Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Y.ou K.now Y.ou R.ock!

This is a brand spanking new challenge blog which has been set up by Deb and Julie called Y.ou K.now Y.ou R.ock - check out the site and see for yourselves the story behind their venture, and take part in the challenge; "Take a look at the CD in your player. Check out the art on the cover and be inspired in some way! We're not going to be literal here. Just take an element that you like and use it in a card!"

So here's my interpretation. The album which is one of my most favourite's ever is Fleetwood Mac's The Dance (honest, I do listen to other stuff sometimes!! LOL!)

and here's the card:

Hmmmm..... seeing them side-by-side like this you're probably thinking "and...????" LOL!! Well, I don't do deep and cryptic - what you see it what you get - but I will explain my interpretation. I wanted to use only Pink Black and White as they're the colours that stand out most on the album sleeve. OK, it's not quite the same shade of pink but I can't afford a Set Stylist like they can so I had to make do with the closest I could find. The stamp, by Penny Black, is perfect for anything with a music theme but especially so here because of the piano keys. I didn't have any of Stevie's black lace so I improvised and used white. The quote "It's never too late to be what you might have been" couldn't have been more apt for this album as it was one of the last times the band ever performed together as a whole. I always think white pearls look classy, and they were added to pick out the classiness of this sleeve. Around the edge of the cello/violin??? I have added a touch of gold foil - despite their very checkered past I still think that the Mac's have an air of Regality (is that a real word??) about them, and that's represented by the gold foil. The broken heart is symbolic of the broken relationships within the band, both personal and professional. The actual album sleeve has an ethereal look about it which I recreated (ROFL!!!) using a bit of digi masking. So there you go, something I threw together without much thought!! LOL!!

Brilliant challenge girls - I cannot WAIT for the next one!! Thanks for looking in! ;o)


  1. Oh. My. Gosh!!!! This is just stunning Anne! And I love all the imagery and symbolism! You totally nailed the challenge!

    What a great card ... you, ummm, "threw together without much thought!"

    Thanks so much for playing in our first challenge; YKYR!!!

    ~Huggies & Depends (covering both ends of the spectrum, LOL)

  2. Wow! This is stunning! love the colors, the stamp and the lace... the perfect touch!

  3. Great challenge blog will have to give that a go!

    Brill take on your album xx

  4. Thanks for your kind words on my card, but mine pales in comparison to your work of art!

  5. Wow! This card is so beautiful Anne!
    I love the colors and the combination of the soft pink and black and white!

  6. Wow, Anne! What a lovely card! Wish I could just throw them together like that!! lol ;o) Great PB stamp! You have such style.

    Heather xx

  7. FABULOUS! For throwing it together - you sure put a lot of thought into all the details! I'm with Deb -- you nailed this one! Can't wait to see what you cook up for the next one! :-)

  8. Anne, I totally agree with the other girls - you have put such a lot of thought and effort into this card.

    It's a winner! :)

  9. Absolutely fabulous card Anne - love the colours! ;0) x

  10. wow!!! I missed this!! It's so beautiful Anne!

  11. Anne
    this is beautiful - love the dotty paper the whole design is just perfect.
    will have to check out this new challenge!


  12. I was stopping by to see your card for the challenge and I must say it is just BEAUTIFUL!!!
    I love the way it turned out!
    I also love that CD!!!!

  13. Oh my gosh, not only do I absolutely LOVE this card but I love thinking behind it!! Bit of a fan of FM myself (esp Stevie!) and this has so done their album cover justice! Wonderful stuff Anne...seriously :)

  14. I love that Penny Black stamp ... what a great inspired card.


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