Monday, 22 August 2016

A Long Long Time Ago......

Hi there,

back again with another card.

 This one was for my darling daughter's friends 16th  birthday. What a mouthful, try saying that fast 10 times!

I was given a design brief and there was only one option. I suggested a few ideas, but the answer was a BIG" NOOOOO Mum!"

 Apparently, my daughters dearest friend, they first met at primary school when they were 5 years old, loves space- scapes ( read that as the sky in outer space - sorry for the silly explanation. My mind has already gone to sleep and words are not forming in my either is my spelling, just about every word I type has that horrible red squiggly line under it and I have to spell check everything....ahhhh!)

 But I digress, here is the card again , maybe from a slightly different angle  or not ;)

A couple of weeks ago I saw a card on Pinterest with this type of background and it led me to a wonderful tutorial on blending  inks to create this type of background. The lovely Amy over at The Craft Bunny created this type of background on her card, she even has a video tutorial. Amy's card also has an awesome stamped image of the moon . Click HERE to see Amy's amazing card and video.

As you can see there is lots and lots of sponging. I started with a bit of Melon Mambo, then a bit of Daffodil Delight, then some Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy, then Black inks. I finished it off with some flicks of white ink and then threw some dazzling diamonds onto the wet white ink and hey there presto a space - sky- scape. I did try to put a sentiment onto the card front ,but they just didn't work for me, so I left it plain.

You will be pleased to know that my daughter was delighted with the card as was her friend ......thank goodness for that hey? I did make a tag that was the same as the card that was tied to the gift bag my daughter had put the present in to. Unfortunately I forgot to photograph it, you will have to trust me that it looked good. The photos  of the card don't really do it justice, it looks so much better IRL.  

Thanks for visiting xxxx

Cheers Donna :)

PS GALAXY is the word I was looking for, not space-sky-scape.......oh my what was I thinking? Forget my brain being asleep, clearly my brain had left the building!

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