Thursday, October 23, 2014

Awesome

Hi there ...

We have a challenge going on at City Crafter - A Piece of Sky ... The inspiration photo I chose for the challenge inspired me to make a similar card ...
This is the inspiration photo

... And this is my card


I tried various ways to create a galaxy background but the one that worked best for me was to start with a piece of pearlescent black cardOf course not all paints show up on this but trying different ones I found that Tim Holtz Pewter Distress paint worked brilliantly to give a shiny misty effect


It's difficult to photograph but I dabbed some of the pewter paint on one side of the CS and sprayed it well with water and then just moved the CS around allowing the paint to swirl and settle where it wanted 
After drying this off I used Shimmerz paint (Egg Noggin) spray and some Mr Huey's calico white spray


The stamp set is WPlus9 So 80's ... It's a limited edition and if you are in the UK you can buy it at Make the Day Special (click the link)
Here and Here are a couple of links if you'd like to watch ways of creating this type of BG ... I guess you have to find which works best for you - I really like the result of this one

Thanks so much for your visit ... Have a lovely day

~ Ros ~



21 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful Ros! Such a pretty star studded background that you created! Love all the shimmer!

Ira Huberts said...

Allow me to use your own words, Ros, You're So Awesome! OMG, your background is amazing! Love love how you achieved this effect with your media, stunning!
Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Tracy said...

This is genius Ros! It looks like one of those pictures from the big telescopes. Awesome effect!! Hugs!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful, striking background, Ros! Such a brilliant take on the CCCB Challenge!

Maria said...

Oh, my goodness, Ros! The background is fabulous and it certainly looks like a galaxy! Love the star and wonderful sentiment, too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I LOVE LOVE this Ros, it looks perfect, just like the inspiration phhoto!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Ros, I thought that background was a sheet of designer paper! WOW, what an amazing sky you made and it's so shimmery! Perfect match to the photo! hugs :)

Diane said...

This should be framed, it turned out so pretty...lots of detail into this beauty...how fun to create from the inspiration photo..perfection!!

Zue said...

I love that dark sky effect.
Black card does have its uses:)
Zue xx

Lisette Baker said...

Oh Ros this is absolutely awesome. You have totally captured that piece of sky. Love it.

keren said...

Love the way you created your galaxy- will have to try that one! Beautiful card! x

Anya said...

It turned out beautifully!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Ros, makes me sleepy though! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Stella said...

I was triggered by the stars but your take on the photo inspiration is breathtaking. I love the look of the galaxy; it looks so real. Fabulous! Amd the stars you added...wow!
XXXXX

Manuela said...

wow, wonderful created background, love your card, Ros!

Bridie Payne said...

Fantastic card!

Thank you so much for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

Hugs from

Bridie@BGPayne Crafts

Barbara said...

You really made those techniques work for you! It's an AWESOME card and a great take on the inspiration photo.

Davi said...

Wow is that beautiful Ros, you did an amazing job on the galaxy background!!

Greta said...

I'm in awe, Ros--amazing work!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Ros...That is amazing, it has to be some kind of award winner. To make that gorgeous night sky out of a flat piece of paper is quite a feat!!

PS: You were so right when you said my kitchen redo was full of disruption as well as decisions. I think the disruption is worse than the decisions!

Carol

Jacqueline said...

Very clever!!

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