Thursday, August 28, 2014

Stars

I really wish I could tell you what I did on this card - but since it was done a couple of weeks ago, I won't swear to anything.  I seem to be in one of my funks and just not in the mood to craft right now.  I really need a lightening bolt of inspiration to hit me on top of the head or something.

I remember I did this after seeing a video on someones blog.....pretty much of a toss up on where I saw it though.   I stamped the star background in Versamark then sponged some ink over the stars making it a darker blue on top and fading down to the bottom.  The stars resisted the ink and this left me with the blue background.  I think that was all there was to it.  The sentiment was stamped on a piece of vellum, heat embossed, and then cut out using a die from Memory Box.  I added the two sequins (to cover up where I glued the vellum down) and then remembered I had some bluish colored star gems.  Added a couple of those and called it done.

And speaking of dies.........



There's a new and improved challenge blog starting next week - Wednesday September.  I'm so excited to share that I'll be a part of this new team.  

The Scrapy Land Challenge Blog will have bi-weekly challenges and will be centered around using one or more dies that the Scrapy Land STORE carries - which by the way, carries over FORTY different brands!  So many dies to choose from.  They also have stamps, Copics, and all kinds of supplies for your card making needs - AND absolutely wonderful prices!!!  So be thinking about what you can make for our first challenge and just use one of the dies that's carried in the store.

The challenges will be on the first and third Wednesday of each month and the Winner of each challenge will receive a gift certificate to shop at Scrapy Land.


Head on over to the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog to meet the other amazingly talented women and say hi.  Be sure to mark your calendars for Sept 3 and join us as we kick off these fun challenges and your chance to win a gift certificate to the store!


Thanks for stopping by........
Lynn

39 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! I love how you created the background. Don't worry about your mojo - it will come back! Congratulations on your new DT - sounds like an amazing gig!

Benzi said...

Wonderful technique for this very pretty card, Lynn. I like the sentiment so much, too.

I see sweet Donna Ellis is on the blog team. What a dear, uplifting person.

Hey, I didn't know you were a fisherwoman. Good to learn that. Congrats on the new DT position. You'll be a wonderful asset.

Marilyn said...

Fabulous card Lynn and I love the look of the vellum and the gorgeous blue sky filled with stars.
Congrats on the DT... I'm going to go check it out.

MaryH said...

You sound like me trying to remember what I did, when I use something that's been laying on the desk for a while. Brillant background and that is such a simple technique to do, but yet it made a really stunning background. Some terrific sponging and controlling of that color too. Perfect verse to go with these pretty stars. Doesn't look like MoJo wandered off - the last 2 cards I saw were wonderful! TFS & Hugs. Stay cool.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow I just love all of the stars on your design!! Such the perfect sentiment to pair with it too!! ;) Congrats on your DT spot my friend!! HUGS

Monica said...

Hi Lynn,

I have been missing as I have been busy trying to get my sanity back. We are trying to hang our pictures and keep our arty farty stuff the same way as it was in our old apartment but I keep making changes to everything as I want it to be after my heart. Interior design is my hobby and I have to say I enjoy decorating.

Your card is FAB. If it was me, I would have slapped on designer paper and and a ready made sentiment. You actually made the background and heat embossed the pretty sentiment.

Love,

M

Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous Lynn, love this sentiment!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Irish Cherokee said...

Like the card Lynn. Interesting process for the stars. Well done. - Jim

Leslie Hanna said...

I love this background, and I plan to go CASE it RIGHT NOW! :)

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Lynn! I am so glad I read this post! I am actually a mojo fairy. I can send you some mojo. Are we friends on facebook? I can send it to you there. I have had a lot of my friends say that it works. Let me go check and I will send it to you on facebook.

Hugs,
Louie's Mom
www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Lynn..I love how the blue fades and all the stars...gorgeous..and just added Scrapy land to my favourites..OMG..the fist die that popped up is one I have wanted forever from the poppy range..I almost got over excited..lol..I will have a good look around later today and check out the blog too..thanks for the links and congrats on your DT postion..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Jacee said...

