Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Blue moonlight

Today’s card is an night version of the card I posted yesterday. It is for the March Craft a Scene challenge, with the theme of moonlight.

The scene is done on glossy cardstock and coloured with dye inks. I die cut two circles from a masking sheet and placed on in the sky and one if the water. The horizon was masked and I started sponging the sky, aiming for a streaky look. Inks were layered starting with the lightest shade and gradually building up colour, avoiding to cover all of the previous colour. I used a Colorbox Stylus tool to apply the ink, dragging it across the paper. The inks were applied in the following order: Aqua, Speckled Egg, Pool, Broken China, Stream, Denim, Pitch Black. I used the Stylus tool to ‘draw’ the islands at the horizon. Then the mask was removed and the sea was sponged with the same inks. After that I removed the moon masks and dragged some ink across the moons too, because they were too starkly white. Finally, the bird stamp was stamped twice using Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.

Thank you for looking!!!


Supplies: Stampscapes: Migrating Birds Lg. 151E; Adirondack ink: Aqua, Pool, Stream, Denim, Pitch Black; Jenni Bowlin Speckled Egg ink; Distress Ink: Broken China; Ranger Archival Jet Black ink; Colorox Stylus tool; Inkadinkado masking sheet; Spellbinders circle die; Kromekote glossy cardstock.


  1. Wow! A really wonderful moonlit night. I really appreciate your steps explanation because I want to go and try it myself, but I need more colors. lol! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Craft a Scene. NancyD

  2. Stunning! So beautiful!!You make it sound easy but mine never turn out like this.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene.
    Great inspiration!

  3. Beautiful, and thanks for the tips, not that they'll help....heavy hand here!

  4. Your scene is gorgeous, I love the beautiful colours.

    Have a nice weekend

    Greetings from Germany

  5. Wow!! I just LOVE every scene you design! The colours of this one are so beautiful and calming!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene!

  6. A really stunning card, made even better by its apparent simplicity. So much work in it to create this elegant image. Good luck. xx Maggie

  7. I love how you captured the moon in the water and the flock of birds is wonderful. Gorgeous!!

  8. WOW!!!! I am speechless... this is so dreamlike!

  9. Thanks for sharing your technique - this is a beautifully atmospheric scene; nothing fussy, but very effective.


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