Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sisterhood - Simply Made

Happy Hump Day Everyone!
It's time for another fun challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Terri is our hostess today and she's ask us to create with the theme . . .


i.e. could be single layer creation, CAS (clean & simple), 
something without a lot of ribbons, layers or embellishments

Back at the beginning of the month I shared a new (to me) technique called Northern Lights.  While I had everything out on the worktable, I created a few extra background panels using this technique and decided to use one of those for today's card.  I hope you like it.  If you'd like to see more information on how to do this technique, you can check out my earlier blog post HERE

Hubby & I were in Alaska this past June 2016 and the only thing we regret is that our timing was not good for seeing the Northern Lights.  Guess that means we'll have to make ANOTHER trip and stay longer since that is at the top of his bucket list.

What a fun time I had getting inky!  And if you know me, you know I love making 'scenes' such as this.  I think they are perfect for masculine cards or for a generic note card as I have made today. 

After making the northern lights background, I stamped some trees (big and small) in the foreground and added a little 'snow' to the mountain peaks.  And, of course the night sky needed a whole lot of stars!  Because, when you are out in the dark wilderness like this, without the streetlights, there are a MILLION stars in the sky and it is AMAZING ... hence the sentiment!  (did you notice there's even a couple 'shooting stars' ... lol)

Challenges to share in:
Cards and More Challenge #176 - Still Winter (still winter up on the mountain)
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge  - Dies
 Artistic Inspiration Challenge #171 - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Masculine

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun at the Sisterhood of Crafters.
You will have until February 5th to get your entry added to the Inlinkz.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
As always . . .

Papers:  White card stock
Inks:  Various colors of SU, versafine onyx
Stamps:  Stampscapes
Accessories:  white gelly roll pen, small and large sponge daubers, gold Pilot marker (edging)


  1. Stunning card Darlene, wow...I just love all the pretty colors and stars (shooting ones as well...make a turned out so beautiful, someday when I get time I will have to do one or wait until you come this summer and we make some together!! We have lots and lots of stars at ur 'north' house, and rare ones here, must be the smog we live in here.Hah!

  2. This is just beautiful! I missed your original one so I went back and checked it too. Thanks for the tutorial! I have got to try this. Hugs, Robin

  3. Exactly my 1st thoughts, Northern Lights! Your background is gorgeous, love the colors! This card is amazing!

  4. You did a fabulous job on this one layer card and your northern lights turned out Amazing that is for sure!!

  5. Ohhhhh, the colors! Absolutely gorgeous! Wow! What more can I say?

  6. Hi Dar! This is just beautiful and a technique I have never tried. As your card says, it is truly amazing :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  7. I adore this card - it's absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to see the Northern Lights sometime. Somehow I've yet to see them despite living in Finland for nearly 7 years!

  8. Amazing is the perfect sentiment for your card, Dar. The colours! The stars! Everything is absolutely wonderful and makes for a spectacular card. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  9. I LOVE your amazing northern lights background. Beautiful card, Dar

  10. great card!Thanks for joining us at cards und more and good luck! Hugs,Beate

  11. Beautiful card, Dar! I made a mess of my first attempt at this technique but you have inspired me to try again. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

  12. What a neat technique! It makes a truly stunning card! Thank You for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges.

  13. Your sentiment pretty much sums it up...this card is amazing!

  14. Wow your Northern Lights are awesome Darlene. Thanks for sharing them at the Watercooler Wednesday Masculine card challenge.

  15. What a stunning background you created! Love the silhouette stamps against this gorgeous sky!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments for our Use Dies challenge.

  16. Hi, Darlene, what an amazing card, great technique. Thanks for joining us at Cards and More and good luck.
    Hugs, Silke

  17. Darlene, Congratulations on being a winner. I loved your card and thanks for sharing your technique with us on Watercooler


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