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Monday, March 18, 2013

Song-Inspired Card for Squigglefly Challenge

I made a card today for this week's Squigglefly challenge, which is to make something using a Squigglefly digi image and inspired by a song.  The digi image I used is by artist Cheryl Alger and it's called "Pencil Girl".  It's a March release.
So my card comes with a story (as most of my projects do).  One of the dangers of the Internet is that you may communicate with people who are not what they say they are.  Ever watch a reality show on MTV called Catfish?  This guy takes people who have met and "fallen in love" with people they met only through the Internet  Some people have turned out to be the other gender, sexually-oriented in the opposite direction, married, or worse predators.
So, what if we never got a chance to see the songwriters who have penned those amazing songs?  What if, like the Internet (or adult entertainment phone call operators), they were totally opposite what we thing they are?
And here is where rerality turns to fantasy, because we all know who Barry Manilow is, or have seen his photo, or have (several of) his albums/cd's.  Right?
So, when you here the song "I Write The Songs", it can't possibly be the author in the card, holding her pencil proudly, music dripping from the pointy tip.  But, if you think about it, there are song writers out there whose work is sung by others, and we never get to see the authors.  So maybe my idea isn't too fantastical!
Either way, I was inspired by this image and Barry Manilow's hit "I Write The Songs" to make this card for the Squigglefly challenge this week.
I used some gorgeous patterned paper that I picked up on clearance at Michael's (I know, but I couldn't pass it up!) called Collections "Bird Page Glitter".  I colored my image on glossy paper with Copics and framed it with brown cardstock.  I inked the edges of my card base, as well as used the ink pad to blot/distress the white space of my image.  After adding a diecut flourish and adding pearls to the ends of a few tendrils (I colored the pearls with E37 Copic to coordiinate), I added the tiny musical notes, causing them to drip from the pencil's end and into the sheet music paper.
I hope you like my card--and Cheryl's digi "Pencil Girl".  You can find it and all her images at the Squigglefly store.  Go on and take a look, grab a freebie and join in the challenge for your chance to win free digi's!
Want more inspiration and a freebie??  Like Squigglefly on Facebook and when they reach 300 (only 16 more to go) they'll release a new digi just for their fans!!


Tammy said...

Just fabulous! Wonderful coloring and perfect song choice!

Holly said...

pat I adore how your mind works! What a great way to depict that song! I love how you made the music notes drift onto the paper. Wonderful job!

Kathy Bradley said...

Adorable card and awesome coloring. Perfect song for this cute image.

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

I am a HUGE Barry Manilow fan...HUGE too cute

bumblebee creations said...

so cute! Thanks for playing along with Squigglefly!

nwilliams6 said...

I use to love that song - brings back a lot of memories! Perfect image for the song too. Love your way of thinking on this post too. Darling card. Hugz!