Sunday, 15 January 2017

You're a Star!

Hello and welcome!

First - I managed to track down my newest follower Anne and she is quite new to blogging so I do hope you will be able to pay her a visit.

My card today was made for my brother in law's birthday this month.  Believe me, he really is a star.

I retrieved a piece of a gelli plate print from my snippets box.  I used a mask to add the texture paste and when it was dry added inka gold and stickles to some of the stars then rubbed inka gold round the edge.

The planet is cut from scraps of used envelopes.  I added a little sparkle pen on the planet and also onto the happy birthday sentiment although it doesn't show up well in the photo.

I used the cleaned up star mask with Pumice Stone DI to decorate the background.  Unfortunately the photo is a bit blown out on the right hand side.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Male Room #51  (Anything Goes)
Shopping Our Stash #285 (Stickle Me Elmo)
 A Bit More Time to Craft #36 (Anything goes)

41 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fabulous card Barb, I love the starry sky that you've made, I'm sure that your BIL will love this.

Sue xx

Lia said...

'Over the moon' about this card (to stay in galaxy therms!)
Lia xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Barb love your background colours

Anne

Valerija said...

A gorgeous birthday card, love this!
Valerija xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there Barb, brilliant card, the design is super and I love the colours too, makes a great male card,Kate x

Lisa Andersson said...

Fantastic scene of stars and the planet and wonderful colours too.
Hugs, Lisa

meg said...

Fabulous starry sky Barb love the colours and layout

Maria Rodriguez said...

WOW!! this is a beautiful starry sky!!! complete with what appears to be Saturn? just lovely and fun, your brother in law surely will feel like a star when he receives this fabulous card.
Thank you for sharing it with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH.
Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

rachel said...

this is wonderful Barb - I really love it - such a fab make! Those stars look great - great texture too. Hugs rachel x

KandA said...

This really is a fabulous male card and such a great design with the stars and planet xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oooh that is lovely

cotnob said...

A super card Barb, a fabulous masculine design.
Pauline
x

Kathleen said...

Really fabulous creation and some great ideas for the use of certain elements.

Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous card, just perfect for a masculine recipient! Love your night sky!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a lovely card, perfect for a male birthday - I love that starry sky.
Lorraine

Liz said...

Gorgeous, masculine card, Barb. Love the design. xx

Carol L said...

This turned out so awesome for a masculine card! I love how you put this together - it has such a wonderful look!

SARN said...

OOH . . . love the look of this. Fab masculine card xxx

Mrs A. said...

Love your idea for this male card. Absolutely super. Hugs Mrs A. Ps. Just off to Anne's blog now to leave a comment.

Angela Radford said...

Great card Barb, he's going to love this. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Cobnut Crafter said...

Another lovely card Barb. I do like a bit of sparkle!
Also a big thank you for promoting my blog and to your followers who have visited and left such lovely comments. I hope to be more active with my posts this year - just need to get my act together!!

Chana Harris said...

Wonderful idea for a male card! Love your glittery universe! Thanks for accepting the challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Janice said...

A brilliant card Barb, super male design.
Janice x

lilian said...

Great card Barb, Sure you brother in law will love it.

Lilian

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
just popped over to join Anne's blog.
Love your wonderful card and the super design too.
It looks os amazing and such a very lovely idea too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MaryH said...

What a fantastic use of your gelli adventures to crate this astronomically beautiful and fun card. It's a wonderful theme for a masculine card, and the subtle neutral colors worked so well as backgrounds for the heavenly stars. A great idea for a theme for your beloved brother. Happy New Year,hope it started off great, and TFS. Will zip over to visit your new follower! Hugs

karenlotty said...

Oooh Barbara I hadn't realised you were back blogging! I,ve enjoyed looking at the ones I'd missed even the disappearing umbrella one! The caught in crystal idea is lovely and those mince pie boxes was such a great way of recycling. Today's card is a real winner - a great male card

Diane said...

Gorgeous masculine card design and colors Barb.

Hugs Diane

Veerle said...

That background looks awesome Barb, love your card.
Hugs Veerle x

Joan said...

A real star of a card, fab background and I love the planet!

Donna said...

Fantastic birthday card!
Thanks for joining in the fun at SHOPPING OUR STASH!

Greta said...

Wow--this is a masterpiece, Barb! So artistic!

aussie aNNie said...

You are the star creating this fabulous card Barb.xx{aNNie}

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I feel like I'm looking into the milky way with the card. Fabulous background, well executed!

Tina Z. said...

wow, what an incredible card, so special!

Inkyfingers said...

I find masculine cards so difficult Barb but they seem to come naturally to you! I love this fabulous example with all the texture and subtle shimmer. I bet your BIL loved it!
Hugs
Carol x

Donna said...

This is fabulous, like that background and the stars!

Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Lovely card Barb

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is amazing. Love the galaxy of stars, the depth and dimension. Great work. I'm sure it'll be treasured. Sorry to be so late commenting, and thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes Challenge at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wonderful card for your BIL! I really like this outerspace theme, especially for a guy! I bet he loved it!

Donna said...

Another great mixed media creation, Barb. x