Saturday, July 23, 2016

SAF2016: Starry Night

Now that I'm caught up with the challenges, I can finally write up more than just the ingredients.

This challenge was Starry Night with Amy Sheffer.

Wow, this challenge was really a ,well, challenge.  I really struggled and fussed with the darker colors.  Then it didn't look like enough of the lighter colors.  I finally had to just step back and I decided I liked the look (especially after the hubs came down and said "Oh cool".  

I almost messed the whole thing up on the trees!  I didn't have a makeup wedge and thought a sponge would work OK.  It did for trunks but not the branches.  Fortunately I have been taking some paint along classes and we've done some things similar to the trees so I took a brush and touched them up.  I really like how they turned out.  

I tried and tried to make that string nest.  I need to go back and wathc the tutorials on those because mine never come out.  They always look either too sparse or too clumpy.  I guess that's what I get for not crafting much since last years SAF :)

Then I remembered the shakers and sprinkles make it kit I bought ages ago ... it had silver stars!! so I added those with the rhinestones and voila!

Stamps: Inspired: Lord (PTI)
Ink:Wisteria Wonder, Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Coastal Cabana(SU!), True Black, Mint Julep (PTI
Accessories: Stars (PTI - Make It Market kit Sprinkles ?), Rhinestones (PTI)
Other: Tempera paint (black and white)


  1. Your sky is absolutely gorgeous! You've inspired me to bring out the secondary colors way more than I did on mine!

  2. Love your sky! It is perfect! And your trees are fantastic! Great job Maureen!

  3. I love your night sky. You did a great job