Saturday 22 October 2011

The Music of the Night

Good morning everyone.  Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!! As I look out my window there is a beautiful sunrise the sky is very pink - can never remember if that's good or bad??  My card today is very reminiscent of my favourite musical - Phantom of the Opera, I absolutely love it. I've got the CD, DVD and seen the show several times so I thought it would be great to make a card which reminded me of it - why not?  I think it has a slightly Gothic and Halloween feel to it although it is not a typical Halloween image.  The image is a download from The House Across the Bay Etsy Shop and whilst it is not a Phantom image it just had the look of it I thought:

The cardstock is Black Magic by Coredinations which I have embossed and then sanded so the orange core shows through.  The orange cardstock is also by Coredinations.  I have stamped the music out, embossed and paper distressed it, this is a LOTV stamp.  I have made the flower from different fabrics and coloured the white pearl brad to match.  The gems at the bottom and violin charm are from my stash.  I have used my Edgeabilities at the bottom. The corner embellishment is a Cuttlebug die.  I will enter in the following challenges:

Raise the Bar - Orange and Black
Moving Along with the Times - Vintage
Paper Crafting Journey - Black, White and Orange
Paper Play Challenge - Use Black
Friendship's Garden - Vintage Halloween
Paper Pretties - Use Black, White and 1 other colour
Papercraft Star - Photo Inspiration
Papertake Weekly - Halloween Colours
Card Cupids - The Colour Orange
Lollipops Crafts - No Sentiments
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Fall Theme

Thanks so much for looking, hope you all enjoy your weekend - 2 days until my son and grandson come yippee, 12 days until Las Vegas yippee yiay!!  Take care xx


Ciska said...

Lovely card Suzie, very reminescent of Halloween and gorgeously vintage! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Friendship's Garden, good luck :)

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Wonderful inspiration to make a card with! A fabulously beautiful creation as a result. Love the papers, ribbon and the flower on the top corner!

Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey’s Colour Challenge!

Kathleen – Guest Designer
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Susan luv these colours and you are getting good use out of your dies, I am tempted by the grand calibur on C&C
Chris x

CherylAnn Robinson said...

I love this card! It is just perfect for our challenge at Friendships Garden. I struggled with the vintage idea but you make it look effortless. Thanks for playing this week!

Becky Garrison said...

Oh, Susan, this is absolutely beautiful! The image is perfect, and the cardstock is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Friendship's Garden, and I hope to see you back again soon! Becky

Carol said...

This is fabulous Susan, love your fabric flower. Carol x

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve your colours and LOve your flower.

Macpurp said...

oh I LOVE this!!
have a happy Vegas!!!
love Teen x

Anonymous said...

Very nice! I just love those bold colors you used and the images are perfect. Thanks for joining us at FG.

Vicky said...

This is a real beauty hun....

big hugs Vicky xx

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow susan this is gorgeous. Love the colours and the flower is stunning.
Have a lovely weekend!
Diane xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely stunning...colours are fantastic & your flower is lush :D
hugs and xxx

Pop's Cards said...

Hi sweetie this is so STUNNING love the colours, hugs pops x

Sue B said...

WoW! This is stunning Susan!! Love the image and colour combo. So clever the way you've sanded the black card to let the orange show through - gorgeous! Love the layout and the flower is delish. Love it all !!! The violin charm is SO cute.
Not long now until your son and grandson arrive! Yay!
Have a nice Sunday!
Hugs Sue xx

Debbie said...

Hi Susan...I love your card. Such wonderful colours and a great image too. Beautiful fabric flower.
Debbie x

Janet M said...

Just love the card you created for the challenge- great work and trims on it.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is a stunning card, Thanks for playing on our Vintage week challenge on MAWTT, Love Hazelxoxo

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous card - love the colour combo.. and embossed background
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our vintage challenge
Lisa x

Unknown said...

One of my favorite shows, too! Great card, and thanks for stopping my the Friendship's Garden challenge this week!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Susan I just love the look of this card! That embossing is stunning and the image is one of my favorites from THATB! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star.


Tracy said...

Fabulous card Susan! I love the look of that sanded core cardstock and your design is really interesting. :-) Thanks so much for playing this week at Papercraft Star!

Sharon Caudle said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly!
hugs, Sharon

Dena said...

This is such a beautiful card! I love how you used something that was not a Halloween item on a Halloween card! Very creative!

Thanks for joining our challenge at Friendship's Garden Challenge Blog!

Dena Jones

happyglitzygirl said...

Wonderful vintage halloween feel. Thanks for playing with us at the papercrafting journey,blessings Hilde

Thanh Vo said...

Ohhh LOVE vintage Halloween Susan! Way to go with this card.

Thanks for joining us over at Raise the Bar this week.

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Susan, love the image you've used.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "use black" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

~*Joni said...

Oooh Susan, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you took one of your favorite musical as inspiration. Beautiful sketch and perfect embellis! Thank you so much for joining in on our Orange & Black challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT

Sonia said...

Hi Susan
Thanks for joining us at
Lollipop Crafts.
Good Luck!

mommyof5kidz said...

Fantastic! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!