Wednesday, January 24, 2018

coloring a starry starry night

So coloring is tough enough. Then, when you've got your critters colored... it's time to come up with someplace for them to dwell. I rarely create "scenes" but this one was actually fun to make! I think it's cuz I really like these sweet critters. You can read so much into their expressions. I read "starry, starry night". You're welcome for the earworm ;)

Distress inks

To create it, I cut a mask from scrap paper and then swiped three blue distress ink pads across the top of my card. Then I used the mask and Hickory Smoke DI to create the snow hills on the bottom. When the sky was dry I splattered water, and stamped tiny dots and little stars with Delicata silver ink. Even thought to add a bit of shadow under the critters. I'm learning!

For the moon I punched a circle from white CS. Smooshed it with pale Squeezed Lemonade DI then crumpled it up. Smooshed it with pale Hickory Smoke then spritzed it with Perfect Pearls mixture for a nice sheen. Stamped the sentiment on it before adhering it, and the critters.

I'm playing at:
Cards 4 Guys - January Blues
The Cat's Pajamas - #342

Addicted to Stamps - Baby it's cold Outside
Mix it Up Challenge Blog - AG + Masking
Sweet Stampers - Winter/Snow
Stampotique - 290 Spots and Dots
That's Crafty - Feeling Blue

Hope your week is going well. 


aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and thanks for sharing at our 'BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE' challenge at Addicted to Stamps, hope to see you again next challenge..♥
{aNNie}DT Addicted To Stamps Challenges


SD pooja said...

Wow Such a lovely winter scene! Loved the night sky !

*Arwen* said...

So lovely! Beautiful card
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique :)

xx Arwen

Cheetarah said...

Oh gosh, I absolutely love this card! So sweet and serene! Thanks so much for joining the Stampotique challenge xo Cheetarah

Susanne Vargas said...

Gorgeous! Love how you created the sky, the snowy hills, and especially that moon!

Janis Lewis said...

Cute card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. said...

You've made such a sweet and beautiful winter-scene on your card. Beautiful night sky and cute little critters.
Thank you for joining the challenge at Addicted To Stamps Challengeblog.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Trina P. said...

What a gorgeous starry night scene, Maria. So clever how you created that moon — looks amazing. The sky and snow banks are perfect. Love those adorable critters. xx

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Wow!!! This is an amazing card - the sky looks fabulous and I really, really love how you did the snow drift shadowing. I'm saving this example for inspiration!

Sternenglanz said...

wow! Your card is so beautiful!
Love the stars sky!
Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

x Sternenglanz

Julie said...

Fantastic card
thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps
Julie T

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

A heart felt winter scene, so sweet in design. Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Blue Blog Challenge over at That's Crafty.
Best Wishes Tracey DT

Sue - said...

A lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome winter scene! Congrats for making top 3 at Stampotique! Thanks for playing along again with us at the Stampotique Challenge.

Yvonne said...

A beauty!
Thanks for joining our Stampotique Challenge.
xoxo Yvonne

Elena Martynova said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the whole idea. Thanks for playing along at the Stampotique Challenge.

Dreja said...

Eine tolle Karte. Danke daß du bei den Sweet Stampers mitmachst.
LG Dreja

Dutchstamptramp said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining this Stampotique DC!

Gems Inky antics said...

A fabulous scene. I love the snowy hills and your animals are so cute. Thanks for joining in with our Stampotique Designer Challenge xx Gemma

Kuni said...

Your card is so wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

create.365 said...

omg -I absolutely love this card!!! Thank you for joining us at the MIUCB this month!

Nancy Thomas said...

Love this winter scene and that is a beautiful night sky. Thank you for joining the TCP Tuesday challenge at The Cat's Pajamas.

Jenna ♥ said...

Wow, this is wonderful card, Maria. I feel like watching the winter fairy story.

Claudine said...

So sorry but I had to delete your entry to Stampotique's challenge. We only allow you to enter our challenge along with 4 others. So sorry. Please join us again sometime.

Bastelkueken`s Kreative Welt aus Alsdorf said...

a wonderful winter creation
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampers
Hugs Anja

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