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)

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  1. Seriously? Snow? Eiyiyi! Although I love sweater weather, but boots and mittens, not so much. I feel for you, Chickie! You have made the best of the situation with your frothy confection here, though. I love the snowy embossing in the background of your beautifully colored image and the feminine details are perfection. Definitely every little girl's dream. Big ones, too. Absolutely gorgeous! xxD

  2. Stunning creation. Just love your coloring and the light feeling of this card and seriously.... snow .... already. Here we have a really warm autumn right now.... Warm hugz

  3. We seemingly went from long summer to winter, too, Myndi. Had a 2+ week stretch of cold and steady rain - unheard of around here in the desert. Anyhow, this is a gorgeous dream vision! Stunning with lots of white - clean, beautiful, and so enchanting! Thank you so much for this sweet and beautiful inspiration for our new theme at Aurora Wings today. Mitzi xxx

  4. love it, this is so very sweet, lots of hugs, Marion