Monday, January 10, 2011

Wings of Music

1. Cause (someone) anxiety, sorrow, or pain
2. Take a perfectly good piece of card or paper and rip the edges to make them look like you and your dog had a tug of war over it. You can go over the edges with ink pad or pen...usually a brown shade, so it looks like the dog won and buried it in the garden.

I chose to follow my friend's ( Lin ) definition, that is definition 2.

Fabulous image is from Clearly Vintage and sentiment was found using search engineer ;) It was anonymous. Vellum was used as a lace photo frame. It's a little bit funny how rarely you actually use vellum, although it's wonderful material!

Music sheet is from Edvard's Grieg's Peer Gynt, Morning Mood. Beautiful, so beautiful piece of music.  Then I stood there, staring at the paper and thought, this really doesn't look old, does it? It was composed between 1874-76, but it wasn't enough ;)

Few drops of strong coffee and some tissue paper, and here we can see the result of it. Sorted. Then pieces just came together and true, I had lots of fun. I was aiming for peaceful Victorian era colours and a bit of romance.

Sentiment says: 
Between us there are many miles
But, separately, we can share our smiles
Although not physically there, it’s true
On the wings of music
my heart has travelled to be with you 

I hope my new creation ;) fits to these challenges.

Sentimental Sundays  #37 Things with Wings (wings of music?)
Phindy's Place  #37 Distressing 
I Did It Creations  #37 Vellum (lady's photoframe)
Creative Cowgirls  #4 Something New (New technique 'distressing')
Sweet Stampin Challenge  Try Something New ('distressing')
Delicious Doodles Challenge  Try Something New ('distressing')
Rainbow Lady's Challenge  It's All New to Me ('distressing')
The Creative Cottage Challenge  Something New ('distressing')
Moving Along With The Times  Old Stash (ribbon), New Stash (sentiment)
Our Daily Bread Challenge  Something New (roses) Something Old (ribbon) 
Stamp Something  Use a Digi (lady and sentiment)
Craft Your Days Away   Anything Goes

P.S. I loved this project.


  1. Great card! I like the vintage style a lot!
    And you distressed it well ;-)
    (I also had to laugh because of Lin´s definition; really fittingly described!)
    Have nice day!

  2. Fantastic job, looks like you've distressed all your life lol. Great image to go with the music background, just perfect choice, all has a true vintage feel. There's no looking back now is there lol. Hugs lin

  3. That is a beautiful card.. I just love it. Thank you for joining us this week at IDIC. Hope you join us next week

  4. So, things with wings.....wings of music....hmmmmm...uh...well....ahem...maybe not. lol But this is a totally FAB card anyway! Love your distressing (coffee will do wonders as will a dig! lol) . Overall a beautiful card, Annemaritta!

  5. This is so pretty Annemaritta! Love the music backround and that pretty frame! That splash of green is perfect! Great Card!

  6. Very elegant card hun.
    Thank you for playing along in our Delicious Doodles Challenge this week, and good luck!
    Teri x

  7. What a gorgeous card I love the distressed effect. Thank you for joining in at CYDA this time

    Jackie x

  8. Gorgeous card and I love the layout of it all!

    Thanks for joining us over at craft your days away this fortnight!

  9. Beautiful card - love the manuscript DP and the sentiment
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa ;)

  10. Annemaritta this is beautiful. It looks like you've been distressing things forever. I don't do vintage well myself, but I haven't tried too hard. (Maybe because I'm beginning to feel vintage.) LOL! Hugs, dj

    P.S. Would you mind placing my email address texastransplant69 at in the Email & Mail section of your Settings on your blog? That way I'll get a notice of your card right after you post it. If you'd rather not, that's ok, too. Thanks

  11. This is beautiful!! I just love the distressing and the vintage flair! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!!

  12. Gorgeous. I love how you used the coffee to age your paper. Beautiful romantic vintage card. Love it. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  13. Very elegant card, love the distressing and the ribbon! Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

  14. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us over at Delicious Doodles this week. x

  15. Beautiful card with quite an unusual approach to wings theme ;) lol! Love it! Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays! ;)

  16. What a nice card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge and hope to see you back...
    xxx Anne-Marije

  17. This is so elegant, lovely "ageing" on the music sheet.

    Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

  18. What a great Vintage card...I love Vintage :D. Thanks for taking the time to play aong in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

  19. Beautiful card - the music background in the distressed look is amazing. Thanks for joining in the fun this time at Sweet Stampin. Hugs, Claire x

  20. A very pretty card. Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
    Carol Ann xx

  21. Such a beautifully vintage looks card Annemaritta, the coffee worked wonderfully well as does your colour combination. I love the folded sentiment on the front of the card.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

  22. I had not heard 'wings of music' before, but this sure is a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us this week for Sentimental Sundays! :)

  23. LOVED the first bit of your post - the distressing definition - how apt!

    And I love the vintage/victorian feel of your creation - you could have fooled me - the background looks like it was distressed using distress inks, not coffee and water!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

  24. what a beautiful card and the sentiment is lovely thanks for joining us at the creative cottage linda x


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