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Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Colour Purple

Isn't there a film by that name? Anyway, Hilde at Crafting with Dragonflies want us to get our purple on this fortnight for the new challenge so I had a go. I had been scouting through magazines looking at inspiration and saw a card called Galaxy made by Cristina Martinez Diez using blending ink on watercolour and flicking paint onto it to create a galaxy background.

I have just been watching the three night series here in Australia on the ABC called Star Gazing, showcasing the talents of Brian Cox and others and our beautiful night skies so I got inspired to create my own night sky!

In a Galaxy far, far away........

I used Tim Holtz inks on watercolour paper, and added a spray of water prior to smooching the ink, and again during the process. I dried it off and spayed it with TH White paint. 

I got a lovely depth that way - my nebula looks amazing

I used a piece of vellum and embossed using white EP onto it.
The sentiment comes from a new SU set called Petal Palette - it is a 2 box set and one is completely sentiments - so useful.

Cristina's card left it at the ink and sentiment but I have added three small star puffy stickers and it looks OK!

I will leave you with a photo of our night sky one day last week.....

An astonishing photo of the Lady Aurora and Milky Way arching perfectly over Cradle Mountain and Dove Lake thanks to Ben Maze.

Hop on over to Crafting with Dragonflies and see what else is there to inspire!

I am going to enter this in the challenge over at Southern Girls : Sparkle and Shine


scrAPpamondo said...

Wow wow wow!!! Your nebula looks stunning!! Such amazing sky!! Thanks for sharing the way you obtained it! The vellum label is just perfect with it, such amazing card! And that photo seems not real... how astonishing!!!!

Cathy said...

Beautiful card, your night sky looks amazing and what a gorgeous photo of the real sky too! Cathy x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a beautiful creation! I love the inky galaxy sky! Gorgeous job. This is so beautiful Susan. Love your gorgeous card design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Southern Girls for our 'Sparkle & Shine' challenge. Beautiful entry. Hugs, Wends xoxo SGC DT