Monday, January 21, 2019

First Challenge of the New Year at Aurora Wings

Happy New Year everyone!  It's not only the first Challenge at Aurora Wings, but the first post from me in the new year.  YIKES!  I've never let my blog go this long without a post, but there's nothing better than to come back ready and refreshed for the fun new challenges we have in store for you this year at Aurora Wings.  The teams have had a break too, so we're easing into the new year of challenges with the all time favorite theme of Anything Goes.

My project just happens to be a Chinese New Year's project, which falls on February 5th, celebrating Mitzi's new image for Year of the Pig, available HERE on and HERE on Etsy.  Here's the closeup of this adorable image, the 12th sign of the Chinese Zodiac with the Chinese character for pig in the background.   While doing a bit of research I noticed that most of the images for this Year of the Pig were in reds and golds.  The Feng Shui lucky colors for the Lunar Year 2019 for those born in the year of the pig are Vermilion Red and Venetian Yellow, so I colored with Copics accordingly.  If you'd like to read more about the lucky colors for all signs of the Chinese Zodiac for 2019 click HERE.

I fussy cut and popped the image and cut some textured gold paper with the Oriental Fan die from Tattered Lace in the background.  My hubby was born in a Year of the Pig and he received a special gift from a Chinese woman who worked for him when we had her and her family over for dinner during the holidays many years ago.  He holds an honored place in our dining room hutch and will be especially lucky this year all shiny and gold.

So there you have it!  A brand new challenge at Aurora Wings for a brand new year.  Be sure check out the fabulous inspiration by the Stella team HERE and come play along.  It's Anything Goes!

I'm adding this to the DL.Art January Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #98 AGThe Classic Design Team Open Challenge Jan 2019, and Ike's World #116 A is for Animals.


  1. Such a stunning card, so detailed and colourful Donna. Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. Adorable card. Love all the elements and your stunning coloring on the little pig. Hugz

  3. Oh, wow, Donna, you really brought this image to life! I love all your red-black-white creations, but you do awesome work with the red-gold combo, too. Thank you so much for such a fantastically auspicious inspiration for our first challenge of 2019 at AWCB! Mitzi xxx

  4. Awww this is amazing and love this new image, love that you coloured it in the colours of feng shui and thought about which colours to use to match this wonderfull year of the pig image, lots of hugs, Marion

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE it, I'm born in the year of the pig too, seems I'm a "red pig". so this card is perfect.

  6. Mega awesome card Donna and I love your Hubby's cute piggy :-D
    Great to see you back in Blogland.
    I hope you will come and play at IKEsWORLD as we have A for Animals this month.

    IKE xx

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  7. Fabulous card! Perfect embellies and paper!

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

    Hesters DT for

  8. Oh Donna, I loved this creation when I first saw it and I love it just as much now, such rich colours and stunning colouring on the pig :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at IIKEsWORLD this month. Hugs Jane xx

  9. How cute Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT


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