Galaxy background card 2

Hi all. Today I’ll be sharing another card in my series of water coloured background galaxy cards. You can find my first one here. Today’s card was inspired by a painting created by the amazingly talented Melanie April. If you haven’t seen her work yet, you should go have a look! I love how she creates a scene around her galaxy paintings. I also wanted to CASE Jeanne Jachna’s card for the CAS-Fridays challenge to CASE a Girl Friday.

galaxy ballerina

This card was made up of mainly “recycled” pieces, like the flower die cuts made from my failed cards! To create the green background on my galaxy painting, I used my new Derwent markers to paint over the watercolours. Only a tiny blop of paint from 2 different greens markers was enough to create each layer! They are really thick pigment inks. The little white spots that show through the grassy area I painted are from the acrylic white paint I used to create splatters on my galaxy, so I now know my Derwent markers do not cover acrylic paint!

galaxy ballerina cu

Once the green grassy area I painted was dry, I stamped the beautiful Ballerina silhouette from Casual Fridays from the Tutu stamp set with Versafine ink a few times with my Misti. The floral die cuts comes from different companies. The large flowers comes from Spellbinders, the greenish/blue leaf comes from Waffle Flowers and the little green flowers come from a cut out of an A2 background die from Sizzix. The sentiment Happy Birthday is from Hero Arts and the smaller sentiment below it comes from The Project Bin. Whew! If there was a challenge to use as many different company products on one card, I think I would win it don’t you think? 😁

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to know what you think of this card!


I’m sharing this over at:

DiesRUs Dies R Us – Handmade die cut flowers

tuesday throwdown Tuesday Throwdown – Use dies or punches

Shopping our Stash badge Shopping Our Stash – On trend. I used a galaxy.

art&stamps Art & Stamps by Star – Use 2or more diecuts

Pixie’s Snippets Challenge – A new to me challenge where we have to use our scrap, or thats what I’ve understood by snippets!

case girl friday.jpgJeanne Jachna’s beautiful card.


17 thoughts on “Galaxy background card 2

  1. Such a pretty and vibrant card. My eye was drawn to so many different aspects. . . the gorgeous background was the perfect setting for the ballerina silhouette. Thanks for sharing your creation with everyone at the Casual Fridays Challenge.

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  2. Hi Gwendolyn – a HUGE welcome to the Snippets Playground, and yes it’s a little ‘anything goes’ challenge where you use up some of your scraps 🙂 Such a lovely card, love the vibrant colours and gorgeous background. The sweet dancer reminds me of a little girl I know doing her ballet lessons 🙂

    Such a small world as well, we have family (including that same little girl) living in Germany, South of Ulm, in Bergatreute – near Bad Waldsee. I lived in Germany as a kid for eight and a half years in total myself (Dad was in the British Army) ……… and the happiest three years of my childhood were spent in Singapore! We’ve been back to visit, of course it’s changed a lot but still so much of it is familiar and very dear to me.


    Di xx

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  3. Hi Gwendolyn, a stunning background for the little fairy silhouette, Love the flowers too. Totally correct on the snippets, getting creative with leftover bits and pieces… Have a wonderful week… Megan GD Snippets Playground

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  4. I think it’s wonderful as is your write up! Great use of what you consider failed projects along with experimenting. So happy you joined in the Tuesday Throwdown this week. You made me want to go play in my craft cave.

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