Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CardMaker blog hop: Rock Stars

Today the team is creating cards inspired by rock songs! How fun is that?! I am one of those people who has a song for everything. I mean, everything. And I also know the lyrics to pretty much every song ever. My husband really wishes that we could somehow harness that power for good, or at least to make good money. :)
My project today is inspired by the Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun.” To be more specific though, I am choosing the version from Beatles LOVE (the cover art was inspiring too). We saw the show in Las Vegas a few years ago and it was unbelievable. We listen to the soundtrack quite often, even the little man enjoys it. Here is the video so you can hear this funky and fun arrangement from the show.
The Beatles LOVE

And here is my project:
Sunshine Bag
I made a large tag which works great on this smaller gift bag. Ever since I took an online Tim Holtz  class, I cannot stop making tags and trying all his amazing techniques.

Sunshine Bag CU Tag
A closer look at the tag. The scalloped oval from Hero Arts was stamped and cut out by hand. The sentiment is from Technique Tuesday.

Sunshine Bag CU Tag CU
To make the tag, the flower image was stamped onto the tag with watermark ink. Then it was heat embossed with clear powder. Distress Inks were applied to the tag in several layers. (Fired Brick, Wild Honey, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord). The open flower image was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink and set aside to dry. Once dry, water was flicked onto the tag and made the Distress Inks look splotchy, in a good way.

Check out what the rest of the team has come up with for today.

Here’s to hoping you don’t get a bunch of songs stuck in your head! :) thanks for stopping by!



Carolyn King said...

Beautiful tag Kimberly! Such a cool technique. Love the Beatles too!! :)

Brooke said...

This is gorgeous, Kimberly! I love the color palette!

True :) said...

Beautiful tag Kimberly! How is it that out of the thousands of songs to choose from, you and I picked the same one? Great minds think alike!

True :D

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh WOW! Fabulous tag! You made all those inks look GREAT! The Beatles sure were popular today and with good reason :-)

Dana said...

GORGEOUS tag. Fabulous song. I posted a card I made and a video to this song on my blog a week or so ago! Great minds think alike!

Diana Queen said...

Fun and beautiful tag! Love this! ;D

anya said...

Kimberly, what a fantastic project! Your tag is just gorgeous! Love the colors - you did a great job channeling your song!

Miranda said...

Great song and Great Tag!
Miranda :)

Melanie said...

Oh super pretty, love the colors and great job with the technique!

Christine said...

Beautiful tag, such a pretty technique. That song is so popular here at the moment as it is on the new Marks & Spencer advert! :)

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