Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Green Northern Lights ~ CMCC62, CAS(E)113, JUGS283

Hello stampers!  It's Colour Me Wednesday!  This week we've got a striking color combo for you....Garden Green and Pear Pizzaz, plus a neutral if you want.  I acutally added two neutrals to my and twine.  I sort of loosely used the sketch from CAS(E)113 (which I flipped on it's side) and am also entering this card into JUGS283 which has a masculine theme this week.

The first time I had seen the the Northern Lights Technique was on this card made by Heidi Baks! I absolutely fell in love with it the moment I saw it!  I definitely had to try it for myself and ended up making this card.  If you want to try out the technique for yourself, check out the tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers.
When researching real northern lights, a lot of times they show up in shades of green only.  I thought that this color challenge would be a great time to highlight this technique again!  
I have to say that I am lucky to live in a part of the world in which I can actually see the northern lights dancing in the sky every now and then!  They truly are a beautiful sight in person.

I know that CAS(E) this sketch is supposed to be a clean and simple challenge site, but try as I might I just have the hardest time making a CAS card!  Also, the bear stamp is from an older Close To My Heart set called Nature's Gift.

Make sure you hop over to the other Colour Me designer's blogs and leave them some love for their neat projects!

Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Natures gift (CTMH), Ornamental Pine, Wetlands
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green, Black, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: In color sequins, Linen thread, Burlap ribbon, gel pen

Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. I am so glad there is a tutorial for the northern lights technique. Your card is absolutely stunning! Such a unique use of the challenge colours--WOW! :) Julia

  2. Your card is so striking, and I had no idea that this was a technique with a name. Off to look it up. Your scene is really beautiful.

  3. Beautiful technique... lovely card!
    Thanks for joining us at CTS!

  4. Beautiful colors of your night sky! Love the sparkle, the mountains, the bear! Just a great card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  5. Wow, I love the scene you've created, Jenny! That Northern Lights technique is very cool!

  6. Oh, your northern lights look amazing! I love how you rotated the sketch!

  7. Gorgeous ... and even more special to me as I have just received a photo of my daughter with the Northern Lights as she spent the weekend up in Lapland.

  8. wow, this is so striking, I love this card! Super amazing!

  9. wow, this is so striking, I love this card! Super amazing!

  10. Seriously breathtaking technique on this on Jenny!!!

  11. Jenny, this is absolutely stunning! What an amazing background - love, love, love this.