Tuesday, 1 April 2014

With a Song in my Heart

Hello everyone and lovely to have you drop in!
I am delighted to let you know that after a month's break, the Our Creative Corner challenge blog is re-opening with a new challenge set by the wonderful Alison from Words and Pictures. The theme she has chosen is "With a Song in your Heart". Each of the design team were asked to choose their favourite song and create a project around it.
I created a tag, dedicated to one of my favourite song writers, Pete Seeger, who passed away this February.

The song I chose is called Garbage. It is quite a dark song, but I chose it because I wanted to show how ahead of his time Pete Seeger was when he wrote this song in the 70s. It's as relevant now as it was then. Here is a link to the song, if you want to have a listen:

Below are some of the Lyrics:
But onto my tag: I created the background with a mix of Dylusion Sprays in various Blues and Black.I also used  some Distress Paints in Bundled Sage and Picket Fence. Some texture was added with the help of a couple of Crafters Workshop stencils, Gothic Romans and Specimens. I used Decoart texture paste as it is pure white.

Here you can see a bit peeping out underneath part of the song text which I computer generated and then distressed with a Tim Holtz pen nib added.
My vocal stamp was a La Blanche steam punk one, for some reason I thought it fitted my theme.
I added a Melissa Frances resin crown, distressed with some paint and a bit of treasure gold. For me Pete Seeger will always be the king of Folk Music. The stamp was stamped on smooth card and then fussy cut and adhered to the tag. I added some dark drips with more Dylusions and a small brush.
Some Tim Holtz letter stickers, some Tissue Tape and a few scraps of old book paper finished it all off

Well, I hope you like my tag. You can probably tell, I am a child of the 60s when I was a teenager and walked on many a protest march campaigning for a better world. Bittersweet memories from long ago.....
Make sure you hop over to Our Creative Corner to see all the amazing projects my teamies have created, and of course we would love it if you join in our challenge and share your favourite song with us all!
Happy April everyone!!

37 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh my, that grungy background is gorgeous! It perfectly suits the theme and mood of this song. Jenny x

Stamps and Paper said...

Great tag Astrid lots colour and te.dryers....I can't remember this particular song will gave to goggle it and have a listen...

Anne

Brenda Brown said...

You brilliantly depicted the feel of this song Astrid, I popped over to listen to it as it's not one I remember. The blues and black with a touch of green create a feeling of smog and the texture is all about the mess we leave in the world. A great tag xx

Chris Warner said...

What a stunning choice of song/lyrics Astrid! Your tag certainly does justice to them. Great topic and a great make for it. Chris xxx

Redanne said...

The background you have created is absolutely stunning Astrid, love your tag! This is not a song I remember but the words are intriguing so I am off to have a listen. Hugs, Anne xx

Maryann Laursen said...

I too remember that song back from the 70´s and it´s probably more relevant than ever, and your tag really show it well and it´s soo awesome and beautiful made, and I don´t think, it´s too dark either, I really love, how it looks.

Laurart said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely wonderful tag Astrid. I must admit many of the songs chosen by the team are ones I had never heard of - and I am grateful for the introduction to this song - Loved it! Love from Laura xxx

die amelie said...

A lovely tag, Astrid!
I only recently watched "Gravity" so I know now that we do not only fill the sky with garbage but space too.

Love that distressed text panel and the black letter stickers are the perfect addition!

Hugs,
Claudia x

Shirley Chillman said...

Fabulous tag Astrid great take on the song.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

rachel said...

super tag Astrid - full of wonderful texture - brilliant xx

Rita said...

Well Astrid, I do remember that song. What a great take on it you have created with this wonderful tag. Had tpo look at it a few times as there is so much to see. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

butterfly said...

How brilliant, Astrid - the grungy look is so perfect to reflect the dark matter of the song, and what a brilliant song it is! I grew up on Little Boxes and of course Where Have All The Flowers Gone (Marlene Dietrich usually!) - and I love how your post pays tribute to a fantastic singer songwriter.

The colours on the tag are yummy, and the finish on that pen nib is amazing - what a great response to the challenge, thank you!
Alison xx

Nicole Wright said...

What a beautiful tag, love how grungy you made it. Paint her awesome project.

Cathy Parlitsis said...

OMG, Astrid! This is pure Grunge Heaven! I love every distressed inch of it! The background, the pen nib, the paper....all of it! Outstanding work!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tag to go with your chosen song, its grungy heaven to look at.
Yvonne

Joanna said...

Great tag. I enjoyed reading your post Astrid.
Joanna

Maryanne said...

What a fabulous tag!! The background is perfect for the song lyrics and the tag as a whole really is representative of the song! Fantastic!

Inkypinkycraft said...

love that background, what a cool tag x hugsx trace x

Dorthe said...

Yes he was a wonderful folk singer and musician, and I also love his songs Astrid.
This one truly is ahead of his time ,when written,- and oh so terrible true.
Your dark blue tag with the watch showing how fast we will breathe garbage,is gorgeous, - the background with the white stensiled pattern and mixed colours so amazing.
Hugs,Dorthe

Paper Profusion said...

Such a brilliant artpiece Astrid - utterly fabulous. Nicola x

massofhair said...

WOW Astrid, what a stunning piece of ArT. Beautifully created with fab colours, love it! :-) xxx

Terry said...

Such a wonderful tribute, Astrid! Love the music themed tag and the gorgeous texture on the tag and of course the colors! Great touch with the "Garbage" definition and pen nib! Hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

It's just another gorgeous MASTERPIECE dear Astrid - love all about it!

artwolf2009 said...

what a Quote and what a dramatic tag - a perfect fit

Cardgenie said...

Wow - what a fabulous tag. A great piece of Art with a fantastic song theme. Very inspiring - thank you. Jean.x

Netty said...

Perfect grungy tag for the challenge Astrid, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Jools Robertson said...

Fabulous grungy garbage tag, love the colours
Thank you for sharing the music,I do remember hearing this a long time ago, how right he was

Jools x


IZA said...

Great song and a great tag! I love it!

isisimaginings.com said...

Stunning tag Astrid & the quote is very apt.

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Astrid,
Apologies for not having visited for what seems like an absolute age.
Incredible tag capturing a wonderful grungy essence to it.
Wishes
Lynne

Rebecca Deeprose said...

How perfect…and so sad. This is a tribute to Pete and is food for thought, as this has grown as a world wide concern. Your tag draws the viewer in! Good work Astrid!

Dianne said...

Oh Miss Astrid this is brilliant, this subject is huge to my heart, I've never heard this song, he certainly was a man before his time, your tag depicts it perfectly,I love it even though it beaks my heart well done Miss Astrid, I can't say thin enough what a brilliant challenge, thanks for sharing it all, full of inspiration, I'm made this song a favorite, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS)))..

rkramadh said...

Beautiful tag. I actually have this stamp and used it only once but now you have given me ideas/inspiration. Appropriate tag for the song...

Ros Crawford said...

I love your interpretation and such a true statement!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic tag, so many details. Love the added pen nib.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

What a fantastic piece, Astrid! Your textured background is so fantastic. Thanks for reminding me of what is really important. I don't know why, but this song totally escaped me back in the 60's - too caught up in the Beatles, I guess :) I read all the lyrics and wow, they should have stopped us in our tracks back then and still should. Sensational!

Hugs,
Linda

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous tag Astrid!! Love the touches of white over the blues, absolutely gorgeous. That is a great song. Very relevant as you said. If only people would listen. I love your tag Astrid. Just gorgeous!! ox

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