17 January 2018


I thought we could have a little trip in to space for this challenge.

Well, it gave me an excuse to play with Distress inks and a splatter brush .......flicking paint brings out the child in me!

I started by making a top folding A2 card using MFT Gravel Gray card.  The space background as I have already mentioned was created by blending Shaded Lilac, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress Inks with a mini blending tool.  Once I had the depth of colour required I spritzed the cardstock with a little water and dried it with a heat gun.  Then with some Picket Fence Distress Paint and a splatter brush I flicked paint across the inked area to give the impression of tiny stars.
This inked cardstock was then cut with the second largest die from the Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax.

A circle of Copic suitable cardstock was cut using the MFT Circle Stax 2 upon which I drew an impression of the earth and coloured it with Copic markers.
Birdie Brown's Space Explorer was stamped on to Copic suitable card with Hybrid Cement Gray ink and coloured with Copics - available from MFT HERE

Copic Colours:
Skin: E0000, E000, E40, E41, E42, BV20, BV23, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E17, W4, W6
Eyes: B12, B16, W8
Suit: C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6
Planet Earth: B24, B26, B28, G12, G21, C2, C4

The sentiment was stamped on to vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Embossing powder before being cut using an Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip.

To give some dimension to the card the Space Explorer was mounted using adhesive foam squares.

Here is this weeks sketch so you can join in:

Remember, if you enter this challenge you could be the lucky winner of a $50 MFT Store Voucher.

Thanks for dropping by
Happy Colouring



Lagene said...

I love your galaxy background, great card!

Annette said...

This is gorgeous Jane. xx