Friday, June 26, 2015

Look for Stars -- Friends with Flair 6-25


Awww.....My kitties like to play with my craft stuff, too!!


Hi, Friends......

I am here with my Friday project for Unity Friends with Flair.  I used a little bit of everything on this project and had a lot of fun making it.  My sentiment is from a Unity grab bag, but I tracked it down to their Nov. 2014 KOM.  Really love its message!  I stamped it with Memento ink in London Fog. 



For my background, I masked off each half diagonally and sponged with lots of Distress Ink (Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Weathered Wood, and Pumice Stone).  I stamped some raindrops with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and my Hero Arts background stamp - Rainy Day Bold Prints. (THANKS, HA!!!) Then I sprayed the whole surface with Tsukineko Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray and followed that by misting with Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in Ginger Ale.  Then I misted with water to let the inks react and blend.  What resulted was a nicely textured and very shimmery background.  LOVE!!!


Next I used my Crayola Watercolor Pencils and drew in my rainbow over the top of the texturing.  I wasn't sure how it would work, but it was perfect.  I blended the colors with my waterbrush.  Then I dabbed Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue here and there over my night sky and poured my star confetti over it....allowing the pieces to stick where they might....sometimes in clusters, sometimes singly.

My die-cut clouds are from Lil' Inker - Rainbows and Clouds.  I love the sweet little stitched clouds!!!  I cut them from the silver reverse of some white Add a Little Dazzle - craft metal sheets and from vellum for the night sky part.  I enhanced the faux stitching on the vellum with a Sakura Gelly Roll 08 gel pen in white.  I also drew in some circles around the texture bumps in the night sky with that same pen.


I matted my sentiment panel on navy cardstock and mounted it all on a matching card base.  I think that about covers it. I went a little crazy with my products, but I really like how it turned out.  I hope you like it, too.  :)

Have a wonderful weekend.  It's supposed to hit 100 here, so I plan on doing ZERO cooking!!  lol..  Salads and sandwiches will be it, I think.  Stay cool, everyone!!!  Thanks for dropping by!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Unity - Friends with Flair 6-26
2. Power Poppy - Power Spark - Can You Pencil Me In?
3. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp + Mist
4. MAWTT - Sewing and Stitching
5. Hero Arts - Tic Tac Toe Challenge (I used the Circles, Background Stamp, and Watercolor)
6. SSS June Work it Wednesday - Refreshment (I went for emotional and spiritual refreshment with my sentiment.)
7. The Male Room Challenge #13 - Up in the Air (No Birds)
8. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
9. DRS Designs Challenge #180 - Oh, My Stars!!! 

(I don't usually enter this many challenges at a time, but please indulge me because there were a whole bunch of my regular stops that had applicable challenges.  Sometimes there are barely 4 or 5!)

15 comments:

  1. Love your card Janis!!! The strong diagonal like is fabulous between the two entities... Love the sequins!!!!! Its so cold here .... wanna swap????

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  2. I really like this sentiment & you have illustrated it so well!! Love the two skies & all the details in them on this beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with DRS Designs this week!

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  3. Please send sunshine and heat. Very cool for the time of year here in Norway. Love how you illustrated the sentiment. Fun card. Hugz

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  4. Great sentiment. Pretty card

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  5. Great card, Janis! Great work and unique.
    The heat here in So. FL has been unbearable for weeks now, so I really sympathize with you. Stay cool and craft on! :-)

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  6. Love your idea to divide on the angle and showcase each section. Thanks for joining us for the Monday Challenge at Simon Says Stamp!

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  7. Great card. Love the shine.

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  8. hello Janis! super cool background, sweet card! I am having a giveaway on my blog, stop by and comment for your chance at winning.....
    http://paperieblooms.blogspot.com/2015/06/shine-on-giveaway.html

    I am so glad you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

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  9. LOVE your fabulous background and your play on the sentiment! Such fun!
    Shanna :)

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  10. Your background is awesome and what a clever take on our challenge! Thanks for joining us at The Male room!

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  11. This is so cool--perfect for this sentiment.

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  12. Awesome and colorful layering in this design, Janis.

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  13. I love the rainbow on your card! I sold quite a bit at the garage sale, so you know what that means...I was able to use my credit to get many new things (LOL)!

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  14. Wow!!! This is amazing Janis!! What a great way to illustrate that sentiment. Love all the layers of design and the texture of the shimmer spray. The shiny metal clouds are a wonderful contrast. I may have to check out those Goosebumps texture sprays to see what they're all about now. Metal clouds, vellum clouds, texture spray, teeny tiny stars...what a fabulous result!!

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  15. I do like this card - love the day and night views and gorgeous sentiment. An unusual and inventive take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

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THANK YOU so much for taking the time to leave a comment. Your kind words encourage me so very much!!!

Have a lovely day!
<3
Janis