Sunday, 5 July 2015

AAA Cards Challenge #43: starry night

AAA Cards Challenge #43: starry night.

I´ve made an Aurora Borealis or Northern lights water color card.

I´ve used liqud water colors from Talens ecoline for that.
I handdrew the twiggy trees, there´s a stamp that  looks kind of like these trees but I don´t have it.
I used a black Sharpie for the trees and the faux stitching
A white Sharpie to dot in the stars.
Black frame to accentuate the colors and no sentiment to detract from the water coloring ;-) I mean it could be a "thinking of you" or any other card now....

Then I wondered if it was CAS enough, so made another with a  smaller panel, so there's more empty space. I used Distress inks and mini blending sponges for this one. Memory box cityscape die and  also white Sharpie.

But I really like my Aurora one, so will enter that one ;-)

For more information on the AAA cards challenge, see this


  1. Both of your cards are gorgeous. Your Aurora Borealis sky is so beautifully done and I love that you hand drew the trees. Your cityscape card is also wonderful - the blended colors are spectacular. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards!

  2. 2 simply beautiful cards Maaike - I can't pick a favourite as they are both so awesome. Great work and thanks so much for playing along at AAA Cards. Sarah x

  3. ah same problem i had, thanks ladies ;-)

  4. Such a fabulously vibrant background! It's lovely.

  5. Both your cards are gorgeous! Amazing designs with the Northern Lights background.

  6. Both cards are stunning. Great job on the night sky and the aurora-that's my favorite, too. I missed the recent night show as we were clouded in here in Upper Michigan-but saw some awesome photos.

  7. Wow! I just love the Aurora card; your twiggy trees are Fab :)