This little scene was very straightforward to complete. I’ll probably do a few more in slightly different colour schemes. I stamped the Penny Black ‘nativity’ stamp in versafine clair nocturne ink then embossed it in clear powder on hot pressed watercolour paper.

I had leftover brusho paint mixed and in a palette sitting on my table so I used the blue and the purple to paint the scene. I blended from the centre out, blue then purple and did some diluting in the centre with a thirsty brush to keep it pale blue.

Once the panel was dry I coloured in the stars with a silver gel pen and dotted extra stars in the sky with the same pen. I framed the panel in shimmer silver cardstock to finish it off.

Happy Thanksgiving to all those celebrating this week.


Stamp: nativity

Paper:hot pressed watercolour, shimmer silver, neenah solar white

Paint: brusho

Ink: nocturne versafine clair

Also: clear embossing powder, silver gel pen

6 Comments on “Nativity”

  1. Karen Jackson says:

    The simplicity of this design together with your colouring just says ‘Christmas’ so completely. It is lovely.

  2. Clelie says:

    Life has been good but overwhelmingly hectic recently and I haven’t “kept up”, BUT…I saw your posting and had a minute to peek…oh so PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL, bringing everything into perspective… So many times your talent has stopped TIME and allowed a moment to BREATHE and enjoy BEAUTY! Thank you, dear Heather! ♥

  3. creatingincolors says:

    Simply beautiful. With all of the wonderful seasonal cards out there, when all is said and done, this is one that steals my heart because it is the true meaning of Christmas.

  4. Pat says:

    This nativity is beautiful Heather, and I love the pretty blue and purple Brushos you have painted with and the white stars stand out so prettily. This is definitely a good one to batch make. x

  5. memalagene says:

    Awesome card! Love the card.

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