Sunday 3 December 2023

Reach for the Stars for Freshly Made Sketches 614

Although it's technically the start of summer this week, the weather is not cooperating. It's wet and cold, so I'm in my craft room preparing for the end-of-year class party for my card makers. Somehow, I got distracted by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.... don't know how that could possibly have happened! 😁

From the moment I saw the sketch, I saw a solar system of planets and stars. No matter how much I tried to make it be flowers, those planets just wouldn't budge. So I gave up and went with the flow - and I'm really glad that I did.

I ink smooshed a piece of Fluid 100 Water Color paper with Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia and Coastal Cabana. When it was dry I cut some planets using the Reach for the Stars dies.

I stamped the astronaut in Smoky Slate and coloured her in with Fresh Freesia and Bubble Bath Stampin' Blends, along with some touches from the Coastal Cabana Stampin' Write marker. Even an astronaut needs her bling right,  so her faceplate, gloves and boots have a coating of Wink of Stella.

Before I adding the planets, I added in a swoosh of ink splatters in Fresh Freesia and embossed the card front with one of the embossing folders from the Basics 3D embossing folders (Online Exclusive product).

The sentiment was cut using one of the dies from Something Fancy and has a shadow cut from some of the Adhesive Backed Silver Glimmer paper (also an Online Exclusive product).

A few Basic Rhinestone jewels and hey presto, our Glitter Girl Astronaut is done and dusted!

Update: Delighted to be chosen as a Perfect Princess at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  1. Oh this card is "out of this world"! Sorry, I had to! I love those circles - the colour is fantastic! Love that astronaut as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Your planets look fabulous! What a great take on the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.