Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Galaxy Background


It's time for our Wednesday challenge over at The House That Stamps Built. This week we have an inspiration board for you. This challenge is a fun cross between a photo challenge and a color challenge. You can choose to be inspired by the colors, the photograph, or both!


I loved this challenge board as soon as Wendy posted it in on our private facebook page. I  used both sides of the board as inspiration for my card.....that lovely night sky and the color scheme!  To create my card I started by making a galaxy background....
  • I mask off the moon using a white piece of card stock cut with circle nestabilities (Spellbinders)
  • Using Peeled Paint, Faded Jeans, and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide along with  Mermaid Lagoon and Black Soot Distress Ink -- I inked up my water color paper being sure to leave some lighter ink around the moon to create a glowing effect
  • Next, I spritzed it with water and heat set it
  • To finish off the sky, I added some splashes of diluted white acrylic paint


  • I removed the moon mask and using the 2708-M, Pine Branch stamp and Tuxedo Black Ink I added branches all around my card front to create the illusion of looking up at the moon through a forest of trees
  • I stamped the 1905-I, Be strong . . . sentiment in black ink and added the 2709-I, Large Pine Forest image over top in Mowed Lawn and Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink 
  • After die cutting with a rectangle die I matted it on a piece of dark blue card stock


  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
  • One lucky person will win a $25 Repeat Impressions Gift Certificate on the first Wednesday of every month
Check out what the other design team members created: 
Cheri  ~ Shirley ~ Heather ~ Laurie ~ Donna ~ Joy

This post linked to:
Double D - The Moon and Stars
Simon Says - Sprinkles and Spatters
Allsorts - From Boys to Men
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes 


16 comments:

Donna said...

How stunning, like the glow around your moon and the saying is a great touch!

Glittered Paws said...

So pretty - peaceful and serene - love the pine branches around the edges.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

So awesome!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous background and gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining our 'Boys to Men' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow your night sky is just wonderful, your stamping is so neat around it and also like the verse stamped over the trees too, terrific touches with the white also!

brenda said...

It's a really super masculine creation and you have created a really intense sky, perfect for our 'Boys to Men' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Darlene said...

Well done Esther ... this is GORGEOUS!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘The Moon and the Stars’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Diane said...

Beautifully created, a gorgeous moon! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Pam said...

What a gorgeous night sky scene card! I love how you did the sky and would love to try it as well! Great job!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful job on your night sky. This was a fun challenge for us to play with, and you knocked it out of the park!

Cheri said...

This is absolutely stunning, Esther. I love the sky...perfect inks to achieve that color range too. The sentiment is perfect for such a serene scene.

Heather said...

this is gorgeous!! Your background is fabulous! Love this verse, too, actually just put it on my wish list!

Barbara Schiassi said...

Wow wow wow! Your background is really stunning! I adore it! Colors are fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful moonlight scene with the pine branches and your inky, spritzed background. Love how you added the trees in the sentiment panel, too. Nice! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D!

Ellibelle said...

What an AMAZING background you created! A stunning card and perfect for our challenge at Allsorts!
Thank you so much for joining in this week!

xEllie

Karen Letchworth said...

What a stunning card, Esther. Thank you so much for sharing it in our challenge. It's always a joy to have you play along.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday