Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Eat My Dust

How exciting, my very first post as part of the Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team. Check out the post on their blog HERE.

I have made a 4"x6" postcard featuring one of the newest additions to my VLVS addiction, erm ... I mean collection ! LOL. 

I enjoyed coloring Lady on Scooter, with copics and metallic pencil, isn't she great. I sure hope I am still scootering at her age!
The wording 'Eat my Dust' is to demonstrate just how fast she is actually going ...  
Can you see the determination on her face :

For the background I wanted to do something in stark contrast to her somewhat conservative demeanor so I went for a northern lights mystical sort of background, with lots of space dust :)

I used mixed media card stock and painted it with black gesso, then sponged on white actylic paint. When that was dry I sponged over the white with alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue. Adding color on top of white always makes it appear more obvious and vibrant. I splatted water down white acrylic for my stars :

 Now to really highlight this gorgeous gal. I used my 4" round gelli® plate with green acrylic and a stencil, then I stamped this onto my background and rolled off some of the excess paint on the roller to make the ground and added a little green into the sky :

This green whimsical moon-like sphere was perfect to highlight the focal image. I adhered my image to the postcard with miracle tape. Finally I added the wording 'East my dust' with letter stickers.

Thanks for stopping by, Nikki x


  1. I'm so loving this! The space dust is out of this world! Heehee, pun intended! Fabulous project, wonderful tutorial, they are so lucky to have you on their DT! Well done!

  2. Fantastic sky, love how you did the moon.....clever xx

  3. Great postcard, Nikki. Thanks for sharing how you achieved the background (I might just have to 'borrow' that idea) and I guess when you're old and on a scooter, there's not so far to fall? LOL!!!

  4. Supercool! Background is fab, and the fun lady is totally uplifting :)

  5. Fantastic creation Nikki - such a great stampand love your background!!


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