Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Seeing Stars

Hello again, all! I'm on kind of a roll here with the crafting and actually posting this week. =) Today I have an ATC to share, inspired by this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, which is all about stars. As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to try and use some of my Studio Calico mistable Thickers stars which I've had sitting on my desk for ages and never opened. I love these mistable shapes but it occured to me that Studio Calico seems to have stopped making least I don't remember seeing any in their upcoming releases. Maybe I'm the only one that loved them. =P Here's a couple of my other favorites, here and here. Anyway, enough gushing about product...on to my creation!

I made this cute little ATC using some pre-cut watercolor paper and my probably-should-get-it-patented Distress Inks on watercolor background technique. Although this time I just used plain water to blend rather than Perfect Pearls mist. The colors I used were Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, and a touch of Seedless Preserves around the edges. I stamped the stars on the background using a stamp from this MME set. I used Seedless Preserves and then stamped again with gold paint to add a little bling and texture. The ticket was made using Tim's Odds and Ends stamp set, using Plum Archival ink for the outline and Walnut Stain Distress for the sentiment. I misted the stars with some mist I had already made up in a mini mister, first with Squeezed Lemonade mixed with some Perfect Pearls, and then with a tiny little spritz of Vintage Photo so that the yellow wasn't so bright on this slightly grungy tag. A little twine and an Idea-ology file tab finished it off.
Thanks for looking! =)


  1. Fabulous project, with so many awesome details to adore! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

  2. Great ATC. Love those tiny stars stamped in the background and the mistable stars have a great texture about them.


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