Tuesday, September 15, 2015

To The Moon And Back...

Well....new news, lol! I had a sabbatical from Fleurette Bloom design team. It has been a rough year for me and I just needed a break from lots of things. And, now I feel ready again, and Fleurette was so kind to welcome me back. 
And what a time to return!!! She now is designing stamps! And I've been having a lot of fun playing with different techniques, such as water color, Copics, colored pencils...and on and on. So, my first project back is a shaker card.

I used a piece of Tim Holtz water color paper and set out to create a starry sky. I used various colors of blue. Dried in between layers to get the great water color look. After it was totally dry, I used my anti static powder tool to get rid of any static. I then stamped the stars in Versamark ink and used white embossing powder. I then went back and used some metallic gold water color and painted in those stars. The white embossing acts as a dam and the water pretty much stays put. I like the shimmery look it gives.

I then grabbed a circle die and cut a circle in that background piece. This became the shaker window. I backed it with clear acetate and applied foam tape to the back. I filled the window with tiny seed beads in colors of golds and clear. A piece of plain white cardstock covered that to hold the tiny bits in place.

I then created some watercolor in yellows, several layers, then stamping and white embossing the moon. I cut by hand because it was easy and I wanted it right up to the line. I mounted that on foam tape and positioned on the acetate where I wanted it. I then cut out the stars from the cut circle piece and positioned those with foam tape as well. Stamped and embossed the sentiment and cut to create a flag. Added it on foam tape...I love foam tape, lol!
Glued down a few sequins here and there and called this card finished!

Here's your shopping list.

Fleurette Bloom
Sun Moon and Stars stamp set 

Hope you take some time and craft today! Whatever you do, make it fun!