My first thought for this challenge was of a sunrise over the river at our cabin - my husband & I have watched many of those over the years. I made the background paper using several different inks from Ranger to create my "sunrise".
Halcraft card base: black
Bazill Cardstock: Walnut Cream
Hero Arts Layering Paper: Purple Hues
Ranger Distress Inks: Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Stormy Sky, Forest Moss, and Dusty Concord
Hero Arts Image Stamp
Stampendous Sentiment from the Tim Holtz Collection
American Crafts Zing! Embossing Powder: Chocolat