Sunday, 17 September 2017

Snippets and Layers of Acrylic Paint ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. I’ve dipped into my multiple bags of snippets to create this card. I’ve also heavily experimented on the galaxy background but using mainly acrylic paints this time and here it is

Another A5 galaxy card 
It's not too deep because I will post this one
All the details
Layers of ink, Pebeo Iridescent and Luminarte H2O's
Little snippets perfect for die cutting and stamping
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Creates and Makes Challenge #14 Anything Goes

Creative Artiste Challenge #30 Mixed Media Anything Goes

Scrapy Land Challenge #73 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion dies
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge It’s Written in the Stars

I’ve been trying to capture the right colours and look of a galaxy background for quite a while. It’s something I have been talking about and discussing with my hubby lol! Both of us love to see the photographs from NASA and I have many favourite galaxy photographs on a Pinterest board to inspire me. Up until recently I have never been happy with the end result and part of that has been adding too much black paint. I’ve created a couple of lovely backgrounds with white card and watercolours that I have had to add some black to make them look right and I finally got it nailed this past week. Hubby recommended that I try starting out with black card. I don’t really like black card. It is why I don’t often do black and white projects because I’m a bright colour creator and lover. 

I’ve been meaning to try my Doxides on black card though and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity. So I added Doxides to black card and I hated it. To my eye there was too much black and not enough colour. I was left with the choice of throwing away the black card or using my Dyna interference paints to see if I could create a galaxy. Luckily for me it worked.

However I and hubby now prefer the galaxy backgrounds created with Brusho Watercolour Crystals and Twinkling Luminarte H2O’s and Ranger Perfect Pearls and black ink and white watercolour paper, talk about being contrary lol! I know that I need to experiment more with my Doxides on black card but at the moment I prefer them on white and Kraft card. If anyone would like to know how I created the above background please let me know. You may have to wait a little while though as I cannot seem to kick the virus I’ve had for a while now and once again I apologise for my lack of visits right now. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Simon Says Stamp SSS101640 Seeing Stars stamp set
Creative Embellishments Galaxy Stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Sizzix Big Shot Plus die cutting machine
Crafters Companion Inspiration magazine issue 10 spring dies
Miscellaneous Tools:
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette

Card Paper:
300 gsm card
Snippets: Sheena Douglass white stamping card; Papermania patterned papers; glitter card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo Iridescent Acrylic paints: Blue Black; Blue Green; Green Yellow; Orange Yellow; Violet Blue
Luminarte H2O watercolours: gold; pink; purple; red
White embossing powder
WOW EP: green; orange; pink; purple
Versafine IP: black
Brads from my old stash
Versamark IP
Washi tape
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Fun foam


Mia said...

Beautiful, Karen, just beautiful! Amazing galaxy card. I love it, my friend.

Sara Barker said...

Your background is beautiful and really looks like a star filled night sky! Just lovely! Thank you for sharing your artwork with Scrapy Land! Hugs!

Andree said...

A super card and a fabulous galaxy background.
Thank you for joining in with our September challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

Cara said...

A wonderful galaxy of stars x

Di said...

This is absolutely magical Karen! So pretty and totally enchanting.


Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful snippet card, Karen. Love the background. Elizabeth xx

Julie B said...

Super galaxy background.
Thanks for sharing at HLS Anything goes with dies. :

Arlene said...

You have a great creative flair. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

laurie said...

How beautiful!Love that background.Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and brilliant texture--Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
Carol DT x