I used a new die and stamp set coming out in the SU catalog, Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle All the Way. I love sleigh rides and I love being out in the snow at night so I decided to combine those 2 things. I also did a very subdued Northern Lights technique. Living in Alaska I'm lucky to be able to see "the lights" quite often and I don't think people realize that the aurora can be a very dark green in the night sky, especially when it is just starting to appear or when it is fading. I know most images capture the bright waves of green, purple and magenta. Personally, I love the dark green bands that let me know the sky is starting to awaken!
I differed from the sketch just slightly by having my center sloping but I still have the 2 different sections like the sketch so hopefully that counts!
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Here is just an example of the difference in intensity you can see with the aurora. These were taken in March of this year while I was on my lunch break at work, and then a few hours later after work. You can see in the first photo how much darker the lights are but in the second one they are pretty darn vibrant, really standing out even against all the light pollution from the football field and the back parking lot.
Stamps: Jingle All the Way
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White(Thick CS)
Ink: Cucumber Crush, Night of Navy,
Accessories: Big Shot, Sleigh Ride Edgelits
Your inspiration for the sky on your card was fabulous! What an amazing sight! Your card is beautiful! Thank you for helping us celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches!ReplyDelete
Love the simplicity of your gorgeous card!ReplyDelete
Amazing photos and a beautiful card! Love that background! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.ReplyDelete
You've captured it beautifully! Such a gorgeous big sky for that simple white sleigh. Thank you for joining us in celebrating 200 at Freshly Made Sketches.ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting your photos along with the card. They are very calming yet stir the senses. Sweet, sweet card!ReplyDelete
Love your card Lisa, cool night sky techniqueReplyDelete
Wow! I saw your card at Freshly Made Sketches and came to take a closer look! Absolutely gorgeous! Such a beautiful card! You captured the Aurora sky perfectly! I love it! Great job on the sketch!ReplyDelete
Your card caught my eye over in the Freshly Made Sketches Gallery and I wanted to come visit and see more! WOW - so beautiful and that is one awesome night sky!!! I really enjoyed visiting your blog and I would love it if you popped over for a visit to my blog at daisiesgirl.com!! I have a giveaway going on right now!
You captured this so perfectly and wow, what cool pictures!! Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous: your card and your pictures. I hope to see those lights one day myself.ReplyDelete
Stunning photos and very beautiful Christmas card!ReplyDelete
Love your pics of the lights, Lisa! Kinda jealous that you get to see them so much. It's been a while since we've had them here in Michigan! Great card too! Love the white against the lights in the sky.ReplyDelete