Aurora Borealis

Now that the days are shorter and the nights are longer, we have the opportunity to see some Northern Lights. Last Friday night it was predicted to have a mild storm and we were located in the band (the kids and I have done a lot of research on this subject). Of course we all feel asleep and we missed it. One memory I have when I was a kid was seeing them with my parents. It is something I hope my kids will experience in the future. The whole concept of the Northern Lights makes it so magical and surreal.

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I made a video of the creative process for you all.

I did a fair number of embossing on this project, I did start with the background using a resist technique with the Grunge Star Stamp and a really subtle embossing colour. Then I  added the little stars from the Star Envy Stencil with plain modelling paste.


I set aside to dry and begin working on the embossing of the chipboards, Using the Constilations, Star Pieces and the Distress Circle Boarder I used layers of embossing powder one on top of the previous one layering and swirling with powder with a metal tweezers.


After all the chipboards were done, it was a matter of working on the background to get the magical and whimsical effects with some Lindy’s. After the background was finished it was just a matter of layering and adding all the fine details with the paper elements, chipboards and flowers.


Once all the layers, time to play with sequins, glitter and microbeads, and to finish it off and just add the tittle.


Thank you for stopping by today.


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Creative Embellishments

Star Envy Stencil

Grunge Harlequin Pieces

Star Pieces

Grunge Star Stamp


Distress Circle Boarder

Petaloo Flowers

Lindy’s Gang

Magicals: Guten Tag Teal, Bavarian Blue, Polka Purple

Embossing Powder: Tilt-a-wheel Teal, Hyacinth Blue Jade, Pop Rock Purple, Midnight Violet.

7 Dots Studio

Cold Country Lonely EveningsMagicals

Paint Chips Die Cut Elements

Paint Chips 6×6 Paper Pack

Paint Chips Stickers

Paint Chips Tags

Garden Party Word Stickers

Northern Lights Die- Cut Elements


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14 Responses to Aurora Borealis

  1. Leslie says:

    Wow, this is absolutely stunning Heather!

  2. Beautiful!

  3. Laneen says:

    Wow Heather this is a gorgeous layout, love the northern lights theme a lot.Gorgeous details and colors. xoxo Laneen

  4. Heather McMahon says:

    Ohhh, I adore the colours in this! What an awesome page! Thanks for joining us at More Than Words.

  5. What a pretty page and a lovely photo! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

  6. Hi Heather, as always I am a big fan of your work, Fabulous layout the colors are stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words.

  7. Mary Catt says:

    Amazing layout Heather! Loved it! Thank you so much for joining us at More Than Words!

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