Monday, April 20, 2015

New Challenge at Aurora Wings.

Our new Challenge at Aurora Wings starts today with the fabulous theme of Flowers.  We want to see beautiful blooms in your image, papers and/or embellishments.  I've chosen the gorgeous Easter Basket of Flowers (available as a jpg and also a png with a transparent background HERE)  but made a card that could easily be used for a birthday, Mother's Day, a happy Spring or thinking of you card.

Here's a close up of the gorgeous image.  I've colored with Copics with some additional shading with Prismacolor pencils and added a gingham bow to the handle.  Besides the glorious flowers that Mitzi draws to accompany her magical creatures, she also has many images that are flowers alone, available on Etsy and in the Aurora Wings Web shop.

I've made an easel card using the Spellbinders Labels One Grands with an added layer from Noor designs.  The white on white design is fresh and feminine and makes the fabulous image pop.  I've embossed a bottom layer with Swiss dots and the sentiment is computer generated on a Spellbinders Fancy labels die.  I've printed the image 3 times to allow for fussy cutting some of the fabulous blooms and popping them for dimension.  I really love how that brings the image to life.  Be sure to visit the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous creations by my DT sisters and don't forget to check the Winner's Post to see if you're one of the lucky ones chosen by Mitzi, the DT or Mr Linky.  And don't forget our Mommy and Me contest currently running through the end of the month on our FB page.  Hope to see you there.  

I'm entering this in the 2 Crafty Girls Spring Time Challenge, Artistic Inspirations ATG with a Twist of Spring, Digi Sketch Challenge F is for Flowers, Oh-La-La Creations at least 5 Layers, 613 Avenue Create ATG, Addicted to Stamps Girly but No Pink, Pile it On April Showers Bring May Flowers, the Corrosive Challenge Floral Fantasy, A Gem of a Challenge Spring is in the Air and the Kit and Clowder April Flowers challenge.


  1. Donna, this is breathtaking! Your coloring on the flowers is outstanding and the basket's details are amazing! So lifelike!! The gorgeous white-on-white is so lovely. Your card reminds me of a white party in spring!! Your versatility and skills always shine no matter what theme you're creating for. I LOVE having you on my DT at Aurora Wings!! ^_^

    Big hugs,
    Mitzi xxx

  2. Donna, this is just simply stunning, I absolutely adore the white on white which helps make your beautiful coloured image just pop.Love, Love Love It Hun!!!
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  3. Beautiful!!! Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls for our first challenge, I hope you come back for more!!! Amy

  4. Stunning as always! Thanks for joining at ATSC: Girly but No Pink

  5. Hi Donna this is beautiful I love the colours and your design is wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Ooh la la and good luck.
    Debs DT Member xx
    {Debs Cards}

  6. Hi Donna,

    Nice to see you join us this week! This is just so beautiful! I LOVE daffodils and your coloring is just amazing especially on the basket. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

    Kathi, Owner
    613 Avenue Create

  7. A really gorgeous card, love it! Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good luck.

    Donna x

  8. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise x

  9. Beautiful Card! Love the Colors. Thank you for joining us at 2 Crafty Girls.
    Hugs Gaby

  10. A beautiful card and stunning colouring of that gorgeous image.

  11. What a beautiful card the lovely flower basket works so well on the white on white layers of the easel card you have created. Thank you for sharing with us for our 'Lots of Layers' Challenge at Ooh La La Creations.

    Alli xx

  12. What a beautiful card made for our challenge at Pile It On! Thank you for joining us and for making this amazing creation. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Anna xxx


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