And, talking of stars (seemless), sitting in my room are 3 boxes of cool little stars which I bought ages ago for my web site, but couldn't list as the boxes were all damaged - it's not a major disaster as I kept them :)
Normally things like this make we want to get out the triple thick embossing powder, but as these have holes in, they're shouting out to be used with wire.
I also had on my desk a piece of Meg which had already been base coated with black paint, then white gesso
Next I used a stencil and sponged the paint through
I didn't worry about It being perfect. And I never pre-plan these things. It's all about playing and experimenting - seeing what happens. To emphasise the circles I used my pocky tool to scratch rough circles into the mdf
Really happy with this now, like the texture and the colours, so I'm ready to stamp. This is the scary bit - once I've stamped I have to love it or paint over the whole thing! I didn't want to stamp with black as I thought this would be too heavy, so I used a nice denim from Adirondack, and one of my fav stamps from stampers anonymous, another Tim Holtz collection.
I then painted my stars and threaded them with coated wire. I used a nice pliable wire
Don't they look cool! Now to apply them to my base. I used 3D foam under the moon, and then a combination of pinflair and cosmic shimmer glues. I sculpted the wire, so my stars say precisely where i wanted them:
Really happy with it. I added a little black paint to the moon and stars to lift them off the base, and then couldn't help myself - glitter glue!! Has to be stickles star dust. Not to much, but just enough to give it a subtle sparkle: