The images were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, colored with Copics, and fussy cut. They were super fun to color! Copics used: G02,05,09, Y13,15,17, B12,14,16,18, YR14,68,18, R17,27,29, RV63, 66, YG21,23,25, C00,1,3,5,7,100
For the background, I used a watercolor technique with Distress Inks on the first card, and then I tried just ink blending on regular cs for the next card. Very different, but I like both effects. I started with Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, and Salty Ocean, layered them twice, and then finished off with Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot. I felt like I had just made a big mess until I flicked white acrylic paint all over with a stiff paint brush - then it all came together.
The moon is a half cut Die-namics Circle STAX circle of white cs spritzed with water, crumpled, and smooched thru Black Soot DI pressed on a craft mat. The sentiment, from the same stamp set, was white heat embossed onto a scrap of black cs and cut into a half fishtail banner.
I wanted the rocket ship to soar through the sky, so I drew a curved line on the panel and cut around it to create a channel for the rocket ship to fly through. I added a scrap of excess background behind it to make the flight path less noticeable. The moon and aliens are popped up with foam adhesive, and the rocket also has foam adhesive as its base (looks like I need some MFT Slider elements).
Here's the ink blended background on plain white cs:
I'm sending the first card out to play in the following challenges:
MFT 2016 Card Design Superstar Virginia's View Challenge #23
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