Sunday, 13 August 2017

I Love You To The Moon and Back!

Hello!  Thank you for visiting me, I appreciate it so much and I hope you have been having a lovely weekend.  It was our 13th Anniversary on Wednesday and this is the card I made for my wonderful husband.  He truly is my soulmate and best friend as well as my husband and I am so lucky to have him!




The most important part of this card is the fabulous Stamplorations sentiment which comes from a clear stamp set called Power of Words,  the words come with the moon and five stars which I embossed with Versamark and white detail powder on Watercolour card then inked with various Distress Inks.  I think I used Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans and Black Soot.  I spritzed with water, dabbed with kitchen roll, then spritzed with glimmer mist. I was really pleased how my watercolour background turned out! I forgot to say that before I inked, I used Pebeo masking fluid to protect the stars as I wanted to colour them in afterwards.  I cut a rough mask to cover the sentiment and used a paintbrush to splash some watered down white paint over the background for a bit more interest when dry, removed the masking fluid with a clean finger.  The moon and stars are coloured with Promarkers then I coloured some little stars which I had die cut for another project and were left over, with the same Promarker as the main moon and stars.  The skyline is cut from black card using a Clearly Besotted die and I glued little pieces of yellow card to the back of the die for the lights in the windows then added this and the stars to the sky.  I matted it onto some matching yellow card then onto the blue card base.  Finally, I added Glossy Accents to the moon and stars so they all glow.  Sorry my  photo isn't very good, as I have said before, my photography skills are rubbish!

I would like to enter following challenges:

A Vintage Journey - Watercolour.
CAS-ual Fridays - Friendship - my husband is my best friend!
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes.
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes.
Stamplorations  - Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge.


All these fab challenges are worth entering -  so much fun and inspiration!

Thank you again for visiting me and take care!  Christine xxx

16 comments:

Redanne said...

Such a beautiful card to celebrate your anniversary Chris, I love the background which shows up those beautiful stars wonderfully well. The sentiment is just perfect too. Love this!! Hugs, Anne xx

chrissie said...

Happy anniversary and so pleased that you found the right husband and friend all in one as I did.

Love the card with the beautiful sentiment

Chrissie xx

Angela Radford said...

This is a great way to use that lovely sentiment. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Marina said...

Fabulous night sky , a great background to your city scene and the stars look so crisp and clear! A sweet card for your husband.

dutchess said...

Love your background Chris and the perfect sentiment for your husbands card...bet he was pleased with it!....and happy Anniversary to you both xxxxx

brenda said...

Super stamping and inking and great creation for our August challenge which I am sure your hubby loved, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

B x

Karen D. said...

totally awesome card..love the look!
xx Karen

Darnell said...

Ah, Chris, I love your starry and romantic card for Darren with that perfect sediment! I wish you many, many more happy years together!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Lynne K said...

Gorgeous card, Chris! Love that inky blue background. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous starry city scene, Chris ... and such a sweet and romantic sentiment ... just fabulous! Happy Anniversary for last week! Hugs, Anita :)

Sara Barker said...

Chris, this is just beautiful! I love that starry sky and your skyline! What a wonderful card for your hubby! Happy Anniversary to the two of you! And thank you for sharing your artwork with us at A Vintage Journey in our Watercolor challenge! Hugs! Sara Emily

Marcia said...

Very pretty card. Your watercolor background is just perfect for this card. Your husband is going to love it!! Thanks for playing along at the Casual Fridays Friendship Challenge.

Karen P said...

I am drooling with envy with this beautiful card! I love the sentiment, the die cuts, the colours you have used it's sheer perfection and very inspiring too Karen x

Julia Aston said...

what a lovely starscape you created for your beautiful anniversary card for your DH! thank you so much for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Water color challenge! Julia xx

Jackie said...

A beautiful card to celebrate your anniversary, Chris. Belated congratulations! Jx