Friday, 8 February 2013

Clean and Simple Card Making 2, Day 9

Hello!

Day 9 over at Clean & Simple Card Making 2 included a couple of tutorials by the fabulous Julie Ebersole about using glitter to create texture. Julie demonstrated using distress paints to create a watercoloured background. Since I don't have distress-ANYTHING, I had to use what I have, so I used an Inktense pencil (and a liberal application of water with the water brush) to create my background. Cadmium Orange to be precise. I used my glitter to be my star trail, and it sparkles SO MUCH in real life!
The stamps are from Papertrey Ink Star Prints.
My husband got all technical on me and told me you don't usually see shooting stars at sunset. I told him that I have seen them at sunset before. His reply was, "Not black ones..."  Smarty pants!  I love it, regardless of the colour technicalities. ;-)

Thanks for coming by to visit!

Michelle
xxx

28 comments:

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Beautiful! And I love your conversation with your husband! So funny! Tell him I like your card just the way it is....color "issues" and all :)

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful shooting stars at sunset! Love the conversation with your hubby too! haha

Barb Ghig said...

I love your shooting star...very pretty card!

Laura Norris said...

Love your card! Beautiful shooting star, regardless of what your hubby says!!

Barb said...

It's the artist's right to interpret what they see! Love the card - black stars and all!!!

Lea L. said...

This is simply gorgeous! Love the glitter star trails!

Jenny said...

Wow.. That's a super sunset and great way to use the glitter.
Don't mention husbands comments... Mine always picks up on fussy details too *tut, sigh, rolls eyes*
Jenny x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

I love your card...thanks for sharing...so vibrant and beautiful.

sandi said...

Awesome card. Love it.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is awesome! Love the glitter trails! Congrats on being highlighted in class!

БаНдИтКа said...

Nice work!

Colleen said...

Oh, don't you hate it when husbands are right? NO matter, this is a beautiful card and I think you did a fabulous job with the technique...I love your sparkly star streams! Congratulations for "shining" in this class!!

donna mikasa said...

Beautiful! I love the glittery trail!

Barb Ghig said...

I had a feeling this was going to be featured...it's such a beautiful card!!!

Dixie Cochran said...

Stunning card!

usharon said...

Beautiful!

Lisa Lara said...

Wow Michelle this is so awesome. Love the glitter.

Laura B. said...

Such a fabulous card, Michelle!!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is stunning!

Marianne said...

Sunset or no sunset, I love the fab design and bold colours!

Daria Z. said...

I agree with Marianne - love the design and the bright, bold colors!

maria mcclure said...

I love the effect you achieved with the watercolor, Michelle!! Fantastic glitter trails, too! Well done and congrats on your student spotlight. That oughta make your husband rethink his commentary. hahaha... :)

Joyce said...

Holy cow--I miss your blog for a few days, and I see that you have been on a roll. Everything is just wonderful. I had the same thing happen to me when I tried the one layer plaid! But, only a card maker would care if it were actually one layer or not. So, mine wasn't...

Kelly Griglione said...

It's called "artistic license!!!" Such a fun card, especially with the happy yellow. Love your treatment on this one, Michelle!

-Kelly (from Chicago, sadly all our snow left after only a day or two!)

Jingle said...

This is so totally gorgeous! I love it!

Jocelyn Olson said...

LOL about your husband's comments. I love the black shooting star and the background is incredible. The glittery trails are so pretty!

Julie Ebersole said...

This is fabulous!!! I love how you adapted using what you had to create this gem!!!

Kate W. said...

The conversation with your husband gave me a good chuckle! Your background turned out so lovely! And for me, I just love your idea of the glittered star trails.