A new challenge starts to day on the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog with the fabulous new theme...
Take a wild guess which one I chose. I've combined the gorgeous Remembrance with the skull cropped from Memento Mori. The design idea is sort of a personal one, as I've not been sleeping all that well lately and hope that creating this will be a bit cathartic. Don't worry, I won't bore you with details, you can use your imagination and come up with nightmares of your own. LOL The DP is from the BoBunny Serenade collection and I've used the Sleepy Hollow Oval Frame die, from Memory Box, to nestle the skull and poppies as if they were resting among the roots of a tree. The Skeleton Hand die is also from Memory Box and the clock embellishment up top is from Recollections.
Here's a closeup, all colored with Copics with the addition of the Colorless Blender and cotton swab technique to blur and texture parts of the background. I so enjoy combining portions of Mitzi's images to create a totally different vision and thrilled that Mitzi encourages people to be creative and have fun like this with her images. The skull from Memento Mori, available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy is not only cradled by the poppies from Remembrance, but also appears in the background. When printing this page I lightened this skull to a pale gray give it the dreamlike effect.
Here is Remembrance, available HERE on AuroraWings.com and HERE on Etsy, as it appears for sale. As you can see this image would be beautiful for any occasion. I'd hate for you to discount the image, just because I've creeped it up a bit with skulls and such.
And finally, here's the sentiment from Tim Holtz. I search and searched for something that was appropriate and almost gave up. Then I found this. Perhaps I'll rest easier tonight.
Please be sure to visit the Challenge Blog to see the fabulous inspiration from my Stella team mates. I promise there are some sweet dreams, as well.
Also, there is an exciting coloring contest in the Stamps by Aurora Wings FB Group with an adorable freebie available to participate. Coloring only or full project with fabulous prizes! Not a member? Just ask to join.
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I'm adding this to the DL.Art October Linky Challenge, Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #255 AG, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG/opt Fall holiday, Dream in Darkness October AG dark, A Perfect Time to Craft Oct #10 AG, the Classic Design Team Challenge Oct (2/3), Crafts Galore Encore #56 Oct AG, Die Cut Divas Autumn or Halloween, ... and more in a few