Saturday, 17 November 2012

All That Jazz

'Musical' is the theme of The Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight. I'm pleased because it has enabled me to use one of my favourite stamps, this jazz band from Graphic 45. My brother is a jazz and blues musician as was my late father and we grew up with a lot of different types of music playing in our house, so music has always been an important part of my life. I love this band, it looks so joyous. Each time I use this stamp I feel compelled to place it on a vibrant background to reflect the joys of making music. The background stamps are from a Tim Holtz collection. I've also used his technique of enamelled stamping, though I'm not sure it shows up so well in this photo. As usual the challenge is sponsored by the lovely people over at Cottage Crafts.x


  1. Hi
    This is positively singing and dancing.
    Amazing vitality.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.

  2. Hi Toni, you have totally captured the mood of jazz/ blues, which I love too. The colours are gorgeous, the band has movement to it and the background makes it all 'pop'. Great job - beautiful tag. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. This is absolutely fabulous! Such amazing colour choices that work so well. It always shows when a piece is created that is personal and really means something - you've nailed the whole jazz feeling here. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Oh I can hear the music playing! Love this vibrant and fun tag! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

  5. How cool, I really love this tag. Wonderful stamping on it. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.
    Have a wonderful sunday.

  6. Fantastic use of this little stamp - the vibrant vivid background is just perfect... wowow!
    Alison x

  7. Hi Toni, this is fab, love the vibrant background for this great image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.

  8. Love that rich background. I like the stamps and colors you chose on this very much!