Monday, 1 July 2013

Musick has charms to soothe a savage breast

Good evening! It's been a busy day today, the most important event was when we (well, my Olde Manne) fired up the new Flymo (which we struggled yesterday to put together with much study of the instructions and helpless giggling.) It worked! Hallelujah!!!

I love the fresh smell of cut grass.

Well, it's July, and my sister's birthday happens on Friday. I'm very pleased with myself for wrapping and posting her presents in good time, usually it takes me by surprise and I have to apologise for being late! My sister teaches music (piano and flute) and I decided to make her a picture.

The gold frame came from a charity shop, it's really pretty!

I stamped and embossed the lady at the piano and the chandelier, both by Stampendous, using Versamark ink and Detail Black embossing powder. Then I sprayed Ranger Colorwash onto my craft sheet and used it to paint my background with up-and-down strokes. The Stampendous music background was stamped with Salty Ocean Distress Ink.

The flowery border is from a Dylusions Stencil, I sprayed Colorwash over it to make the pattern. The script was done on the computer, distressed and edged in Vintage Photo.

Finally I sprayed Old Lace Glimmer Mist over the top.

Here's the pic before framing. (Click on it to get a closer view.) The black background is a patterned card from my stash, it has an embossed design that doesn't really show!

Is this Mixed Media, do you think? I don't quite understand what Mixed Media is, but it sounds very artistic lol! Anyway, I really enjoyed creating this! I've discovered Youtube videos by Dyan Reaveley who works for Ranger and who is wonderfully eclectic! Her methods definitely influenced me!

Enough waffle, it's time for bed. Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


mags said...

This is beautiful Mags. All the elements sit so nicely together. I am sure your sister will love it.

Sheila said...

Stunning Mags. X

Sue said...

This is stunning Mags. I love the image, my daughter is learning to play the piano at the moment so this would be idea for her. The colours are gorgeous and the wording is fabulous too.
hugs Sue xx

coops said...

wow this is beautiful mags.a really wonderful gift.the vintage image and colours are stunning and fab wording :D

xx coops xx

Anonymous said...

OH Gorgeous altered piece, Mags! Your sister will love it! love the beautiful blues with the images!

I love Dyan, her stuff is awesome! :D

Mrs A. said...

I'm sure your sister is going to love this present. Certainly mixed media by my standards. A really lovely gift. Hugs Mrs a.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Oh wow! This is just gorgeous! Love it hun!

Have a great weekend
hugs shell xx

Desire Fourie said...

Such a beautiful card. Your sister is going to treasure it.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}