Tuesday, August 9, 2016

New Release at The East Wind

This fab new release from The East Wind, is called Aurora 'Helena' and there was something about her expression that made me wanna go "dark" with her.  I missed the "quirky/weird" challenge at Left of Center and didn't want to miss this week's too, with the theme "Hip to be Square", so I made a square card using some freebie skull and bone digi paper from Delicious Darkness, which is unfortunately no longer available.

Here's a closeup of Aurora 'Helena'.  She's colored with Copics with some additional shading with Prismacolor pencils.  I often do "red" hair but use a Combo of YR14, YR18 and E09, but this time I went really RED. (You might say "BLOOD red")  using R22,R27 and R29.  Wish I had enough nerve to do mine that bright.

The sentiment is from Ginger's House, my "go to" place for fabulous freebies. I've over stamped the blood spatter with Barn Door Distress ink using rubber from the Smeared Ink "Inky Dreams" set and cut and embossed with a Spellbinders Labels Two die.

Here's a pic of the Aurora 'Helena' as she appears in The East Wind shop.  As you can see, she's quite versatile, so if "dark" doesn't float your boat, you can color her up all sweetness and light.  A little reminder that you have through tomorrow to enter our "Outta this World" challenge on the Challenge Blog our current FB challenge, "Hot Colors" runs through August 17th.  Always lots going on at The East Wind.

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  1. Your colouring is so amazing, Donna! Such a fun card and that's a great sentiment - I have days like that myself haha! Thank you for visiting my blog and for becoming a follower! I just joined you as a follower too! Enjoy your day! Can't wait to see your purrmaids - I know they will be amazing!

  2. This is so fun! I love that sentiment-- as always your coloring is fab
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes August Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

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  3. Your cards never disappoint. Aurora is eerily beautiful thanks to your genius coloring. Love your card! Hugs, Kathy

  4. hahhahaa love the dark humor you brought in! Fabulous color and always so well done. Thanks so much for playing with us at Dream in Darkness!~kim

  5. Wow!! Amazing card!! Adore that image and that backing paper is fabulous!! What a shame it's discontinued!! Thanks for joining us over at LOC#142 - Hip to be Square. Michelle DT xx

  6. Thanks for playing with us at Dream In Darkness in spite of the mood - we have plenty more toys for you to throw out the cot.

  7. This is wonderful!!! I Love it! Thank you for joining us over at Left of Center Challenges! Amanda LOCDT

  8. Looove the image and you have colored her so perfectly. And the sentiment ... I so know the feeling ... Thank you for joining Dream in Darkness August challenge, I hope to see you back in September.


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