Monday, September 11

Simon Says: It's in the Stars!




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Hello Monday! Thanks so much for stopping by, we have a new challenge for you this week - 
"It's in the Stars". All you need to do is add some stars to your project!

I decided to work with some materials I haven't pulled out for awhile - my alcohol inks! I was thinking they would be perfect for creating a night sky. 

It's a Marvelous Night for a Moondance!
After all, the Moon is up there with all of those stars! 


I started out with my blue alcohol inks and the blender on the yupo paper. I discovered a way to keep the tiny bubbles (they just keep growing if you don't stop them) by using the heat gun to set them at the point I wanted. I suggest have the heat gun in one hand and the blender in the other!


Next, I added the purple inks using the same methods.


Then, I took my High Dive ink and the Paper Artsy written background and stamped it onto the paper. It is very subtle.


Next step, I held the Moon Face stencil in place and dabbed the glue in with a sponge, then added the gilding flakes. Apparently the ink had enough wet from stamping that the flakes stuck there too. 


I took a bit of eyelet and colored it with the distress oxide to add to the bottom.


I typed out my saying on the We R Memory Keepers typewriter and went over it with the distress oxide also. 


Moon Face (Dina Wakley stencil) detail, I also went in with a graphite pencil to bring out the features.


I used the graphite around the words too.


Of course, I had to have a star, so hung one one with a pin.


I love making these little "canvasses" for my flip frame! I really need to do more.


So, what is in the stars for you this week? I hope some relaxing creative time, so you can join us in our challenge. Remember, our generous friends at Simon Says Stamp always have a $50 voucher for one lucky person! 



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14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous panel Maura :-) the alcohol inked background is fabulous and I love the gold stencilled face, the whole design of this is awesome! :-)

    uv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Maura, your alcohol ink background is amazing! I love the blue and purple colors and the gold face against it is so pretty.

    Cathie ♥

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  3. Wow! The background is absolutely AMAZING! The alcohol inks mixed so fantastic together. Great effect. Love the golden face on this beautiful background too. Hugs, Marzena

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  4. So pretty... love the color combo! Composition is just so beautiful :)

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  5. Whoa! I spy with my little eye some alcohol ink geniusness here! I adore that background. And then to add all those metallics on top of it just takes this piece to soaring levels of gorgeousness! I really adore it and am always impressed with your mastery of colors and techniques.

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  6. This is just so pretty, Maura and you've created so much depth to this piece...it's absolutely wonderful and I adore that amazing background! Hugs... xx

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  7. That is a great tip for keeping the tiny bubbles Maura! I will definitely try that next time, I never liked when the bubbles would always just grow and grow. The gold details look wonderful on top of that cool background.

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  8. Fab project! colors are stunning and the touch of gold is perfect! BArbara

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  9. beautiful project Maura...those gilding flakes looks amazing against your yupo background...hugs kath xxx

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  10. This is such a fabulous creation, Maura. The background colors you made are stunning. Love the gorgeous moon face. :)

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  11. What a wonderful piece, Maura! The alcohol ink background is so cool. Hugs, Sandra

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