Sunday, September 8, 2013


Some of the spectacular night skies we have had this summer are my inspiration for this piece.

I am entering this piece in Craft a Scene's September Challenge.  The theme for this month is "Dusk to Dawn". 

This has been a great summer for star gazing.  Living in an area surrounded by lots of wilderness and water and few city lights makes the area where I live wonderful for stargazing.  In fact, just across the Mackinac Bridge at the tip of Michigan's northern peninsula there is The Headlands International Dark Sky Park.  There is a spectacular video of some night skies in northern Michigan on their website.  
The man and dog sitting on the rocks seemed to make the perfect pair to be stargazing on a cool summer evening in northern Michigan.  The scene was laid out and stamped with VersaFine Onyx Black ink using a Stamp-a-ma-Jig stamp positioner and Eclipse Masking tape by Judikins.  After the ink dried the images and background were colored with Copic markers.
Stamps used:
Stampscapes - Curvilinear Road, observatory, space rocks, boulder on left
100 Proof Press - Elf with Telescope (partial stamp), 3 round planets in sky(marbles stamps), small comet, rocky outcropping
VivaLasVegaStamps - Man and Dog, Big Dipper, Saturn, Tiny Planet by observatory
Beeswax - large rock ledge in foreground
Art Impressions - cliff on left
Third Coast Rubber Stamps  - spiral in sky
Rubber Stamp Avenue - moon
Have a great week.
Thanks for stopping by.


Dora said...

stunning!!! amazing how you made and colourize this image!
thank you for joining at craft a scene this month.

Pippin said...

What a spectacular scene! Love the sky and the man and dog watching.
Thanks for taking part in our challenge at Craft a Scene this month.

Sandra said...

Hi Susan :)
YES !!! Your scene is, as amazing as usual ! I put a "special mention" for the way you used partialy the Elf stamp. It is very clever :)

NancyD said...

Susan this is a truly amazing scene and perfect for our challenge at Craft a Scene. Thanks for joining us this time. NancyD

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous scene! Love how you built it with all those different stamps and the night time sky is wonderful. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft a Scene!!

Helen in the UK said...

I saw your card on the Craft a Scene Challenge. Love how you've created your scene ... wish I saw that much when I tried to stargaze!!! Great job :)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such an amazing scene, thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene this month.
Sue x