Monday, 14 March 2011

Star Quality

Simon Says Stamp and Show Stars this week, and I thought about starry skies, but then I just knew I had to make something featuring two of the greatest music makers ever. I absolutely adore Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong singing Dream a Little Dream. And it provides a double dose of stars, not only in those fabulous musicians, but also in the lovely lyrics.

The tag background is the lyrics of the song, lightly inked with DI's (hope I haven't broken any copyright laws here, but the lyrics seemed to be freely available on the internet). The stamp at the bottom is from Graphic 45, the words are computer generated, and the pictures are from a CD insert that I've sacrificed . I've used some tissue tape and a little bit of Ideology to finish my tag.

This song always brings back such happy memories for me, as before David became ill we spent many happy times sailing in Greece, and would often moor up for the night in a quiet little bay with only the fish for company. No TV, no radio (except The Archers on the World Service!).
After a bottle of wine with dinner, and if no other boats were within earshot, we would enjoy singing along with Ella and Louis, and actually could do quite a passable version of our own.

Now I'm going to do a first for me and try to link in a YouTube video of this lovely song.


Hope you like it, it's from a great series of shorts the BBC did a few years ago.

16 comments:

Susan Allan said...

Hi Sue, long time no see!!
I love your creation and I am with you with the singers and the song. I think this one needs a special place in your home may be framed and on a wall?
Fabulous work. I love it when a work of art means so much to the artist!!
Sue xx

Fiona Whitehead said...

Greetings from neighbouring Hampshire! I love your tribute to Ella and Louis - and lovely to listen to the you tube - well done for managing it - I've tried before and not been successful - ps love the picture of your kitty too x

Artyjen said...

Great to celebrate good memories through your art ;)
Love that song too
xoxo Sioux

Helen said...

Great song, cute cartoon and gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing yur memories too.

Daniele said...

what a lovely tag and such a great tribute

Netty said...

This is such a great tag and so special. I agree with Sue this needs a space in your home to be truly appreciated. Annette x

Dawn said...

What a wonderful piece

love Dawn xx

Laura said...

Fantastic and loved reading about the times you shared on your boat. Also one of my daughters is called Ella so it had a double whammy!

Maggie said...

A great tag and a great take on the theme!

I have something for you on my blog

Maggie

Minxy said...

A cool take on the theme, great tag :D

craftytrog said...

Fantastic tag Sue! Love everything about it!! xx

Candy C said...

Very nostalgic tag and love the images you used! The stamp and the black and white photos really work well together with your text background. Very unique take on STARS...but I like it! :) Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful tag, with wonderful memories!! And I agree - Ella & Louis were superb!!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Maggie Ann said...

What a beautiful work of art...and I enjoyed the song too! Her voice is a dream.

Sam said...

Oh! You have just made me cry! Beautiful tag and my FIL loved Louis and I am sure he would have approved of this if he were here today. Thanks!!

SannaS said...

i love love love this tag!!! it's so brilliant!! i can hear the music from this fabulous piece of art!! =)
hugs, SannaS