The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Out of this World

Well, we're off to a great Saturday here! We all went geocaching early this morning. It rained overnight so it was a bit foggy out and drippy in the forest, but it was much cooler than it will be later in the day. Today's geocache was hidden in an awesome glacial boulder deposit. So cool! DS came away with a neat little dice game (we'll figure it out this afternoon) and DD with a little Lego dude--both in exchange for swag from their own collections, of course.

So today I'm sharing a card I started last night and finished after geocaching this morning. This cute little astroboy and space alien duo is a digital image from Chickengirl Design that I won last week. I colored the images with colored pencils (but couldn't use my favorite Gamsol technique--boo hoo--because the solvent kept smearing the LaserJet toner). I also clear embossed the "glass" visors of their space helmets. So they could float against my deep blue, deep space background, I did some fussy cutting around both images and then adhered them down on a second image which I had already sponged with starry night ink.

Of course, I used several challenges in the making of this card!! Here goes:
  • Simon Says Sketch Challenge:
  • Just For Fun Friday - Color Challenge #21:
  • Stampin' B's Challenge #68, to use a background stamp. I used the SU Linen background stamp on my bottom blue layer.
  • Delightful Challenge: "It's So Simple." This is a challenge to use no designer paper or embellishments. This was definitely a challenge because I kept wanting to add brads or some such, and had to stop myself each time! I have some cool designer paper that would have been perfect with this card, but I had to settle for making my own. The background stamp was a help with the blue layer. I wanted something "cratery" for the gray layer. Having nothing that would fit the bill, I ended up sticking a button (well, two different sizes in turn) to my finger with a glue dot and stamping "craters" from the inked rim of the buttons. I love how it turned out!! Next time I use this image, I'll make a lunar surface for these dudes to spacewalk on using the same method.
Well, my kids are hovering now, so it's time to go squeeze lemons for the lemonade I promised we'd make for lunch!! Thanks so much for dropping by today and checking out my little slice of bliss.

Stamps: Chickengirl Design "You're Out of this World" digi, SU Linen background stamp, SU Oval All
Paper: handmade yellow paper, assorted CS from the Paper Company
Ink: Palette starry night, Palette charcoal, Versamark
Accessories: CM corner rounder punch, SU large oval punch, SU scallop oval punch, small star punch, scissors, dimensionals, colored pencils, sponge, clear embossing powder, buttons (for "stamping" the rings on the gray layer)


Marisa said...

Nice haul on the geoteching :D My son would be all over that lego dude LOL! Cute card - love the clear visor and bubble. Trusting the lemonade was delicious :D

Tenia Nelson said...

So love this Miss Emily!!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Super adorable, Miss Emily! :)

Anonymous said...

The visors are cute!
Thanks for sharing!

Cec said...

This is such a great card and you nailed the challenges over at Delightful Challenges. Thanks for joining us.

Betty Wright said...

Emily, this is adorable! Love how you made the glass visors look real. Great effect! This card is out of this world!

Benzi said...

Cute as can be, Emzi! I really like how you embossed the glass helments. Sounds as if the family had a great weekend.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Awe! What a cute card Emily! The embossing looks wonderful - really adds dimension :) TFS

Glenda said...

Great card! I love all your layers and the texture. Thanks for playing along in the JFF Color Challenge!

Meg said...

Ah, this is adorable, Emily! You know I love a good space card, and I love how cute these guys are!! I think the non-gamsol pencils look great--it gives it a retro-sci-fi-cartoon look. And I'm totally stealing your button idea for moon craters next time!!

ps-your kids are so lucky to have parents that do such awesomely fun activities with them!

Karen said...

Great card Emily, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card Emily!!! I just realized that you have a blog...I'll be stalkin' you :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Anita said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us on Delightful Challenges.

Colleen Dietrich said...

That's very cute! I've never used digital images before. I like how you clear embossed parts of the images, and did up the sky. And fresh squeezed lemonade? You're a good mommy!

Broni said...

This is just adorable! Perfect way to use the colors! Thanks so much for playing along with the JFF challenge!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card! I love the image and the way you did the visors. Mmmm, I love fresh lemonade...lucky kids! x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the cute images.Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Starla said...

Darling card (love the visors!). Glad you played along with us at JFF!!

Rachel said...

Fabulous card Emily!!! thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week. Love all the details to your card you did a great job following the challenge.