Saturday, 28 October 2017

SOSS challenge #96 - C is for Chipboard

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


Dotty Jo said...

This is great, Jane! I wonder how many people will 'get' the gag?, Jo x

Jane Willis said...

My husband say nobody will, so it would be interesting to see how many do get it

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card, love your music chipboard it looks awesome. I never collected any chipboard except letters and buckles. lol. Tell your hubby I get it!!!

Barb said...

Great work Jane! A super design and lovely stamping. Great sentiment and yes I get it! Barbxx

Cara said...

Fabulous card, love how you knocked back the paper that you printed the sentiment on x

Lindsey said...

Other than clearance or as part of a kit, I don't think I've ever purposely bought chipboard! And yet, I too have some, but nothing as nice as these music staves! And the rest of the card is a total wow as well, love it!

Donna said...

Yep, this is AWESOME!!!
Love it sistah!

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the creativity in this great card. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Evelyn Walter said...

Beautiful cardd with autumnal colours!
Thank you for joining in our October challenge over at Country View Challenges.
xx Evelyn

TracyM #6773 said...

Fabulous card!
Love your design with the stamped & chippie music notes, great colour combo too!
Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner and good luck with your entry :)

Chris Dring said...

I LOVE how your mind works! This is all kinds of fabulous! (I got it right away, and I'm still laughing at the brilliance of it!)