Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Music Expressions–Catered Crop Recipe Swap


Welcome to another Catered Crop Recipe Swap! Linda has another FUN challenge for us, and here’s what she says about it, in her own words: “This challenge is all about the music. And in honor of the many ways to express yourself in song, feel free to interpret this challenge any way you like . . . include musical symbols and icons or instruments or your favorite song lyrics. I can’t wait to see what beautiful music you make.”

As always, she has some inspiration to get you started: Music Expressions.

I am really having fun doing watercolor backgrounds so I decided to do another one for this card. I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base then started to work on some Ranger water color paper. I love it because it’s pure white and has a rough side and a smooth side that takes stamping really well. So, I stamped MFT’s Sheet Music Background on the smooth side with Steel Gray ink and commenced to water color. I spritzed my paper first, then, with a wide water brush, started applying ink from Pink Lemonade refill, Grapesicle refill, and Berrylicious refill. I let it run and blend, but not so much as to get muddy. When I got it like I wanted, I used my heat tool to gently dry the ink, then adhered it to a silver glitter card stock layer, tied around some silver cord and popped it up on the card base. Next, from Sweet Tooth card stock, I cut out a Pierced Oval STAX Die-namics and stamped the sentiment, from LJD Beautiful Baby, with Steel gray ink. I matted it with more silver glitter paper then finished off with some glittery stars, cut from Sun, Moon, & Stars Die-namics and Scattered Stars Die-namics.

Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside on another set of ovals and with a few more stars as accents.


And there you have it—vellum is back and we’re embracing it!Thanks so much for stopping by—hope to see you playing along with the vellum challenge!

1CAS Supplies2

Sheet Music Background, LJD Beautiful Baby (MFT)
Steel Gray ink, Berrylicious refill, Grapesicle refill, Pink Lemonade refill (MFT)
Sweet Tooth card stock (MFT); silver glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Pierced Oval STAX Die-namics, Oval STAX Die-namics, Sun, Moon, & STARS Die-namics, Scattered Stars Die-namics (MFT); silver cord, foam tape

1CAS Signature2


  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! That watercolor background is so sweet but you had me at Glitter! So gorgeous!

  2. Here lately your cards have taken a turn into the "WoW" category, and this music sheet card is no exception. I like how you added silver.

  3. Well, technically your cards have ALWAYS been WOW, and this one is no exception! Fantastic, beautiful design! I love the softness of the watercolor with all the silver sparkle!

  4. Oh my, this is beautiful beyond words! At first glance, I assumed that paper was simply one of the most beautiful musical designs I've seen... and wondered why I had never seen it in a collection! Then I read that you made it. Just extraordinarily beautiful. The soft colors are blended so wonderfully. I love your sentiment and the sparkling trims! Just gorgeous! So happy to be playing along at Catered Crop with you. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,


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