Paint Card Challenge

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  • @tamsnumber4  3 weeks

    A late entry into the challenges, hope that is ok!
    I collect info and do prompt challenges for our Songwriting Group each month. This was my September Idea for the group and thought you might like to give it a go?
    You know the paint samples at Home Depot and Lowes? They have GREAT names and they are all just crying out for a song of their own!!

    I always stress that they can be inspiration, a hook or used as a line in a song, hope this can help take you somewhere and bring on another song. I am not assigning any to anyone, you have to choose one that brings on your next song. Have Fun!


    ​Slice of Heaven
    Blue Moon Glow
    Pleasant Surprise
    Lark Wing
    Wave Hello
    Meadow Thistle
    Night's Blue Arch
    Blue Magpie
    Lady Ophelia
    Enchanted Mermaid
    Palace Walls
    Sooty Lashes
    Smoky Mountain Spring
    Pay It Forward
    Chasing Butterflies
    Meet Me In Morocco
    Shadows of Time
    Angel of the North
    All Aglow
    Cloak of Midnight
    Endless Shadows
    Dog Rose
    Cricket Field
    Carriage Wheel
    Lisa's Way
    Quiet Rain
    Tempt Me
    Dante's Cardigan
    Party Favour
    Unlikely Hero
    Howl at the Moon
    Energetic Vibe
    Indigo Flame
    Fire Within
    Deep Galaxy
    Golden Sure
    Lonesome Vale
    Deep Ocean Floor
    Endless Summer
    Purple Storm
    Burnt Orchid
    Wooly Mint
    Melting Sigh
    Lights at Sea
    Mayan Bubbles
    Windswept Clouds
    Optimistic Outlook
    Deep in the Ice Cap
    Bachelor's Button
    Harp Strings
    Evening Mist
    Dressed to the Nines
    Stay Awhile
    Utopia Beckons
    Spring Fever
    All for Naught
    Sir Drake
    Ella Rose
    Royal Iris
    Wedding Band
    Magnolia Green
    Elephant's Breath
    Julie's Dream
    Dead Salmon
    Nacho Cheese
    Mirror, Mirror
    Blueberry Pie
    Safe Harbor
    Swirling Smoke
    Weathered Wicker
    Crushed Velvet

  • @coolparadiso  3 weeks

    Very clever @tamsnumber4 we have a few different companies that have colour charts! So much inspiration! Theres a few belters on that list! I think Julies dream really grabs me!

  • @mikeb 2 weeks

    Some inspirational paint names here!

  • @liz561  2 weeks

    I might give it a go! Lark Wing is calling me.

  • @chroes  2 weeks

    These are indeed super inspiring. Thanks, will try!

  • @tcelliott  2 weeks

    That's awesome. I'm stealing this idea for song circle (or maybe even daily writing prompts, with your permission.)


  • @tamsnumber4  2 weeks

    @tcelliott That is awesome, it is all about inspiring songwriters to get to their next song, please share!!

  • @hmstreetteam  2 weeks

    I changed “Meet Me in Morocco” to “One Morning in Fez” and voila . . . (well, okay, a day later) I completed my first-ever power ballad love song in time for Valentine’s Day. I was casting about late last night for an idea to get me unstuck on this particular song effort, and this challenge certainly did it.

  • @robynmackenzie  2 weeks

    I tried to see how many I could use in this song and got up to about 5.

  • @regis  2 weeks

    I think I just wrung a country song out of Lonesome Vale - I'll see if I can bang out a demo tomorrow,

  • @heuristicsinc  2 weeks

    Interesting... I feel like we might have had a paint color challenge in 2018. I made some songs - "olive green", "graphite", and "vaporize"... or maybe I just had paint samples around the house and used the titles? Cool, I'll keep this in mind.

  • @regis  2 weeks

    Here's my quick demo. This thing is begging for some lap steel - maybe in March?

  • @cicpisces 2 weeks

    So many good titles in that list. I went for Endless Shadows.

  • @corinnecurcio  2 weeks

    I like these Tammy - May give one a go!

  • @emkaydeebee  2 weeks

    @tamsnumber4 Thank you so much for this! I've run with it and done a 10x10 using some of them (felt fitting, being shorts much like a paint card is merely a hint of something more...)

  • @celineellis  2 weeks

    Oooooo I like this challenge a lot!!! In another challenge, i created an alter persona by randomly selecting a Fake Band Name and creating a song by them. I think 'Mandolin Fire' (my fake band) will be writing another retro-pop-electro-folk song titled 'Indigo Flame' this week!!

  • @rwhosings  2 weeks

    Gonna use this for a 10x10 to start, thanks @emkaydeebee for the idea, but I have another list that tug a little deeper, so who knows?

  • @aflinner  2 weeks

    What an awesome idea!!!!! I think I gotta do this.

  • @rwhosings  2 weeks

    Here's my 10x10 go.

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    I’m off and running, will post when I’m done!

  • @mikeb 2 weeks

    I chose 'Roseland':

  • @fearlessflight2014  2 weeks

    I chose 'Stay Awhile' and wrote a swinging little Chet Atkins style thang:

  • @berni1954  2 weeks

    Here is my response to the challenge. I chose Indigo Flame and came up with this rocking love story from school to middle age.

  • @the3queens  2 weeks

    Love me a good paint card challenge. I'm in!

  • @splittybooms  2 weeks

    @ndavies' song brought me here. This is a fun challenge! I want to do it, too! Hopefully I can do one before i tucker out.

  • @liz561  1 week

    just posted my paint card challenge song-Lark Wing

  • @berni1954  1 week

    I had an idea for a second go at this challenge. Hope you like it (it is a bit long.... But as it is dealing with "The Universe and Everything", perhaps you can forgive me.)

  • @liz561  1 week

    oops-forgot the link

  • @tamsnumber4  1 week

    I gave my own challenge a try..."Lights at Sea"

  • @wylddandelyon 5 days

    There's so many cool colors here. I used more than a dozen of them in Blue Magpie:

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