Monday, May 21, 2018

Inspired by a song

Hello everyone! I hope you had a good weekend! I had a really great weekend teaching workshops in the the north of Sweden, in a beautiful town called Pite√•. The weather was lovely and the classes were such fun. I also took a wonderful mini-album class by Lena Holmstr√∂m. She makes the most amazing things from old book and recycled items. 



It is Monday, and this week we are Inspired By A Song at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog. Don't miss the lovely project by our May guest designer Alison Bomber.

Layers of ink - Inspired by a song layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I knew exactly which song to be inspired by this week, namely We Will Rock You by Queen, which is one of Leo's favourite song. He happened to hear this song when Anton watched the Pixels movie on TV some time list year and later we realized that he was humming it. At that time, he said very few words, but the tune was clearly recognizable. He still loves this song. I used photos from about the time that he heard it the first time. The journaling is on the back of the layout.

I wanted to use a title with a lot of punch, and die cut letters from mat board with Tim Holtz Billboard die. They were painted red and stamped with a crackle texture stamp. The heart die cut is the Sketch Heart by SSS.

Layers of ink - Inspired by a song layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The background is Tim Holtz Motif cardstock, which has a pattern that will resist various media. I smeared Distress Oxides (Iced Spruce and Black Soot) on the background, and misted them with water. The splatters were done with Black Soot paint.

Layers of ink - Inspired by a song layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

Ranger's foil tape sheets were adhered to cardstock and embossed in the Paper Airplanes and Diamond Plate embossing folders. I painted them black and then rubbed most of the paint away. Here you can see the crackle stamping on the letters better too.

Layers of ink - Inspired by a song layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

The stars were stamped with Red Geranium ink and the small sentiment comes from Simon Says Stamp Under the Sea Animals set.

Layers of ink - Inspired by a song layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

And more stamping.

Layers of ink - Inspired by a song layout by Anna-Karin Evaldsson

I also die cut the SSS Spinner Trail from Coal Shimmery Cardstock and glued it in three places.

I hope you will join us this week in our Inspired By A Song challenge. As always, you have a chance to win a $50 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until next Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.







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Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog today!  

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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14 comments:

  1. What a great theme this week, everyone's work is so inspired and yours is no exception. You've captured the power and strength of the song in a fantastic way, playing tribute to your son's love for it and your love for him. Way to go!!

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  2. What a gorgeous layout! the photos are super cute and I love the whole story behind this, a Queen fan at such a young age, totally adorable! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. It is a beautiful layout Anna-Karin, Leo is so adorable too! He also has very good taste in music! xx

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  4. Your layouts are always so special! The way you add pictures is absolutely fabulous! The background is ... wow and I adore it! Barbara

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  5. Well, it is one of the best songs ever - your son has excellent taste! Love this fabulous layout, with the metallic panels and fabulous red accents.
    Alison x

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  6. Lovely color combo, the vintage browns, metal and golds look perfect with the vibrant red. Love the embossed panels, too. Hugs, Marzena

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  7. Oh my goodness, Anna-Karin! WHAT A CUTIE PIE!! Love how he's hamming it up and the big red font is perfect along with a sprinkling of stars makes a great layout!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Wow, I love this! And what a cutie! I'm thinking of using some of your ideas for a high school graduation card for my nephew, so inspiring!

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  9. Awesome page, Anna-Karin! Leo is so cute in these photos! Great story about him catching on to this song, and love how you've expressed it. hugs, Maura

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  10. Gorgeous layout, a great song choice ~ I love We Will Rock You and this is such a lovely way to remember a very special moment in time! Beautiful work as always, Anna-Karin... :)

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  11. Oh my, this layout is super cute and beautiful! Anna- Karin. All the embellishments and texture on the background are amazing. Love the super adorable photos of Leo. :)

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  12. What a fun piece! I always get a kick out of which songs our little ones latch onto! This is a great way to treasure that memory and I love how you preserve such precious things!

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  13. beautiful layout Anna-Karin and memories to treasure of your beautiful boy hugs kath xxx

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  14. Such a fabulous layout, Anna-Karin! Love the pictures so cute, and the color combo of red with Kraft is amazing. Hugs, Sandra

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