21 October, 2022

Outer space

We're starting a new challenge over at the Alphabet challenge blog, and with the letter O, we'd like to see "Outer space" in your creations. Show us your un-earthy projects to play along, I'm sure you'll come up with plenty ideas to get creative this fortnight.
I for myself had an eye on this cute astronaut for quite some time. It's a Bugaboo digi (obviously!), and I decided to use him to create a quick & fun card. First of all, I selected a couple of papers that would go with my image: to match the space theme, I picked a starry background paper. I then added a layer of yellow to go with the stars, and one additional layer of dark blue to enhance the astronaut image. To make it a bit more playful, I used corner punches which I thought would give a nice effect to the overal look of my card. 
I then coloured the digi with coloured pencils, and placed the various papers onto the card base. I flipped the astronaut image a bit to create some sort of movement, and added a bit of sparkle by using two star-shaped gemstones.
How do you like the little astronaut? I certainly hope he'll inspire you to play along this fortnight!


07 October, 2022


After a short break, I'm back with another card for you. I skipped the "Magic" challenge over at the Alphabet challenge blog, and now jump right into our next task which is "Nature". I couldn't decide which part of nature I should focus on, so I featured a bit of everything here.
For the main motif, I picked a cute badger (or is it a skunk?) drawing by Nina Štajner. I cut it from the cover of a paper set that was too beautiful to be thrown away, and decided to place it on a green-ish background paper which I purchased recently. I like how it looks like a green and brown watercolour painting without any specific pattern, and I think this alone makes it suitable for many different occasions. I added another little piece of green paper, and placed the badger onto a layer of black cardboard. An odd choice maybe, but I think the black goes well with the animal itself, and makes sure that the picture stands out from the background. Additionally, I placed the badger on 3D adhesive pads.
Once the outline was done, I added a couple of paper flowers, as well as pearls in different colours and sizes. I think they complement the watercolour-like drops in the background, and give a nice 3D effect as well.

613 avenue create: ATG
a place to start: ATG with optional twist "circles and squares
basteltraum: autumn
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "autumn colours"
crafty gals corner: signs of fall
creative inspirations: autumn
creative moments: ATG with optional twist "autumn colours"
critter crazy: ATG animals
double D challenges: everything October
everybody art: autumn magic
love to craft: ATG 
make my monday: autumn flora and fauna
nachteulen: it runs and crawls
path of positivity: celebrate something about your favourite season (I don't really have a favourite season as such, but I try to find good things in every part of the year. In autumn, it's warm sunny days and colourful leafs which make up for the fact that the temperatures are sinking and I have to keep adding layers to my clothing in order to keep warm as soon as the sun is gone.)