52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Northern Lights

Last week, certain areas of the UK were able to see the Northern Lights, sadly I didn't get to see them, but seeing photos in the press prompted me to make a card on the theme. 

I used a Penny Black slapstick/cling stamp, called "Gorgeous Grove 40-804", stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne' black ink to stamp the tree image.

Once dry, I used Distress Oxide Inks in the following order:  Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron, Crushed Olive, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion and Chipped Sapphire. I used the edge of a baby wipe dragged from the landline upwards to achieve the blended colours going upwards.

Once dry, I used my blending brushes with the remaining colour on them to cover the snow area, which added a hint of the colours in the sky. I  used a fan paint brush with water, to splatter water droplets in the sky and then added touches of  a white pen to add snow/stars.


  1. Your northern lights are exquisite Sam,thank you for describing how you achieved the final effect,you teamed a beautiful stamp with them, a brilliant card.( I have been practising colour blending and am starting to enjoy it,just need to buy lots of stamps now,thank you for the inspiration)

    1. Thank you so much. Keep practicing the blending, you'll get the hang of it x

  2. This is gorgeous Sam, the dragging of the baby wipe has given a great effect and the colours are beautiful..extremely effective! x