Thursday, 4 August 2016

Feeling lyrically inspired for the MIO hop

Welcome to the August My Inky Oasis hop.

        In case you missed it here is a link to Laura's gorgeous creation.

I found this challenge to be a hard but creative one...mostly because I didn't think I had stamps that fit lots of the lyrics I thought of. But eventually I was reminded of Bob Marley's cheerful song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and picked this verse to illustrate: 

"Rise up this mornin',
Smile with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true"

Products used:
Tim Holtz stencils Rays and Mini set #5
Heidi Swapp Music stamp
Colour Shine spray in Mustard and Gold
Distress Spray Stain in Squeezed Lemonade
Tim Holtz Music Tape
Tim Holtz blending sponge tool (round)
ZigClean Colour Markers in: 050, yellow; 052, bright yellow; 021. light carmine; 025, pink; 027, dark pink; 081, light violet; 082, purple; 080, violet
Ranger Texture Paste Transparent Gloss

If you want to hop on to the next stop to see the lovely Robbie's wonderful card.

Here is what you can win this month, just leave some love on each blog...
Closing date 25th August 2016

Here's the complete hop:
2. Emma ←you are here
4. Joy
5. Linda
6. Lisa


  1. Love your card, always an awesome job!

  2. Love this song and your card! Reminds me of summertime.

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  4. Great card. Love the yellow and the birdies are so cute.

  5. Love all the texture and depth you created made a beautiful card.

  6. Did you use washi tape for the music or a stamp? Anyway, I'm getting out my Zig markers; you just inspired me!

    1. Hi LJ. I used the Heidi Swapp stamp for the tiny music stamped in orange. The larger music is Tim Holtz's Ideology collection Music Tape in Symphony. It's sort of like washi tape, except it takes ink really well. I bought mine in Joann's I believe. Glad you are inspired, enjoy those Zig's :)

  7. Oh lovely and
    sweet! Great
    color choices.
    Carla from Utah

  8. Sweet card! Love the three little birds and your pretty color combo! Great song to choose!

  9. Lovely card Emma. Bright and cheery.

  10. Love your card. Really bright and cheery. Thank you for sharing.