Today the A Vintage Journey May Challenge has posted. Alison is our creative hostess this month and her challenge is Words and Music.
Here is her description of the challenge: For this challenge we would love to see projects that are inspired by our favourite song or that incorporate musical lyrics or sheet music in their design. Just remember to create your project in our preferred styles of vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk.
For my project today, I used a recently purchased Holiday Shadow Box die along with a Dancers Die. Both from Sizzix. The lovely music theme sentiment quote is from a set by our own Alison Bomber - Set EAB03 from PaperArtsy!
This die set with 3 sections allows you to create a fun dimensional scene.
I added a strip of music to the background that I stamped onto vellum.
The whole thing is designed to fold up and fit into an A9 envelope, but I added dried moss to my landscape so that would make it too lumpy to fold!!
I have just two photos of how I started making my creation.
I cut out the appropriate die pieces that I wanted for my shadow box
(there are several Christmas dies in the set (pine trees, deer, snowflakes and Christmas sentiments that I didn't use for today's project!)
Then I sponged all the edges with Distress Vintage Photo before assembling the pieces.
I die cut the Victorian dancing couple out of both card stock and text patterned paper layering the two to make them more sturdy. Then I cut out the gentleman's section again out of another pattern, cut just the suit area and layered it over him. I added a bit of gold leaf to the ladies head, a ribbon rose to her waist and lace at the bottom of her dress. I colored the couples shoes black with a Sharpie.
I added pretty little Prima flowers around the front and on the layers inside and I added dried moss for their dancing carpet out in this magical forest!
Here's how it looks from the back.
The shadow box measures 5 1/2"w x 5 1/4"h
(6 1/4"h if you include the vine at the top!)
How will music and words inspire you this month? We can't wait to see your creations. Please check out the lovely inspiration by the other Creative Guides participating in this months challenge over at A Vintage Journey!Stamps: Set EAB03 Alison Bomber - PaperArtsy, Music Backgrounds - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper: Stormy Sea, Vellum - Papertrey Ink, Paper Stash Dapper and Etcetera - Idea-ology.
Ink: Ranger Distress Vintage Photo, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories: Holiday Shadow Box Dies, Dancers Die - Sizzix, ScorTape, Tombow Glue, dried moss - Joann, gold leaf, ribbon rose, lace, Prima Flowers.