My Lucky Stars #TGIFC37

Happy Friday! Now that we are through the holidays, I am going to start making more of an effort to post on a regular basis again. A good place for me to start is to get back in the routine of TGIF Challenges. This week's challenge is a fun and pretty open sketch. I was instantly inspired by the cascading stars in the sketch! I knew I wanted to use the Big Dipper stamp from the new Going Global Set to create a starry night sky. 

I wanted the night sky to be richer than just black card stock and ink, so I layered several ink colors to achieve the effect I was after. The first layer of color was Blackberry Bliss. I kept it really dark in the upper left corner and let the wash become a really pretty light pink. Then I immediately layered some Island Indigo. You can't tell that Island Indigo was used, but it was the color that added another dimension to the watercoloring. The last layer of color was Night of Navy. I did it first while the paper was still moist with the other colors and again after the paper was dry. To complete the night sky I splattered some White Craft Ink all over the background and embossed the Big Dipper image. Some embellishments behind the sentiment help make it the focal point despite the strong contrast of the stars.

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I took this sketch challenge pretty literal, but you can take it however you want! We all love seeing your creations so be sure to share them with us at TGIF Challenges.

Smiles :)


  1. I just had to come over to say I think your card looks AMAZING!! That night sky is gorgeous and I love the stamp set you used! I just found the TGIF challenge blog, (apparently I've been living under a rock), and look forward to playing along!

    1. Thanks Chris! I can't wait to see what you create!


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