Blending Night Skies

Hi readers! Isn’t this gorgeous night sky blending by guest designer Chari Moss of Lawn Fawn so totally gorgeous? I love it! Want to know more about the process to recreate it for yourself? Read on!


Things are blooming and gardens are popping with color so I was inspired to break out my Gleeful Gardens set for today’s card.  I thought it would be fun to create a night time garden party for something a little different.  I used distress watercolor paper to blend my night time sky starting with victorian velvet at the very bottom, dusty concord, chipped sapphire and black soot at the top. I picked colors for my images that were a little more toned down, maybe how a bright red mushroom might look at night in the star light.

For the snail I tried to make him glow a bit like a glow worm, does anyone remember those toys?  Of course no garden party would be complete without strings of garden lights strung above.  For these I used Kirarina Wink pens in black and dandelion to hand draw the lights strung across the card. I also added tiny dots of silver with the Silver metallic Kirarina Wink pen for stars.

To keep the same look and texture I used distress inks to color the frame for my sentiment as well.  I embossed the frame in gold on distress watercolor paper and blended it with scattered straw in the center then worked my way toward the outer edge with cracked pistachio and peacock feathers. I love how it looks like it is glowing as well.  I finished off by adding some wink of stella glitter to the frame and the images, like stardust falling on the little snail and mushrooms below.



Thanks for reading today, and thanks to the fabulous Chari for being our guest today!


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  1. What a fantastic idea! I loved my nights outside in the garden, and yes, I remember the glow worm! I loved him. Of course, I bought him for my nephew (as my children were just a couple of years in the future). Great card! TFS

  2. Oooh! I’m trying to perfect a night sky with northern lights so I’ll try Chari’s colors next!

  3. Super cute and I love the blending that you did on the background and the label. I didn’t know that there was blending paper, so now I’ll need to be getting some! :-)

  4. I have this stamp set and this is such a great idea. I never would have thought about doing a night scene with it. I love it – esp the added wink of stella shimmer :)

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