It's time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and this time we're celebrating
We're looking for Birthdays, Holidays, New Baby, Wedding, Mother's, Father's or Grandparent's Day. WOW! Loads of happy occasions to choose from, eh?
Well, since it's the month of May, with Mother's Day just past, my thoughts did turn to my own mother who has been gone for 23 years now. It's also her birthday month (and she'd be 106 if she were still alive) so I made a card that would honor her for either day using the sweet Lily of the Valley Sprite which is May's birth flower.
Here's a closeup of the adorable Lily of the Valley Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy. I've used the png version so I could print her on digital paper and color her with my Copics. Blue was my Mom's favorite color and the gingham seemed as fresh and sweet as the image. We had a little patch of lilies of the valley hidden behind my playhouse in my backyard as a child and I loved to pick bouquets and bring them in to smell. As a matter of fact, Muguet De Bois was the first perfume I ever gave her.
I really wanted to give this project some dimension, but when I considered the intricate fussy cutting I would have to do, I was content to use die cuts for that. The Spellbinders Grand Oval was popped on the Grand Decorative Oval mat. The Lily of the Valley Frame die is from Tutti Designs. I cut it in white and colored with my Copics, trimmed off the rest of the thin oval frame because it interfered with the image and popped it ever so carefully with foam as well. The sentiment label is also Spellbinders and the sentiment is from the Words 2 set by Elizabeth Craft. Finally I added a few flat back pearls and called it done. Unfortunately I didn't begin to make cards until after she was gone. I think she would have liked it.
Now I invite you to visit the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to see the fabulous inspiration from my Aurora Team sisters and come play along. Hope to see you there.
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I'm entering this in the DL.Art May Thankful Thursday Challenge #228 Birthday, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #82 AG, Creates and Makes #21 AG, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #234 AG , the Colour Crazy Challenge Wk 20 AG w/hand colored image, 613 Avenue Create May AG/optional Mainly Blue, the World Wide Open DT Challenge #05 AG, Scrapy Land Challenge #90 AG w/die brands SL carries, Crafty Friends #84 "B" is for...(blue, birthday), Allsorts Week 468 Happy 9th Birthday Allsorts, the Outlawz Festive Fridays Birthday theme, the Classic DT Open #25 May AG, Simply Papercraft #57 AG, Crafting With Friends #67 AG, Kitty Bee Designs #118 For Mom/Feminine, QKR Stampede #296 AG, Do Al(l) Creative #17 Not Sguare/Rectangle (3/3), As You Like It Pink or Blue (blue, because it was my Mom's favorite color and works for both genders), Create and Inspire #74 Springtime, Get Creative #69 Lots of Flowers, A Perfect Time to Craft #5 AG.