Over at Scrapbook Place, they're having a Music Inspired Challenge. My project was to create a CD cover for all the special music that I've loved over the years, from my very first favorite song at age 4, to my current favorites. I burned all of those songs onto 4 CDs and listen to them frequently. I call my music "Songs That Haunt the Soul." I also made a booklet with all the titles, lyrics, and meanings beind the songs. Although I created the CDs for myself, I created the CD case and booklet for my 10 year old daughter, since she's always asking me why I like the songs and what they mean to me. So this project was actually inspired by and for my daughter.
I chose a lightly patterned background paper from an old 12x12 pad for the CD cover and stamped it with Impression Obsession's Cover-a-Card Music stamp. Then I sprayed it with 5 colors of Glimmer Mist to give it some new life. Stamping first then spraying with Glimmer mist also gives the stamped backround a more muted effect as it slightly washes out the image; it's a great "ageing" technique. I added decorative natural feathers from Michael's and pieces from 2 different packs of Recollections pearls and rhinestones. I die cut the treble clef and music notes at my local scrap store, ran them upsidedown through my Xyron machine and used Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Glitters on the tops.
I searched local & online stores high & low with no luck to find blank cardboard CD covers I could alter. So I created the CD cover from scratch using dimensions from another altered CD cover that I had.
CD TITLE BOOKLET
I used the same stamping and Glimmer Mist technique on the booklet cover, then die cut some Sizzix Broadway Melody letters for the title.