A Winter Light

I created this card for two challenges, which left me combining night and light. So I went through my stamps and chose an adorable hedgehog by Purple Onion Design, holding a candle. To check out the challenges, scroll down!

A night scene created with a Purple Onion Design stamp, copics and distres inks.

Going along with the given sketch, I created a little lighted night scene by stamping him at the bottom of my panel. I coloured him in copics, trying to get lots of hightlights along his front. Using my copic fine liner, I added in some black spikes and went over some of the lines for more contrast.

After masking the little cutie, I did some ink blending all over the background, using distress inks. Starting with the lightest colours in the the middle, I worked my way out toward the darkest colours, going back and forth to get a good blend. The ground was done in the same way. I’m really pleased how bright the area around the candle turned out and how the little hedgehog catches the light.

Finally, I added more stamping and the little heart to finish the scene. I coated the hedgehog and the heart in Wink of Stella, added black enamel accent to the eye and black gel pen on the nose and here and there.

A night scene created with a Purple Onion Design stamp, copics and distress inks.

I covered the lighted portion and the foliage losely with some paper and sprinkled on some brushed pewter distress stain. Some gaps and in between the leaves, I filled with tiny dots with a sakura glaze pen. I love how, depending on how the light catches the stars, sometimes the pewter stars shine more and sometimes the glaze ones. A really beautiful effect, which I will definately use on future projects.

I inked up a little sentiment tag in yellow and heat embossed the sending hugs sentiment on it in black. This I adhered flat to the card. I’m happy how it picks up on the brightness of the candle light. The sentiment is from Create a smile. I love the font and how in the company, I have found somewhere to get nice stuff in German, too.

A night scene created with a Purple Onion Design stamp, copics and distress inks.

The panel, I fixed on a silver shimmer card base, which matches the pewter stars really well. Can’t wait to send this card off to someone!


I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Task for Two Tuesday - CHALLENGE

Task #46 In der Nacht

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog Logo

SSS Wednesday Challenge – Simon Says: Christmas Critters




9 comments on “A Winter Light

  1. Ach…so scheon!! Love love love your night sky–absolutely magical! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Christmas Critters” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done! Zauber!

  2. WOW! This shining is perfect!!!! you are a distress-master 🙂 really, I love your card. Thank you so much for joining our Task-Challenge 🙂

  3. A totally beautiful card! Love how you’ve created the light with your coloring. Thank you for playing along with us at the Stempelküche challenge. Hope to see you again!

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