Monday, July 14, 2014

Special Presentation of Marie Antoinette for Aurora Wings and Showcase Design Team Call

Today we have a special presentation of the fabulous Marie Antoinette on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog.  All of the DT just swooned when Mitzi released this gorgeous image and we each came up with our own rendition.  I immediately thought of Marie with a fan so I put her one one of my own design using my Cricut, Design Studio and a hand mirror cut from the Sentimentals cartridge. The top layer is embossed with one of the Cuttlebug Companion folders to Sentimentals and I've further enhanced it with dies from Spellbinders Floral Ovals.

I've finally gotten a new printer and Marie is the very first image I've printed with it.  WooHoo!  No more blurry lines and ink blobs and it easily takes my thicker blending card stock.  I so enjoyed coloring her with my Copics.

The details of her hair and ornaments are amazing.  Couldn't resist adding tiny adhesive pearls where they were drawn.  Just look at the butterflies, flowers and yummy cupcakes.  Wouldn't this be a fab theme for a girly birthday party?

I've added a silk ribbon sash to finish off the bottom of the image.  The 5 separate cuts of the fan are held together by a beautiful brad and organdy bow.

Here's the dimensional shot.  I had so much fun with this gorgeous image which besides the AW Etsy Shop is also available at the AW Digi Shop.   Please visit the Showcase Blog to see the glorious creations by my DT sisters.  It's so amazing to see all the different colorations in one place.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  Open Call for Aurora Wings Showcase Designers. What a fabulous opportunity! Read all about it HERE.

And don't forget, you still have time to enter our No Lines or Color Bingo Blog Challenge HERE which runs through Saturday, July 19th (new challenge begins Monday July 21st) and the current Christmas in July FB Contest HERE (running now through July 31st).  Hope to see you there.

I'm entering this in the following Challenges: 613 Avenue Create ATG/w optional Shaped Cards, Anything but a Card ATG, Simons Says Monday About a Face, Fun with Shapes Vintage or Shabby, Fussy and Fancy "It's All About Girls", Crafting by Designs Use Dies Challenge, Digi Makeover Girly Girl challenge, The Stamping Boutique Fussy Cut Something on your Project and Artistic Inspirations 100th Challenge (WooHoo!) ATG


  1. Just breathtaking, Donna! As always, you have such a fabulous creative flare with all you do, and this latest from you is no exception. The coloring on the image is exquisite, and I love how you added pearls to her hair, too. The classic Rococo color scheme of light blue and white is beautiful as a backdrop to this complex image. The fan shape made out of hand mirrors is just brilliant! Go, Donna!
    It's such a pleasure to have you on my team. (I can't say it enough...)
    Big hugs,
    Mitzi xxx

  2. Amazing, stunning, & gorgeous Donna, your colouring and colour choices are perfect and love the how you have backed her with a fabulous fan.
    Janet xxx

  3. Donna your creations always make me say wow! Great job

  4. WOW Donna this is just absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, I love the colours and your fan layout is just stunning too hun.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  5. Oh what a lovely design! Love the "card" you created and ofcourse the coloring looks fab

  6. gorgeous project and lovely inked up!

  7. This is awesome! I love the tiny pearls in her hair!

  8. Love your beautiful creation! The image is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  9. Mornin' Donna, I do love your keepsake. Gorgeous colouring and those delicate embellishments are beautiful. What a brilliant idea to make the fan with the hand mirrors.

  10. this is so stunning and lovely image to use too, thanks for sharing it over on our 100th challenge over on artistic inspirations x

  11. This is gorgeous. Love the colors you have used and the details you put into this project. Thanks for joining us at Paper Makeup Stamps.

  12. WOW - your creation is amazing!!! Thanks for joining us at fwSAM. hugs, ANDREA

  13. Gorgeous Donna! Fabulous project! Thanks for joining our Die Cuts challenge at Crafting By Designs! Mo xxx


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