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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Look at me, look at you / Searching for the purest blue

I so enjoyed making my Jane's Addiction-inspired card that I decided to make another song-inspired card.

In that post, I talked about my best friend from college, and our experiences also influenced this card. One of my favorite memories is when we went to see Porno for Pyros (the second-generation Jane's Addiction) at Club Rio in Tempe ... they had advertised a "Special Guest," and we were about the only people there when the opening band came on... We were 19 at the time, and so described them as "a bunch of old guys who played like nothing we'd ever experienced." Well, it ended up being Love and Rockets, an incredible band that influenced so many of the artists we all love. We were literally front-row for their performance (it was a standing-only club, no seats), but by the time Porno for Pyros took the stage the club was packed and we were caught up in surge of people... I weighed less than 100 pounds back then, and I remember my friend (who is over 6 feet tall) holding me as we were swept backwards into the crowd... I could have been trampled it if wasn't for him, but of course we then fought our way back towards the front! Good times!

Anyhoo, shortly afterwards I got my hands on a copy of Love and Rocket's album Earth.Sun.Moon. and took to listening to it while watching the sunrise every morning. I was staying with my parents at the time, and they have the most beautiful view of mountains from their back porch; I could time it just right so that as the tape played the track "Waiting For The Flood" the sun poured over the mountains and lit up the landscape. With those memories in mind, I made this card:





Inspiration/Challenges:
Annabelle Stamps Challenge: Sketch Challenge
Anything Goes Challenge #85: Monochrome

The cherry blossom images are from a Flourished set, and I stamped them in "Night Sky" VersaMagic chalk ink and colored the petals with a white pencil. I added hand-stitching with a light blue thread. The papers are all DPs from my stash. I think this blue monochrome scheme reflects the color of the landscape in those seconds before the sun fully rose...

Thank you for visiting & rock on,

4 comments:

Janine said...

Lovely card and sentiment.
Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes,
Hugs, Janine xx

lostinpaper said...

This is sooo pretty! Loving all that texture!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Janet O'Brien said...

wonderful card - I love the hand sewing on the corners and title. Janet - Guest Dt @ Annabelle Stamps

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Simple and beautiful! Gorgeous card!
TFS with us this week :)
Andrea