Monday, June 5, 2017

Let's Celebrate at Aurora Wings

Our new challenge begins today at Aurora Wings with the theme of Celebration.

There are so many occasions to choose, but I went ahead with a Christmas card because that's one of the biggest celebrations at our house.  I chose the adorable Holiday Wreath Sprite, exclusive to the Christmas Sprites half size coloring book, available HERE on Etsy and made a fairly CAS card using several embossing folders and metallic red card stock.  

Six of the images is this sweet little book are available as digis, but there are also six images you'll only find in the book.  What I've done is scanned those exclusive images and saved them to my computer to use on projects.  Even if you already own some of the Christmas Sprites, the little book is a deal at only $7.00 for 12 images and you can either keep it for yourself, or give it as a gift. Everyone loves coloring Mitzi's Sprites, don'tcha think? (And wouldn't you be the clever one starting your Christmas Shopping early?)

So here's a closeup of Holiday Wreath Sprite.  After scanning, I sized her to fit in the Cuttlebug Wreath embossing folder and printed her several times so I could layer for dimension.  She's colored with Copics, and the fur on her outfit and boots is flocked with Sparkly Fluff.

First I just colored over the entire wreath with a dark green Copic and then I used the Martha Stewart pine branch punch in two shades of green (the darker one I colored myself) and glued them on.  The holly, poinsettia and candy canes were colored and fussy cut from the original image, and I added gold metallic stars and a few more epoxy berries where they belonged on the wreath, but were too small for my eyes and hands to manage cutting.  The silver bell was actually the end of a ball chain pull that hubby asked if I had any use for (I've trained him well) and turned out to be exactly the right size.

Finally, here's the dimensional view. Only the bloomers and boots are flat to the card stock because I embossed over the first printed image.  The coat and sleeves were fussy cut and glued directly over the first image (to disguise the embossing) and additional layers were colored, cut and popped accordingly. Gotta say I'm pretty pleased with how it came out.

Be sure to stop by the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to see the fabulous inspiration from my Stella teamies and come play along.

And speaking of Celebrations, look what's coming this weekend!  See ya there!

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  1. Your creativity just amazes me... this is beyond words. All the layering and embossing.. and that coloring on this cas layout just makes it pop. Hugz

  2. AM-AZE-ING, I LOVE the 3D effect you have achieved, it's so beautiful.

  3. Donna, this is such a beautiful card that you entered at the Outlawz Festive Fridays challenge that I had to stop by your blog here and see how you did it!! Wow, that was a lot of work, but sooooooo worth it!! Love it!!

  4. My favorite part of visiting your blog is the dimensional shots! You have no idea how much I love them. Seriously, the first look is amazing, but you really get to appreciate the work that goes into a project like this when you see the dimensional shot. The 3D wreath, especially at this size, is stunning. All the details are brought to life in 3D. Overall design is brilliant, showcasing the Sprite in all her Christmas glory! Thank you so much for this awesome inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings, Donna! Mitzi xxx

  5. OMGEE...I love this Donna. What a great creation. Love all the depth to it. Such a cute sprite too. Thanks for playing along with us again at Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, LPoCF

  6. amazing card - the wreath is fantastic

  7. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.
    ~Owner/DT Janis

  8. Awwww she is so cute. Love it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

  9. Wow, this is a wonderful creation! I love how you made hair, it's a very original idea!
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge June "ATG".

  10. Your Christmas card is just adorable, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  11. Fabulous Donna, all those wreath layers look stunning x

  12. I love what you did with the hair, what a briljant idea, love the whole card you made, simply stunning. I would also like to thank you for entering this awesome creation at LPOCF, lots of hugs, Marion

  13. Gorgeous and a lot of work, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  14. This is awesome love the technique you have done Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

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

    Alysha DT for

  16. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 336 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too x

  17. Awww stunning!! I love the 3d look on her.. specially her head.. a very creative idea.. love love loveeeee.. <3 <3 xx

  18. Wow great job here. Love the 3D looks amazing.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  19. Back again, and again just gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  20. Back again, and again just gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  21. WOW! Beautiful and intricate work. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

  22. Fabulous card with lovely design.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  23. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  24. This is absolutely gorgeous, love the dimension of the image, just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Melanie DT for

  25. What a fun and festive card! I love all the texture on the wreath and the fur is just fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  26. Wow Donna! 3D brings a card like this to life! What a lot of time and effort you have put into this beauty. I am now 'following' your blog - your style is right up my alley.
    Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  27. Super cute card - love the red metallic background.

    Thanks for joining us at the Classic Design Team Open Challenge.

    Helen x

  28. Love the combination of the bright colours against the white embossing. Thank you for joining in the Anything Christmas Challenge at CHNC Extra for June.

  29. Oh Donna, how festive and so beautifully coloured! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Jen DT for


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