Monday, June 20, 2011

My Mind's Eye Card Sketch Challenge # 24--Song Lyrics

I have really been enjoying these sketch challenges. Especially this time, with the theme of song lyrics. (People who know me know that I love to sing).

Here is the sketch:

And my interpretation:I kept looking at the MME paper at Scrap Tales, and was drawn to Lime Twist for this challenge. It was just perfect for the song lyric theme. There were so many obvious choices, and even embellishments that contained lyrics. As I looked, the one song that stuck in my mind was "Let's Go Fly a Kite" from Disney's Mary Poppins. It was composed by Richard M Sherman and Robert B Sherman. It is at the end of the movie, when the father decides that his family is more important than his job. I kept humming it while I shopped, so I decided that it was the one to use. As I was thinking of how it would fit in a card, I thought about that person that you really want to hang out with who always seems too busy. It would be great to let them know that you just want a little time to relax and reconnect with them. The words go:" With a tuppence for paper and string, you can have your own set of wings. " How perfect for a cardmaker!

So, I used the Lime Twist collection, except for the wood grain paper in the background, which is Stella and Rose. I inked a little with distress inks, cut out and popped up the kites, and added one little extra--twine! I was thinking of how the song is all about escaping, and imagined that the person making this fine offer was flying their own, full sized kite as they invited their friend. This twine is the string mentioned in the song, and would attach to the cardmaker's kite. So, if your with me still, "Let's Go Fly a Kite" and escape reality a little. After all, "with your feet on the ground you're a bird in flight with your fist holding tight to the string of your kite---oh, oh. oh!"


  1. Fabulous job with the sketch and your sentiment "rocks". I hope you are well my friend!! Take care!

  2. awwww...I love that song Laura! And the card is darling too.