Sunday 25 October 2015

Merry and Bright--Caring Hearts post #3

Good evening crafty friends!
I hope you all had a productive weekend.
Mine was full! Card workshop with the artful Heather Telford, haunted Halloween fun with family, errands and more visiting today.

Last weekend, I saved this inspiration  photo from Weekly Christmas Card Challenges
but didn't look carefully enough at the cut-off date, so I missed it. Happily, the challenge this week is "anything goes" so I'll go ahead and enter my card anyway.
 Here's the card:
I've been intrigued by Northern Lights backgrounds I've seen here and there on others' blogs.
I figured since the North Pole is directly above Canada, that Santa needed an aurora borealis background.  The night sky was created by layering distress inks, without too much blending. Some harsh edges look good, too, as this image of the northern lights illustrates.
Northern Lights tops bucket list - Telegraph

An update on the Caring Hearts Card Drive:
 I've received 60 cards to date, for distribution here in Canada, just three weeks into the drive.
Some of the card-makers at Heather's class are going to participate. Stayed tuned for more news on how those cards will be delivered to nursing homes this year.

Keep on crafting,

Distress inks, Ranger: fossilized amber, twisted citron, seedless preserves, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire and black soot.
Canson watercolour paper
Essentials by Ellen Hutson: merry & bright die
Close to My Heart: Santa and reindeer stamp (retired)
Uni-ball Signo: white gel pen


  1. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Monica - CCC DT

  2. This is awesome from the beautiful Northern lights background to Santa's sleigh! The die cuts are the perfect way to add a sentiment!

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