Monday, July 18, 2016

Tic Tac Toe for Aurora Wings

We're playing Tic Tac Toe at Aurora Wings this challenge.  Doesn't that sound like fun?  Here's our fabulous board.  You know how this goes, 3 in a row, but OUR board gives you lots and lots of options.  I've chosen the gorgeous Floral Masquerade for this challenge.  I think she's exquisite and was so much fun to color.

I've chosen the top row of purple/red/pink as well as the corresponding elements of string/die cuts/beads.  You may use the colors, the elements, or some combination of both, if you like.  Check out the Challenge blog for examples of the many possibilities.

Here's a close up of the gorgeous Floral Masquerade, colored with Copics.  She's also available in the AW digi shop HERE.  I had a hard time deciding on the color scheme, but finally chose what I thought would be most dramatic.  I'm quite happy with how she turned out, even though photographing this combo was a bit challenging.

Besides the Spellbinders Grand Ovals I used for the image and mat, I also used the Joy Crafts Billie's Flourishes for the die cut element, and a stick pin for the beads.  I layered the flower from my stash and added gorgeous crinkle ribbon from DL.Art Supplies to further the color scheme. 

The final element of thread, yarn, or string proved to be the most challenging until I found the sweet crocheted butterflies in my stash that helped carry the reds throughout the design.  I hope you're inspired to join our Tic Tac Toe 

And don't forget our July Shades of Summer contest going on in the FB Group. We'll be celebrating  2750+ members the end of the week there, too.  Lots of places to play.

Here's how to keep up with all that's happening at Aurora Wings.


  1. I love this color palette on this image, Donna! And of course, you had to double the challenge by making use of the elements, too!! I didn't realize that these cute little red butterflies were crochet butterflies until I came here. But I love the most about this work is the mysterious atmosphere you created - reminds me of a warm, scented, spring night when lilacs and dark red peonies are in bloom. Thank you so much for this stunning inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xxx

  2. Beautiful card, so sweet! Thank you for joining our fancy and pink challenge at chocolate, Coffee & Cards.
    Anneke CC&CC DT

  3. What a fancy card! It is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

  4. Gorgeous card love the design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  5. stunning! Thank you so much for entering the Anything Goes challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    AngelaTTCRD DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. This is totally stunning. Thanks for sharing with us this month. Lisa DT Dragonfly Dreams

  7. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

  8. Lovely card and perfect for our "lots of layers" challenge. Your colouring is amazing. Thank for sharing with us at ABC challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona

  9. Hey Donna - welcome back! The first thing that always grabs my attention on a card is the coloring - and your masterful Copic coloring is always a treat! I LoVe her blue lipstick matching her eyes and shades of the flowers. I am also in awe of your skills with the shading of her face - getting the nose shaded just right - so well done! A beautiful project! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Twist: Color Challenge]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  10. Beautiful card, Donna. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion Challenges! - Patti (CYP DT)

  11. Pretty card, love the coloring, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

  12. Beautiful card! This image is adorable and the colors are great! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion- Rina, DT Member

  13. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card. Great use of Dies for our challenge theme. Your colouring is amazing. Good luck and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  14. The colors that you used are exceptional - so stunning Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)


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