Friday, June 9, 2017

3000 Member Celebration Showcase for Aurora Wings

It's an exciting day at the Stamps by AuroraWings Facebook Group as we're celebrating 3000 members with a party and Special Showcase Extravaganza. The Showcase, Aurora and Stella teams have come together with an amazing assortment of new images you're sure to fall in love with.  What better way to get this party STARTED!

I'm thrilled to be showcasing Rococco Cinderella Full Version available exclusively at HERE.  This gorgeous image prints beautifully as a full coloring page or can be resized for smaller projects.  I printed mine half size and matted with several design paper patterns from K&Co, making it suitable for framing.

Here's  Rococco Cinderella Full Version uncolored.  What a great scene for practicing your backgrounds and light source.

Here's a closeup.  I know such large expanses of background can seem daunting, but by breaking it down, and working a section at a time, it's not only manageable, but a fun way to relax and get lost in the magic you're making.

I've colored entirely with Copics, including some of the fluorescent to capture the glow of her enchanted carriage.  It would be lovely cropped for a card or done in the Spotlight technique too, don't you think?

I'm entering this in the World Wide Open Design Team 15th May Challenge #22 and the Classic Design Team Open June #16.

And what would a celebration be without some new little Sprites?  I've made a CAS card with the png version of Lupine Sprite, available HERE on Etsy and HERE on by cropping, resizing, flipping and layering bits of the original image to resemble a lovely natural cluster, perfect for a thank you card.  Before printing, I recolored just the cropped lupine flower head digi lines to a soft gray in my Printmaster Platinum program and colored them lightly with Copic V20 and BV01 to keep Lupine Sprite the star.  It was serendipity that the cluster (with sentiment, no less!) fit perfectly in the center of the Grace's Frame Cuttlebug embossing folder and all I had to do was add a mat and pop it all on a 5x6 1/2" card, et voila!  Don't you love it?

I'm entering this in the Outlawz CAS Fave Technique challenge, the DL.Art Thankful Thursday Patriotic (or thank you) and Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #59 AG.

Are you excited yet?  Well, this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Click HERE to check out the fabulous inspiration of all SIX of the new images by participating members of ALL the AW teams and a sneaky peek silhouette of the freebie that will be available on the Showcase Blog (for 24 hours) in a separate post after the FB party on Saturday at 6:00pm EDT.

In the meantime, here's the coupon for partygoers, good throughout the weekend at both and AW Etsy.

Now, shall we all head back to the AW FB Group Celebration to play?  Best of luck and have fun!


  1. Ohhhh Donna...I love your creations for the latest Aurora Wings Showcase.

  2. Lovely card Donna, great arrangement!

  3. Amazing Cinderella you have here, Donna! Loving the glow of the pumpkin carriage warming up the night scene.
    The gown is gorgeous the way you colored it!
    And the layout and papers look fantastic.
    As for the Lupine Sprite card, the effect of the three greyscale clusters and other bits of the digi combined with the whole image is breathtaking. The gradation of colors in the Lupine Sprite's flower cluster is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for helping me with today's giant showcase for the special celebration! Mitzi xxx

  4. Love your designs! Especially the lupine sprite, she looks lovely and the whole cas design really make her stand out

  5. The Cinderella design is stunning with your colouring - AWESOME!
    The Sprite Lupin is so VERY beautiful, I love the idea of using the image to make a lovely background. (I started my crafting using Printmaster, I loved it).

  6. Absolutely gorgeous card Donna!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!


  7. Gorgeous card! I love the dramatic look and the image is lovely.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jacqueline DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  8. Absolutely stunning! Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  9. I love the embossing around Lupine Sprite and the way you framed up the first card. Beautiful coloring. I hope you are staying cool and haven;t lost any power.

  10. Simply stunning! Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for


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