I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill……I talk a lot about what inspires me to make different cards. I really enjoy sharing my process with you guys. That’s one of the reasons that The Creative Way is named what it is! Cause, I wanted to share the creative process of using a stamp set several different ways with you!
Two things I need to tell you before I start this story. My dad is a music person…Band Director, trumpet player, and from the generation just before rock. I guess that’s actually 3…He’s always asking me why I like the music I do…He is very talented and loves “real music” whatever that is….
You should also know that he still to this day ask me who was that playing in your car (and that was 20 years ago)…. He means Pink Floyd. I had acedently left the music turned way up. It was really quit then all of a sudden it was blaring…like Pink Floyd music does….I have always suspected from that day he was a secret Pink Floyd fan….?
One day this week I was having a conversation with my dad about songs. We were talking about an album that I have been listening to a lot lately. Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishman live at the Fillmore East. We had been discussing it all day. Everything from how fast Joe Cocker sings Cry Me A River to how awesome Rita Coolidge sings Superstar (check it out!!!) Anyway, late in the day I said there’s a song on now that you would probably like. He said what??? I said “Blueberry Hill” (not on the album we had been talking about) ….his exact words were “that stupid song” I was kind of surprised… So of course I had to probe….I asked him why???…is it to simple???….he said no…he said it’s just stupid and started singing the basic rhythm of the song. And then again just said stupid…I said yea, you think it’s to simple.
So, yesterday I was relaying this story to one of his fellow music friends (also a band director) and he was like ugh that song…he felt the same way…What was it about this song was so affisive to musicians…do they not like playing it??? Do they think it’s boring??? More of the same???
I find it quite interesting that when we know an art form we expect everything to be awesome hard or very intricate. Lot’s of details. But, as some one who appreciates an art form we just think its nice, or pretty, or sounds good, or looks beautiful! As a admirer we do not know that this song is to simple or that song is brilliant cause of how complicated it is. We just know we like it…. I love the song Blueberry Hill, I think it’s simplicity is its genius. And the mood that the simple rhythm and Fats Domino’s voice creates tells a perfect story. I love seeing how happy Fats Domino looks sing this song so many years after it first hit the music world!! It is like he is remembering his own Blueberry Hill….
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Card making can be much the same as the story above. I often think that to make an awesome card it need lots of layers, a cool technique, or a certain style. But, is this really true??? Does every card have to be over the top??? I think not!! Today’s card takes a very easy watercolor style and a simple card design and shows the beauty in simplicity.
Rooted In Nature truly is perfect for all styles of card making! Everything from layered to simple and elegant! I love this set so much! You can even create your very own Blueberry Hill!
- The tree was stamped with soft suede and. Shaded Spruce on cold press watercolor paper
- Using a aqua painter the tree was softened
- Then I added sky and grass using the aqua painter.
- The grass is Soft Sea Foam. The sky is Balmy Blue
Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.I’m leaving you today with a fun version of Blueberry Hill, preformed by Chris Isaak and Johnny Holiday. And you guesses it tomorrow I will torturing everybody at work with Chris Isaak’s Baja Sessions.. Though my Dad will not be In town. So, maybe I will save it for when he gets back home…He will love that ???
The first post in The Creative Way series shares a lot of my thoughts about the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Nature’s Poem Suite that Rooted In Nature is apart of! You can find that post here
The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time
- Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!
Enjoy your Friday! Wow! What a week, I have had a very unique week that left me a little on the weary side. I’m happy to be sharing with y’all today finally!!! Anyway, I will do better next week sharing with y’all! So, we get through today and it is the Weekend!!! Yeppie! What are you guys doing for Memorial Day??? Me??? I plan on celebrating with painting and making cards… Have some much-needed coffee and go live creatively my friends