Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Little Star

Hi there!  I thought I would quickly slip in tonight and post a card I made with the new Moon Baby stamp set, available in the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions catalogue.  I'm in love with the sweet images in this set and hope to make some more cards with it soon.  I've used the current sketch from Freshly Made Sketches for my card layout.  I'm also entering it in the current challenge at Stamp Ink Paper, where the theme is Anything But Christmas.

I had this idea of creating a sky behind the baby on the moon and decided I would sponge it with Distress inks.  I began with a panel of watercolor paper, used a liquid mask over the parts that I wanted to keep clear of ink and sponged away.  However, after everything dried and I peeled off the mask, it also peeled off pieces of the watercolor paper!!  So, the next step was to stamp the baby and moon image on a separate piece of card stock, which I water colored with Distress inks, fussy cut and mounted with tape foam on the sponged panel.

Picking up on the lilac colored sleeper and the Dusty Concord in the background, the retired Blackberry Bliss and Pale Plum card stock seemed to work nicely for the vertical panel and base, respectively.  I used the Stars embossing folder on the Blackberry panel, then painted Clear Wink of Stella on the raised images. 

That image just makes my heart happy (must be part of being a grandma or something) and I loved water coloring it.  I realize this scene is probably not as "clean" as the FMS team is seeking for the challenge but I hope it's not a disqualifier for the challenge!  😉 

Sorry, not too many other details about the water coloring and sponging, or the embellishments but I've listed all the products used down below.  I've also added links above to both challenges, so be sure to head over to them and check out all the amazing inspiration!!

Have a great remainder of the week and of course, Happy New Year this weekend!


Product details
Stamps:  Moon Baby
Paper:  Pale Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Watercolor
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Ranger Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar, Tombow 850 marker (skin tone)
Other:  Fancy Frost Sequin; Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets, 3MM Sparkling Clear and Wisteria Blossom Mix Sequins, Star embossing folder, Clear Wink of Stella


Amy O said...

Perfectly sweet! I love how the moon appears to glow. Have a happy New Year, and thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

LeAnne said...

I love this's on my wish list! Such a sweet little scene you created with that darling wee one! Thanks for sharing it with us at SIP!

Jen Timko said...

Such wonderful coloring on this, Stef. I, too, love this sweet image. So glad you joined us at FMS!