Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Thinking of You

I've been using up scraps that I've made for projects and then set aside. I have a whole file of these things as it really is a waste to throw out die cuts or papers that didn't "make the cut" for a card.

The red-matted heart strip on my last post was a castaway from here.

The  gray landscape below was a castaway from here.


I've been wanting to do a night sky (and other skies) for some time. There are so many amazing examples out there: Kathy @ The Daily Marker, Sue @ My Inner Reflection, yainea, Michele @ Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker, Niki @ My Paper Creations... There are more (of course!) but these are the ones I could find on my Pinterest boards. Feel free to link up your (night) sky creations in the comments! I love looking at them!

I've been following along with the Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry 101 online class and it has been so illuminating! I love that I now know the difference between dye and pigment inks, water-based vs oil or solvent-based products, etc., etc. Fabulously informative. Anyway, it's gotten my mind on my Distress Inks which is what I used for this project.

My six-year-old son suggested that I add stars but I really wanted a misty sort of night. It's actually misty outside here today and I LOVE it! It reminds me of Victoria, BC.  Even the ink blending foam marks kind of work with a misty theme. ;)

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!


{Supplies--all Papertrey Ink unless noted}
  • Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Smokey Shadow
  • Stamps: Fillable Frames #2
  • Ink: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Ranger), Versamark (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Modern Landscape border (Memory Box), Standard Circles (Spellbinders)
  • Other Tools: white embossing powder (Filigree), Y21 Copic

4 comments:

Karen B. said...

Beautiful and striking! I think stars would have been too much, you'd loose the impact of the gorgeous moon.

Sabrina said...

I agree, No stars needed. Beautifully striking Dana! Amazing job!

kasia c. said...

Dana, this is absolutely gorgeous! That night sky is so pretty. :)
That die is awesome too, may have to purchase that one!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love your night sky! Looks very lifelike! ;o)