Monday, 15 October 2018

Once Upon A Dream... or a Nightmare


It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings! This challenge theme is Once Upon a Dream... or a Nightmare. I went with Dream. Halloween is not even on my radar this year, and I'm probably going to regret not being prepared. Also, it's been horribly cold and snowing since September 12, so my mind and body are in Winter mode. We totally skipped over Fall here. 

For my Dream project, I used the image "Clara", obviously inspired by the Alexandre Dumas version of The Nutcracker, and literally about a dream young Clara has on Christmas Eve about a battle between an army of gingerbread soldiers and mice, and the Nutcracker who leads the gingerbread army and transforms into a handsome prince. 


I kept the card white and light, using a snowfall embossing folder on the card base, and a black on white mat for the image. I coloured the image with Copics, and used some ruffled lace, pink lace, and cheesecloth under the mat. I finished it off with small star die cuts made from silver glitter paper, along with some clear rhinestones.  

Head over to the challenge blog, if you haven't been there already, and check out my teammates other creations. They are really amazing, and there is a nice mix of Dream vs. Nightmare!

Our prizes this challenge will include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)

Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)

You can find Aurora Wings here:

Monday, 24 September 2018

Christmas is Right Around the Corner

Monday is here again, and so am I with a Christmas card for Rubbernecker Stamps. I used SIX different stamps and dies on my card. I will list them all separately at the end of my post so they are easy to find.

I started with a snowfall embossing folder to set my background. I knew I wanted to keep it white, so I didn't add a mat to this. It has been snowing where I live since September 12, and it is snowing right now while I type this, so white is my world right now! It really is horrible having snow in September; it's too early!!

I used the Snowman with a Present stamp AND die. I created a shadow for my snowman by cutting out another snowman in purple and slightly offsetting it. I used the Marquee nested die set for my sentiment, Merry Christmas with Swirls. I cut out some snowflakes with the two new small snowflake dies. I used a star stencil (not from Rubbernecker) to decorate the white paper for my sentiment so it would pop out a little bit on all that white.

Make sure you pop over the Rubbernecker Fans Facebook Page to join in on a monthly challenge going on in the group.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Inspired by Music

It is time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings, and our theme is "Inspired by Music". Your creation can have lyrics or not, and your music can be from anywhere: TV show, movie, classical, rock, you name it. As long as we can see the song's inspiration in your piece, it's good! The sentiment is not a lyric from my song, but I think it is in the spirit of the song. Can you guess what my inspirational song is? 
FLYING KITTEN
My song inspiration was "Fly Like an Eagle" by Steve Miller Band. Maybe it's my odd sense of humour, but I thought this was funny. A kitten that would want to fly like an eagle, and he looks like he's enjoying himself while he's at it. It still makes me laugh. I was going through my AW images that I already had printed out ready to colour, and when I saw it the lyrics popped right into my head. So I just ran with it. You can find the image at the Aurora Wings store HERE.

I loaded up my Animals Colouring Class from Kit and Clowder for this because I really don't colour too many animals, and when I do, I don't do the detail fur and flicking I've done here. I pulled up the cat class and gave it a whirl, and I think it came out pretty good. I'll give myself a pat on the back for my first try. 😉 I used paper and sparklies from Kaisercraft, and a mix of jute ribbon, cheesecloth, and lace to layer under my image. The small cloud stitch die is from Rubbernecker Stamps. The tag is punch out from Stampin' Up. I inked up the edge of my tag and the image with some Tim Holtz Distressed Ink in Tea Dye. The sentiment stamp is from Finnabair's "Don't Forget to Fly" stamp collection.

Make sure you check out my team mates other inspirational pieces for this challenge on the  CHALLENGE BLOG. They are really amazing, and if a flying kitten doesn't inspire you maybe something else will. 😉 Scroll down and you can listen to my song and chill and imagine a cat trying to fly...

Our prizes this challenge will include:

1(one) Artist's Choice Winner to be chosen by Mitzi from all entries using an Aurora Wings image (Custom badge+3 single digital images)

1(one) Random Winner (3 single digital images)

Top 3 To be selected by the Design Teams from all entries (Custom badge+1 single digital image each)

You can find Aurora Wings here: