Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Toot the Flute!

I've been hankering after this stamp for ages...so I just had to include it in my little haul from Simon Says Stamp...it's called 'Toot the Flute' by Penny Black. I coloured it with watercolour pencils, then inked the edges to give a vintage feel. The music behind him is actually recycled from my scrap pile (I print out a lot of sheet music for work, and keep any rough drafts for scrap paper) - I inked it to 'age' it with 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink. The spotty paper is from the 'Festive Frost' collection by My Mind's Eye, and the sentiment stamp is from the 'Cupcakes' set by Hero Arts. I used the 'Swiss Dots' border folder (from the 'Just My Type' Cuttlebug set) to emboss some Core'dinations card, sanding it lightly to reveal the contrasting core...and of course, no card would be complete without distressing the edges a little...my excuse is, that it's very theraputic!


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16 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

love how you have used the MME papers and he is such a cute image adorable
Hugs Kate xx

Saskia said...

Great card!!!

MARY B said...

Great card love how everything goes together. Mary x

Squirrel x said...

The perfect stamp for you Helen - praps he should be your logo! Great card hun, love the distressing (I need lessons off you)and the sheet music is inspired. Hugs Sxx

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous sweet card Helen.
luv
Debby

Carissa said...

So cute, love how you used the music papers to back him.
Hugs, Carissa

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.xx

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Helen :-) The image is adorable, perfect image for you especially and the music score and distressing are fab :-)

luv
Lols x x x

nessy said...

love this card ~love the cat and wow! that paper is perfect!! (used some on my card today too)
vanessa xx

darling Ho said...

cute image and great distressing.
Thanks for joining us at CCH this time. ~hugs~darling Ho~

Nicky said...

Love this card and that image is lovely - one I would like as my daughter used to play the flute - another thing to the wish list lol

CĂ©line said...

Fabulous card and the image is really cute!!! Thanks for playing along this week at DDCC!!

Julye said...

Fun image and fab card thanks for sharing with us all here at creative craft challenges.

Debby said...

Very cute card, love the little guy! Thanks for joining us at Creative Crafts Challenge. Hugs and Good Luck!.

Lesley said...

Great card, cute image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Hristovica said...

Hahaha, how sweet. I love the picture. Thank you for participating in the challenge of The Crazy Challenge. Hugs