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Monday, August 17, 2009

By the Light of the Moon

Our August CCEE hostess is none other than Cindy Motherway, aka Mothermark on SCS. This Monday, she challenged us to make a card with a moon on it. I don't have any moon stamps, so I chose to make one by masking a circle on my cardstock when I colored the bg.



As much as I've tried, I am a failure when it comes to using the brayer to make any kind of bg, so I used my sponge daubers to adhere the various shades of blue and gray for my snowy night sky. I used Bashful Blue, Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue, Night of Navy, Going Gray and Basic Gray. I used my white gel pen to create the falling snow. I used MS silver glitter on the snowy ground and wish I would've used dazzling diamonds instead, but this'll have to do.

Why not pull out your moon stamps (or create one like I did using a circle punch) and play along in our challenge? You can check out the details on our CCEE blog, as well as see the cards my friends made.

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Monday!

Stamping hugs,


18 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful wintry scene, I like the shades of blue! Wonderful job.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Beautiful Christmas card! Your sky is gorgeous.

Carolyn King said...

What a beautiful scene!!! Love it! Love your sponging too (the brayer and I dont get along either!)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super spectacular! Your sky is phenomenal. The shading is perfect -- who cares if you didn't use a brayer -- it looks like a Zindorf masterpiece.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh wow Charlene this is so classy!!

jdmommy said...

Who needs a brayer when you can sponge like this!! I love this wintery Christmas card!! Great colors, and that lone tree and moon really let you know how COLD it is!! Great job!!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

gorgeous! I love all of the different shades of blue.

Bonnie said...

Brayer Schmayer.....highly overrated I say! This is a fabulously gorgeous card and your sponging is absolutely exquisite!! All true!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a STUNNING Christmas scene Charlene!! LOVE the look you achieved with sponging!! And as for the brayer? We have an understanding here too...it just sits on the shelf and looks important. *grin*
Fabulous card!!

Cook22 said...

No moon stamp, but I bet you have a lighthouse for tomorrow - I didn't have either a moon or a lighthouse.
Now, I wouldn't mind not being able to brayer if I could sponge like this, but I don't do well with either. I love this crisp winter night with the snow sparkling in the moonlight and that gorgeous ribbon.

Mothermark said...

Well, this was not a failure...I have a hard time believing you fail at anything! This is very nicely done! Love the soft colors..you are getting such a jump on your Christmas cards!

Love it Charlene!

Silke said...

Gorgeous wintery scene!!! I think you did a fabulous job on the challenge!!! Hugs ~S~

Dawn said...

so pretty Charlene!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is absolutely stunning....wow.....such a peaceful and serene winter's night.....you rocked this challenge, gf

StampOwl said...

OMG this is stunning Charlene!

Joan Ervin said...

So pretty and serene...love the soft blues and the moon is perfect!!!!

Traci M said...

Charlene, I am a long time admirer of certain stampers that do amazing sunsets, moonlit scenes, and what not with the brayer...and I am with you, it is hard!
I even looked into a brayer class with zindorph, but the one in Boulder was already filled!! So I may have to resort to sponging, you make it look so great here, it is soft and realistic looking too!! Love your card, the layout, the colors, and the moon!! Thanks for sharing your stuff!! Hope life will slow down for you, soon.

vdutchr said...

Charlene - WOW! You are one busy lady with all the stamp sites and blogs and wining CSS - WOWIE! I often wondered what CCEE was - now I know - now I am a follower! In fact, you might see my cards very soon...