Friday, October 25, 2019

Broken Hearted-Remembering Goliath for the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop

Today is actually Day 5 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden.  You can still enjoy the festivities and friendship that abounds every year at this time, join the daily games for a chance to win a lovely digi set from Ike's Art, be inspired by the enormous talent and possibly add a project or two to the Linky for a chance to win a prize from one of the many fabulous and generous sponsors involved, as there's still another full day of fun to be had and an extra day to hop around and comment.  

The rules are in the above link and be sure to SIGN IN HERE if you haven't already, to be eligible for prizes.  Thank you to everyone involved in this Hop, especially Janis who organizes this wonderful event each year.  It's my 4th year participating, but I wasn't sure I'd have a project to link up.  I was late in even realizing it was Hop time because the death of my sweet Goliath in April was a devastating blow and my crafting and blogging have suffered ever since.

Most people who know me through crafting know that coloring is my "thing", but I have only feebly colored one kitty since Goliath passed and that was for a Guest Design team gig.  I've kept up with my work with AuroraWings, but not much else.  So I'm sorry to say this is my first project for the Hop and may be my only. Of course it's dedicated to my sweet kitty boy, Goliath.  I've got hundreds of digis, regular stamps and cat dies strewn all over my craft room but it wasn't until I saw this project by ValeryAnne that I was able to manage a tribute to my boy.  Thank you so much, ValeryAnne!  Your Jigsaw cat card gave me this inspiration and without it, there may not have been any project at all.

The kitty on this card is from a post it note stack that Goliath gave to his Daddy for Christmas quite a few years ago.  It looks just like him, don'tcha think?Momma got one for herself too and I've used the image on a number of cards given to Daddy from his boy.  It was amazing I found it in this hideous clutter, but it was meant to be.  I also managed to unearth my Puzzle heart and sentiment dies from Elizabeth Craft and my Spellbinders cascading hearts Card Creator background.  The gorgeous red crinkle ribbon is from DL.Art.  It's pretty obvious what I did to put this thing together and my post is already WAY longer than intended. 

Besides the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden, I'm also adding this to the DL.Art October Linky Challenge, the SUYP October Meowloween/Furrything Goes and 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #31.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

October New Image Showcase for Aurora Wings

It's an exciting day today with 3 new Sprites debuting on the AuroraWings Showcase blog.  EEEK!  How fun! First off is Kitsune Sprite.  This mischief making fox with multiple tails is from Japanese folklore, a baby here, but she could grow up to be scary indeed.  Be sure to read about her legend in the Showcase post.  

My tree frame background die is by Gina Marie and I've used gold leaf stickers by Little B and gold script puffy alphabet stickers from the Paper Source.

Here's Kitsune Sprite's closeup.  I colored her with Copics as a red fox to compliment the warm fall colors in my scene with a little extra fur detail with Prismacolor pencils.  The sprig of Chinese lanterns adds to the autumn feel.

Kitsune Sprite is available on 
HERE in jpg and HERE in png

Next is Hepatica (or Liverwort) Sprite.  This wildflower grows in the forests of Europe and the Northeastern parts of the US.  Such a funny name for a sweet little flower, eh?  Here I've recycled a pocket envelope from Anthropologie and added a blank pull out tag topped with gorgeous crinkle ribbon from DL.Art.  I popped Hepatica Sprite on a rectangle of coordinating paper trimmed in silver border stickers.  The lace "Perfect" sticker hides the logo "perfectly" (after coloring it green with my Copics).  LOL

This tiny beauty grows in shades of purples, pinks and blues, but you'll see on the Showcase Blog that she's adorable in any color you choose.  Again, I've colored with Copics and added some tiny Nuvo drops to the stamens.

I'm adding this to the DL.Art October Linky Challenge, A Perfect Time to Craft October AG, ...

Hepatica Sprite is available on 
in jpg HERE and png HERE.
Hepatica Sprite in png only, on AW Etsy HERE.

Last, but not least, is Indian Corn Sprite and I've gotta say, I had the most fun EVER coloring her.  Those multicolored ears just scream Fall, my favorite time of year and I was lucky to find a printed Autumn wreath in an old Scrapbook pad and frame block to bring it all together.  The sticker sentiment was so tiny that I mounted it on some plaid paper and added a flower to the frame so it didn't get lost in the noise.  The layers are popped and I added a crinkle ribbon bow from DL.Art.

I knew I wanted to really do some detail work with the kernels so I printed her at 5 inches.  I actually printed her twice and flipped one for variety a(nd in case I messed up). Again I went with Copics and used this photo as inspiration.

Now I can't wait to color her again.  Just think of the possibilities!

Indian Corn Sprite available on 
in jpg HERE and png HERE.

So are you anxious to nab some of these cuties and perhaps more you've been wanting but maybe missed?  Here's Mitzi's generous Coupon!

EEEK!  Breaking news, there's more!
This mystery gift digi will be emailed to all customers who successfully use the OCT25 code during the promo period between Oct. 17 and Oct. 20. No other action is required. Please allow up to 24 hours for processing as this is not automated. 
  Seriously, too cute for WORDS! 

So go have some fun and be sure to join us in the Stamps by AuroraWings FB Group and add it to the October challenge album.  New rules!  Always Anything Goes.  Previous projects and coloring only entries are welcome!

Here's what's happening with AuroraWings.

(inspiration, challenges, special events and freebies)
(new release inspiration)