Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Fly me to the Moon!

On Sunday morning dear husband took me to a local papercraft show. Only small but two of my favourite companies were there so  obviously I had a rather large spend.😳
Still it's been 5 years since I went to a show so I decided that if I spread what I'd spent over the last 5 years worth of shows it worked out at not a lot at all.....😀

Couldn't wait to get home to try out some of the new stash and so have two cards to share today so this is a picture heavy post.

I absolutely had to have these stamps!
The sentiment just jumped out at me.
All the stamps are of course by Inkylicious.

Stamped the moon with Tumbled Glass DI then masked. Sky colours used were Stormy Sky, Weathered Wood (DI) and Shaded Lilac (Oxide).

Hills were Shaded Lilac and Hickory Smoke (Oxide) and Weathered Wood/ Pumice Stone (DI).
Stamps are Bare Branches, Moon Detail and of course the sentiment, all inked with Black Versamark.

I edged the panel with Black Soot DI then matted onto black card.
I aimed to create a 'moody atmospheric' scene with these colours and am happy with the finished card - maybe a nice one to send to a man?

At the show there was a sample card done with really vibrant shades so I tried to replicate the colours. I am sharing this second card over at Time Out where the challenge is BOLD

Ink colours - Picked Raspberry/Carved Pumpkin/Spiced Marmalade for the sky
Squeezed Lemonade/Wild Honey/Picked Raspberry/Seedless Preserve for the hills.

A bit more stamping here too with more birds and the branches round the edges then the edge of the card sponged with Black Soot.
Think this one with it's lush colours would be perfect to send to a lady!

It's not often that I make more than one card of a very similar design but as you may have gathered by now I LOVE this sentiment stamp!
Some of my DT teamies at Stamping Sensations are awesome at scenes and are encouraging me to do more - SO I HAVE!!! LOL 

Also Sharing  over at
Crafters Castle - A/Goes with fave technique (and at the mo my fave is Ink Blending!)
Use Your Stuff - A/Goes
Creative Crafters - A/Goes
MIUCB #11 - A/Goes/Create your own background
Library Challenge - The Hobbit (Inspired by the moon and mountains on the book cover)

Well if you've made it all the way to the end of this mammoth post - THANK YOU!!!
Hope all is well in your part of blogland.
Have a great day. x


aussie aNNie said...

Two fantastic work of art.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Pat said...

Well, these are definitely awesome too Viv and I love the more moody and the bright and beautiful versions equally, and the foliage has framed the two scenes perfectly, and the birds are so sweet, and finished with that great sentiment too. x

Carole said...

These are both stunning cards Viv! love them both...and that sentiment is now on my wish list. xx

Meggymay said...

Oh I can see why you just had to buy these stamps, they look fantastic and the cards are beautiful. I love the inky scenes in the background as well.
Yvonne xx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

These are right up my street Viv, lots of Inkylicious inkiness! I love the colours that you’ve used and the sentiment is fabulous, and another one for my crafty wish list. It’s great having a play with your new stash and it sounds like you’ve wasted no time, I love them both. Crafty hugs,
Sandra x

Jeanie Ellis said...

Great background! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. We hope to see you next time too!
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Crafter's Castle

Mac Mable said...

Great scene making, love the subtly of the first card and the vibrant colours of the second x Love the sentiment too. Sounds good to me about the spending in the show and not having been to one for five years x

Kathleen said...

Wow Viv these are really stunning, super sentiment and totally fabulous backgrounds. I love this type of cards but I would not know where to start and I would make a real mess of them.

Kath x

Sally H said...

Absolutely stunning! I love them both! That sentiment is on my wish list too. A small local show is always good, and if you haven't been for 5 years then you deserved to treat yourself! Hopefully see you at Doncaster later in the year for another blowout!

Loll said...

Two beautiful scenes with your new stamps Viv! Isn't it fun to shop??!! I love your designs with the masked moon and mountains in the background. Your teamies will be excited to see your beautiful cards. Maybe the first one should go to your hubby for taking you to the show. Mine is very supportive of my obsession, excuse me, hobby as well. :) I talk about things constantly and figure he probably doesn't retain it, but today I mentioned Darnell and he asked about her NBUS challenges. Seriously, NBUS ... he remember it! :) Bet your hubby is the same. xx

MaryH said...

I agree totally with your spending logic at craft shows! And you got some fabulous stamps so great craft/money management IMHO. Love these looks, and while #1 is so cool & serene with the muted colors, #2 with the vivid shades really gravs the eye. That is a fabulous sentiment that can be used for many recipients on various occasions. Well done on all counts. TFS

Marina said...

What beautiful atmospheric cards with fabulous ink technique. Thanks for joining The Library.

Linby said...

I can see why you had to have it - and you used it to fab effect. So atmospheric on both cards, love them.

I love the way you justify your expenditure lol!

Neet said...

Two gorgeous cards - I too like Inkylicious but didn't get chance to see them at the show this time - too busy. Next time you must come and say 'hello' - hope it isn't five years away though.
Hugs & Thanks for your visit.
Neet xx

Pollard Carole said...

Beautiful designs love and hugs Carole x

Sarn said...

WOW - these two are just BEAUTIFUL Viv. Fabulous sentiment and perfect inky backgrounds to go with it. Top class. xxx

Ameera Crafts said...

Love these! Perfect!
Thank you for joining us at "The Creative Crafters". Best of luck with your entry and please do join us again very soon.

Mary DT member for The Creative Crafters

Pia S said...

Your cards look awesome. The vibrant colors of the second card was to me an unexpected color choice, but I absolutely love it. They’re both gorgeous cards.

Jules said...

Oh wow Viv .. .. this are amazing.


Clever you!

I can't even decide which colour combo I like the best because they are both so beautiful.

Love Jules xx

rachel said...

absolutely awesome cards - and doesn't colour make a difference! Hugs rachel xx

Shona Chambers said...

Isn't it amazing what a difference it makes to the feel of a card when you change the colour??! I a huge fan of blue but those vibrant colours are stunning and really make the black images jump off the card. Its so perfect for our challenge, I'm so glad you joined us at TIME OUT!

Inkyfingers said...

These cards are simply gorgeous Viv and don't they look wonderfully different with the colour changes. I can see why you love that sentiment and the moon looks so real! I like your reasoning about the craft show spend - we crafters are all the same in this respect lol!
Carol x

Esther Asbury said...

OH wow!! Those are some awesome looking cards! Love the amazing scenes you created - the first is my absolute favorite!

Viv said...

Wow these look so fab Viv! two beautiful scenes and great use of colour too.Good on you buying 'stuff' also, you so deserve it!...daren't tell you what I spend on craft stuff constantly lol ;) hugs Viv xx

Nonni said...

These are both so fantastic. I especially love the cool grey tones in your first version, the monochrome looks is awesome and I love the graphic "stylishness" of this card. DOn't know if tat's a word, lol! Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

Joan said...

These cards are stunning Viv, lovely stamps and fab sentiments. I'm quite green with envy as it seems we are not getting any craft shows in our area this year and I'm feeling Inkylicious deprived !


Crafty Pink Pixie said...

Both cards are fantastic; love the colors!!!
Thanks for entering the Crafter's Castle March Challenge! -Tasha

Cara said...

I thought your first card was stunning, but then I saw the vibrancy of the second. Wow x