Hi everyone. Two posts from me today (the other one is HERE) and this one sees the start of the latest monthly challenge over at Our Creative Corner - 'With a Song in Your Heart'. Alison, our host for this month, would like you to create something inspired by and including a song title or lyrics. She'd like to see the words appearing on your creation, and please let us know in your post the song which has inspired you. In an ideal world it world be fabulous if you included a link to the music so that we can have a listen! But that's not compulsory.
This month we are pleased to announce that one randomly drawn entrant will win a prize from our generous sponsor Tando Creative.
And so to this month's project... I tend to prefer a great melody to thought provoking lyrics so this challenge was just that, a real challenge! However, you'd be surprised what can be hidden away in even the most well known of songs.
Any idea where you'll have heard the lyrics " ...feel like a room without a roof" recently (unless you've been living on Mars that is!?!) They are of course from the chart-topping song 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams.
To me those lyrics instantly had me thinking about a person feeling as though there were no limits to what they could achieve - no 'ceiling' in other words. Creatively it is wonderful when you get an idea in your head and just get the chance to 'go with it' rather than being constrained by the products or images you have to use. And so it was for this. A little while ago I was utterly transfixed by a wonderful piece created by the uber-talented Lynne Moncrieff ('Adorn'). The whole feeling of movement and delicacy really got to me.
I wanted to convey that feeling of creative limitlessness in a 'journal' style and set to work with a blend of Distress Paints all over some textured card. That angelic face was stamped onto patterned paper before being coloured and edged in blended inks in a 'smudged' fashion. Thankfully Tim Holtz' Splatters stencil allowed for some controlled splattering of coloured embossing paste before I added less controlled Distress Paint splatters...
After cleaning up (!) I layered on some die cut/punched butterflies (from book pages, covered in a variety of inks) stamped on and coloured some little flowers, added dots of pearlescent glue and drew in a somewhat sketchy border. At this point if felt like even more texture was needed, but rather than adding layers I took some away by punching different sized holes across the design. This allowed for glimpses of white card base to show through. Finally I added the stamped lyrics onto stained card and scattered them over the design.
Hopefully you get the sense of a creative soul with no artistic limits from this? Well then it's over to you - be inspired by some lyrics or a song and get busy. Then link your posted project to the Our Creative Corner challenge to be in with a chance of winning.a Guest Design spot or a randomly drawn prize from our generous sponsor Tando Creative. And for even more inspiration head on over to the Our Creative Corner blog where the rest of our talented Design Team have produced some musical magic of their own.
Take care of yourselves,