Happy Weekend!! Our Creative Corner has a Fabulous April challenge – With a Song in Your Heart – Create something inspired by a song title or lyrics. Oh Boy!! This is going to be a fun one!!
Let me take you (on a trip..) back to my youth in the 80’s when the “New Wave” genre of music hit the States. I instantly fell in L-O-V-E with Depeche Mode!! I’ve been a lifetime fan (I said fan–not fanatic!) ever since. Even as an adult, they are my–Final Answer–Favorite Band of ALL TIME! I instantly thought of this song for this challenge!!
World in My Eyes–Track 1 from their 1990 album Violator. (click on this link and you’ll be taken to the video)
Here’s a story–When I was a young, 21 year old navy wife (ahem-that was hubby #1) in San Diego, Depeche Mode played 2 sold-out shows at the Sports Arena for this album. I didn’t get to go to either of the sold out shows–but, as a sad, alone (because hubby was out to sea), DM fan, I forlornly drove past the Sports Arena both nights, just so I could hear the thrum of the music and the screams of the crowd! Martin Gore would have appreciated that!
I did make up for it later though, by pretty much going to every Depeche Mode concert they played in Seattle, between the years of 1991-2005!! And let me say this–that spin that Dave Gahan does….It’s Spectacular when you get to see it on stage in person!!! 🙂
OK–back to what I’m here for! I started with a piece of Paper Stash Kraft Resist and rubbed Salty Ocean DS over the entire front.
The distress stain really brings out that coated design on the paper. You can see the beads of stain sit on top of the resist.
I dried the surface with my heat tool and wiped away the excess stain from the resist areas. I also inked the edges with SU Night of Navy and a sponge applicator–This is going to be my card base.
I made my own perfect pearls mist by taking a little bit of Pewter Perfect Pearls and spooning inside a mini-mister, then filling with water and placing a small bead inside to shake. This is how I achieved this sparkly, water spot effect.
For my ‘world’, I’m using the globe image from the Travel Blueprint set. I stamped with Staz-On ink in Jet Black on three different surfaces, because I just wasn’t sure what I was going to do at this point.
I’m going to color my globe on vellum with my water brush and Distress Markers in Faded Jeans, Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy & Antique Linen…
…but on the reverse side! I figured out what I’m going to do with my stamped globe images and I can’t have water-reactive inks on the front side of this vellum.
I also colored the globe image I stamped on the white card stock with the same DM’s and my water brush.
I ran the white cardstock globe through my Xyron adhesive machine, positioned so the colored side of the globe will get the adhesive, then I layered the piece of vellum right on top with ‘perfect’ alignment. I really rubbed the vellum onto the white cardstock to make sure the adhesive layer stuck, then fussy cut the globe.
This is why I couldn’t have ink on the front side of the globe image–I’m layering it with a coat of dimensional magic and I didn’t want the colors to wick away. This was set aside to air dry to reduce any air bubbles that could form if I used my heat tool to dry.
I’m very happy with how this turned out! Even though the vellum lifted in a few places, it lends a fun texture to my glossy globe. I mounted this globe on a piece of black cardstock for rigidity and inked the edges and surface with Sepia & Jet Black Archival Inks. Very cool effect on those raised portions of vellum.
I’m trying to incorporate acetate in more of my designs….
…so I stamped the ‘eye’ image from the Oddities set a couple of times with Jet Black Staz-On ink….
…then die-cut the eyes into mini-tags.
I also stamped the song title onto acetate with Jet Black Staz-On then fussy cut into little word bands.
Now time for assembly! I gathered some metal embellishments from Tim Holtz and Prima Embellishments, silver and brown threads and everyone’s crafting BFF, multi-medium!!
And here’s how it turned out (ignore that red dot on the eyebrow…it’s from my camera)….
I ended up layering the eye over the world with vellum because it got lost on the transparent acetate when I first positioned it and I ended up using only the silver thread–the brown thread was just too thick.
Front side view..
I used foam dots to pop the world off of my card front and multi-medium to glue down the metal pieces. I actually used double-back tape to adhere the acetate words down with because the matte multi-medium left a dull coating on the acetate when I experimented with it earlier. I wonder if I used glossy multi-medium, would it have left a dull film on the acetate? Hmmm…I’ll be experimenting with that…
And there you have it–My first challenge card for Our Creative Corner and a brief look into my musical preferences! I hold the music of my ‘youth’ very close and it dominates my i-pod almost exclusively…I LOVE my 80’s NEW WAVE MUSIC!! TOTALLY!! Thanks for coming with me as I took my trip down Depeche Mode memory lane–It was fun for me 🙂
Have a Great rest of your weekend and until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!! XOXO-Shari
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