Monday, May 29, 2017

A Northern Lights Card

Well we finally had a weekend with more typical May temperatures! It was quite warm but there was still a cool wind blowing at the lake. Last night we had a huge thunderstorm with pounding rain. Today was quite hot and humid…..and now another thunderstorm and more rain! It looks like we can expect rain every day this week except Thursday. We bought our bedding plants yesterday but not sure when I’ll get them planted!

There was a double rainbow here last night and I captured a picture of it from our front porch. The top rainbow is faint in the photo though.

And tonight there was another double rainbow! Incredible seeing one on two consecutive nights!.....but no picture tonight.

There have been many photos on Facebook lately of the northern lights so I decided to make a card showcasing them. This is my first attempt…..I think there should be more green. What do you think? This card was entered into the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.

****Update - on the original card, the sky is green, not yellow. The camera changed it.

This was fun to make! I started out with a piece of white cardstock and stamped the trees along the bottom with Archival black ink……a nice variety of tree stamps from various companies was used.

Once the ink dried I sponged Distress Ink from the bottom of the card up. I think I used Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord, Broken China; Fired Brick (I think or Warm Lipstick) and some Mustard Seed. Then I sponged on Chipped Sapphire from the edges in a bit and then Black Soot around the edges.

Once I was happy with the colours re-stamped just a couple of the trees as they got a bit lost. Then I splattered on some water-downed white acrylic paint for snow. Once all that dried some silver glitter thread was wound around the card and ‘noel’ was die cut out of silver cardstock with some Cuttlebug dies and glued on. This was then glued to the white card base.

Let me know what you think of it? Any suggestions?

That’s all for a hot but thunderstorm Monday, May 29, 2017.



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jinxxxygirl said...

I have never seen the Northern Lights in person ... though i would love to.. Whenever i see them on TV etc... there does seem to be a greenish cast to them and maybe they zig zag or swirl across the sky....? It just might help me recognize it more for what it is..

Rain expected here the off and on the rest of the week... gonna try to get out there and get the grass mowed before it does... its knee high! Thats what happens when we've got a lot of work going on in the house... I finished sanding (OMG) and i wiped the dust off the walls yesterday... after the mowing it will be time to primer and paint the walls!!!! OOOOOOOooooooHugs! deb

Heather said...

Oooo . . . fabulous background! They look like the Northern Lights to me (though, I admit, I am NOT an expert!)

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely card Violet...looks like Northern Lights to me too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday! :0)

Debbie Henderson said...

A great technique and card for our challenge this week at Merry Monday. Thanks for joining us1

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful colours with the norther lights, Love the card :)

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