Tuesday, December 13, 2011

to the moon and back!

I came across this image on pinterest. G is obsessed with the moon lately. Forever he's had an obsession with the sun, well, not the actual sun but with shapes and images that resemble the sun. If it is circular with lines of any form coming from it, he would exclaim it was a sun. Well, now he is obsessed with looking at the moon and stars. Whenever we are outside or driving in the car at night he can't help but point out the moon and get excited. His favorite song has continuously been "Twinkle, twinkle Little Star". Well, when I saw the image above I thought of him. I decided it'd be perfect in a gallery wall for G's room when we move to Oregon. I couldn't find the original source, so I decided to create my own version. I decided it needed to look like a chalkboard so I googled how to create a chalkboard layer in photoshop elements and here is what I came up with. What do you think? Now to have it printed. The image is 20x20 inches. Its been a while since I've created anything in photoshop. I should give it a go at digital scrapbooking again!

It could still use some tweaks. I'm going to stew over it for a while. Maybe more layers of brush work. I also couldn't find a font I really loved for it. I may have to download some new ones. Hum... That being said I really do love that little dude to the moon and back!

POST EDIT: Here's another go at it based on your feedback and time...

I increased the transparancy of the layers and added an additional layer too. I also toned down the opacity of the words. Better?


  1. I would tone down the white a bit--add a bit of grey and take the contrast down a little and it'll look more like a chalkboard. Very cute!

  2. You should get the book Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. A phrase very similar to this one is used in the book.
    Your cousin, Laura