Thursday, 16 April 2015

CC&S #120: Sing, Baby, Sing!

Oh how I loved the Stylistics, back in the day! I needed to make a baptism card this week and the friends who it's for are both musicians so I started my DT card for CAS Colours and Sketches this week with the premise of using our wonderful springtime challenge colours and combining them somehow with music! Inspiration for the butterflies came from a couple of other challenges and so the card was born!

I found myself playing for some hours on my computer trying to design a 'music tree'. If you look carefully you will see that most of the leaves (and the trunk) of the tree have musical notes and symbols on them. The tree was printed onto the middle of the card blank so that half the tree is on the back of the card. The sentiment is computer-generated and printed in the same colour.

I found an image of the sheet music for one of my favourite pieces of classical music, Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, online and printed a section of it firstly onto plum cardstock and secondly onto rose cardstock. I die-cut the two butterflies and mounted them, centres only, onto the card finishing with some white pearls.

I love how the card turned out and really enjoyed creating something a bit different!

I would also like to enter it into the following brand new challenges to me and thank them all for their great inspration:
Butterfly Challenge: #28 Butterflies & M is for Music

AAA CAS Card Challenges: Game #37 It's Springtime - love the colour of those gorgeous tulips in their challenge image!

House of Cards: April Challenge ~ Add a butterfly or colour combination

Supplies Used:
Stylised tree: Computer-generated
Butterfly die: Sizzix Sizzlits Butterfly #12
Cardstock: Core'dinations
Snippets: White pearls

Hope you have fun with our colours this week. It's lovely to have some new players joining in with our challenges at CC&S since the rules were slightly revised.

Look forward to seeing your creations!
Stef x


  1. A music tree - so clever of you to create this digitally, I'm in awe!

  2. Clever design with the musical tree Steph! And a beautiful card with the soft and delicate-coloured tree and pop of colour with the butterflies. Your friends are going to love this. Thanks so much for joining my blog! Loll xx

  3. Hello Stef and welcome to my butterfly challenge. What an amazing tree you have created with the music notes and I just love your music sheet butterflies. I love the colours together. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge 28. Hugs MrsA.

  4. Such pretty musical butterflies, Stef! Love that texture!

  5. A fabulous card and I love your music notes tree - what a great idea and perfect for our 'M for Music Notes' challenge.
    Kath x

  6. What a lovely card! The use of color is fabulous, the subtle texture on the butterflies is perfect, and the pearls were the perfect choice for embellishment! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  7. Simply beautiful Stef. Love the delicate shades and such elegant butterflies. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

  8. Very clever the way the tree straddles the card! BRAVO! Thanks for joining us at the House of cards!

  9. You are a natural-born designer, Stef! This composition is extraordinary in every way!! I'm in awe!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Stef, this card is *amazing*! The idea of the musical tree is so clever, and you've done a fantastic job executing it. I also love the 3-D butterflies with their texture and musical scores. All-around awesome job, my friend! :)

  11. Neat! Great butterflies and fabby tree! Thanks for sharing with us at AAA CAS Card Challenges. Cheers, Victoria

  12. Love that tree!!! What a great ides. Your musical butterflies are also very clever. Great take on the challenges. Thanks for sharing, linking up with us and playing at AAA Cards!

  13. Great choice of colours! This card really says Springtime to me and I'm so glad that you shared it with us at AAA Cards this week! Jill

  14. I just love your card! Those bright butterflies against the backdrop of the pretty tree stamp is just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of Cards!
    Take care!
    Michele, HOC DT