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