What a wonderful card Lynn, love the sentiment.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the sentiment and fab papers.xxx

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I love the colors and all of the stars!! A big congrats on your new DT too!
Tammy x

Lynn McAuley said...

Love this starry sky with your fabulous sentiment embossed in white on your vellum cloud! Sensational card, Lynn!

Can't wait to see your awesome talent turned loose on Scrapy Land!!

Tammy said...

Oh wow Lynn, beautiful card and brilliant idea to use vellum for the sentiment! Congrats on the new team!

Anne Temple said...

Love your card and the way the background fades as you go down. Gorgeous! So glad you're a part of the team.

Bonnie said...

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that can't remember what I did! If I don't blog it immediately, I have to guess! I'm guessing you remembered pretty well and I love all the stars against the fading blue background and the vellum sentiment!

Maxine D said...

So you too are on another team - congratulations! Love the ombre effect on this card - it's a stunner Lynn.
Blessings
Maxine

Margaret said...

So fabulous! I wish I could just throw things together and come out with an awesome creation like this. Hugs, Maggie

NanaConnie said...

Ooo, love how you did the stars for resist work. Great job on the sky blues. Using vellum for the sentiment is just perfect! I never thought of using sequins to cover the glue on vellum. Thanks for that tip. :-D

scrappymo! said...

Great technique. Your card looks wonderful I like the ombre effect you achieved.

Congratulations on your DT appointment. I popped over there and followed them so I remember about it! t

aussie aNNie said...

Really lovely embossed sentimet used on this creation...beautiful colours too. Would love to know the maker of that lovely sentiment stamp though.....have a great weekend.
♥aNNie


The Journey is the Start

Tracy said...

Oh wow Lynn this is stunning. I love using velum to stamp sentiments on, looks fab.
Well done on the DT :) cannot wait to see what you create x

Carol L said...

The background of stars is just beautiful! I love the dark to light fade-out! Congrats on your new DT gig - I know you'll be a valuable asset to the team!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Mojo or not, this is one pretty card. Thanks for the tip on the new challenge and store. This looks like a great alternative.

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

really beautiful Lynn super sentiment hugs Judith x

Lori Kobular said...

I LOVE all the stars on this card! And the sentiment is perfect!!

Brenda said...

Wow! Love this card Lynn! I love whenever I see cards like this with the stars on it. Just so beautiful, love the ombre effect and love the sentiment on the vellum. Lady, I know that the mojo is just taking a much need break from the heat out your way, so no worries because I know it will be back. Can't wait for the new challenge blog to begin either!! Hugs, Brenda

Joan Ervin said...

How pretty, Lynn...it's so dreamy with all the stars and the vellum adds a touch of elegance!!! Congrats on your new DT....can't wait to see what you make for the first challenge. Sorry about your crafting *funk*. Eat a little chocolate, drink a little wine, and soak in a bubble bath...that's sure to help unscramble the funky brain cells!!!!

Shawna said...

Regardless --- it's a great card. Love that star background and the sentiment is very special. My granddaughter and I have a similiar saying, but involving all the sand in the world. Keep those fabulous cards coming Lynn!

MiamiKel said...

What a stunning and lovely card, so detailed!

Congrats on your new DT gigs - I'm sure you will do wonders, you always do! ♥

JD/ Jill said...

This is pretty, and I really like the sentiment! I just have come out of a "funk" I couldn't make anything for a couple of weeks...everything I tried ended up in the trash can...
Hope you have a great weekend!
and thanks for the Anniversary wishes!

Joann Burton said...

This is very nice Lynn. I keep seeing everyone using the vellum and I have so much of it. Gonna have to give it a try...Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving this cool card- I am not seeing any funk going on- looks like you are still making awesome cards to me : ) The colors on the background are so cool and loving the vellum to soften the BG- and the star accents are great!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous make hun and fab sentiment too - know what u mean not being able to remember I m often like that too have a great day hugs Judith x

gale said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the gradient color and all those stars. Perfect!

Jessi Fogan said...

I LOVE that sky! Just gorgeous!! I hate those creative funks - hopefully some retail therapy will bring you out of it - or even the new team! How exciting :)

Nancy in Iowa said...

Another fabulous card! I really need to haul out my vellum!