Monday, 4 June 2018

Joyous Occasion


We are at the halfway point of our Joyous Occasion challenge on the Aurora Wings Challenge blog. It is time for the Stella Team to bring you our inspiration pieces for the next half of the challenge, and I made a birthday card for my niece using "Marie Antoinette". I cropped the image and printed it out at about 4" square. I really wanted to get into the fine details of this image which is why I cropped it and printed it off bigger than usual (my norm is 3.5"). My completed card is 5x5 inches.


I coloured the image with Copics. I used white vellum for the back mat, then layered cheesecloth and lace on top of that. I matted my image on black so it would really pop, and I love the contrast you get layering on black. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Now pop on over to the challenge blog, if you haven't been there already, check out the other inspiration pieces and show us what you got! This challenge runs through  June 16.

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, 7 May 2018

Autumn Leaves

Happy Monday!! Today I have a card using the Autumn Leaves stamp and die sets from Rubbernecker Stamps. I also used the new Nested Rectangle X Stitch dies to cut out the mat, and the Nested Circle Die set for the sentiment.


Obviously, it's spring, so making a card for Autumn seems a little weird, but I really love this set and since it's new, I wanted to share it with everyone. It doesn't hurt to get a jump start on making some cards for the fall! I layered the die cut leaves, wrapped some brown raffia around the mat, and layered the sentiment on top of the raffia. Easy Peasy. A simple and easy to make card with a really awesome stamp set.

Stop by the blog tomorrow to check out the newest challenge. The prizes are a $25 and $15 gift certificate for first and second place, respectively. 

Black and White Challenge

Black & White Challenge
We are at the midway point of our Black and White Challenge at Aurora Wings, and it is time for the Stella team to bring you their inspiration for this theme. I used Rose Corner 1 to make a Valentine Card. My splash of colour is one red petal, as you can see, and the red mat behind the black.

Rose Corner 1
I coloured the image with Copics, using W7, W5, W4, W2, W0 and R20s. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up. I kept the design clean and simple, just adding some pearls at the corners. I thought going into this it was going to be super quick to do because it's just black and white. Well, I was wrong. LOL! It still took me hours to colour. I don't think I ever did anything monochromatic like this before, and I really like the way it turned out. 

Now if you aren't here because you clicked on my picture at Aurora Wings, go check out my fellow DT ladies' amazing creations on the challenge blog HERE. There are some really beautiful pieces there. I hope you find the inspiration to create your own project for this challenge. It runs until May 19. 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: