What a beautiful music card you made. Thank you so much for joining us at The Male Room!
    Hugs, Andreja

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