Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Silent all these years


I'm quite pleased with the way this has turned out :D
The first challenge it was made for was Stamp It Crazy's "Favourite Song". Well, after running through many many many songs in my head, because I don't think I have a single favourite, I settled on "Silent All These Years" by Tori Amos. In case you're not familiar with the song, I guess I better explain how it all ties in. "What if I'm a mermaid" is a refrain in the chorus, and the whole song is about how the singer's voice has been there all the time, just silent (hence I sewed the mermaid's mouth shut). Another two lines that I picked up on are "my scream got lost in a paper cup" (all the smoke pouring out of the cup is meant to be a trapped scream) and "the orange clouds raining in my head".
And the second challenge was set by Paper Jewels, who are having a jewellery-inspired challenge, sponsored by Gotta Have Bling. I used these beads as inspiration for my background piece, I love the uneven strips of colour all swirled into each other. AND there are two chances to win with this particular challenge, because Nicole at the Gotta Have Bling blog is also offering one lucky contestant a prize, just for entering the challenge and leaving a comment. Hurrah for pretty bling things, I'd LOVE to make my own jewellery but sadly my eyesight just won't let me thread those smaller beads :(

13 comments:

crafty creations said...

Absolutely stunning Susan

x Hilda

jackiescrafts said...

Great card Susan

Hugs Jackie x

jackiescrafts said...

Mmmmm thouht I'd left a comment on here Susan but obviously not. I love your card
hugs Jackie x

Cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning adore it to bits wondeful creation hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

June said...

Hi Susan what a brilliant piece. I love how your brought in many of the lines of the song and used them in the image, great creativity
oh and promarkers ? Yep i do like them, better than the copics and the other tombow ones i think. Maybe they just suit me lol
Hugs June xxxxx

StampitCrazy said...

This is a very colorful card, very nice creation! Way to go! Thank you for entering stampitcrazy challenge!!!

Jenny said...

How beautiful!! I love your take on the song and the way you used the beads to inspire your background. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Jewels!

Dragon said...

Love this piece... very beautiful. You asked me about "real" stamps - yes actual rubber /acrylic etc and ink /paint etc... but the rest could be digi... it's just I am a stamper and not a huge fan of digi, so I WOULD like real if possible!!! Tee hee Thanks for looking and hope to see you dream with me
Frankie
xx

Gini said...

Hi Susan,
You are very welcome to the templates hope you have some fun crafting with them!
Gini
xx

blackdragon said...

I love this mermaid... my girls are ariel fans so i know all about mermaids losing their voice!.. Truely beautiful work.
I see Frankie has commented about a real stamp... but if you have no real stamps you could do a potato stamp like when we were children... just an idea ... cos i desperately wanna see your take on the willow pattern theme!!!
love lynx

Fabiola said...

merci pour ta visite sur mon blog et ton très sympathique commentaire, tes créations sont superbes
amitié

Liz said...

Susan what a stunning stunning project you never cease to amaze me you dont your work is fab with or wothout Real stamps!

Liz xx

Chris Arlington said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the little story with it. Cuz I am too old to get it without an explanation (LOL)
Hugs, Chris