Friday, May 22, 2015

Night sky in my hand...


I went in a different direction with my card today... there are no pattern papers, no embellishments anywhere in sight. Instead I started with this kinda scenic outdoor stamp from Lili of the Valley called 'Midsummer's Night' and just expanded on it to create the entire card design. First I added a few extra stars to the sky and then I started coloring that sky before doing anything else. I don't have an airbrush system so instead I grabbed a variety of markers and started with the lightest at ground level and worked my way darker as I went up the page. Once I had a pretty good blend between colors I then grabbed a bit of terry cloth and my bottle of colorless blender to add a bit of soft, diffused texture which helped to hide any areas that were not blended quite as well. Once the background was dry I had an idea that I wanted to try so i grabbed a q-tip and saturated it with colorless blender dropping the solution onto each of the large stars which gave them that glowing halo effect. I have to admit that all this playing around with the blender solution had me feeling pretty darn creative. ;)

Ok friends, be safe this long holiday weekend and have fun!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Lili of the Valley (Midsummer's Night), Mama Elephant (Shooting Star set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
Wink of Stella clear and white glitter pens
Sharpie white marker
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E21, E23, R00, R20, BV20
hair- E50, E51, E53, E55
clothes- BV08, BV25, BV29, 100, B21, B34, B37
mushrooms/grass- G0000, G20, G40, YG41, FYG1, E81, E84, 0, BG78, G29
sky- Y00, G000, B21, B95, B97, BV29


Heidi Brawley said...

Wow this is very Beautiful! !!!! What amazing work u did on this piece of art!!!
Hugs, Heidi

Carisa said...

This turned out stunning!!!

Dotty Jo x said...

This is magical! I'm simply blown away by the beauty of this card, Jo x

Bev Hill said...


Julie D. Richards said...

Absolutely gorgeous. What a fun experiment. Have a beautiful weekend. Hugs.

Kathy said...

These are no ordinary greeting cards my friends, these are works of art Amy! You are a true artist. Wish me luck, I've just signed up for a Kit and Clowder class on skin and hair coloring with copic markers. Have a great week-end and thanks as ever for another awesome inspiring post! Your art work keeps me motivated and inspired and I really enjoy each and every one of them.