Monday, September 21, 2015

Anything Goes at Aurora Wings


After a little break at Aurora Wings, our brand new challenge starts today with the theme of Anything Goes.  This is probably the hardest theme for me because finally deciding on an image takes me forever!  Yes, I should be thinking Fall, but with the weather in the 90's upwards, I'm still in a summer mode, so I couldn't resist one more card featuring my favorite flowers, hydrangeas.  

I started out with the sweet Hydrangea Fairy 2, just one of the fabulous digis featuring this flower.  She's colored with Copics and fussy cut.  I kinda think Mitzi must have a bit of a soft spot for hydrangeas too, seeing all of the gorgeous stamps she's drawn with them.  You can find them all HERE.



The card fold is one I got from an Aussie friend who no longer crafts nor blogs. I used the measurements from another card I made several years ago.  Hopefully these measurements will help.  I don't even remember the name of the fold.  You start with a piece that's 5x12".  You'll be scoring along both the dotted and solid lines.  This is the inside view and the dotted lines are valley folds, the solid are mountain folds.  I've cut a slit in the center to insert the semicircle die and another slit 3/4" down to insert the fairy image.   the card still folds flat for mailing.  Die cuts are all from Heartfelt Creations.



Each side features additional flowers.  On the left is Hydrangea 2



and on the right, Hydrangea 1.  Both are available for a discount price HERE.  I love using Mitzi's flowers in conjunction with the AW fantasy stamps, but they are beautiful on their own, as well.  You can find the whole collection in the Aurora Wings Etsy shop by searching by type of flower or in the Floral Collection of the AW Website's Digital Stamp Shop.  There is more gorgeous inspiration on the AW Challenge Blog so please stop by and join our challenge and don't forget to check out the newest releases on the AW Showcase Blog.


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28 comments:

  1. OMG this is just so beautiful Donna! Love the shape, the colour and all those gorgeous finishing touches too. Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

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  2. Beautiful Donna. The images fit perfect on the folded card base. The image you chose is gorgeous. My hydrangeas are almost dead-The drought and the heat. I was out in Livermore Saturday doing the creek clean up at Springtown, It was so hot.

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  3. Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&CC.
    Hugs Anneke DT

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  4. What a beautiful, detailed card. Thanks for the info on how to create that fold, although I could never do it justice the way you did.
    I love all the fairies you color. You really have a knack for it!

    Thanks for joining us for our "Oh, Brother!" challenge at Cut it Up!

    Evelyn
    http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial, and the amazing result, love it. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies,blessings Hilde

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  6. This is so pretty! So glad you came Through The Craft Room Door to play! Can't wait to see more of your talent!
    Hugs,
    Karen C

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  7. Wonderful card, the design is amazing and your colouring is stunning. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  8. Fantastic card, such a pretty image and great colouring. Love your card shape and the hydrangea blue colour is lovely. Thank you so much girl joining our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage and we would live to see you again soon. Jennifer DT member xx

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  9. As always, you do such a creative and beautiful work, Donna! Such a stunning design with folds. Love the way you color the hydrangea - each little florets with such attention and care! And yes, I do have a soft spot for these nature's bouquets!! ( Sadly, I have not been able to successfully grow them in the desert west where I live...) Thank you so much for this exquisite inspiration for our new challenge and everything you do for Aurora Wings.

    Big hug,
    Mitzi

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  10. Very beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

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  11. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us over at SLS Lines challenge blog.
    Good luck with the challenge.
    Hugs
    Marie DT member
    Xxxx

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  12. gorgeous! what is ATG, TTRCD, and SLS?
    Susan

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    1. ATG is "Anything Goes", TTRCD is "Through the Craftroom Door" and SLS are the initials of the artist for SLS Lines digital stamps, Susan.

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  13. What a fun and fantastic card! Perfect for our 'Celebration' challenge. Thank you so much for joining us at CC & CC. We hope to see you again!{Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

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  14. Lovely card - unusual fold. Great hydrangeas! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies for our current challenge.

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  15. Stunningly gorgeous, Donna. I love fancy-fold cards. Delightful image from AW and beautifully coloured. I'm a sucker for all those terrific diecuts too.
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  16. Think this is called a double diamond fold card. and I think it's clever how you added the image etc to the centre instead of just using the diamonds...thanks for the measurements I actually made it up so think it's that fold I mentioned.xx {The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

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    1. Thanks, Annie! Yes, I'm quite sure that's it.

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  17. What a super sweet project you have for us today we are so lucky you have entered our art by miran challenge
    so beautiful to look at good luck hugs Tracy x

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  18. Pretty card and a fun fold. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

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  19. Beautiful card and a great fold. I love hoe she pops off the card and such pretty colours too. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge

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  20. Wow, what a wonderful folded card -- simply gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing with us at Cut It Up Challenges!

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  21. Gorgeous card Donna, so beautifully designed and I love the fab shape. Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Pat K xxx

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  22. such a beautiful scene with a wonderful fold. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #41.
    Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio

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  23. What a fabulous project, so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at ABM.
    Cheers Nicole

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  24. Fabulous card. Thank you for entering the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge. Mary DT xx

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  25. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us for our "Anything goes" challenge at Creative Craft Cottage :)

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  26. Love your unique fold and your coloring is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage and hope to see you again soon! :) ~Annie

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Thanks for making my day!