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Well despite being sat in front of the laptop for what seems like two whole days on eBay I managed to find some time to enter this week's challenge at Less is More. This challenge is to create a One Layer Card with a reference to Music.
My heart sank when I read what this new challenge was as I knew I had no stock whatsoever that referred to music...or so I thought. I then had a brainwave and as it turns out...some peel-offs came to my rescue! Yes, REALLY! I raided a pack of partly-used peel-offs I'd listed on eBay yesterday, one of which had musical instruments on it. Yay!
This is what I came up with...
I ripped some paper and masked off an area of the card, then stuck the musical note peel-offs in this area before carefully chalking in three colours applied with cotton wool. I then removed the paper and carefully uplifted the peel-offs with a pokey tool.
And a closer view...
I then curved a clear sentiment stamp to match the contour of the chalked edge but to my horror I made a bit of a boob when stamping it. Panic set it as I had no more peel-offs. I tried to rescue my card by re-stamping to correct my mistake (why, I'll never know as this never works!) but I was delighted when this happened!
As I hadn't lined up the image properly it created a faded shadow behind the original impression and I actually love it. I think it makes a lovely soft effect alongside the chalk.
Now that I look at the completed card I think I should have made the chalked area smaller as I don't think I've left enough white space for this challenge.
- Chalks: Decorating Chalks by Craf-T Products
- Peel-offs: Musical notes - unknown brand
- Stamp: SP & Company - Just a Note stamp set
- Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
So there you have it, learning from my mistakes all the time! :) Thanks for visiting as always.