Music Expressions

Catching up on some challenges over at Splitcoast today.  I've been painting our shed and working in the yard as the weather's been quite nice; so until today...stamping has been on the back burner *grin*.  And, that said...not a lot of stamping on this shabby chic design today...I've let the paper do the work.

I've started out by dry embossing a piece of designer paper and then rubbing an ink pad gently across it to make the design pop somewhat.  Next come a couple of layers of a coordinating designer paper that have been matted on a solid card stock.  The little medallion you see is made by punching out a circle of solid card stock and running it though an embossing folder.

The focal point is yet more matching designer paper, stamped with the sentiment and wrapped with my own hand-dyed seam binding.  That's topped with a button with more of the seam binding pulled through it.

Each layer of designer paper has been distressed, inked and smudged with a little bit of gesso.  I've added a few pearls that have been colored with a Copic marker to tie into the color scheme.

This has been made for the Sketch Challenge, the Color Challenge and the Ways to Use it Challenge all from this week, over at Splitcoast.

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Melissa Frances Fifth Avenue, SU! Basic Gray and Gina K. Pure Luxury White
Ink:  Weathered Wood Distress Ink, SU! Sahara Sand and SU! Pink Pirouette
Stamps:  SU! Music Expressions
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Sheet Music embossing folder, Sizzix Medallion embossing folder, distressing tool, inking tool, misc. pearls, seam binding, craft sheet, heat gun, ATG, gesso, Copic R21, button

Hope you are all having a fantastic week!  Back soon with more!