Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9 and GSD Share Your Designs #21

Hello, friends!  I'm happy to be here again today to share a card I made for two challenges. (For my CASology post, click HERE.)

First, I'm playing at the current Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #9 using three elements in a row...I used "Masking Technique-Sponging-Things That Fly."

Next up, I'm entering this card in the current Share Your Designs Challenge #21 at Gerda Steiner Designs.  I used the new release sets (Alien Invasion and Blast Off) and had lots of fun stamping, masking, sponging distress inks, and making a fun little scene!

As usual, I added Glossy Accents to the dome of the space ships for some added interest.

I used a variety of coloring techniques on this card and, while it was a little more "labor-intensive" than I am used to, it was quite relaxing and fun.  I first stamped the images and masked them.  I sponged on a variety of distress inks to make the sky, keeping a brighter area for the sentiment.  I then took a watercolor brush and flicked on some splatters of purple paint.  Finally, I added a few white "stars" with a gel pen.  I then unmasked the images, colored the aliens and the planet with Copics, but watercolored the space ships and inner domes.  I added some white liquid pearls to the ships and a touch of yellow to suggest lights underneath.  I think this card may be heading to my nephew again!

As always, thanks for stopping by!


  1. How CUTE!! Love your sky, it's fantastic!! And this little aliens are too much fun in their space saucers!!

  2. Oh, another darling space seen! You've done such a fantastic job with these stamps again. Your background is amazing and I love how you designed it to highlight the sentiment. The glossy accents is such a great detail, too. Loving this awesome card! So happy you've joined us (again!) for Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge Nine!

  3. What a great fun card Judy! These are really cute little aliens and I like how you used the Glossy Accents!

  4. OH MY, Judy!!! What a fabulous atmosphere you've created for these darling characters! LOve the glossy accents!


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