Wednesday, June 21, 2017

‘Tis so sweet

I’m having lots of fun with the current CAS-ual Fridays Challenge that calls for a color scheme that includes Coral, Aqua & Grey. I loved this music sheet image when I found it on FB a few years ago. Added a layer of vellum (that could be lifted to read the complete lyrics), a small coffee cup image, and a few scraps of coral and aqua paper to frame the image and meet the challenge requirements. Love the way it all came together!
Here are the lyrics printed on the sheet of music-  ‘Tis so sweet to drink my coffee. Just to savor every sip: whether French press or expresso just not an automatic drip. Coffee, coffee, how I’ve drunk you, how I’ve brewed you o’er and o’er. Coffee, coffee, precious coffee. O for beans to brew you more. © The Church Curmudgeon, 2015. 

Entered into:
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge-Color (Coral, Aqua & Grey)          
        (cas-ualfridays.blogspot.com)
Artistic Inspirations Challenge                                      
     (artisticinspirationschallenges.blogspot.com.au)

This next card holds another saying that I found years ago and still makes me smile. It works perfectly on a card for a few challenges that feature vacations (my hubby has been on several "fishing trips", aka- drinking beer and telling tall tales with his guys), masculine cards and patterned paper. (I hope that a map qualifies as patterned paper? It is waaay cheaper than scrapbook paper… as in FREE!)  I wrapped and tied some funky fibers around the front of the card to mimic seaweed since our lakes always have a bumper crop of that stuff during fishing season. (I have lost lots more fishing tackle in seaweed than I care to admit. Mainly because I could have spent that $$ on card supplies!)  
Here is the sentiment:
Front- Behold the fisherman, he riseth up early in the morning and disburbeth the whole household. Mighty are his preparations. He goeth forth full of hope. When the day is spent, he returneth home smelling mightily, and the truth is not in him.
Inside- Here’s hoping that, perchance, your special day will be fulleth of all your favoritest things!
Entered into:
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Vacation                      
        (simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Patterned Paper  
        (simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge)
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge    
        (craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.com)
Send a Smile for Kids- For the Boys                             
  (sendasmile4kidschallenge.blogspot.com)
Whimsiedoodles Challenge- Masculine                         
        (whimsiedoodles.blogspot.com)

4 comments:

  1. What a fantastic card! I had to smile at the sentiment, which was witty and clever. And you paired it with such beautiful elements! Love the rustic look, yet the Shakespeare-esque language gives it such originality. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  2. Two great card, love the music sheet background and the fish one makes a perfect mens card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    luv
    Debby

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  3. Love your use of the sheet music! Thanks so much for playing along with our colour challenge at CAS-ual Fridays :)

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  4. How cool. Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge. Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

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