Friday, November 6, 2015

Aurora Borealis

I have been to Alaska but did not see the aurora borealis while there. I recently saw some beautiful pictures of it online and thought--I can do that with watercolors. Interesting where we find inspiration.
So here is my attempt at creating the Aurora Borealis.
I used Zig watercolor brushes and an SU aqua painter to create the background. The bear is by Memory Box and the gifts from an SU birthday set. The Santa sleigh is from SU's Holiday Home. Believe is a die by Little Yellow Bicycle. Card base and believe are SU's Blackberry Bliss.
I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches
I also needed a get well card so did a twofer but kept more to the original sketch.
I spritzed watercolor paper with alcohol ink in SU Daffodil Delight. The flower cut outs are dies from Ellen Hutson. The sentiment is an old PTI. 3 clear sequins add a little bling. Card base and flowers are one of SU's oranges, not sure which one, maybe pumpkin pie.


  1. Both these cards are just fabulous, Donna. I've been to Alaska, too, but I've not seen the aurora borealis either. Guess we both need to make another trip there at the right time of year. he he

  2. What a beautiful duo of cards! Both are fabulous, especially with the backgrounds that you created. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!