Thursday, April 4, 2013

Night Lights

Hello.  Today's card is featuring some of my favorite kind of night lights!  Stars and fireflies! :)

We don't actually have fireflies in my neck of the woods, I first saw them (in real life) when I was in Costa Rica in 2004.  I had no idea what was happening at I peered out into the jungle in the middle of the night, "what is that flashing light?!"  Dur!  Fireflies!  and the stars from there were fabulous too...sigh. Wanting to go back. :)

Anyway, I wanted to use my new Summertime Charm set from Lawn Fawn and so some kind of night scene.  This is where it took me. It makes me think of kiddos running around barefoot on a hot summer night with a jar of these guys in hand. SMILE.  I used my watercolor pen to add light color around the fireflies and some blue to the jar.  I also embossed the clouds with a polka dot embossing folder and simply punched some stars.  At the last minute I added the little wood-chip heart just for fun.

I can't say that I love the colors on this card, so I think I'll have to try another version.  If I am successful I'll come back here and share.  I do like the layout and concept though, so I am going to enter into this weeks Lawnscaping Challenge #55- Embossing.

Thanks for popping by!


walchowDesign said...

How fun that your fireflies are in the jar! Love the glowing effect which you added too!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a sweet card Katie. Love those fireflies in the jar. The clouds look awesome!

Melissa Shea said...

such a good idea for the night scene and fireflies! so pretty! Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

Noelle said...

adorable card! Love the textured clouds and the glow you've added to the lightning bugs:)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SOOOOO fun! LOVE the embossed clouds and the jar with the lightning bugs!!! I also LOOOOOOOOOVE that wood heart-- I really need to get some of these embellies!! FAB x10000000! YOU ROCK:)