Monday, November 7, 2016

My Favorite Quote for Aurora Wings

A new challenge begins today at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog with the theme of "My Favorite Quote".  I've made a gift bag using the gorgeous Mask of Leaves.  Autumn is my favorite season and I tried to capture the beauty of the season using the colors and textures that Autumn brings to mind.  There are many beautiful quotes about Autumn, but I was especially touched by one from John Donne.  I'll speak a more about my choice a little later, if you don't mind. I think it deserves a paragraph of it's own.

I've cut the image and matted using my Spellbinders Grand Labels Four.  The gorgeous paper is another oldie from Kay&Co.  I've added texture with paper leaves from Recollections as well as real copper toned skeleton leaves.  I've distressed the May Arts mesh ribbon.  (Actually I was looking for my cheesecloth and couldn't find it in my stash.  Big surprise!)  the lovely deep rust crinkle ribbon that holds the tag sentiment is from DL.Art.

Here's a closeup of the gorgeous Mask of Leaves.  She's colored with Copics with just a touch of shading with Prismacolor pencils.  I've used Autumn hues, but you can see the versatility of this image on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog HERE.  I see a Christmas card in her future for sure.

I've added the quote as a tag cut with Spellbinders Labels Eleven.  The back was cut from corrugated cardstock packaging with leaves between the layers and a copper heart charm.  The beautiful quote is by John Donne.
"No spring nor summer beauty has such grace
as I have seen in one autumnal face."

I love it because it not only speaks of the beauty of Autumn, my favorite season, but also of the beauty and grace he sees in his love's face as she ages. It kind of brings tears to my eyes.  Love goggles?  Maybe, but one can only hope for such everlasting love and devotion.

Please visit the Challenge Blog to be inspired by the Stella team's choice of quotes and beautiful projects. the new November FB Contest, Nature's Bounty, is also in full swing in the Stamps by Aurora Wings FB Group.  We hope you come join the fun.  

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  1. You make the most fantastic cards. Every time I pop into your blog or see your makes on fb I get amazed. You are so tallented. Love this one so much since I also love autumn and that quote is fab. Hugs

  2. What a fantastic quote to go with your beautiful coloring of the Mask of Leaves, Donna. The depth of quote really touched me, too, as I'm no "spring chick" myself... This card really shows your love of autumn in every glorious detail. Thank you so much for this stunning inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings, Donna. Mitzi xxx

  3. Whaat a lovely fall card, love the fall colours on the image, it is so exquisit the way you coloured it. The qoute is so lovely as well. Fabulous creation made for this challenge, lots of hugs, Marion

  4. Super duper way to give a shout out to Fall! The image is perfectly colored and the beautiful muted palette is striking! Nicely organized and executed! Thanks for sharing this wonderful project with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  5. Such a beautiful project, Donna. Love the image, the design and the colours you've used. The quote is very romantic! x

  6. Such a beautiful creation Donna! and the quote is so beautiful!
    xoxo Olga

  7. Such a pretty card, Donna! Beautiful image :) Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!

    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  8. Wow your card and QUOTE! Soooo beautiful!!!
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin

  9. Beautiful coloring and design! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Thankful for Nature’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. This is such a dramatic card in amazing colours. I love everything about this. Stunning work.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  12. This is one beautiful card - Love the deep rich fall colors and the great textures that you used. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  13. Gorgeous card Donna. The colors are so rich and love the design. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  14. WOW!! What a beautiful quote for this image, and what a beautiful project. Your colouring is awesome, and the bag is perfect! xxM

  15. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Crafting with friends.Louise DT x

  16. cute project! Thanks for joining us at Scrapy Land Challenge!

  17. Gorgeous coloring, Donna! Love seeing you play along in our challenge at Crafts Galore Encore this month. Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

  18. Hi Donna,
    What a beautiful card, I love your colors.
    Thank you for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Bianca DT.

  19. This is a lovely quote to go with your gorgeous coloring!! You always amazing me with the colors and texture you are able to create and this project is no different! Beautiful job!!

  20. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional anything but a card” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)


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