Monday, June 18, 2012

L'il Space Cadet


Hello Friends!  Welcome to the Waltzing Mouse Stamps Blog Party for June!  I hope you'll join us, as there's always great projects and awesome inspiration from everyone participating.
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This month, the Blog Party theme is "Inspire Me".  We were given this Beautiful Inspirational photo and colour combo to work with.

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I love the colours, and the panels on the wall.  I was wishing I had some cherry blossoms and vases ;-) to replicate the gorgeous image on a card.  My end result was nothing like the photo but I hope you can see the inspiration I drew from it.


The focal image was from Half-Pint Heroes and I also used the grid pattern from Off Beat Backgrounds on the embossed background.  The little Space scene was coloured with Copic Markers - Spaceship (BG11, BG53, BG57, BG07, C1, C3, C5, C7), Space Cadet (E000,E02, E11 & Y11, Y00), Moon & Stars (Y11, Y08, Y35, Y38).  

For the background piece, I stamped the grid pattern using Versamark Dazzle Champagne, dusted some Perfect Pearls and misted some water to set it.  When dry, I embossed it with the Dot Matrix texture fades folder for some texture and interest.

Here's another look at the card:


When this blog post goes live, I'm officially on a creative break until I settle in in my new home in Australia.  It's going to feel really odd as I've been stamping and colouring almost daily for so long, even if I don't produce any cards.  I don't know how I'm going to cope with a withdrawal... LOL! 

Thank you for visiting me, and till the next time...

Wishing you a Fabulous day and Party!
Kary

Products used : Waltzing Mouse Stamps Half-Pint Heroes and Off Beat Backgrounds,  Memento Espresso Truffle, Versamark Dazzle Champagne, Copic Markers, Hero Arts Layering papers Pool set, May Arts Twill Chevron ribbons, Tim Holtz Texture Fades Dot Matrix, Perfect Pearls, buttons.

28 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is totally adorable, Kary. Look at all the stars in the space-sky. The embossed background is fabulous as is your chevron ribbon! Awesome card for today's "party".

Kelly S. said...

It's sooo adorable, Kary. How cool is that background, I was wondering how you made it shimmery! It almost looks like it's molded from plastic :)! The triple ribbon banner is so much fun, too. I just can't stop saying how much I love your coloring! What a great card for a special little someone :)

Renee said...

Fabulously adorable!!
Your coloring skills just amaze me!
And can I say that chevron ribbon is absolutely perfect for this!!
This is such much fun...
I love everything about it, Kary! :)

Emily Keaton said...

That is SO much fun, Kary! Great coloring, fun composition, and you rocked the colors!! I hope your move is going well!

-Aneta- said...

wow Kary this is amazing card, your colouring is perfect!!! I love the patterns and sketch but most ..buttons :)

Kim said...

This little rocket ship is so adorable and that little guy looks mighty happy to be inside. That background paper is just so clever and the looks it gives your card is fabulous.

Suzanne D. said...

Love your coloring Kary, but the texture in the background steals the show! Love the added ribbons too. GREAT card!

Julia Aston said...

Love the banners - the fun dotted embossed bg and your wonderful coloring on the rocket Kary! Hope you get settled into Australia quickly and can get back to stamping! where did you move from??

Lisa Arana said...

oh my goodness... SO adorable. I love the colors, the ribbons and the amazing coloring. You are super talented my friend. Thanks for all the inspiration.

Have the most wonderful week. Hugs.

Charmaine Stack said...

What a fun card! Neat background technique and your colouring is superb. Best wishes on your move!

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, what a great card, Kary! Your coloring is just perfect, as always! :) Australia is a country I would like to see one day... but it's so far away!! All the best on your move!

Nikki said...

Love everything about this card, its adorable. Good luck with your move to Oz.

Christine Ang said...

You are ever so creative. You have brought out the best in all the colours. You have one happy astronaut there.

Joan said...

absolutely adorable!!! beautiful coloring.

MaxineD said...

this is adorable, Kary. Love your use of colour and your take on the inspiration photo.
All the best while you settle in.
Blessings
Maxine

Deborah Frings said...

I adore this sweet rocket and just love your card; so beautifully coloured. Great texture,ribbons and buttons - lovely.

Claire said...

You've put so much work into this Kary - the colouring is absolutely perfect and I love your embossed background! Hope your move Down Under goes well!

IamDerby said...

Simply gorgeous! I love your rocket! That is one of my most favorite stamps.

Marlena M. said...

Kary, this is SO CUTE! Awesome work with texture.

Sue Ann said...

TOTAL CUTENESS. The colors are so perfectly places and shaded over the top!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Asha said...

Love the colouring. This is such an adorable card. Half Pint Heroes is probably my fave set at the moment. Thanks for sharing.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is adorable, Kary, and your coloring always wows me! I love the background and those three little banners! Safe travels and best of luck getting all settled!!

Joyce said...

This is just so clever. I can totally see the inspiration in the colors and the shapes. Good luck with your move, and I FOUND my stamp this morning.

Marybeth said...

Love this Kary! Oh, I just think this is so sweet and love the EF you used.
I wish you all the best with your move and hope you get settled in fast.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW!!! This is FABULOUS!!!Feels like I say that every time I'm here - but I really LOVE your style and amazing coloring!
Have a great day, hugs, Karin

Jeanne J said...

Kary, So sorry I'm late! Your card is the sweetest. I love love love your coloring - and you have every detail just perfect, the embossed background, the striped ribbons. Just perfection here Kary! It doesn't get better than this!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh so cute! I love the fishtale ribbons!

Hope you have a great move!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is as cute as can be and your coloring is FANTASTIC!!!

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