Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The Sound of Music

Hello!  Welcome to my post for The Sound of Music challenge over at Frilly and Funkie.  I'm the host this fortnight.  When this post goes live, I will be in Key West at the annual Songwriters' Festival.  It's an awesome music festival with over 200 performers (mostly country music) over a five-day period.  I thought it would be fun to have a challenge with a music theme - make a vintage or shabby chic project depicting a favorite song or showing what music means to you.

I love island style music with lots of lovely steel drums so I chose a favorite Jimmy Buffet tune Migration.  Here is a YouTube link to the tune:
I created a shabby chic beachy style project with a few bars of music.  Starting with a piece of corrugated cardboard as a base, I tore out a sheet of scrapbook paper, sort of greenish wood pattern.  It was a little bright so I knocked the color down a bit with white gesso and then randomly stamped sea creatures using Jet Black archival ink.

The flower was made with the old Tattered Florals die cut from plain white card stock, dampened, crinkled, dried and edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  White cardstock strips were cut with the Tattered Banners strip die, stamped with a music stamp in Jet Black archival and then aged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  It was shabbied up a bit with dyed Venise Lace, eyelash yarn and twine.  The tiny sentiment "I know that I am home" reflects how I feel when I am in the Florida Keys, especially in Key West.  It's from the new Clippings sticker set by Tim Holtz.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will stop by our challenge over at Frilly and Funkie to see what the other designers have to inspire you.  And we hope you will play along too.  You could win a top spot with a guest designer appearance, a badge for your sidebar or even a $25 gift certificate to shop at my on-line store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


sarascloset said...

Oh, yes, I love a little Jimmy Buff-A! I can almost hear the steel drums! What a cool project! I love the neutral tones and the tactile elements on this! Such a contrast with the lace and the corrugate and twine-right up my ally! I hope you are enjoying your trip to the Keys! Hugs!

butterfly said...

Love the warmth of the neutrals, and that flower is an absolute show-stopper... perfect for the big musical finale! Gorgeous shabby strips of music and extravagant lace. Hope you are having a fantastic time at the Festival.
Alison x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is as welcoming as a walk on a sandy beach! Beautiful colors, great layers and I love the flower! The sea shell attached to the twine bow is the perfect finishing touch!

Astrid Maclean said...

This is so gorgeous and creative Linda, - I adore the muted colours and the whole way you layered this up! Hope you have a fantastic time at the festival!! xx

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I love how this feels like a vintage scroll of music by the sea. Fabulous design and enjoy your vacation!

SewPaperPaint said...

The lace, the flower, the shells! Love love love this Linda! Big wow! Hugs, Autumn

Jenny Marples said...

Loving the warm sandy feeling and fabulous sealife scroll Linda! Fabulous xx

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