Thursday, January 5, 2017

Inspired by Iceland

Happy New Year creatives!!
My dear friend Tina Walker hosts artist collaborations throughout the year where sometimes we swap our work in a round robin fashion or we just do a project based on the theme.  This one is a theme based collaboration.  Tina is going to Iceland this year so hence this inspiration!

I created a pair of cards with a background based on the famous Northern Lights.

 I have always been amazed by the colors of the Northern Lights!!

I used 2 different techniques to create the vibrant colors.

The first was with Distress Ink and a blending tool.

I just love the combination of colors!!

 The second was with Distress Sprays.

These colors are a bit more muted but still so pretty!

Everything blends so well.

Both techniques we easy but very effective.  The edges are a combination of Distress Inks in Hickory Smoke, Faded Jeans and Black Soot to create the night sky.  I used a white Signo pen and watered down gesso to create the stars.

All stamps are Viva Las VegaStamps!

Skinny Fir Tree
Fir Trees Silhouette
Do All Things With Love
The Greater Your Storm

As always I thank you for stopping by!!  Be on the look out for more collaborations this year!!

If you would like to see all of the other work inspired by this challenge see the link below.  You will find links to all the artists blogs at the bottom of the post.  There are some amazing interpretations of this challenge you should definitely check out!!


  1. An amazing card! I love the colors of the sky!

  2. These cards are really pretty!!! The northern lights look fab!!! Really enjoyed this challenge :). Greetings, Sanna

  3. You hit the Northern Light colors and images spot on! Gorgeous!