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.
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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 AG, Mod 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).