Thursday, 8 November 2012

Aurora Borealis

Tonight I needed to venture out to fetch some enchanted pine branches from the Forest of Foes so I could complete a spell I was working on. As the snow has yet to cease falling and has already accumulated past my knees I thought is wise to travel by sled rather than foot. I gathered some weapons, attached my direwolf, Lycan to the sled and set out into the night. My beast flew through the slow as I clutched the reins tightly for support. Upon entering the Forest of Foes the snow abruptly stopped. I turned my eyes skyward and watched as iridescent lights danced across the inky sky. 
 I knew I wanted to use the Kraftin’ Kimmie snowman that I had just purchased so I stamped him out and paper pieced him together. I actually drew inspiration for the background when I saw a picture of some painted nails on my friend’s Pinterest.
 The nails were purple tipped and faded into blue which I thought was the perfect colour scheme for a wintery night time background. I stamped some white snowflakes from the Echo Park “Holly Jolly Christmas” set and used the “steam” stamp from the Lawn Fawn “My Cup of Tea” set sideways to make little winter whooshes. This earned me +239 transmogrification exp points. 
I also used the Dylusions Luscious Leaves stencil and Perfect Pearls Mist to spray this pattern which reminded me of the Northern Lights.

I used Lawn Fawn’s “Bannerific” set for the banner and stamped the sentiment which came with the snowman inside it.
The inside sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set.
I made an envelope and stamped some flourishy snowflakes on it (a stamp that was given to me from the ever generous Guardian of Glitter).  

I offer this winter wonderland to the following challenges:
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge #153: Make You Own Background
Friends of SpeedyTV Challenge #45: Anything Goes
Divas By Design Challenge #60: Let’s Get Cute
ABC Christmas Challenge: V for Vibrant Colours
Hooked on Craft Challenge #26: Christmas - No Red/Green
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #22: Contemporary Colour Combo
One Crazy Stamper November Challenge: Anything Goes

I was finally able to tear my eyes away from the orchestra of colours in the sky and found some of the enchanted pine branches I needed to complete my spell.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Ang said...

Awesome Card!!
Love the colors you picked and the super cute snowman!!!
As always!! GREAT JOB SISTER! ;) <3

* Shaz * said...

A brilliant creation!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Kim O'Connell said...

WOW! Awesome stormy sky behind that cutie-patootie snowman! Thanks for joining us for the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

Angie said...

Inspiration is EVERYWHERE, isn't it?!!! Beautiful card! Fabulous colors! Thanks for playing along this week at FOSTV.

Sandy Smith said...

Great card, love it.

Janine said...

Love the card and the nails. Thanks for joining our FOSTV challenge

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the snowman! Thanks for taking part in the Sparkles Christmas challenge xx

jackiescrafts said...

This is a great card I love your sky and the snowman
Thank you for joining in at Sparkles Christmas challenge this month

Jackie x

Madge H. said...

Love your blended sky - perfect for the aurora borealis effect. Cute snowman. Thanks for joining in on the challenge at One Crazy Stamper.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Crystal :-)the snowman is adorable and I love the background, absolutely fabulous ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Kate said...

Beautiful bg! Wonderful creation. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV.

Ravengirl said...

Very cute card! I love how you drew inspiration from those painted nails!! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

Theresa said...

Great technique on the sky and wonderful colors. Thanks for joining us this week at FOSTV.

Annette said...

This is gorgeous. I love the bright colours and gorgeous image that you've used. Fabulous card.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge,
Lili’s Little Fairies
and Top Tip Tuesday.

Crazystamper said...

Thank you for joining the December Challenge at One Crazy Stamper! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

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