Friday, October 28, 2016

Aurora Wings Double Showcase "Weeping Rose"

I'm thrilled to be joining the Aurora Wings Showcase Team for the double release of two new glorious Aurora Wings stamps.  This beauty is called "Weeping Rose".  My first thought was a sympathy card because of the rather sad look on her face, but this image is much more versatile than that.  I instead chose the sentiment Thinking of You so it could be used, not only for sympathy, but a variety of occasions.  the elegance of the image called for a special mat so I used my spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28 and backed it with shiny gold card stock.  The layout is simple, just DP from Graphic 45, another later of gold and a simple white card.  The only embellies are matte gold half pearls in the corners and some gold rosebud stickers at the top.

Here's a closeup of "Weeping Rose".   She's colored with Copics, and although my first inclination was to go in with pencils for more shading and drama, I decided I liked the soft monochromatic look here.

I got a new dimensional medium called nuvo Crystal Drops this past weekend which work like Liquid Pearls but have suspended glitter in them.  I thought this was the perfect project on which to try them.  Yummy!  I've also added Diamond glaze to her lips, but for the life of me could not get them to shine in a ic.  It's a rather gloomy rainy day and lighting has been a challenge, (especially with the shiny gold card stock I used.

Please visit the Showcase Blog for more inspiration and check out my next post HERE, for my project with Crown of Roses.

And here's the fab Coupon Code for this weekend. Don't miss out!

And GWP with NO MINIMUM!  WOW!  Isn't she ADORABLE?

Here's how to keep up with all that's happening at Aurora Wings.

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Wednesday ATG Challenge, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday ATG/ATG, the Outlawz Saturday Paper a la Mode Flower Power ChallengeCrafty Gals Corner ATG, Inspiration Destination #109 ATG, Artistic Inspirations ATG, Crafting from the Heart ATG, 613 Avenue Create ATG, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends ATG, Crafty Friends ATG, the ABC R is for Recipe Challenge using Sentiment, Digi Stamp, Pearls, Dies and Flowers (in the image), Crafting With Friends ATG (#3of3), and Simply Papercraft ATG.


  1. I've been running through all the fab dt works on this showcase and I have to admit that I don't know any more words to express how beautiful this is. I just have to buy her but I will never ever get near how beautiful this is. I just keeps staring at it and sigh... xoxo

  2. I LOVE how elegant and feminine this is, Donna! I think you were right about stopping before adding more shading - good call! (We all know knowing when to stop is the hardest thing...) She looks absolutely stunning in these colors and the soft light you gave her. The resulting mood is somewhat complex and subtle, conveying a range of emotions. I LOVE this!!! Thank you so much for joining to help me out with the latest showcase at Aurora Wings today, Donna. Mitzi xxx

  3. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your amazing monochrome card… beautiful colouring of a gorgeous image.
    Please join us again next time. Good luck!
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  4. Wow this is stunning. Gorgeous image and love how you have coloured her too. Love the design. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Crafty Friends Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

  5. Gorgeous card Donna, the image is beautiful and your colouring is absolutely fantastic! Love it! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. Hi this is a stunning card the image is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog challenge R for Recipe (use three elements from the recipe). Hugs Jackie (DT)

  7. Such a very elegant card, Donna. Loving the Nuvo Crystal Drops and the gorgeous gold mat. x

  8. WOW that's a beautiful image and I love the way you colored the image. Your design is so elegant. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  9. Beautiful creation, love the soft colours & its just so it!!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck in the draw!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. So elegant with the lovely soft colours x

  11. Oh Donna, my Donna!! This is another beautiful project!! You have done a gorgeous job with those soft colors!!!
    Thanks for playing at Crafty Gals Corner!!

  12. Hi, Donna,
    So sorry about the mix up with our challenge. I am testing the voting process so that we have it perfected for out 2017 challenges.
    You project is just gorgeous! I love the delicate coloring and the muted palette. Beautiful work as always! Thanks for Rocking with us at 613 Avenue Create!

  13. Great card - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x


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