Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Oh My Stars!

Carol Fox is our hostess this week at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog. Her challenge is "Stars".

This is what she had to say about her challenge.
"Feature stars this week, one or more on your arty creation. As part of your background or a main feature, it's up to you. Just have fun with the challenge."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!!  

Peace and Love with Words on the Side (without the words) was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, colored with Copic markers, fussy cut, and edged with a black marker. Her wings and crown were touched with a bit of Clear Gelly Stardust Glitter pen. When the ink dried, several layers of Clear Gelly Glaze pen were added to the crown to make it dimensionally shiny as well as glittery. Peace and Love with Words on the Side was set aside while I created a starry background for her.

White Media Modeling Paste (DecoArt) was scraped through the Starry Nights stencil (The Memory Box) onto 140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock (Strathmore) and allowed to dry. When it was dry, a wash of Pthalo Blue and Dioxazine Purple Media Fluid Acrylic paints (DecoArt) were sponged over the stars. A baby wipe was used to wipe back the paint over the stars. The background was allowed to dry, then another wash, using the same colors was sponged and wiped back again. This was repeated until I was relatively pleased with the variegated look. 

A few of the stars were then brushed with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter pen (Zig/EK Success) to make 'em sparkly. 

Capture the Magic was stamped with Jet Black StazOn ink onto white glitter paper (DCWV) because I wanted to see if that would work. I was delighted to see that it did. The open letters of Capture the Magic were painted with both Pthalo Blue and Dioxazine Purple Media Fluid Acrylic paints. I did go over the script words "the Magic" with a black fine tip pen.

The glittery paper carrying with the sentiment was adhered to the dimensional painted background cardstock and the Queen of Peace and Love with Words on the Side was adhered in position to finish the card.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge Blog: Follow Your Heart
CAS on Sunday: Girl Power
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Things that Fly


  1. OMGosh, this is sooo cool! Really pretty design, darling image & perfect sentiment, and fabulous background! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  2. This is gorgeous Kathi, I love your stars xx

  3. This is beautiful, I love your little stars and the use of Kate's stamp is perfect!

  4. Love this! Very nicely done and it has me smiling! Love your style! Thanks for joining The Corrosive Challenge! I wish you the best of luck in the draw!

  5. Gorgeous blue! I love the scene that you created! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Things That Fly” Challenge!

  6. Stunning card, I love the bleu colours and the little angel. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma