Monday, May 8, 2023

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Inspired by Music Card using Concord & 9th's Greatest Hits Dies

"Inspired by Music" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme.  I love listening to music and playing the piano, so I thought this was a banner theme!  I also like retro things (like vinyl), so I was excited to play with Concord & 9th's Greatest Hits die set.

I started by cutting the album sleeve and the record, both out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper.

I glued some of Dina Wakley's collaged words to the background, then a scrap of a collage I'd made.  I also cut out a section of scallop shapes using Studio Light's Scallop Fun die.  I painted the scallops and added them in.  I also painted the middle of my record, though I kept changing the color of that as I went along.

I thought some pale green might go nicely with this color palette, so I added in some Dylusions Mushy Peas paint, along with some white dots.  I also added turquoise to the center of the record.

I finished off the project by drawing around the polka dots and around the edges of the album sleeve with Nuvo watercolor pencils.  Then I used a typewriter to type out a favorite lyric line from Ben Harper: "We've all got stardust in our bones."  I also added the word "hope" to the record.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

How will you be inspired by music this week?  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.