Wednesday, 6 July 2016

A Grand Piano

I have my last solfège lesson for the year tonight and I made this card for my teacher.  Solfège is music theory - in Europe the theory and the instrument are taught separately.  I learnt musical theory alongside the piano, guitar and violin when I was young but if I wanted to continue with the saxophone here, I was told I would have to study solfège.  I started reluctantly 3 years ago but I have to say I love it, so much so that I am considering an Open University degree.  

I cut three of this Die-namics Grand Piano to make the shape a bit more solid and then double embossed it with black embossing powder, then a sprinkling of gold embossing powder and finally a few coats of UTEE.

Here's the inside

I'm entering my card at Mojo Monday #455 (hey it's competition week and I love Verve stamps)

and  Shopping Our Stash Challenge #259 Shopping Our Stash Challenge #259 "Say What" - to use a speech bubble - the circle in the upper left corner put me in mind of a speech bubble,

and my favourite type of challenge at Addicted to Stamps 

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  1. Such a lovely card. That glossy piano is just fabulous. Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday!

  2. Perfect card for your teacher, love the glossy grand.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  3. Love the music score pattern paper, it pairs beautifully with that awesome, bold piano, your teacher will love it.
    Thank you for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash, hope you join us again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  4. Wow, you must have such musical talent, Kate ... what a joy! Your card's a stunner ... that high gloss grand piano is fantastic against the musical score paper ... I'm sure your teacher loved it! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. What a great card for your teacher. I never seem to think of UTEE but this is a perfect application for it. And how wonderful for you to rekindle your love of music and theory.

  6. What a great take on the mojo monday sketch Kate - I thought that one was really difficult but you've nailed it. Sounds like you're very musical...what a great gift to have - I'm virtually tone deaf lol!

  7. This is such an amazing music themed card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  8. Beautiful card, love the baby grand embossing :)


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