Thursday 19 October 2017

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm joining in with the one layer challenge at Less is More where the theme is STARS.

I'm using the very cute MFT space explorer astronaut as he's holding on to three star balloons.

I started by stamping and masking off the astronaut. Then I placed a circular stencil over him and inked up the space with distress oxide inks. A few drips of water and the white patches appeared.

I coloured him and his balloons using copics and gel pens. I then went round the edges of the images with a wet paint brush and blotted the water off to give a sort of celestial glow - worked really nicely round the stars.

Stamps: MFT, Space Explorer
Inks: Ranger distress oxide, salty ocean, wilted violet; Memento, tuxedo black 
Pens: Copic, W3, N1, E000, R20, B00, B02, B04, V12, V15, V17; Sakura gelly roll, silver & white

Thanks so much for your visit today, it's been fabulous having you here.  And keep crafting!

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  1. great card, so cute and very special.

  2. very clever take on the stars theme, wish I tought of it haha

  3. This is so cute, Jane ! Your background is absolutely stunning ! What a fabulous work of masking, blending, spritzing you've done here to make it a CAS OLC ! Amazing ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  4. I just love that little astronaut Jane and your background is absolutely FABULOUS! Brilliant masking, wonderful colours and super duper cute too. Great take on the star challenge with those cute little balloons and Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More this week

  5. A great choice of image for our challenge and the colours are fantastic. Love the blending and the way you outlined the image and balloons is a fab idea.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x


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