Sunday, July 12, 2015

All is Groovy

Hello All,

For today's card I will be joining The Male Room. Their theme for this fortnightly challenge is to use a song title or (I believe) a lyric. So this is a wonderful challenge because I just have some song titles/lyrics at my craft table just waiting for such an occasion as this challenge! My song title/lyric comes from 'The 59th Street Bridge Song (feelin' groovy)' from Simon and Garfunkel. One of my favorites! If you are unfamiliar with the duo click here for some more info.

This is the album cover from their 
Greatest Hits album in 1972

While you enjoy the music I would also like you to have a look at my card I made for The Male Room- Theme: Song Title (TMR#14-15). So sit back, turn up the volume on your device, and delight in the music.

The word 'groovy' looks fitting due to the center of the 'o' and 'g'
being offset from the middle. Gives it a more 60's feel.
The paisley background was actually an image I colored
then converted to gray-scale for a more masculine feel.

Even though flowers are present, they are made masculine
due to the color palette and the 60's feel of the design.
The rusty orange accent color has a bit of sparkle.
Just enough to make the elements pop.
As I was creating this card the song just kept skipping in my head. I was almost happy that I finished it because I didn't need it in my mental queue anymore. However, I do think it was worth it.

How to: 
  1. Cut and scored dark gray CS to 5.5" x 4.25" and set aside.
  2. Scanned and printed the paisley in gray-scale on computer paper.
  3. Die cut the denim patterned paper with the word 'groovy' and a wave.
  4. Placed the paisley behind 'groovy' leaving room for the wave to show through.
  5. Added another strip of paisley at the bottom of the card.
  6. Die cut the rusty orange paisley and added them over the gray paisley paper under the wave.
  7. Die cut 'i love u' using the denim PP then added them to the top of the gray card.
  8. Adhered the groovy denim panel and wave to the card.
  9. Die cut 'all is' using the orange paisley and placed them as shown.
Well that is all for now. I hope you enjoyed your stay and if you'd like to leave a comment that would be great too.. Thank you for stopping by and take care..

All the best,


sue t. said...

I love that song! And I loved your card! Thanks for joining us at The Male Room!

Monika Reeck said... made it looks really like 60's style..and may I tell are great at using die cut. You have clever odea for not...
Adorable manly card with flower/paisley and orange plus jeans color...
psst I just save some penny to buy die cut machine...let me introduce next post in my blog..many thanks for your lovely words..I am not forgetting you..because 7 days christmas in July challenge I will full fill my target make 7 xmas cards..will catch up soon sweety..dont be sad...hugs..Monika

Petra Swart said...

Now you've got that song repeating in my head, Shawna, but it's OK as I have always loved it!!!! Love the fun look of your card!!! Lots of detail you've given attention to!!!! Really cute and cleverly done!!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Thoroughly enjoyed the song and your card is just perfect. Fun retro feel and I love the die cut words. Great work. So sorry to be so late commenting (summer holiday!), thanks so much for playing along with our Song Title challenge at The Male Room. Deborah x

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