Monday, March 5, 2018

Bingo Continues at Aurora Wings

We're still having loads of fun with the Bingo Challenge at Aurora Wings as we continue with a mid-challenge inspiration from the Stella Team.  Here's the board with tons of possibilities as you can choose colors, elements or both from any row.  

To be honest, I had a hard time deciding on colors (in fact lately, I've had a hard time deciding on ANYTHING) so I asked my Aurora Team buddy Susan what she thought, since she was familiar with what I'd done previously for this challenge.  She suggested the purple, pink and white diagonal and there ya go.  I thought the gorgeous Wings and Petals, available HERE on and HERE on Etsy would be perfect for that Springy palette.  Now I did plan on using the elements for that row as well, but in the end, I managed a full BLACKOUT using ALL of them as the design progressed.  WOOHOO!

Here's a closeup of the divine Wings and Petals.  This is the first time I've colored her, with my Copics, of course but it certainly won't be the last.  I had to print her quite small to fit in the beautiful die cut from the Garden Classics Collection by Janine's Art.  She's slightly cropped to a 3 1/2" circle so I wasn't able to manage as much detail in the coloring as I would have liked but I did add some Stickles to the wings of the butterflies and clear glitter Nuvo Drops to what looked like dew drops scattered about to me.

Wings and Petals is one in a series of gorgeous women in profile representing the 4 Seasons.  Wings and Petals represents Spring, Fins and Pearls is Summer and the new Vines and Berries represents Autumn.  Stay tuned for Winter.  I, for one, can't wait!  However, I'm sure there are plenty of you out there who've had enough of Winter already this year.

Continuing with the elements needed for the BLACKOUT, here we have cheesecloth fabric dyed with Copic reinker, layered with two white flowers, a crinkle ribbon bow from DL.Art and a stickpin I layered with beads.  I purchased the gorgeous pink lace at LAST year's Scrapbook Expo and have been hoarding it ever since.  Do ya blame me?  Yumbo!

Here are more die cuts, from the Butterfly Exhibit die by Memory Box.   I cut the die twice and cut it apart and layered several for dimension.  There's more Stickles along the edges of their wings and I used Nuvo drops on their bodies.  You can also see the layers of card stock.  The patterned DP is from K&Co, my favorite to use with Mitzi's magical images.

The final element was a sentiment and I was thrilled to find one that I thought was fitting in the Tim Holtz Small Talk Sticker pack.  I layered it twice with scraps on my desk and there ya go!  The final outcome came as a complete surprise but I sure had a ball.  Hope you have fun with our Bingo Board, as well!
Be sure to check out the lovely inspiration from my Stella Teamies and please come play along.

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

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog (current challenge runs through March 17th)


  1. Such amazing card. Love the pink and purple colors together... loovee it. Hugz

  2. Wow! A full blackout! It didn't even occur to me to do a blackout. This is really beautiful! I love how it all came together and I love the colours! xx

  3. Stunning use of color and design Donna. A really fabulous project!

  4. Gorgeous card, Donna! I love how you turned the color combo of purple, pink, white into a refined and elegant palette here. Everything is so beautifully put together for a glorious spring fantasy! Thank you so much for this exquisite inspiration for our Bingo challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xxx

  5. You may have asked what to do and had no ideas, BUT this is an outstanding card, with the gorgeous image shown off to all it's glory. I LOVE it.

  6. This is gorgeous! The paper, the colors, the lace... everything is just wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Sandy DT

  7. Gorgeous card Donna :-) the image is beautiful and the papers and embellies are all so pretty! well done on doing a full house too!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. Fabulous colouring, lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge.
    Happy Women's Day;-))m

  9. I love the colours you used on the image, it makes it look so whymsical and lovely, wonderfull card as well, lots of hugs, Marion

  10. Absolutely beautiful Donna! Love all the layers and pretty soft colors! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Pastels’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  11. A very pretty card with beautiful colors, gorgeous image and butterflies, thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge!

  12. Pretty card. I love the colours you used and all the butterflies!

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

    Crafty greetings

    *DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#15 – Spring / Easter}
    *DT* Kreativ-Tanten Challenge {#15 – Animals}
    *DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#46 – something new}
    Alex' Kreative Seite

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

    Ania DT

  14. wow! very nice. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  15. Fabulous card with a pretty image. Your colouring is amazing. Thanks so much for joining us at the Di's digi designs challenge.


  16. Gorgeous card...Thanks for joining us at Di’s Digi Challenge :)
    Wendy x

  17. Hi Donna,
    Wow! Your design is absolutely stunning! The colours you chose are beautiful & your colouring is gorgeous. I love how elegant it is & all the embellishments show your eye for detail. Love it!

    Donna, we're having a DT Call at the moment. If you're interested, I'd love for you to apply :) You can find the details here:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us.

    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business

    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  18. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  19. Stunning! This is definitely a "wow" card! Love your image & the coloring is perfection. Great choice of dies as well. Thanks for joining our "Use Pastels" challenge at Dies R Us!

  20. AWESOME!!! I love the image and the fantastic colours of it! Pretty details and lovely design! WOW!!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
    Kleido’s BastelSt├╝ble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives (#15 – Spring/Easter)
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten
    *DT* Die Traumfabrik

  21. Wow! She is gorgeous! Love the colors and the butterflies you added. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatalicious. Hope you join us again. Good luck. Maggie, DT

  22. WOW, Donna! Your colouring is absolutely stunning, and all the elements on this card pulled together so beautifully! The card is simply GORGEOUS! I'm a huge admirer of your work, and I'm so glad you've joined us over at Creatalicious! Sonya DT

  23. Hi Donna,
    I like the grafic and coloration, stunning!
    Thanks a lot for joining us at Do Al(l) Kreatives challenge.

  24. Gorgeous card love the beautifully coloured image and fabulous background---Thank you for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  25. Your card is adorable!!! Love the image!
    Thanks for joining our challenge at Do-Al(l) Kreatives I hope you’ll join us next time again.
    (DT member)

  26. This is gorgeous Donna. Lovely image and design. Thanks for sharing with us at The Fairy and the Unicorn and we hope you will join us again soon. Hugs, Gale DT


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