When my Hb and I were on holiday in Rhodes last month we were lucky to find that it coincided with a full moon. The night sky is so beautiful there, so much less light pollution that the stars are visible, as well as some of the planets. My hubby is quite knowledgeable about these things and pointed out several of constellations and planets. We were able to see Venus and Jupiter clearly.
The nights around the full moon were all beautifully clear and I really enjoyed seeing it from our restaurant tables as it's always warm enough to enjoy every meal outside. Here are a few shots.
It was also amazing to see the moon still in the sky in the morning and I snapped these photos from our balcony at 6.30am
Over the last few days I have been trying to find a good man in the moon digi or stamp but really none were suitable. So inspired by the challenge over at PaperArtsy which is "faces" I took a really brave decision and decided to draw a few of my own Man in the moon faces.
I never claim be an artist so my drawings are rather primitive but I came up with these. I drew one on crumpled tissue paper which I stuck onto a circle die cut and a couple I drew directly onto the card. I used a silver pen for one and micron for the others.
I added some distress ink to given them some dimension
I created an inky background with shades of blue distress ink by swooshing my card through the inks until I had created a dark blue night sky.
I also stamped some stars on my background.
Below is my finished card and I really like the vintage/retro feel of it. My very own Man in the Moon Christmas card. This really epitomizes my childhood Christmas cards for me. I used to also love the German advent calendars which often had smiley man in the moon images.
I plan to use the other faces for other projects so you will see them again at some point.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
PaperArtsy Faces. I was very inspired by the butterfly post by Julie Anne Lee where she used a face on a butterfly.
Country View add some texture
Sparkles Christmas distress it
Christmas card challenge photo inspiration
Crafty Hazelnut For a child
Cheery Lynn Vintage
We love to create #21
Allsorts all sentimental, use a sentiment
Pixie's Crafty workshop #199
Craft Stamper Take it make it process;ink,stitch, paint,collage, print paper I have used ink, collage paper as well as stamping my star background and my sentiment.
Thanks for visiting me today and also for the really kind messages you left on my Zenspirations post on Friday. It's the start of another week already and at the end of this week the clocks go back...gosh how quickly that has come around.
Bye for now,