Sunday, October 10

Heaven's Perfect Light

Today I want to share a fun way to colour the Three Wise Men from our new digital set, Three Kings. I've used their flowing robes as a background to create a scene within a scene, and with a few basic tools it's pretty easy to do.

I started by opening the image of the three Kings in a Word document. Since I wanted to use their robes to create a scene, I actually widened the image to give me a little more horizontal space. I then used a blue pencil to colour my "canvas", which is the section I'll be using for the manger and night sky. I'm a visual person so it helps me to map out the area first so that I know where I'm working.

Next, I used a black pen to draw a little hill. As you can see, I only placed the ink over the areas I already coloured.

The stable is a very simple drawing... just four angled lines that cross over at the top. Again, I'm only adding ink to the blue areas of the robes.

The manger is also a simple design made up of a rectangle with a "leg" at either end and then some hay poking out the top. It's such a well known and well loved image that it's almost instantly recognisable to anyone who knows the story of the nativity.

Now I coloured the rest of the image, adding shadows to the blue I'd already coloured, and filling the remainder of the image with a beautiful deep red and a metallic gold pen.

The final step is to add white gel pen for the stars. Don't forget the large star of Bethlehem that sits directly over the top of the stable.



  1. Hi Beccy this is a fantastic card. I just love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Beccy this is gorgeous, love all the coloring details, beautiful, hugs, Lori m

  3. Brilliant tutorial Beccy, VERY clever clever work, thoughtful design...

    No we must not omit the star...
    Star of wonder, star of light, lead us to Thy perfect Light.

    For Jesus is "the Light of the world, and whoso follows Him, shall not walk in darkness."

    In dark times like these, we need the Light of the world more than ever. Walking by FAITH, not by SIGHT.

    Thanks for sharing, Beccy, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
    Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

    {Wonderful Words of Life - Shaz in Oz}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  4. Awesome card! Love that technique
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

  5. Amazing design Beccy, very creative.
    Faith x