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.
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)