First, my Challenge Entry. I promised you something "From My Own Brain" so here it is:
jac-inks Papercraft Challenges #11 which was to use the inspirational photo on their blog.
I used a few Stampin Up products - Ink: Soft Sky Blue, Cardstock: Whisper White, Stamp: Lovely as a Tree. The base card is DCWV Luxury Stack. The image was produced by stamping with Studio Multi Medium, spritzing with Perfect Pearls Mist (Pearl colour) and then drying with a heat tool. I then added layers of colour using Distress Inks (Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and Stormy Sky) sprayed with water to help with blending. I felt a "moon" was needed so I added a flower centre from Prima to make the moon. The sentiment is stamped on a tag from Spellbinders with the addition of inking and Perfect pearls. I don't know about you guys but I like the finished look - I wasn't too sure at first but as the inks dried and softened, I grew to like it!
Here is a look at the card from an angle so that you can see the shine: