Monday, December 5, 2016

Winter Wonderland for Aurora Wings


It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings with the lovely theme of Winter Wonderland.  Gotta say, this time of year I really miss (the idea of, ha!) snow and the very first thing that came to mind was the quote "Snowflakes are winter's butterflies" so I ran with it. Or should I say crawled with it?  I knew I would be using the adorable Butterfly Sprite, but as for the design, well...??  It finally came together (yesterday!) as a card, but I toyed with the idea of a canvas, shadowbox, and even an ornament (which I still might do) but lack of time, and/or supplies forced me to take the easy route and allowed me to use my new Frosty Ice Border embossing folder by Shena Douglass that arrived just in the nick of time and saved the day.  WooHoo!  I LOVE how it looks with vellum, don't you?  



I adore this little Butterfly Sprite.  This one has simple wings, but she also comes with fancy wings HERE.  I printed her several times so I could layer her up.  The simple coloring was done with Copics and the wings were then covered with Be Creative Tape and frosted with transparent microfine art glitter.  The main snowflakes surrounding her were cut with Impression Obsession dies and layered with JoLee's beaded centers.  The little glittered ones with gem centers are also JoLee's.  The sentiment is a sticker.



Here's a little closer look at the layering of Butterfly Sprite.  I used Nuvo Crystal drops to the eyes on her head and dropped tiny diamonds on them while they were still wet.  Instead of fussy cutting the antennae, I used silver wire to which I glued little plastic snowflakes I cut from a mini garland and again added little diamonds.  A small layered snowflake was tucked under her chin, and finally she was adhered to a glittered acetate snowflake (from MAMBI) and then to a Spellbinders Grand Butterfly die that I ran through my Xyron and dusted with another type of fine glitter 



And here's the dimensional shot.  Gonna have to make a special box for this one.  Doesn't anyone have any tricks for adhering vellum to cardstock?  I thought I had some vellum tape, but it seemed to have yellowed and dried up. Yuck!  I finally used some 1/8th " red line tape which did show through, but I remedied that by using a white sticker border to cover it.

The Stella Team has outdone themselves with fabulous projects, so I hope you go check out the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog and leave them some love. Also, this is our last challenge of the year and both teams will be taking a bit of a break to enjoy the holidays, so this challenge will run through January 14th 2017.  I hope that gives everyone plenty of time to enjoy the holidays yourselves and still come play along.


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


I'm entering this in the DL.Art December Linky Challenge, Simon Says Wednesday ATG, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Christmas Card challenge, 613 Avenue Create ATG/Holiday Happiness, Come and Get it Christmas, Crafting When We Can Bingo (using Top Row Monochrome, Snowflake, Pearl), Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #47 ATG, Crafty Calender December Christmas Time, Dragonfly Dreams Christmas, Creatalicious ATGOpen Minded Crafting Fun #11 Christmas/Hanukkah, Sweet Stampers Christmas, Your Scrapbook Place Sparkles, Sweet Stampin Let it Snow, Crafting With Friends ATG, CHNC Vintage/ATG Christmas, CHNC December Christmas Extra, Creative Fingers Challenge #121 ATG, A Snowflake's Promise #34 Winter,  TTRCD ATG through Dec 5th, Craft Rocket Winter Time, TTPH Winter/Christmas Colors, Dies R Us ATG Christmas w Dies and Crafting with an Attitude December ATG

32 comments:

  1. wuooooow.. this is magical winter project.. loveeeeee it.. the cute butterfly sprite is even looks cuter with 3d and the additional snowflakes n big wings.. love your creative idea to make this scene from the quote.. Have a wonderful holiday season Donna .. xx ~RoRa

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  2. This is just wonderful. Love all the layers, the colors and glitter and the quote. Stunning. Have a great holiday xoxo

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  3. Squeal, this is Divine Donna, you have totally transformed this little guy into a magical Winter Butterfly, I just love the colours and layout, soon magical x

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  4. I love the icy feeling I get when looking at this butterfly sprite, so original and love how you used this summer digi on this winterly card, so lovely, lots of hugs, Marion

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  5. Oooo, what a great idea to use the Butterfly Sprite as a Snowflake Fairy! A great quote for an inspiration, indeed! Adorable and so beautiful, Donna! Love the classy feel the pastel blue and white color palette creates. The lacy snowflakes look so delicate and pretty. And yes, I do love the look of vellum! Thank you so much for this exquisite inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings, Donna! Mitzi xxx

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  6. Wow I love this one Donna. You have totally inspired me to make a wintry canvas like this! Absolutely fabulous!

    Hugs, Vannessa x

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, Donna! Lots of yummy details to look at - I love the sprite's antennae and the glittery, icy-blue monochromatic palette. Beautiful dies just finish this off to perfection. x

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  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  9. Winter feeling in a perfect way!!! Love this !!!
    A wonderful creation !!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {My Blog}



    Cicci Vid Pennan {My Blog}

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  10. Wow! I love this card! A perfect winter-card :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Creatalicious Challenges.
    *DT-Ellenor*

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  11. OMG !!! Just divine !!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  12. Super winter card and I'm like all that sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It, CarolG

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  13. Lovely card.
    Thank yor for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  14. Such pretty blue. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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  15. hello! sweet card and design...luv the gemstones! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms
    ig-2klines

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  16. Oh this is simply gorgeous!! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

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  17. Beautiful blue card! I love that butterfly sprite! Thanks for joining us at DL.ART Challenges!

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  18. Such a pretty wintery card and just perfect for our 'Let It Snow’ challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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  19. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

    Hugs
    Claudia
    DT Crafting With Friends
    http://creativesketchygirls.blogspot.be/
    http://knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be

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  20. So very beautiful. Your coloring really speaks to cold and snow and icicles. Love it all. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge. Maggie, DT

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  21. Gorgeous. I love how snowflakes remind you of butterflies. The image is so beautifully done. I love the way you did the background. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful ThursdayDecember Linky Challenge

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  22. Nicely done, love the background lots of texture. Thanks for playing our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Leanne DT/LPCF

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  23. OMG what a precious creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

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  24. Gorgeous project Donna. To adhere the vellum put a couple of glue.dots.where it is embossed or under.wherenyour snowflakes are.

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  25. Love all of the dimension and the embossed vellum gives such an icy feel. The glitter, gems and beaded snowflakes are all perfect touches!

    Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

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  26. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional traditional Christmas Colours” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

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  27. Oh my Donna...your card is just stunning. Thanks for joining us at Open Minded Crafting Fun for our November/Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin

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  28. Wow, love your creation, great embossing and such a cute image. Love the different diecuts too. Sorry I'm late but have had several major family issues to deal with. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun challenges.
    Hugs, Sandy

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  29. My goodness Donna!! Its so creative of you to take a butterfly and turn it into a stunning winter project!! I love all the blues and the glitter!! Its just gorgeous!!!

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  30. A great card - love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x

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  31. So beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams. Cindy (DT)

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  32. Great card - love the colours you've used.

    Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Helen x

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Thanks for making my day!