Hi everyone. Happy Monday.
We had a great weekend and the concert was phenomenal. Lou and I had a long discourse about Wynton Marsalis' music. He tends to compose and foster modern jazz, which can be discordant and demands that you listen to it very carefully. Last night's concert was no exception. One of the members of the orchestra had composed, arranged and conducted 7 movements based on the inspiration he found at the Museum of Modern Art. I don't need to tell any of you that the pieces composed that were inspired by Jackson Pollock and Salvador Dali were at times tortured and painful, at others beautiful and lyrical. Either way - not exactly easy listening, but then the paintings by the inspiring artists aren't exactly easy to look at either. They force us to look at life very differently - and those particular compositions forced you to listen to notes and the way they were delivered - very differently!
However, the concert was a great success and Wynton Marsalis is not only the most talent talented trumpet player of our time... he's funny! That was very unexpected. At one stage, he was laughing so hard that the orchestra had to pull him back to his senses. The great thing about it - the audience was laughing with him. Just beautiful! So... we had a fabulous time. The hotel was incredible, the food sublime, the concert worth the 20 year wait - and time spent with my handsome hubby - priceless :-)
Tonight's theme is before and after and uses the Awash with Flowers set..... I love the first card I made with the Awash with Flowers set - this one here. However, it really loses a little of its luster when it is photographed and I realized that when I saw it on the screen. Cam also felt that it needed a little bling. The thing about it... too much bling and it loses the simplicity, but I felt that redoing it with a little bling would be a good idea, because I am sure there were many of you out there that felt the same.
So.... you have seen the before
and here is the AFTER - with a little bling.
I added a half pearl underneath the petals and also stamped the petals again in Night of Navy, then used my Versamark pad over the ink when it was dry. I added some Iridescent Ice embossing powder and heat set. I cut around the petals and mounted them individually with dimensionals.
It's almost like taking makeup from a day look to an evening look :-)
I hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday. Thank you - as always for spending time in my little are of the stamping blogosphere. Your visits and your support are always much appreciated. I also greatly appreciate those of you who have asked me for Trish's address to send her a much needed card to brighten up her day and show her some support.