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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

A Music themed card and more Print-making coloring for Day 15!

Hello, hello friends! We've made it to "hump day" 15 of Kathy's (The Daily Marker30 Day Coloring Challenge - woo hoo!! Today I'm sharing a music themed card then some more print-making coloring per Kathy's Day 1 post (linked above).

Supplies: Paper - DCWV A2 card; Poptone Black Licorice;
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Stamps - Hero Arts CG279 Musical Clef &
Raisin Boat Feel the Beat (both retired)
Other - Recollections flowers (from Michaels)

I've mentioned that my chorus (City of Lakes Chorus) is relegated to rehearsing on Zoom during the pandemic. To help members connect, my chorus-mate & friend Debbie heads a "Stay in Touch" program. She gives us 8 names every two weeks and we can reach out by phone, mail, email, text etc. I've chosen to make and mail cards to over 100 members over the course of the program. Nuts, I know - that's more than my Christmas mailing list which I work on for 11 months of the year!! The card I shared above is a design I've used with slight modifications (different patterned papers & flowers) for the first 25 cards (Debbie slipped in an extra person one time!!). Another modification is that front row members (I used to be one until I got too slow & fat!) have both words Sing & Dance on theirs. I stamped, then fussy cut, the words and the treble clefs. I'm working this week on my next batch of 8 to be mailed out next Tuesday; then I'll have two weeks to work on the next 8.

I decided for my Day 15 coloring to revisit Kathy's print-making coloring (see it at the 30 Day Coloring Challenge link above which is for Day 1). I enjoyed it so much the first time (see my butterfly print here) that I decided to try again using some music themed dies I own. Here's my print:

I used Cheery Lynn Designs Whistle a Happy Tune and My Favorite Things Musical Notes dies (both retired), cutting from TH Distress watercolor paper. I then watercolored them (using Yasutomo watercolors and some Twinkling H20s), working on a large slab of Strathmore 140lb watercolor paper. I also painted watercolors on a Hero Arts sheet music cling stamp (from the same set as in the card above), spritzed and stamped in a few spots. The red in the corner was a bit too bold so I softened it in other spots by adding more water before stamping. Dribbled paint a couple times so figured I'd add some splatters while I was at it but not too many. The MFT dies were a bit small for this technique. Also, it seems to work better using a large symmetrical diecut. The butterfly I used previously was pretty much the same front and back so it was better for use as a stamp. I didn't want to stamp the music items because they'd be mirrored (did try a few partial clefs). I added extra color to the diecuts (off print) - they seemed a bit light. Figured I'd use some of this paper for future chorus cards.

I got enabled on the Cheery Lynn die by my friend Heather (Stamping and Stitching) who sent me a bunch of glittery treble clef diecuts. Loved them so much I had to buy my own die, though I've saved some of the ones Heather sent (you guessed it, the purples!!). You can see my gift bag project using the treble clef die here, if interested.

That's it for today - happy hump day - day 15!! Color something if you can & thanks for visiting!!


Rosemary said...

Another fabulous card, linda! And what a wonderful way to reach out to everyone on your list! Love the watercolored pieces that you created, as well. (Thank you so much for using my affiliate link and preordering the dies!)

Dawn T said...

Fabulous card Linda and gorgeous printed page. Love all the pretty colours on the clefs and notes.

Jean said...

You are an inspiration! Fun technique!

Greta said...

Your print technique worked lots better than my attempt! What a great thing to send all those cards to chorus members to keep in touch during the pandemic!