Friday, May 8, 2009

Sky Rocket in FLIGHT!

Happy FRIDAY and greetings from Planet Durenberger! Hee Hee (Yes: there is still too much caffeine in my system, but how else would I get everything done!?!) Here's a little card to tickle the sketch happy folks from Lauren Meader's super inspirational blog and it's a wee-bit out of my territory: It's a man-ish/ kid's congratulations card: something that I don't EVER make and need to have more of in the old vault... So yeah! Yeah, for sketches! Yeah, for challenges! (And what kind of challenge is there for getting the old homestead cleaned in time for Friday Night ENTERTAINMENT!?! Anybody?) Shhhhhhh. It's alright, don't answer that...

The SKETCH of inspiration:

It's a pretty straight forward little card, but I wanted to share that I crossed a boundary on this one, using NEW stamps I was influenced to buy, strictly due to my new community in blog-land! Thanks to the immersion into this scrapolicious society of HUNDREDS, maybe thousands, of crafty card-making babes who are inspiring me daily, here in blogland, I'm succumbing to the VIRTUAL shopping galaxy of the blogosphere! My first purchase: stamp sets from "my cute stamps!" I treated myself to the MOST DARLING robot and spaceship collection that looks like something from "Lost in Space" meets 20th Century Fox/BlueSky Productions, "Robots"... A-dorable!

Photography for this card was SUPER challenging! I'm not much of a photographer to begin with, but keeping these colors "true" was impossible! I was INSIDE, OUTSIDE, direct vs. indirect, flash/no flash: you name it. I'm okay with these pictures, but they still don't show enough contrast between the two main blue panels I was working with. The blue cardstock on the left side (with the moon) is BALLET BLUE from S/U!, which has a purple quality and can knock on the door of the "periwinkle" family quite nicely... I was working with that, to have nice compliment with the yellow of the rocket "jetter" flame-age, etc. THEN, I couldn't resist DOING a RESIST with the little stars from this collection, so I stamped them and embossed with clear embossing powder, and then sponged on BALLET BLUE & NIGHT OF NAVY ink to make the stars pop through the (originally) white panel... I chose NOT to add any purple in the mixture, because I didn't want it to blend too much with the upper left rectangle of C/S... But after seeing this in photography, the two blue panels look very similar after all. Dag nabbit. Oh well. It's still a fun card and if I give it to a child: um, yeah! I'm thinkin' "it don't matter...!" It was just a stroll down the "color theory" isle in my brain... If you joined up for the ride, I hope you didn't get too dizzy!

C/S - S/U!
Blue, Red and Yellow inks - S/U!
Stone Grey - Staz On
Mirrored C/S - Bazzil (?)
Stamped images - My Cute Stamps
Sentiment - S/U!
Brads - Michael's
Embossing powder - S/U!
Versa Mark Pad


Dana Gustafson said...

Lost in SPAAAAAAAAACE! Hee hee, you rock(et) the card making world! Love your rocket card and that you played along in the sketch challenge. That stamp set is a goodie with the cool rocket and lumpy moon.

tg said...

How fun! It is such a good feeling to crack open a new set of stamps and make something.

Karen said...

Very appropriate with the new Star Trek release today! I was eyeing that very cute set that I wish were 'my own' cute stamps! :>:> Lucky you that you've been in Scrapland! And Friday Night Entertainment?! What's that?! lol I'm wishing you warp speed on your tidying efforts and some great fun tonight! :>

Jennifer E. said...

What a fun card! Great job with the sketch!

Rosemary said...

A-DOR-A-BLE card, E! I don't know what else to say other than this is just a stupendously cute card!!

sam said...

cool card!! happy sunday!

AKiteFlier said...

This is just TOO fun - what a great card. You did a super job withe the challenge - hope you'll come back and play again! Smiles!