Thursday, March 30, 2017

Starry Night

Welcome to the last challenge for March on the CCEE stampers blog.

March 30 is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh. Today he would be 164 years old! Let the lyrics of Don McLean's time-honored classic, "Vincent," inspire your design today. Don McLean wrote this song in 1971 after reading a book about the artist's life.


by Don McLean

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They did not listen,
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

I chose the first lines of the song Starry, starry night , Paint your palette blue and gray. but it also relates to some lines in the last verse. Swirling clouds in violet haze, Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue.

I used distressed inks for the backgrounds and some die cut trees in black card, I then added some Crystal Stickles to the trees.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers have created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs.
Anne Harmon
Joanne Grzelak
Liz Williams
Lois Bak
Lynn McAuley
Frances Byrne
Vicky Gould

Thanks for stopping by....


  1. Clever how you managed to use two lines of the song when you created your card.

  2. Love your blue and grey....such a pretty card!

  3. I love the fabulous purple and blue background for these wonderful bare trees! What a beautiful card, Maryann!

  4. I agree with Frances, you did an amazing job using two and I just love the imaginative ways everyone interpreted this song. Fabulous card.

  5. Beautiful sky background for your bare trees.

  6. Just lovely!! And so creative, Maryann!