Tuesday, 11 September 2012

HA September Contest

Today's card reminded me so much of our trip to Lapland, Finland back in 2006.  We always look forward to seeing the amazing Northern Lights and of course Santa Claus as well.  Whilst we were there, we missed the Northern Lights because it appeared on the first day of our arrival which we happened to had our rest in the hotel room.  Grrrr!!! Such a pity that we missed this opportunity and everytime I see it on tv, I will look at my DH???
 
Anyway back to card business, today's card is to use a seasonal/ holiday stamp in a way other than its intended use at which is the challenge of this month at Hero Arts.  I am also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp Challenge.
 
For this card, lots of distressing colours for the background which reminded me of the Northern Lights. HA Happy Holiday Trees is masked to have more trees and heat embossed in black to create a silhouette look on the card.  As you may noticed the panel is placed off side to give a different dimension.
 


12 comments:

brenda said...

Both times we have been there we miss the Northern Lights Lai Yoke, it seemed like the perfect excuse to go again.

The way you have angled and blended the colours is very effective and beautiful backdrop for the trees..

B x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Lai-Yoke :-) the colours are lovely and the stamping and simple design are perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Lai-Yoke.
Smiles:)
Sue

Lisa Carroll said...

This is gorgeous! I love your 'Northern Lights' colors and that off-set panel... definitely provides interest! :) Thanks for playing along in our 'Put a STAMP On It!' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

Rosemary said...

what a beautiful card, lai-yoke! the coloring with the distress inks is amazing!

Annette said...

wow wee this is totally gorgeous...girl you are amazing with color......totally love this...

Hope you are enjoying your week... :)

Brenda said...

I would love to see the Northern Lights too, it must be such a magical feeling! I love how you tried to capture it in your beautiful card Lai-Yoke!

Kara Lynne said...

So sorry you missed the Northern Lights! Your card truly reflects their beauty and fantastic job masking those trees!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sorry to hear you missed the Northen Lights, but you captured their beautiful essence in your card with gorgeous color!

Greta said...

Oh Lai-Yoke--this is just spectacular! LOVE everything about it!

Monika Reeck said...

oh dear this is really beautiful and gorgeous..I love the black embossing and the bg is totally lovely...great card dear...love this

Cat's sCrap said...

Fantastic effect ! Beautiful colours. Congratulations !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.