Friday 22 September 2023

Reach for the Stars for AYSI 308

Welcome to the latest challenge at As You See It. It's hard to believe that we're back around to a sketch challenge. They're actually my favourite kind of challenge.  

For this challenge, I had the idea of using some of the gorgeous Milky Way DSP from the Stargazing DSP pack and converting the square of the sketch into a rectangle... and then into an astronaut spacewalking her way towards us.

I stamped the astronaut from Reach for the Stars in Starry Sky and coloured her in with some Starry Sky, Tahitian Tide, Berry Burst and a touch of Smoky Slate, then die cut her out.

Such fantastic DSP needs very little else but I 'glazed' the faceplate of the helmet with some Wink of Stella and added in three holographic stars. The Holographic specialty paper fits in well with this futuristic themed set: great for boys, men and any space geek! (And as a long time Trekkie, I include myself in that. 😀)

The sentiment is white embossed on Starry Sky. The astronaut and sentiment are raised up on dimensionals.

Then to complete the Sci-Fi theme, I added a greeting from Enjoy the Rhythm and a Tahitian Tide space ship on the inside. 

Anyway, we'd love for you to join in our sketch challenge and show us how you see it. Pop over to the As You See It site to see what the rest of the team have done and to link up your entry. You can play along with us until Wednesday October 4, 11.59 PST.

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  1. Just beautiful, Jan! Love your astronaut - her suit is so perfect! Love that shiny faceplate - brilliant! And those tiny stars are just right - I might have to try the holographic paper after all now, darn it, lol!

  2. Everyone is rocking the dsp for this challenge! Love this card! The astronaut takes me straight to Apollo 13 and a little Buzz Lightyear! You rocked this sketch!!!

  3. I love your take on the sketch, Jan. It was a great idea, turning that small rectangle into the astronaut! The holographic paper makes great stars, and once again, the DSP shines! I love the work you did on the astronaut! She looks terrific!

  4. This is just fab Jan - that larger-than-life spaceman looks great with the starry sky behind; those shiny stars are the perfect finishing touch!