Thursday, 5 July 2012

SIlvery Moon

This week's theme for Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers Challenge is SILVER.  My first thought was to do something industrial and Steampunky (always my comfort zone!) but I was having trouble incorporating stamping into the mix (and the challenge is a stamping challenge, duh!).  SO...rethink...

The song that kept popping into my head was "By the Light of the Silvery Moon" so that was where I took my inspiration!  The background was built up in colurs of Adirondack and Distress inks, applied with Colour Duster brushes with a bit of masking to create an horizon. The tree stamps are from Clarity, the swirl from Hero Arts (a very old one).  I stamped the swirl (which shows up much better in real life than in the photo) in silver Opalite ink;  the moon and stars are paperclay,  painted with Pearl Perfect Pearl mica powder. 

I printed out the wording, traced over it in silver ink on shrink plastic and heated it to shrink, then attached it with Glossy Accents.  Finally,  I added some springy/shimmery wire that I'd pulled out and bundled.  I don't know what this is called.  I saw it once in a discount shop and bought a package.  It languished in my stash for ages until one day, it turned out to be JUST THE THING I needed.  However, once it's gone it's gone...

So, job done - hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting!

4 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

STUNNING... love the swoosh of moonbeams too... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... am humming that song now lol x

scrappyjen said...

Lovely work! I like shrink plastic too. It is under used I think. Nice to see it on your tag. Jenx

Redanne said...

Hi Keren, this is so lovely, I love that springy mesh, you have used it so well, it reminds me of the milky way - it's really lovely! A x

Buttons said...

OK Keren, I seem to be the person on the planet who hasn't previously discovered your genius blog. Well thanks to your leaving me such a lovely comment (don't think you need much inspiring!!) I found my way here and I'm hooked. Will be following you from now on so as not to miss out on seeing your gems again. Hugs, Buttons x