You can find the right words for nearly any image if you let yourself be inspired by lyrics from music that you enjoy. Even the image of a cupcake can be musically inspiring when paired with a Happy Birthday to You sentiment surrounded by musical notes in your background paper, die cuts or other embellishments.
I've used a recently released Christmas Fireplace image. This photo shows how I've used my Copic colors to fill this warm image. I've painted Diamond Stickles over the tree and holly for sparkle. A touch of Liquid Applique' in white adds some fluff to the top of my stockings.
I used Bazzill Bling green and cranberry cardstock to form my easel card. My Minds Eye 2010 Holly Jolly "Old St. Nick" paper provides my background musical note pattern. Tim Holtz Idea-ology tissue tape "Symphony" adds a pleated bottom border. My image is cut and matted using Spellbinders Labels 15. A Memory Box Holly Vine borders one side of my card. A few McGill pine branch punches and Recollections mulberry paper mini roses provide light embellishing.
This photo shows the front of my easel card that includes an appropriate computer-generated quote from the song "Let It Snow."
This view shows the inside base of my easel card with this wonderful sentiment by Artful Legacy.
Here's a side view of my opened easel card . . .
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
PaperCrafting Journey "Use a Digi" (here)
Totally Paper Crafts "Glitter It" (here)
All Sorts "Christmas Easel" (here)
Crazy 4 Challenges "Candy" (here) (candy canes in stocking)
One Stitch At A Time "Christmas" (here)
Sparkle Creations "Liquid Applique'" (here) (on stockings)
Dream Valley "Anything Goes" (here)
Ooh La La "Stitching" (here)
Anything Goes "Stitches, Real or Faux" (here)
Creative Inspirations "Sparkle!" (here)
bricks, gift - R43, R46, R59
bear, logs - E31, E35, E47
tree, holly leaves - BG93, BG96, BG99
fire - YR04, R05, Y13
stars, candle holders - Y13, Y26, Y28
candle globes - Y000, 0
stockings, berries - R22, R29, R59
wood basket - E50, E53, E57
grate - T0, T6, T9
hearth - C1, C3, C5
candles, ball - B91, B95, B97
airbrushed background - Y000, BG93, E53
|"Top 5" Nov. 5, 2011 Allsorts of Challenges|