Tomorrow marks one year. One year since my beautiful little niece Sasha Aurora joined our family. One year since my Grandma lost her battle with cancer. One year since the Northern Lights danced their dance more brightly then I'd ever seen them before. God's art is truly beautiful; even if I'm not happy with the choice he made that day.
My very first blog post, Night Lights was a card I created that to me represented my Grandma and my Niece. Sasha in a swing, with my Grandma watching over her. From the moment I seen those Lights dancing that night I knew I had to figure out a way to re-create it with my hands on paper; my form of therapy to help me cope. Little did I know that I was creating a new technique of sorts in my corner of the stamping world, and it would become so popular. Now every time I see a scene where someone has re-created the Northern Lights it puts a smile on my face and warms my heart; Grandma is still with us.
I thought it fitting to make another Night Light scene in honor of the one year mark. Grandma loved flowers, and butterflies even more, so I thought I'd try a meadow scene this time around. All of the other scenes I've created have been designed for card fronts but for this one I decided to frame it; not using a lot of matting, or fuss so the focus is just the Lights. This way I can have it on my front entrance buffet with other family photos so I can enjoy it instead of tucking it away like all the others I've done. A little reminder of a life well lived, and another growing in new beginnings. Tomorrow, we will celebrate! And a little piece of me hopes that if I watch to the North tomorrow night, I might just catch a glimpse of Grandma...
If you would like to see a step by step tutorial on how to re-create the Northern Lights, click HERE.
Stamp sets: Serene Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri
Cardstock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse, Lucky Limenade Patterned DSP Paper Stack
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limenade, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Not Quite Navy, Basic Black
Accessories: Bitty Butterfly punch, sponges, white gel pen, 3/16" corner punch, snail adhesive
Have a wonderful weekend!