Together under the Northern Lights

Together Heather Telford

I have a stack of watercoloured backgrounds and images on my work table waiting to be turned into something. Some are practice pieces that worked, others are left over from classes I taught and some are experiments still needing some tweaking. Most of them are wintery or Christmassy so now is the time to work with them. The background above is just one of the bits & pieces that was ready to be used. It was made with distress stains blended over splattered masking fluid. I cut out the deer with the ‘Together’ die and popped them up over the background then added two hand cut snow banks and some branches cut with the ‘Nature’s Song’ die. The challenge at Less is More this week is to use something Christmassy on your card. I think this qualifies.

I will have more projects made from the bits & pieces pictured below later in the week but tomorrow I’ll be back with a video tutorial.


Stamps:   Joy Filled (PB)
Creative Dies:  TogetherNature’s Song (PB)
Inks:  Chipped Sapphire, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass distress stains & Chipped Sapphire distress ink(Ranger)
Cardstock: Neenah Avon Brilliant 110lb cardstock, Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: Winsor & Newton masking fluid

Bits &  Pieces waiting for time and inspiration: 

Bits & Pieces Heather Telford

21 Comments on “Together under the Northern Lights”

  1. Janine B says:

    Love the sky – so dramatic as a backdrop for your deer. I wish my desk had beautiful pieces like yours waiting for inspiration!

  2. Patsy Sebera says:

    So beautiful. Love it

  3. Kim M. says:

    This is gorgeous! It really looks like the northern lights! Love it! 🙂

  4. WOW, this is gorgeous, Heather! You do create masterpieces with watercolor! Even your stack waiting for inspiriation looks incredible and some even look finished! Love seeing your work!

  5. Mary H. says:

    Love this beautiful glowing background. The prancing deer really stand out against those colors and love the snowbanks. TFS

  6. WOW… WOW… Gorgeous! The sky is incredible!!! I love it!

  7. ar0se4u2 says:

    Love the background. There are a couple of projects in the bits and pieces that I will be watching for. 🙂

  8. Denise says:

    stunningly beautiful …wonderful card…Denise (UK) x

  9. Pai says:


  10. Jacki says:

    I really like this card, Heather – blue/white for Christmas is my favourite colour combination for cards this year!

  11. Carole Dion says:

    Wow! Amazing sky lovely card!

  12. Lindsey says:

    Hmm, I think I’ll just go and recycle MY Northern Lights background now. 😉 This is gorgeous.

  13. Rufus says:

    Stunning….looks like the aurora borealis. The deer finish it off perfectly. Looking forward to tomorrow’s video

  14. Gosh! What wonderful creation!
    Great technique for the backdrop looking just like the Northern Lights – This is going on my Pinterest 😉

  15. Christine Kosmak says:

    The background on this stamp is just stunning, and the deer just add the finishing touch along with the snow banks!!! Thanks for sharing it!!!

  16. Antje says:

    Wow, love your colours! Beautiful Northern Light!
    argh and your preview looks so good, I will be waiting for this gorgeous cards….

  17. Saw this on PB’s FB page and had to come see. What a masterpiece! Your sneaks of your other tid bits look equally amazing!

  18. chrissieann says:

    Your cards recently have all been amazing Heather, this is no exception, the sky looks fabulous…wonderful Northern Lights!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  19. Sarah says:

    This is so clever and striking Heather
    Those deer are fantastic and your backdrop simply AMAZING
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  20. […] panel of pine cones and needles is one of the bits & pieces that was waiting to be turned into something. I made the panel quite a while ago so here is my best […]

  21. Anne Ray says:

    What a stunning backdrop for your deer Heather and that collection of art waiting to become cards is fab too!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

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