Friday, January 24, 2014

Moxie Fab World’s Star Challenge

Thank God this challenge gave me some time to create, so many of these weekly challenge I simply don’t have time for.  Or if I have the time the mojo won’t cooperate.  Or if I’ve managed to create the card and like it, I’ll have forgotten to take pics, or blog about it in a timely fashion (how many times have I snuck just before a deadline!?)

So YAY for longer challenge times!

This is Moxie Fab World’s Star Challenge:


More watercolor – YAY!  I mixed Jet Black gouache with Prussian Blue.  And what a blue it is!  Nice deep, rich starry sky.  Drool!  I let the watercolor do its thang, dripping and ombreing (is that a word?) in all its glory.  When I was satisfied with the layers I gold embossed the Lawn Fawn sentiment at the bottom, and grabbed some gold Ferro paste and mashed it on through a Heidi Swapp stencil.  For good measure I added some Gold Color Shine and some Studio Calico star wood veneers.

I think I could paint a hundred of these skies and never get bored.

Oh and I forgot to mention – it does not show up here (well maybe, try tilting your head at the screen, you might catch it) – the Studio Calico vellum with constellations on it, it’s the background behind the watercolor panel.  Can you see it?  In person it just pulls the whole card together.  So bummed it is hard for me to capture on camera.  If you guys have any ideas on how to help with this I am open to suggestions!

I thank my lucky stars for YOU!  Thanks for joining me today!!