Greetings, crafters on planet earth! As the big sci-fi fan that I am I fell in love with My Favorite Things’ Out Of This World the moment I saw it. And, assuming that not all aliens are of the evil X-Files kind but maybe more along the lines of ET, I decided that my own space explorer would be from a planet where the dominant color is pink (wouldn’t we all want to live there??).
Actually, I also thought of a quote by Nichelle Nichols, who played Lt. Uhura in the original Star Trek: “Science is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game. It’s everyone’s game. It’s about where we are and where we are going.” Just some food for thought 🙂 Read on for the video!!
I am still struggling with soft sponged backgrounds – I keep re-watching Laura Bassen’s videos, but when I start to use ink I just have to add more. And more. And more… Anyhow, I am happy with the colors, even though I had wishes they’d come out softer, but … pink!
The spacecraft was colored very simply. I know we can start to discuss light sources, and which parts of the craft protrude and would cast shadows, but I know that some of you get so confused by this that you rather not color something at all for fear of doing it wrong. Here’s a secret: it’s YOUR space craft. Color it any way you want. Meaning: it’s ok to keep your coloring to the basics. Craft in a way that makes YOU happy. It’s your hobby, you ain’t doing for anyone else.
There’s a matching die set, but the vibrant colors were good enough for my Brother Scan n Cut to cut it for me. I mounted the space craft with some foam tape to my panel and then added a few stars in colors that would go well with the pink sky. And there is my pink space craft. Makes me kind of wish that ESA or NASA would paint their space craft pink. For realz!