Monday, June 20, 2016

New Challenge at Aurora Wings


Our new challenge starts today at Aurora Wings, hosted by the Aurora Team, with the theme of Black & White with One Other Color.  Our take is different than most of the other challenges with this theme, actually more greyscale coloring (+ one), meaning we're also omitting skin and hair colors from our palette.  (OOOH!  Scary, huh?  LOL)  I've made a wall hanging using the gorgeous Chrysanthemum Festival, with Spellbinders Grand Labels Four for the base and Tattered Lace Oriental Chrysanthemum and Die-Versions Oriental Lantern purchased specifically for this challenge.



Here's a closeup of the beautiful Chrysanthemum Festival.  She's colored with Copics using all Neutral Grays with only Y15 and Y17 as the color accents.  This is the first time I've attempted this greyscale coloring, but it won't be the last. It really was loads of fun.  Be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog to see the stunning work by my teamies.



Here's a detail of the hanging lantern.  It's so delicate, that I decided to cut it 5 times in black and glue them all together to make it sturdy enough to hang alone from the bottom.  Then I used a double layer of yellow card stock (because with one layer it still cut through) and ran it through with only the embossing mat and plate so I could still see the shape, but it was still a solid piece. I then cut around the outside of the lantern shape, just inside the indent and glued it to the back of the die cut to fill in.

I hope you visit the Challenge Blog and are inspired enough by what you see to enter this brand new challenge.  We also have a FB Contest (Use a Cropped Image) going on now until June 30th.


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21 comments:

  1. Wow, Donna, your wall-hanger in yellow and greyscale tones is sooo stunning!!
    The dies are beautiful and they are perfect for this project!
    LOVE it!! <3
    Hugs,
    Karola

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  2. Another insane stunner!! This is beyond beautiful! I love the gray scale shading. Gives her a very different look as opposed to using actual skin tones. Almost sinister... I love it! The bold contrast of the black against the yellow is lovely. Not bumble bee looking at all, which is usually what I see when those two colors are coupled together. The die cuts add some much elegance, too. Just stunning, Donna.

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  3. What an awesome wall hanging, Donna! You really knocked this one out of the park. I LOVE that you took such a high risk color of yellow for this challenge's palette and worked your magic! Your project is absolutely eye-catching at first glance, and then the details keep our eyes moving to appreciate all the delicate patterns in the die cuts. But your coloring on the girl really captivates me with her glowing golden eyes - she looks like a creature from another world! Glad to hear that you had fun with this theme, and I look forward to seeing more of this coloring approach from you. Thank you so much for this gorgeous inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xxx

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  4. Lovely display for our current challenge, lovely colours and thanks for sharing...
    [aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

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  5. Wow I love the use of yellow to this asianstyle tag. It is different.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck, Michellle (DT)

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  6. This is stunning Donna, I love the colour combo, clever use of dies and fabulous colouring.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create this week.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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  7. Love the black and yellow colour choice and a super image.
    Thank you for joining our How does your garden grow challenge this week at Allsorts.

    Kath

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  8. This is awesome Donna, I am not a lover of yellow, but you have made it look so beautiful with your greyscale colouring x

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  9. A stunning design project, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

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  10. Oh this is devine. Good luck in our 'Use A Die' challenge this fortnight at Polkadoodles

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  11. Beautiful make. Thankyou so much for sharing with us at LOC..Good Luck...Genny DT xxx

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  12. Wow this is wonderful. Love the colour tones and the wall hanging. Great stuff xx Jan

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  13. lovely wall hanging and love the color combo

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  14. Amazing coloring, I agree, this is a lovely creation!Thanks so much for joining us at A You Like It Challenge this week!

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  15. Your wall hanging is stunning! Love the color palette. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

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  16. Wow, awesome wall hanging, Donna. Your colouring is fab and I love the colours and dies. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  17. Donna this is just amazing! You already know I'm a fan of you creations and colouring.
    Thank you for entering at the Corrosive Challenge Blog
    DT Shannon x

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  18. Fabulous color choices, beautifully done!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

    Ellie
    Let's Color Linky Party
    Critters and Creatures Linky Party

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  19. What a great wall hanging - love the yellow and black, so striking. Thanks for joining our Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge - Use a Die Cut , hugs, Carol DT

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  20. This is so vibrant, the black and yellow is an amazing combo. Thanks for playing in the Creative Fingers challenge Penny (Creative Fingers DT)

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  21. Awesome card. Thank you for joining us over at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge. hugs

    Tammi, DT

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Thanks for making my day!