Hello crafty friends! Today I have the honor of being back with Gerda Steiner Designs for the release blog hop of two new, space themed stamp sets! You should have arrived here from Jessica – if not, no worries, I have the entire hop list for you at the bottom. Don’t forget to leave comments along the way for the chance to win of three store coupons for GSD! Read on for all the information!
As you may know by now, I love love love love space and monsters and aliens! I might have begged Gerda to let me be part of this hop because I knew I’d love the stamps before I even saw them. I’ve got a video for you showing how I used the stamps for different styles of cards.
I have to admit, I had the most fun with creating the background for the first card. Just creating my own patterns and then coloring them loosely with my Gansai Tambi watercolors. It was especially lots of fun because I didn’t have to care too much about light sources and shading, knowing that the piece would be covered with vellum and fine details wouldn’t be visible anyhow.
For the second card, I started out with creating my own galaxy. I wet the card base first with clean water, then dropped in some colors (again using my Gansai Tambi) in the order of the color wheel to make sure they would mix nicely and I wouldn’t end up with an unpleasant mess. When I was done, I loaded up a brush with some black color and sprayed it on the card, and then repeated this with some gold and pearlescent color.
For the last card, I dug out my Copic markers. Since I am currently without most of my crafting supplies, I used them to create a soft gradient at the top of my card base (usually I’d use Distress Inks), but then also added a strip of dark blue at the bottom for contrast. I kept the card intentionally clean and simple to contrast with the other two styles.
I hope you liked my projects and are having a blast hopping along. The next stop is Tanja and I have the full list of participants below! And for every comment you leave (on the blogs or on the videos) you have the chance to enter into the drawing of 3 store coupons for Gerda Steiner Designs: 25$, 15$, and 10$! All comments must be entered by Sunday April 17th at 11.59 pm PST.
- Gerda Steiner Designs gsd-stamps.com
- Jess Crafts http://www.jesscrafts.com/
- Julia Altermann <– you are here
- Tanja www.littleartcottage.blogspot.com
- Wiebke http://buntebastelecke.blogspot.com/
- Emily http://dreamybreeze.blogspot.com/
- Francine http://www.1001cartes.ch/
- Tara Sell http://curlecues.blogspot.com/
- Yolanda Garrido http://scrapingtime.blogspot.com/
- Simon Hurley http://www.inklipse.com/
Good luck and thanks for stopping by!
I’ve listed the products used for this project below. If possible, I link to Seven Hills Crafts for all European Crafters. Alternative shopping outlets linked to are Amazon US and Simon Says Stamp. Click here to learn more about which companies I am affiliated with.