Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Sound of Music!

"Musical" is the theme chosen by Esther for the current challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!  As we are a stamping challenge blog, we need to see some form of stamping on your projects to be eligible for a prize from Cottage Crafts or to make our "Top Three."  My most talented DT Sisters have not missed a beat in their musical performance, so stop by FSC for some sweet tunes and great inspiration!

Before I tell you about my card, I want to give a big SHOUT OUT for my DT Sister, Joanna, who so kindly offered up some help using the Fran-tage products from Stampendous.  Well I don't know how I missed the part about first adding a little clear embossing powder with the mix or on the bottom, but it sure does make the difference!  Thank you, Joanna!  I had just a little of the embossing enamels mixed and after heating from underneath, only a little remained.  As you can see, following directions sure make a difference!  Very cool stuff!  So much fun, I may have over done it with the mix of embossing powders, enamels, micas fragments, glitter, seed beads, etc. 
I have had this musical stamp from Stampin Up for quite some time and have never used it, so what an opportunity this challenge gave me!  The violin was colored with Tim's markers, antique linen and tea die, the flowers, butterflies and bird were colored with Stampin Up markers.  All shading was done with Distress Inks, antique linen and frayed burlap.  The musical print background is a stamp from Stampendous, which I stamped with Black Archival on plain newsprint paper, torn around the edges and shaded.  After I decided how I wanted my background layout, I did the little corner Fran-tage fun stuff.  Had a very hard time looking for an embellishment for the focus panel, but then came across the crystal flower and thought it was just fine!  I so wanted a musical note and I bet if I looked hard enough, I have a die and could have made a shrink plastic note!!  Next time!
Many thanks for visiting me on this lovely Saturday!  Sure hope you can join us at FSC.  Have a wonderful weekend!

39 comments:

butterfly said...

I think your jewelled frantage looks just fabulous, Terry! And I love your card, so full of dramatic atmosphere with its dark, rich colours.
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Terry, The frantage looks fabulous on this card. I love the image, and coloured so beautifully.
Have a great Sunday.
Avril x

Lynn Stevens said...

I can almost hear the sweet sound of music coming right off your card Terry. Beautiful.
Have a lovely Sunday.
hugs Lynn

Yvonne Garner said...

Stunning Terry! Hope all is well for you and yours. Best, Yvonne

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous Terry love the image and the colours and layout is fantasic. Caroline xxx

Mihaela said...

Wonderful card!!!

Karin said...

its beautiful and the layout is gorgeous!

Brenda Brown said...

A magnificent musical card my friend. Wonderful colours and layout and adorned fantastically with the frantage.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Sue C said...

Fabulous card Terry, your frantage looks great and I love the stamp you've used. Sue C x

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Wauwwwwwwww Terry is this beautiful.
Really gorgeous
Greetings Janny

Ira Huberts said...

What an amazingly beautiful stamp and you've used it in such a fine way Terry, very classy and stylish!!
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lynne said...

This is soooo pretty Terry and I love the touch of colour on the stamped image.
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card, love the Frantage corners and its a great design.
Yvonne x

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, ooh loving your card, with that beautiful central stamp, never tried frantage before seeing how beautiful it looks on your card, me thinks I need some in my stash now. Have a lovely Sunday. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is beautiful, Terry. Musical themes seem to be making a come-back, which is fine by me!

Lucy x

Linda R said...

What a fun challenge and I just love that movie. Your card is gorgeous.

I do hope you are enjoying your weekend my friend. The weather here has been perfect. Not to cold, Not to hot. But just right.

Hugs~

Netty said...

Loving the jewelled frantage Terry, its a fabulous card. xx

Beth said...

GF this is one beautiful card I have not heard of Frantage.....is it the gorgeous beads at the top and bottom.

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous job. Wonderful image. Beautiful card.

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Terry, it's gorgeous! All the layers and the beautiful coloring... where is the LOVE button?!?!?

Michele said...

this is really beautiful. the violin is colored perfectly and i love the sparkly bits around the corners. xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

I LOVE this gorgeous image....you were waiting for just the right project, huh? I love the musical Bg and love the bits of jeweled sparklies in both of the corners. Gorgeous card!!!

2amscrapper said...

love your take on the challenge- that image is gorgeous!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry...the frantage looks amazing - no way is it overdone! The colours of it fit beautifully with everything. I didn't realise about the clear ep either...now I will have to go and experiment a little :)
Dot x

Alexa said...

I love your card and the frantage is gorgeous.

Sherry said...

Beautiful creation Terry and the corner details are fabulous xx

Fliss said...

Gorgeous layered creation Terry. Love the beautiful image and the Fran-tage embellishing is fabulous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Vada said...

Outstanding Terry! Love the frantage pieces! How fun is this..Love your card.
Hugs Vada

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Terry, your card is absolutely gorgeous! The stamp is so lovely! And your Fran-tage looks beautiful - definitely a work of a Fran-tage pro! Thanks for the shout out my friend :). And BTW, if you just want to use one colour of embossing enamel, that's fine. Clear EP or EE is not obligatory - it just helps with melting the jewels (beads, mica fragments etc) in if you don't want to use too much of a coloured powder :). Big hugs xxx

Buttons said...

WOW Terry, your Frantaging has really added an extra special element to this musical beauty. Love it. Hugs, Buttons x

Krisha said...

WOW this is a wonderful piece of art Terry

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty! Love the addded frantage encrusted embellie!

PetraB said...

the music just comes right off your card - really lovely

1CardCreator said...

Love this Terry, the corners are awesome too!

Marjie Kemper said...

Awesome! I don't think you overdid it at all. What a very cool embedding technique. LOVE.

Ellie Knol said...

Another beauty in the row of DT projects!

Samantha Elliott said...

What a beautiful card Terry! So full of things to look at. Great inspiration piece. I have joined in with this Challenge too and thanks ever so for introducing this blog to me.
Hugs
xxx

Shirl said...

How delicate and pretty is this Terry. Beautiful soft muted colours, adorable.

Hugs Shirley x x

StampendousGraphics said...

Beautiful Fran•táge example, Terry! Just love how the music background compliments your focal stamp! Great project!

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