Thursday, October 14, 2010

Starry Night

Hiya! This month, Gina challenge the GKD Design Team to make a project using our favorite background technique that she has featured at StampTV. I went with Adding Glitter With Stardust Pens. It isn't really a background technique, but I did use the technique on my background. So I guess you could say I cheated a bit.
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I used my new set, Fanciful Fall, along with a sentiment from Wishes and Dreams.  All the details are below, but for more of the design team's favorite background techniques, please visit these designer's links participating in tonight's hop:

To start, I cut a circle from scratch paper, using Nestabilities. I used re-positionable tape and adhered it to my background, to mask a moon. Then I sponged Memento Summer Sky ink.

Sponged Memento Danube Blue ink.

Sponged Memento Paris Dusk ink.

Sponged Memento Tuxedo Black.

Then I removed the circle mask and used the scrap piece that I had cut it from to mask the surrounding area, leaving the circle open. I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink, trying to keep it light. I did it a little heavier than I intended and it wound up looking a bit more like a sun than a moon, but I can live with it if you can.

Next, I stamped the tree, from Fanciful Fall, using Stazon Black.

I cut a mask from another piece of scratch paper and masked off the top of the background, lining my mask up with the bottom of the tree. Then I sponged Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

I used an opaque white pen to add stars to the night sky. Then I used a Sakura Stardust pen to add glitter to the stars and the leaves of the tree.

I used the sentiment from Wishes and Dreams, stamped with Versa Mark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and used a Baby Boy Blue card base.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

23 comments:

Melanie said...

what an inspired scene, love this magical tree on the hill!

Giovana said...

This scene is fantastic Theresa!!

Jennie said...

This is gorgeous Theresa...you "cheat" very well :oP Love that tree!!!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oooo the night sky is just amazing Theresa!!!

Lagene said...

Gorgeous, I Love moonlit nights!

Banu said...

WOW....this is such a stunning card. Loved it. Amazing.

Michelle Gotoh Bertuzzi said...

I really appreciate all the time and effort you put in to show how you created your card. That's hardwork Theresa! Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing!

- - Sheryl - - said...

love the card. I have made a moon mask card last year for Halloween - but love how you did the grass and it blends with the tree trunk. I too love my glitter pen!

Cassie_lu said...

love the scene you created and thank you for the how to recreate it :)

stampqueen said...

What a pretty starry night with the big harvest moon!!!

Cheri said...

I dont't think you cheated on this one at all Theresa...this is a fabulous card. I love that big ole moon behind that tree. Your sponged background is (as always) gorgeous.

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Theresa! I love the bright moon and the beautiful sponged background! A delightful starry night scene!

tlgirl353 said...

Theresa- this is beautiful-love how you did the sky. Thank you for showing us how you achieved this gorgeous card!

Tina Gilliland said...

WOW!! Theresa you are amazing, GF!! I love love love this!!!

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome T! I would love to be sleeping under that night sky and tree! :D

Jessica said...

Gorgeous scene, Theresa!! Wow - it really pops off the computer screen, so I can only imagine how stunning it is in person!!

Donna said...

beautiful 'stars' at night! I love it!!

Miesje said...

Simply perfect! How do you keep coming up with these terrific ideas - do you dream cards?

Valerie said...

I too appreciate seeing all the steps you do to make a card, they are all very interesting and imaginative.

Cathy said...

LOVE this card! And the moon is perfection in that gorgeous sky! TFS!

Chelsea said...

I love love love this card! The moon is just perfect!

Carolyn King said...

there is that gorgeous tree again. Sigh...breathtaking!

Bumblebee said...

I see a lot of cards when blog hopping and think "cool" or "classy", but when I saw this I was amazed, this is "WOW!". This is completely fantastic, and I'm determined to give it a try. Thank you so much for sharing!