Monday, July 3, 2017

Anything Goes at Aurora Wings

A new challenge starts today on the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog with the theme of Anything Goes.

Decisions are not my forte when the beautiful options are so many, so I decided to browse a bit on and see if I could find something a little lesser known, and maybe a bit challenging, that would allow me to practice some coloring techniques.  The digis are conveniently set up in categories too, so you don't have to scroll down through all of the stamps (and in some cases they're priced a little bit lower.  Shhhh, don't tell!).  Anyway, Desert Rose (Full Version) was just the ticket providing a glorious skirt of folds and a cool open window background to play with.  WooHoo!

Here's a close up of Desert Rose Full version, Available HERE on and HERE on Etsy.  I had a ball coloring her up with Copics and used my metallic gel pens for her jewelry and sword and white on the slim crescent moon.  She was fussy cut and added to several layers of K&Co DP cut with my Spellbinders Grand Labels Four which nicely followed the lines of the open window.  The colors were chosen from the Tuesday Color Challenge on the Outlawz Forum and were perfect for the desert sky I'd envisioned when choosing this digi. The texture twist is provided by the metal medallion that conveniently covered an offensive blue rose in the DP that didn't fit my color scheme and mimicked her lovely curls.

If you shy away from backgrounds, this gorgeous dancer is also available without the window HERE on and HERE on Etsy.

The decision on design came from the Wednesday Sketch Challenge, also on the Outlawz Forum.  I used to shy away from sketches because I felt I had to follow them EXACTLY, but I've gotten over it. See?  LOL

Be sure to stop by the AW Challenge Blog to see the fabulous inspiration from my Stella sisters.  We hope to see you play along.   Stay tuned for a new monthly challenge in the Stamps by Aurora Wings FB Group coming up any day now, too.

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  1. Another Stunning card, beautiful folds in her skirt love the colours you chose, Love it.

  2. Awesome, I love that background with her Donna, perfect x

  3. This is just perfect. So happy to see your take on her. Love the view in the window and those folds.... wow... xoxo

  4. This is amazing, Donna! Your coloring in red-orange-purple palette is spectacular for this digi. The window shapes in layers is just brilliant! What a glorious project!! I LOVE it~!!! Thank you so much for an exquisite inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings! Mitzi xxx

  5. Wow! Fantastic image and a wonderful design, your colouring is beautiful... the folds of her skirt look amazing, so realistic! The colours you have chosen are so rich and vibrant adding to the exotic feel of this lovely card. You're very brave to tackle the background ..that night sky is spectacular. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month.

  6. Your coloring is simply stunning! I adore the layout too and the colors you used. Thank you so much for playing and sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie DT

  7. You have outdone yourself this time, Donna. I can't even imagine the hours you put into this gorgeous masterpiece. Absolutely stunning.


  8. I love that you chose the full scene to work with. You did a fabulous job with the sketch and colour challenges too. Gorgeous colouring. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 'Anything Goes' July 2017.
    Nicola, CGE DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

  9. This is beautiful 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

  10. WOWZER!!!! your card is awesome and the colouring spectacular. the image is pretty cool to. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes JULY Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

    DL.ART crinkle ribbon

  11. what an amazing image, did not know this known, so happy you brought her to my attention, love the card you made, it is awesome, lots of hugs, Marion

  12. Wow Gorgeous image! And amezing coloring! Thank you for joining us at PaperCraft Happy.

    xx Grietje DT

  13. Fabulous card! Gorgeous image and beautiful colouring.

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

    Hesters DT for

  14. This is gorgeous!! That image is so stunning and your coloring is fabulous!! The labels 4 dies are one of my favorites and they work perfectly for this image, specially with the papers that you chose to use. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  15. Gorgeous card Donna! Love those colors!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!


  16. Wonderful!! Love your coloring. Good luck with your entry!! Thanks for joining us for at PaperCraft Happy Challenge this fortnight.

    Saba (DT) @


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