Friday, June 1, 2012

Astronaut Card

I have wanted to make a space card for ages and I’ve often seen rocket ships on boys cards and I was inspired by an article in an Australian Simply Cards to start creating. I started by carefully studying the night sky above my house and noticed that most of the stars were in a bit of a line directly above the house, I think it’s called the Milky Way so I placed my stars that I punched from some Kaisercraft designer paper in a similar line. I used a blank white cardstock card base and created my night sky using only 2 different blue inks Adirondack- Denim and Stampin Up- Tempting Turquoise I applied the inks using my Sponging block just like  I had seen Tim Holtz create a distressed background for a bookmark he made me when he was last in Australia. Then I used one of my home made green mica powder mists to help create my arty distressed night sky, that totally shimmers if you hold the card at an angle. I’m very happy with the result. Then my astronaut had to land in a rocket ship which I just hand drew straight onto some silver and red papers, and my daughter reminded me that my astronaut needed a couple of windows in his rocket ship so he could look outside,excellent point and duly noted and added! I made the flag from a bamboo skewer that I coloured with my Copics so it matched my beary cute astronaut.

This first photo is inside the card. 

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This is the card front .Astronaut 1 June 2012 006

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I’d love you to come and Join our Challenge this week at

Card Crafter’s Circle 24th  Challenge

     The theme for you this week is 


It doesn't have to be patriotic, but I know with the 4th of July is only a month away for all my American friends.

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Our randomly drawn challenge winner will receive 4 digital images (uncoloured) of their choice... what a great prize!

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Challenges I am entering:

  1. Cute Card Thursday - Transportation Theme
  2. SJ Papercrafts-All about the Boy
  3. Willow Sketchie-Sketch or make your own backing paper
  4. Little darlings Challenges - Boy Card
  5. TuesdayThrowdown-Masculine
  6. Crafty Cardmakers- Distress It
  7. Daisy Doodles Creative challenge - Beary Cute
  8. Forever Friends - One for the Boys
  9. Lexi's Creations - For the man/Boy in our lives
  10. Simon Says Stamp and Show- One for the Boys       

Have a great weekend

Hugs Trish


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the fab

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

Looks Amazing Trish! Love the sentiment you chose too :)

Anonymous said...

Wow,super card inside and out!Fab scene and techniques used.Thanks for joining us at Willow Sketchie Challenge.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

June Houck said...

So *beary* cute, Trish!

Jenée said...

WOW! Wonderful card. I am in awe of all your elements (especially the hand drawn space ship). You night sky is fab. You have definitely got a winner with this one, girl!!

cotnob said...

This is a fab card, I love the night sky you have created.
Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous space card, great background, very effective with your images. Thanks so much for joining in thecSimon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW this is amazing, what an adorable card. I love the sky it looks super. How sweet is the Wee Astronaut too, Thanks for playing on Willow Sketchie this week, Hazelxox

Jennifer said...

Oh My Trish! This is incredible! I love how you've done both the inside and outside of this! Makes me want to strap myself to a rocket!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous creation Trish, love the image and wonderful sky, fabulous card.


Tracey said...

This is fabulous Trish, I love how you've done the moon :)
Have a great weekend.

Beebeebabs said...

Thanks Trish - such a cute cute card!!!

Chrizette said...

Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

DT Member
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Papercraft By Carole said...

What a fun card!! Love the background technique!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Cxx

jo said...

Wow, fab card!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Lisa said...

Wow, Trish, this is just gorgeous!! I love way you created the sky and the moon!! The astronaut is so adorable! What a fabulous card...I love it :)

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Diane J said...

Great fun card, your astronaut is so cute. Thank you for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS 'One for the Boys' Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Your astronaut is super cute and love the rocket-- the colors are so bright and cheerful
Regards to Anita Munro too!!


Sherrie K. said...

The astronaut is super cute and love the cute little rocket!
Sherrie K

Jennifer Grace said...

Fantastic card, I love the way you created the night sky, it's perfect. Thanks for joining us at SJ Crafts! x

Nannieflash said...

Wow Trish thats a fabulous card for a young lad, he will love your spaceman ted, and the whole colouring is just gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun this is one, brilliant card for a young boy mine used to love space,that is one,great scene you have created too Hun love it hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Feebsy said...

What a fun card. I really love your distressed background it's so effective and the images are great.

Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


Wattage said...

What a fun card for a little boy! Thanks for joining us at the Forever Friends challenge, Lisa DT x