ETA: photo below for CASual Friday's over the edge challenge, and the LIM autumn challenge (much more white space):
At a garage sale last year I saw a box under a table with a sign saying, "25 cents each." Taking a closer look, I saw they were old player piano rolls! Score! I bought them all. I was surprised to find that they are about a mile long once your unroll them. I think one roll will last me many, many projects. My first project with them is a set of cards I made for a card exchange last year.
It was hard for me to cut one up, but I thought it was better to give them a second life. I backed the player piano roll with a dark paper to highlight the holes that make the music. The words in blue are the song lyrics, which would be read from bottom to top as the roll moves. So the lyrics on this particular card would read, "Pret-ty ba-by."
On the inside of the card I printed a little blurb about player pianos, figuring not everyone is going to know what it is. It was fun doing some research, and I even got to hear the actual song on youtube! It's a pretty catchy jazz tune.
I made a few different versions of the card. They all feature a leaf "falling." I like that the song, "Bye-Bye Pretty Baby," could be about saying good-bye to the beautiful falling leaves. I thought the vertical holes in the paper added to the falling leaf story too.
I'm adding this to the Less is More challenge: autumn.
Thanks for looking!
stamps: Stampin' Up Leaves
other: watercolor pencils, wire, button, player piano roll