Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Northern Lights


Here's my 22nd ATC for The Craft Barn's Alpha Dictionary Challenge where the letter this fortnight is N. After a quick read of my dictionary I found a few words but decided to go for Northern Lights against a Navy Night sky.


The Aurora Borealis background is done with embossing powders - I love the technique of painting a picture with powders. I've used Versamark and Faded Jeans Distress Ink along with Golden Lime Blaze (neon green!!), Gold, China Red, Irish Spring (dk green with glitter) and Clear embossing powders in about four layers, heating as I went and blowing the loose powder about a bit. One word of warning, remember to throw the spare embossing powder away as it'll be a bit of a mixture....or save it for another project!

The background actually came out better than I envisaged in my head which makes a change!! I didn't want to cover too much up so just added a shrink plastic compass (Tim Holtz stamp) to find the north for navigation, the dictionary definition and the alcohol inked Thicker.

I can't believe we are nearly at the end and I've managed to keep up - my album is nearly finished too. Thank you once again for all your lovely comments!!

23 comments:

  1. Stunning background with the embossing powders, great word choice and wonderful ATC.

    Sylv xx

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  2. Oh this is wonderful. You've created an amazing effect.

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  3. Such a clever idea. A really hard thing to capture and you've done such a great job of it on this ATC Elaine. Jenny x

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  4. Love your ATC and isn't is fun playing with embossing powder? I have never seen the northern lights but think they must be amazing. Your ATC captures my imagination, maybe I will venture North again - one day. Thanks for your lovely comments too.

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  5. Oh yes, what a great technique idea and ideal for the subject.

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  6. Wow! This is my favourite of yours. It's fabulous :)

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  7. Visiting from The Craft Barn - LOVE this very much. The northern lights were very vivid around here last week :o)

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  8. amazing background! love your word choice!

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  9. Wow Elaine, stunning background! Brilliantly done with those embossing powders. Hugs Frea

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  11. Love playing with embossing powders too, still I would have never thought about the Aurora borealis! It's a great idea and wonderful execution.

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  12. Your page is really beautiful - what a smashing idea!!
    Sandy

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  13. I love the colours on this ATC Elaine. Thanks for visiting me, I nearly forgot to add the moon!

    Cazzy x

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  14. Fabulous ATC Elaine great word choice I love it!

    MaggieH

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  15. Great idea, love the effect and Colours

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  16. Great ATC, what lovely colours! xx

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  17. Oh that's gorgeous Elaine. Wonderful interpretation of the word you chose.
    Thanks for playing
    Izzy

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