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, 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!
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