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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Starry Night

December brings the glow of Holiday Lights to Gingersnap Creations.  The design team's assignment for this week is to create a Starry Night for our Chestnut Theme Challenge GC129.


This month's sponsor is Penny Wise Arts.  I used their mini micro beads to create my starry night.


I started with, of all things, a Halloween stamp from Martha Stewart.   I created a starry night instead of a scary night! I used two Ranger Distress Inks for the background,  Tumbled Glass and Weathered Wood, to create a stormy sky.  The blizzard like conditions were created with Marvy Snow Marker, Penny Wise Arts mini micro beads, and ArtQuest Crystal Effects. 

Be sure to visit Gingersnap Creations to see all of the other starry night art and get the challenge details.




We haven't had any sunshine for days so the shimmer of the beads was really hard to capture in the photo.



I'm linking this up to Maggi's Glam it Up Challenge at the Flying Unicorn Forum.  The challenge is to use 3 sparkle effects  (I used 4):  Penny Wise Arts mini micro beads, ArtQuest Crystal Effects, Ranger Gold Stickles (to highlight the stars and moon), and a coating of Sakura clear Glaze pen on the windows (colored with Copic Y15). 


I stuck with a simple card design in order to focus on the scene by layering card stock.  Rather than a plain card base, I used this very elegant Glitz Vintage Blue Motif patterned paper from the Flying Unicorn on-line store.

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14 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

WOW, hard to believe that was a Halloween stamp. It really looks like a wintery snowstorm!! Awesome!
HugsLynn

craftattack said...

Lovely wintry night scene! Valerie

Sharon said...

This looks great Helene! Looks like a real snowstorm.

Willy said...
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Willy said...

Love your starry night! It's gorgeous.

Jingle said...

This is SO pretty!!!!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Helene. Love all the texture and the windows look awesome!

Artfully Musing said...

Hi, I've been trying to contact you as won one of my giveaways last month. Laura at Artfully Musing

Linda Cain said...

I LOVE this!!!!! Gorgeous and soooo creative!

~Linda

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful scene card Helene, such great textures. x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous card, great image.

Shar said...

Love your beautiful wintery street scene!

Michele said...

your winter scene is perfect; i love it. xo

trisha too said...

Really gorgeous, Helene--wonderful Starry Night inspiration!!

:)

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