Thursday, July 23, 2020

Backyard Astronaut

Howdy y'all!

I'm back! I am  Mary Ellen Driggs and my blog is Creative Time With M.E.

I had such fun last month being a guest designer for the Clever Dexter that they let me come back!

This month's challenge Sponsor is Polkadoodles!

And the challenge for this month is All that Sparkles!

As guest designer I was able to play with the Astronaut - Little Dudes from Polkadoodles!  With this stamp set you get this adorable little dude. Plus 3 fab themed printable papers and themed sentiments!

I chose to do a slimline card for this image! This allowed me to have plenty of space to create the card I was envisioning. I knew that the astronaut needed to have a galaxy setting behind him. But I also knew he needed to be grounded a bit since he's standing in the grass. So to help with that look I created the fence.

The fence was created using an Amazon makeup brush and a retired punch. Along with Distress Ink in Brushed Corduroy and Distressed Oxide in Vintage Photo. Also, I used my T-square ruler and a Sharpie. The grass was created with a homemade stencil. As for the astronaut, he's colored with a mixture of colored pencils and alcohol markers. Finally, I created the galaxy using a mixture of Dylusions sprays and some white paint.

Y'all still have time if you wish to participate in the Clever Dexter Challenge!!!

The challenge runs from July 1st to July 31st!

Stamps: Polkadoodles Astronaut - Little Dudes
Paper: CTMH White Daisy
Paper Size: slimline
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy, Mowed Lawn, Distress Oxide Vintage Photo
Accessories: Amazon makeup brush, Jenni Bowlin Jester Border Punch, Bic Mark-it Tuxedo Black, Sharpie Ultra Fine PointPrismacolor Premier Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Green Ocre, Powder Blue, Mulberry, Artichoke, Chestnut, Silver, Copenhagen Blue, Apple Green, 20% Cool Grey, Sky Blue Light, 30% Cold Grey, Sienna Brown, 70% Cool Grey, 20% Warm Grey, 10% Warm Grey, Spring Green, Dark Purple, Chocolate, Moss Green, Denim Blue, China BlueFantastixSpectrum Noir Triblend Tan,  Jade GreenCoral, Bright Pink, Dylusions Mica Spray Crushed Grape, Vibrant TurquoiseDylusions Ink Spray Vibrant TurquoiseBlack MarbleCrushed Grape, Apple Barrel White Acrylic Paint

Challenges Being Entered
Mixed Media Place July 2020 challenge
Mod Squad Challenge Slimline Scenery
The Paper Shelter Summer Break Challenge - Anything Goes 
Simon Says: Reach For The Stars
The House That Stamps Built Anything Goes Challenge ~ JL2220
Crafty Creations July Challenge (#411) - Anything Goes

A complete list of the supplies is under the picture. The list, contains compensated affiliate links. If you wish to create a similar card. There is no cost to you for using the links. But it does provide funds to help continue this blog.

Stay Safe!

Stay Crafty!

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Crafting,


  1. Cute!!! The fence was a great idea and that galaxy background is fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  2. Love your card. Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty challenge Blog. Looking forward to see more of your works. This is DT Alka.

  3. Wow, look at that night sky. Awesome card hun. Love Dawn x

  4. Your galaxy background is fabulous and the scene is great! So glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built! Donna DT

  5. This is amazing! Love that night sky. He looks like he's about to have a fun night!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  6. What a cute boy card. Love your night sky as well as your fence. Thanks for playing over at The House Stamps Built.

  7. Charming creation! Thank you for sharing with us at Mixed Media Place!