This time Edna's chosen C is for Chipboard as our challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, and we have an extra incentive for you to join in this time as the person chosen to be our Queen of Snark will win a US$10 voucher to spend at Make It Crafty - and if the cost of postage from their home in Australia worries you, check out their fantastic range of digis which of course don't need to be posted!
Now I don't know about you, but chipboard is one of those things that I buy, but never seem to know what to do with once I've got it, so Edna's challenge has persuaded me to think about actually USING the stuff, and I chose these lovely pieces of musical notation from Tando Creatives.
I brushed the chipboard with gesso, then when dry coated it in black embossing ink and powder and heated - it has a lovely glossy, almost metallic looking finish in real life.
The background is sponged with yellow and ochre inks leaving a clear-ish space in the middle to stamp that lovely Beethoven collage stamp (sorry, I can't recall the brand, I bought it from Create and Craft many years ago) then stamped a few more musical images lightly around the edge.
The sentiment - inspired by a meme on Pinterest - is computer generated using a font that was as close as I could find to the standard old fashioned German typeface. After printing, I stamped all over it, very faintly so as not to obscure the text, with an ancient music manuscript stamp from Kanban. I mean the style is ancient, although the stamp is pretty ancient too.
I am sharing this with
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Mixed media with Autumn Colours