Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Shepherd Boy

It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built.  This week it's Tic Tac Toe - choose three items (across, down, or diagonally) and make a card! I chose the top line -- Pearls, Christmas, & Silver.
To create my background I:
  • Used sponge daubers to blend Chipped Sapphire and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink together on watercolor paper
  • Spritzed with water and heat set
  • Diluted a bit of Metallic Pearl White Acrylic Paint with water and splashed it over the surface
Originally I stamped my Shepherd Boy in sliver embossing powder directly onto the background. Since he didn't stand out enough that way, I re-stamped him on white card-stock and colored him with Touch Five Markers and Prismacolor Pencils, adding a few accents with a white gel pen.
Inside I added another stary night piece  with a Repeat Impressions sentiment embossed in white.

Remember to stop by the Repeat Impressions Store and check out all the beautiful stamps -- there's a 10% discount code for my blog readers posted on the sidebar.  Also, come by the The House That Stamps Built and join in the fun of each new weeks challenge! The first Wednesday of every month One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate! You don't have to use RI stamps to play along, but if you do you'll get an extra entry in the random draw! The more you link up, the greater your chances of winning! So what are you waiting for.....come on over and showoff your creativity!

Check out what the other design team members created: 

Supplies and Tools:
2008-K, Shepherd Boy (Repeat Impressions), 2201-I, For unto you (Repeat Impressions),  Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire/Peacock Feathers), Sponge Daubers, Metallic Pearl White Acrylic Paint, Small Paintbrush, Touch Five Markers, Prismacolor Pencils, White Gel Pen, Heat Gun, Labels 4 Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Pearls, Star Punch, Star Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug)

This post linked to:
Fusion - Blue Gift (Blue and Silver)
Dies R Us - Christmas Carols (While Shepherd Watch Their Flocks)
Addicted To Stamps - Season's Greetings
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes


Donna said...

What a gorgeous card! Your background is beautiful and this is my favorite RI stamp so I like seeing what others create with it!

Pam said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the background and the sweet little image!

Laurie Unger said...

What a gorgeous back ground! Wonderful job on the TTT challenge. I agree, it's really fun to see the different things we come up with using this.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is just the cutest, great coloring and love the silver against your blue background!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, Esther! I love this image...great job!

joy said...

Oh, so sweet and pretty! I love that you frame the little shepherd. Great job!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So adorable, and you had me at the blue shades!

Maria said...

Gorgeous card with lovely background and sweet image! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the challenge!

Cheri said...

I'm in love with your background on this card, Esther. Those flicks of silver shimmer are a gorgeous touch. Lovely coloring on the shepherd boy too.

Linda Callahan said...

This is beautiful! So sweet and the background is fabulous! Glad you shared it at Fusion!

Greta said...

Gorgeous background & adorable image, Esther!

Glittered Paws said...

The shepherd boy is one of my favorite RI stamps and love how you have made this beautiful card - the night sky is beautiful. Great job on the challenge

Heather said...

This is so gorgeous!!! That background is absolutely stunning! And as several Rock Stars have mentioned, this is one of my favorite stamps and I always think it works perfectly with the sentiment you used, too. Love the addition of the silver; it really pops against the blues.