Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Thinking of You

Told you you'd be seeing this sponged sky technique again lol. 
I was looking through the gallery at Splitcoast and finally decided it was time I try a night sky. I took so much inspiration from Michelle Zindorf and others who were inspired by her. I know I have a long ways to go, but I had fun and I'm really happy with the way this card turned out. I really want to try using a brayer to do this, because it is so much smoother. But I'm just not very good at it right now lol. I need a little more practice. 
For this card I punched a 1" circle out of scrap cardstock and used removable adhesive tape to stick it to my main panel to mask off the moon. I used a sponge swiped on my Blue Bayou Ink pad and covered my entire panel. I used more ink at the top and graduated to less at the bottom. Then I used the same technique to sponge Mellow Moss ink onto the bottom part of my panel for the earth. 
The pine trees are a free digital stamp I got from Beccy's Place and just sized and printed onto my sponged panel. Easy Peasy.

{Thinking of You}
Stamps: Trees--Beccy's Place digi, Sentiment--Sincere Salutations from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Blue Bayou from Stampin' Up!, Black and White are generic from LSS
Ink: Blue Bayou and Mellow Moss from Stampin' Up!
White Pen: American Crafts Galaxy Marker
Punches: Large Oval and Scallop Oval from Stampin' Up!

2 comments:

Peggy said...

Very pretty, Shelly. You are so talented. Thanks for the tip.

Beccy said...

What a beautiful card Shelly! I think you did an awesome job with the night sky and all the stars, but I like the moon the best. Thank you for sharing the link with me, and thanks also for the little "how to" for your beautiful background.
Cheers,
Beccy