Newton’s Nook – Reach for the Stars

Hello friends! Welcome to a new week! Today marks the start of the Cat Lover’s Hop which Newton’s Nook is a sponsor of. They’ll be showcasing some fun inspiration on Friday but I wanted to jump in early with an extra card share for you.

I started my card by inking up a panel with fossilized amber, spiced marmalade, blueprint sketch, faded jeans and black soot distress inks. I spritzed it with water and blotted it dry. Then I flicked some gold watercolor on it. Next, I used the cascading stars stencil with some champagne metallix gel for my sky.

I pulled out Cosmic Newton, stamped a couple of images and colored them with my copics. I used the coordinating dies to cut them all out next. I needed to create a ground for my images so I inked up a small panel with evergreen bough and twisted citron distress ink and spritzed it with water. When it was dry, I used the land borders dies to cut a grassy top and adhered it to my stenciled panel. Using the images as a guide I stamped my sentiment on the bottom right.

With my background complete, I adhered it to a white card base and then popped my images up with foam squares. For finishing touches I added some glossy accents to the planet, shooting star and glass on the telescope and of course Newton’s nose.

This is not my typical sky color combo but it was so fun to play around and I love how it turned out. What are your favorite combos for sky colors? I’d love to hear in the comments.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

26 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook – Reach for the Stars

  1. Hello Amanda – I am visiting from the Cat Lovers Blog Hop. I adore your inky background with lovely Cosmic Newton star gazing – such beautiful colouring and wonderfully stencilled stars. I am looking forward to seeing more of your projects over the week. Thank you, too, to Newton’s Nook for sponsoring the hop! xx

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  2. Wowee!! This background you created is magnificent! Love those gold stars and the pretty colors of the sky. And the kitty is my favorite – a Siamese! Love this, Amanda. tfs!

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  3. Your sky is perfect for the image, Amanda, and I love all the stars! Great colors. So glad to see you sharing and hat’s off to Newton’s Nook for sponsoring the Cat Lover’s Hop again this year.

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  4. WOW!! How fabulous card!! Love so much Newton and the amazing sky you made for his investigations!! Awesome colours! Tanks so much for sharing and thanks to Newton’s Nook for sponsoring the Cat Lovers Blog Hop!!

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  5. Love the Cosmic Newton set…..and how you used it here! I also really like the way you did the starry background….shine, texture, and pizazz! Such a wonderful card!
    Thank you so much for participating in the #2020CatLoversHop…and thank you to Newton’s Nook for sponsoring!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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