Friday, 27 August 2010

The Stampman Challenge - Music

Wow these challenges are coming thick and fast, I can't keep up!!

Mr and Mrs Stampman have set the challenge this week and asked us to create a music card. Thought it was an ideal opportunity to try and do something different with Tracy Coates' Aspects of Design 60 Classical Instruments stamps. I've really enjoyed the challenge of finding different ways to use these.

I cut out the M for music with Robot Crop (craft robot) using some music manuscript then stamped the instruments and music notes all over it, softened the edges with adirondak Latte ink.  The base card was stamped and inked with the same ink.  The double base I stamped and embossed onto white card and then bleached out the centre of the instrument. I mounted this with an amazing little gadget from papermania - a card spring! The double base wobbles about on the spring. Finished the whole thing off with a liberal splodge of platinum stickles. and some dangly beads.

A little surprise inside too, The Stampman have some musical inserts which I've attached so that it plays a tune when it opens!!!!!!  LUV IT !!!!

Hope you're musically inspired enough to come play, if not here's a couple of things I made with ladied at one of my workshops. You've probably already seen them but I thought I'd show you again just in case you missed them first time round.

You can find the original post for these bits here

All similar techniques but a lot of fun to make

See ya
x Michelle


craftimamma said...

What a fantastic card Michelle. I bought that stamp set when they first came out and haven't used them nearly as much as I should.

Thanks for the great inspiration!

Lesley Xx

themessycraftroom said...

A gorgeous card I love the idea of the large M. makes the card so different. Your always a grea inspiration. Hugs x ChrisB

Ira said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous Music card with a big M you created, really love this style! Great stamps, too!

Netty said...

Oh wow Michelle you have been busy. They are all terrific, love them. Annette x

georgina said...

All just fab Michelle, luv georginaxx

georgina said...

All just fab Michelle, luv georginaxx

Carmen said...

These are really nice! Love the CD idea!

Cazro said...

Fabulous cards, I love your style.

Meggymay said...

The are all fabulous, I love this set of stamps.

Sally H said...

Totally gorgoeus, Michelle, and I'm very excited as I have the stamps too!

IsaNorris said...

STUNNING stunning stunning work !!!! I love them all (me, music fan)
isa xx

Virginia said...

Ooh Michelle these are all absolutely lush - loving them all!

Hope you're having a great weekend!



lisa said...

I love your Music card, Michelle. It looks great stamped onto music paper, very original. The colours are perfect too and clever you having it actually playing music. What a pity they don't have a prize for the person who can get the most variations of music into their creation, you'd win hands down!!
Hugs Lisax

Denise and Louise said...


Your cards are amazing. Love the CD's - I have used CDs on cards in the past but they didn't look anywhere near as brilliant as yours.

Denise xx

Yvonne said...

I will have to check this one out .. at the weekend I just got a wonderful new stamp set.. all music ( have to see the rules) and see if I can ink them up ..

Love your ideas. as always so beautiful, and so perfect