Sunday, June 12, 2011


I have made several cards with the Paper Cupcakes image "Beached Boat" by Nina and it is one of my husband's favorites.  I wondered if I could make a moonscape using this image and set about to do so. After printing the digital image on white CS, I colored it using Copics C1,3,9, BV 23,25,29, and W1 leaving the sky blank. I then used a versamark pen on all the design including the bird and embossed with clear EP. I then stamped in some "sea grass" with versamark using an Annabelle stamp from "All Things Grow". I heat embossed the grass with Black EP.
I cut a circle with Nesties die and used it as a mask over the boat and sponged in the sky with Memento Paris Dusk and SU Night of Navy. Sponged some Memento Tuxedo Black around edges of sky. Removed mask and sponged some streaks of blue over the moon. I trimmed the scene and placed on a Silver Metallic mat and on to a card base of Black CS. Added some metallic stars from some confetti that I had. Stamped the GKD Sentiment "Happy Father's Day" with versamark on white CS and heat embossed with Silver EP. Sponged with the blue inks and then cut with Nesties small oval die. This finished my Moonscape Father's Day card. This was a card that I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I was pleased with the first try. Next time, I will try to improve the sponging of the sky. When I finished, I realized that this will meet several challenges out there this week.

There's Magic in The Air: This was the challenge that I had in mind as I worked. The challenge was to make anything male/masculine in a card. Of course I used the Paper Cupcakes image.
Cards For Men: Blue and Black is the color combo. Just happens that I used those colors.
Annabelle Stamps: Say it with Masking and Sponging...must have been thinking of this challenges as I worked. Did not start out as an entry for this challenge but certainly fits. Even used an Annabelle stamp.
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday: In the garden or outdoors.
Alphabet Challenge: F is for Father's Day.
PaperPlay Challenge: Father's Day/Male card.
Delightful Challenges:  Father's Day
One Stop Craft Challenge: Father's Day
Crazy 4 Challenges: Make a masculine card.
Saturday Secret Crafter Challenge: Make a male card.
Stamp, Scrap, and Doodle Saturday: Theme is Father's Day
Sentimental Sunday: Father's Day or Masculine Card with a sentiment.
Stamptacular Sunday: Challenge is Dads or Grads.

It took me longer to list the challenges than it did to make the card.
This was a difficult card to many reflections...this was the best I could do after several tries.
It is really better in real life, trust me.
Thanks for stopping by! Theresa
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