Monday, February 5, 2018

Aurora Wings #63 Mid Challenge Inspiration Post


As we have changed back to a monthly format on the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog, we will now have (an approximately) Mid-Month Challenge Post to keep the crafty mojo flowing.  Our theme for Challenge #63 is Anything Goes and I'm using one of the 3 new release Sprites that were Showcased last Thursday HERE.  Meet Happy Pierrot Sprite.  Isn't he just precious?  Although he would be perfect for many occasions, think birthday, anniversary, or any celebratory event, I thought a Valentine's card was more than appropriate considering the date. (And it allowed me to use one of my fave colors combos, WooHoo!)



Here's a Closeup of Happy Pierrot Sprite, available HERE on AW.com and HERE on Etsy.  Glad to see this sweet little guy has perked up, although I love his sad little counterpart available HERE as well.  He's colored with Copics and I tried to make his balloons transparent for the first time with the help of white  Prismacolor pencil and a white gel and Posca paint pen, as well.  Gotta say, trying a new technique can be time consuming, but I'm quite happy with the outcome.  Thank you Kit and Clowder coloring classes!  Happy Pierrot was then fussy cut and popped on the die cut base that I'd outlined with a black sticker border.  The edge is a Martha Stewart punch.



The design was supposed to be rather CAS as well, but I got the idea of filling in one of the Tim Holtz thinlits dies with colors from the image.  I always associate a harlequin pattern with Pierrot image, don't you?  But after using the die on both pale pink, as well as black card stock it became as time consuming as a jigsaw puzzle.  Many of the diamonds look alike, but definitely are not.  EIYIYI!  The tiny hearts I added to the open red diamonds came from the Spellbinders Cascading Hearts Card Creator die I cut originally as a background for this card.



I've also die cut the sentiment directly from the white base with a die from Stampin'Up and added the "u" on top from an old Cuttlebug Alpha set.  So there you have it.  I hope you're re-energized and will visit the Challenge Blog to check out the gorgeous inspiration from my Stella teamies and enter our Anything Goes Challenge (perhaps even for a second time or third time, as long as your entries are all Aurora Wings, which runs through February 17th.  Hope to see you there.



Mitzi has also extended the New Release Coupon (good on any digi purchase) at both AW.com and AW Etsy through Tuesday February 6th.


Here's how to keep up with all that's happening at Aurora Wings.
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog (challenge runs through Feb. 17th)
Aurora Wings FB Fan Page

I'm entering this in the DL.Art February Linky Challenge, the DL.Art Thankful Thursday #221 Love Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #75 AG, Simon Says Wednesday AG, Crafty Gals Corner #158 AGMod Squad Valentine-Love, Simon Says Monday Love is in the Air, Artistic Inspirations AG/Be my Valentine, Cards in Envy Love You So Much, Colouring in Scrapland Love Without Borders/Love Without Boundaries, Crafting From the Heart #193 AG, the Marker Pop Feb. Valentine's FB challenge, Whoopsie Daisy Feb. AG/optional Valentine, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG, 613 Avenue Create Feb. AG/Love, Dragonfly Journeys #111 Love, CIC439 Love challenge, the Classic Design Team Open Feb. Challenge AG, Crafting with Dragonflies Valentine/Romantic (1/1), Brown Sugar #275 Valentine's Day,  Aud Sentiments #196 Valentine or Love Sentiment, Scrapping4fun Challenge 108 Love,Valentine,Wedding,Friendship  and C.R.A.F.T. #453 Three of a Kind (balloons).







33 comments:

  1. This is so stunning... Love all of it but the balloons are outstanding. Hugz

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  2. argghh I loveeeee this card Donna.. <3 <3 <3 simple but stunning.. with awesome colouring (arggh those balloons <3 ).. love the red-black-white colour choice too.. and yeeess I agree.. harlequin pattern always perfectly fit with pierrot .. hihihi... xoxo

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  3. What a beautiful Valentine's Card, Donna! I knew red-black-white was your favorite color combo and you've always created elegant and stylish pieces with this palette. It's great to see the color combo on a cute card as this one, too. Your coloring on the Happy Pierrot Sprite is gorgeous! The touches of pale pink really gives a sweet air of innocence to the whole card and I adore that! Thank you so much for this adorable inspiration for today's post at AWCB. Mitzi xxx

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  4. Stunning card Donna! Love this sweet image and the amazing translucence you have achieved on your balloons! Completely fabulous! Thank you so much for your lovely warm welcome to the AW DT!
    Laine
    x

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  5. I love the colour combo and the lovely Valentines card you made with one of the latest additions of sprites, lovely colouring as well, lots of hugs, Marion

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  6. Magnificent card! Awesome background.

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  7. This is beautiful Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

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  9. What a beautiful Valentine's Card, bravo Donna!
    Good luck!

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  10. Awesome colouring especially the balloons. It's such a cute image too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

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  11. A STUPENDOUS card, I love the colours, your "transparent" balloons are amazing. I LOVE everything about it, you are so clever Donna.
    Faith
    x

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  12. This is a very striking card, I love all the different elements with tie die cutting . Your coloring is beautiful

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  13. Wonderful project Donna..love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...


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  14. Amazing card. Great colouring. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

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  15. WOW Donna! I ♥ the background you created, how clever! Your colored and shaded balloons are on point...well done! I'm so glad you shared your art with us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Wendy DT

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  16. Gorgeous1 I love your card and that cute clown image and the background! Wonderful love card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.
    ~Sandy www.sandytrefger.blogspot.com

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  17. Donna, your card is just fabulous! The balloons are amazing, they look so realistic! Great colouring! Thanks for joining in at CRAFT Challenge!

    love Mags B x

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  18. Beautiful project
    Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments
    Julie T

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  19. LOVE your card, Donna! The red, white and black are very striking, and Pierrot is do well done, and your balloons are amazingly translucent!! Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your LOVE with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! xox Maura

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  20. weeeeeee! love it!
    love clowns!
    so cool and awesome card!

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  21. Stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge. - Myrna DT

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  22. WOW - WONDERFUL card!
    LOVE your FABULOUS image and AMAZING colouring, LOVE your colours and design too!
    Thank You for joining us at the Crafty Gals Corner :)

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  23. This is so stunning... Love all of it!
    Thank you for joining us over at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Majda DT

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  24. This is just terrific! Love the color combo! Love that you can see through the balloons! It's just an awesome Valentine card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Sandy DT

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  25. WOW! I love this! Thanks for joining us at Cards in Envy for our "Love" challenge.

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  26. This is stunning! Those balloons are awesome! I love everything about this card.
    So glad you stopped it into the front porch of 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

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  27. O wow...
    What a fabulous card. Love this totally. Beautiful image.
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapping4fun Challenges.
    Priya-DT

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  28. Amazing card. The colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping4fun.
    Miroslava DT

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  29. Ohh those balloons look fabulous Donna. Awesome card. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs, Ishani.

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  30. Awesome card, love the colouring on the balloons
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT
    https://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

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  31. Hi Donna! This is just the sweetest thing and your coloring is perfect in every way. Thanks so much for joining my L.O.V.E. Blog Challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

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  32. Wow.The card is beautiful !!! The coloring is impressive. I love balloons

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Colouringinscrapland. Luck.

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Thanks for making my day!