Saturday 5 March 2016

Northern lights and puffy clouds

Saturday morning means cleaning the house time in the craft room. I'm having a quiet morning as the Culinary Consultant had to go for some work. I'm planning a lazy weekend with a bit of domestic stuff and maybe cuddling down with a big cup of coffee and a good book. Maybe a bit of chocolate... Any good book recommendations? I just finished 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' and it was a really great read, could hardly put it down. I seem to have very short attention span with fiction these days, I much prefer biographies. Another really good book I've read lately is 'Travelling to Infinity', which is written by Stephen Hawking's first wife. I read all through the night!

Today I was inspired by a few challenges and ended up with a night sky and northern lights. I seem to be on a night sky inspiration streak after my night sky and feathers card yesterday. My first inspiration was the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I was also inspired by the colours over at The Friday Mashup, and thought they would be perfect for some Northern lights. I was also inspired by the Silhouette theme over at House of Cards, and the 'No White Paper' theme over at Shopping Our Stash. Last, but certainly not least I'm playing along with the fabulous Darnell's 6th NBUS challenge. My NBUS is the lovely Tree Silhouettes stamp set from STAMPlorations.

I started by inking some Neenah Solar card in Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry. Then I added Black Soot ink to create the night sky. I used a Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle die to cut the background. Next, I stamped the pretty Tree Silhouettes in black to the bottom of the night sky. Last, I die cut some vellum using the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border dies, stamped a sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed in white embossing powder. As a last touch, I added some start with a white gel pen, and a few rhinestones, and attached everything to black card. 

Card: Black 300 gsm card, Neenah Solar card, Dovecraft premium vellum
Ink: Tim Hotlz Distress Inks Peacock Feathers, Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Black Soot and Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Versamark
Stamps: STAMPlorations Tree Silhouettes
Dies: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, Puffy Cloud Border dies
Other: White gel pen, Papermania Seafoam White embossing powder, adhesive rhinestones from my stash 


Jeanne H said...

A really beautiful card!

Tajanna said...

Amazing work!!!

Lisa said...

Great take on the colors by doing the Northern Lights technique! In my part of Alaska we get mainly green aurora, it's a nice treat when we have the pink and purple aurora show up!

I had to giggle when I saw that you spent all night reading Traveling to Infinity. I was the exact opposite...I literally had to force myself to finish that book, I thought it was awful LOL I always say that I don't know how they made such a wonderful movie based on that book.

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Shirley said...

Beautiful night sky, lovely card.

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, your night sky is amazing! I can never quite get the hang of that! The vellum layer really complements the look. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Donna said...

Gorgeous scene!! Thanks for sharing and for playing along with the crew at SHOPPING OUR STASH this week for our "White Out" challenge!

Manuela said...

beautiful lights in the night sky, great card!

Mynn xx said...

I am IN LOVE with this amazing creation! I adore the fun technique--and the vellum clouds are so dreamy! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, lovely technique, Thanks for playing the White-out challenge at Shopping Our Stash.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow this is just stunning! What a gorgeous and detailed scene you've created. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Unknown said...

Wow.. gorgeous card..
Thanks for sharing at House of Card.


Darnell said...

No, seriously, you printed that off the computer, right?! It looks like it could be an award-winning photograph, Pink! I am smitten and in awe of your talent!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Norma said...

WOW, this is a stunning card!! Thank you for joining us over at Friday Mashup.

Susan Renshaw said...

What a gorgeous background!

Thank you for sharing with House of Cards!
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