Northern Lights

Penny Black has entered the world of Pinterest as have so many of us. To celebrate the PB designers have gathered inspiration from the Penny Black board Winter Wonderland and created a bunch of projects. I chose this little decorated tree as my starting point.


I stamped the tree in black, embossed in clear and coloured a random selection of circles with Sharpie fineliners. After that I decided that the tree needed a background sky which started as a little subtle sponging along the horizon but ended as the Northern lights! I have lived in Canada for twelve years now but I still haven’t seen the northern lights. One day…

I am planning to mass produce this one but with different colour schemes. When I say mass produce what I imagine will happen is that I will get to four or five and stop because I’ll be ready to move on!

Thanks for visiting today, please drop by the Penny Black blog and check out the wonderful variety of projects posted today.


Stamps:  Twinkling, Christmas Fashion (PB)
Inks: Memento Teal Zeal, Grape Jelly, Versafine Onyx Black(Tsukineko)
Also: Clear e.p., Sharpie fineliners

14 Comments on “Northern Lights”

  1. Marja says:

    Heather I love this creation from you. It is so nice tio see work from you. The colors of the sky and the snow. marvelous done.
    Lobely greet’

  2. Miranda says:

    Hi Heather, again a real ‘Heather’ card and of course that’s a compliment, I love the Northern light and you did catch them great, warm greet Miranda

  3. Mary Craddock says:

    How gorgeous! Love this colour scheme. You are one talented lady.

  4. ooh so gorgeous! I really love that tree and the colours you have used are lush xx

  5. Carol L says:

    I just love the way you colored the background behind this cute little tree. What an amazing card!

  6. Mary H. says:

    Another lovely. I tried my ‘snow sponging’ again. Sure doesn’t look like yours! This one is just as pretty as the others you have done. Will hunt up PB & yourself on Pinterest! TFS

  7. Jan Castle says:

    You never fail to inspire…even if what I do falls wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy short of looking like yours – LOL! Oh well, maybe someday you will get to see the Northern Lights, and I will be happy with my sponging…who knows!
    Paper Hugs,

  8. Lindsey says:

    I hope you get to see the Northern lights some night soon — photos just don’t do them justice, and they really are quite breathtaking to watch. You’ve managed to capture the idea of them quite nicely in this card! I also like that you just coloured some of the circles.

  9. gemgirl says:

    Hi Heather,
    You’ve created an elegant look with a simple stamp. Really beautiful! Will you share your technique for sponging with Momento inks…I didn’t know you could create such beautiful effects with them. Thank you for sharing your creativity and inspiration!

  10. Shelly H. says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Heather!!! I love your sponged backgrounds. One of these days when I have time to just create for the sake of creatinmg, I’m going to play around with this technique. You’re very inspiring. 🙂 I’d love to see the northen lights. Seeing I live in Florida that’s not terribly likely. But I am blessed to be close to the ocean, which I love.

  11. shirley-bee says:

    Another stunner, Heather! I love how you’ve reflected both colours in the snow.

  12. Vicky says:

    It’s always a pleasure to catch up on your blog Heather. You seem to have a special affinity with snow – I love the way you’ve reflected your sky here. I hope you do get to see those Northern lights one day – I can imagine it’s quite a sight in real life.

  13. Sue McRae says:

    Wow, gorgeous sky colours and I love how these colours are seen in the snow!

  14. scrAPpamondo says:

    Wow!! Fabulous! Love the background, so striking with these tones, and the tree is so pretty, such a clever idea drawing the tiny circles!

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