Monday, 1 March 2021

* Path of Positivity: Let's Face the Music


Today is the start of a new Path of Positivity challenge.
The challenge lasts for the month of March.

This month the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of 
Music is Good for the Soul.

Prizes this month include:
  • Store Voucher from Lunagirl Images, our guest sponsor for this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all qualifying entrants. 
  • ONE image (value of $5 or less) from Scribbles Designs, for the post or project that the team deems most inspiring of the bunch based on all qualifying entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

Our optional theme this month is Music is Good for the Soul.
So, this month we want you to create a project INSPIRED BY MUSIC (song title, lyrics, instrument, musical manuscript etc). Music is good for the soul. It is one of the ways to build bridges and bring people together. It influences us in different ways - think about how patriotic songs make you feel, then love songs, Christmas music, classical music, country music, pop music ....

Please remember in order to be eligible for the prizes your project must be positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way. 

I have always been influenced by music, right from my teenage crushes on David Cassidy and Donny Osmond! I met my husband and he is from a musical family, in fact he and his brother were singer/guitarists at the time, earning a living from performing whilst going through college. My husband is still very musically minded - he composes his own tunes and writes lyrics. We are surrounded by guitars - acoustic, electric, rhythm, bass, Hawaiian, 12 string, a banjo and a keyboard, not to mention all the percussion instruments that family and friends can play to join in. Then there are the concerts we love to go to. 

My card today is more to do with how music makes me feel. I am moved emotionally by music - it can make me cry if it is classical or opera, or it can brighten my mood in any situation. I just can't help toe taping and moving when I listen to uplifting music and often will get up and dance around the room. 

Here is my card using Luna Girls beautiful Dance collage sheet:

I chose an image of the 1883 Renoir painting called Dance at Bougival. It depicts a young couple dancing to music at an open air cafe in the countryside outside of Paris. You can see the cafe-goers in the background. I love the loose style of the Impressionists paintings.

The background was made by blending Oxide inks onto a piece of white card. I then stamped Sheet Music (KaiserCraft) and heat set with Hickory Smoke embossing glaze. Next I stamped the flowers (Vines and Roses by Stampers Anonymous) and heat embossed in white - I thought this would make a country style background fitting for the image. 

The flowers and foliage were die cut and inked, in colours to compliment the image, and added with some lace to the bottom of the card. I distressed the edge of the background, the image and the kraft card mats and popped all onto a blank 5 x 7 inch white card. The sentiment was typed and printed, then cut into strips and inked.

Many thanks to Lunagirl Images this month's guest sponsor,

and to Scribbles Designs as the ongoing sponsor of the challenge

We would love to see your creations! 
Just make sure that your entry is positive, inspirational, motivational or encouraging in some way!
The link up is here: Challenge #89 Path of Positivity.


That's all for today! 

I'll be back with a another Path of Positivity project in  a couple of weeks time.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I'd like to play along in these challenges:

613 Avenue Create #2 AG 04/03
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #152 AG 06/03
A Bit More Time To Craft #135 AG 14/03
A Perfect Time To Craft March AG 27/03
Classic Design Challenge March AG 28/03
Love to Scrap #143 AG 1/5 31/03
Love to Craft #56 AG 31/03

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 



  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Love your card Carole! The colors are lovely. Music is such a great thing, I love it too.
    Hugs Monica

  3. This is super ! The colours are awesome Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  4. Beautiful card, Carole! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  5. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at">Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in
    Monique DT its fab

  6. A gracefully, beautiful handmade card!!

    Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! ~Michele, DT


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