Friday, 15 August 2014

SDC 160 Music as Inspiration

I have really enjoyed this weeks Stampotique Designers Blog challenge which has been set by Kathi Rerek.

I love music and enjoy most genres ranging from liturgical music to rap, from classical to head-bangin' rock! Music fills my soul and moves me emotionally and physically.

Let's see how music inspires you! Use song lyrics, music notation, or words associated with music in your project and share it with us!

Have fun! I can't wait to see what you all create!

The song that most moves me at the moment is by Massive Attack and it is called Angel. The First line lyrics are ‘You Are My Angel’ which is why they are on my grey board.

This song came out in 2009 and i fell in love with the track and haven’t fallen out of love with it yet. I do hope you enjoy listening to it.


Stamped Angel Boy onto white card stock with Archival ink then dusted with Black Pan Pastel. Used a Jokar battery operated eraser to remove all the colour from his wings. Initially i coloured them with Copper and yellow Pan Pastels but then decided to use DecoArt Media Crackle Paste and this is what happened.


Love the small crackle, looks even better when a little Treasure Gold is added.


Covered the Grey Board with Snowflake Fresco Paint, when dry sprayed Dylusions Ink colours, Lemon Zest, Dirty Martini and Calypso Teal over the top. 

For some texture i chose to use the Mini bliss Stencil from TCW,which has now been discontinued. Spread a thin layer of the Grunge paste and let it dry.

Stamped Journey Collage on the surface to add a little more interest to the background. Knew it wasn’t going to stamp perfectly but i like that.

At this stage i forgot to take any more pictures until it was all assembled.


Used a washer to make Angel boy’s halo, coloured it with Zesty zing and Paprika Fresco Paints.


Used a Tam’s Whimsy Stencil to add the hearts and the stars, coloured them in using Posca Pens.

Angel boy stands on a scallop wood border from Prima which has been coloured using Inky Pool Fresco Paint, over stamped with Journey Collage stamp and heat embossed using white WOW Powder. The ribbon is from stash.

Added treasure Gold in Renaissance and Onyxite to the mini bliss areas, wanted to create a glow emanating from Angel Boy.

To finish off the board i used a scrap piece off a TH On the Edge die cut and attached it to the top.

Lyrics are hand written onto cream card stock, added Pan Pastel colours, sealed then roughed up the edges, added a hand doodled border. Adhered the lyrics to the board and then i was done.

Hope you enjoyed seeing how the project was made, would love to read your comments.

Thanks for dropping by.


I would also like to enter this into the Challenge over at That’s Crafty, their challenge is to use stamps.






  1. Wow! This is fabulous! I love all the layers of texture and color, plus all the small details.

    Thank you for playing along with my challenge this week at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  2. This is so beautiful! Love it, what a wonderful background. Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

  3. Wow this is gorgeous MoH, I love Spiritual Journey showing through in the background, and all the texture and treasure gold. All my favourite things in one piece - just perfect!!

  4. Absolutely beautiful... What an amazing background with those delicate blues and greens and that beautiful stencilled texture. And the gilding is gorgeous, and Angel Boy looks fantastic... Basically I love it!
    Alison xx

  5. This is just so full of texture, color and interest, MOH! Great stencil work here. Angel Boy shines (literally) here! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week!

  6. This is so gorgeous and inspiring! I love all that fab texture!
    Good luck in the challenge!
    Alison xxx

  7. Wow! Great work! Love the texture in your background, the colors and Angel Boy! Love your blog post too. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great project with lots of layers and interest. Thanks for joining us over at Stampotique this week !
    Corrie x

  9. So lovely <3
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Design Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

  10. Really gorgeous work of art :)
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  11. Such a wonderful work of art. Thank you for entering it into the That's Crafty! challenge.