Monday, March 17, 2014

Aurora Wings challenge blog launch

Welcome newcomers, and old friends!
Today marks the launch of the new, Aurora Wings challenge blog!
Hopefully, you are already familiar with Mitzi's stunning artwork, but
just in case you've been living under a rock, 
here are some links to see just what you've been missing. 

I am still a bit stunned at being asked to join such a  diversely talented
design team. I mean, we have some of the most talented ladies in crafting
on this team. As you peruse the blog, you'll see what I mean.

The first challenge for Aurora Wings is 
Anything Goes!
This theme is a crowd favorite, and you can use any image from any company you wish.
Please be sure to read our rules in the tab marked, "rules" up above, 
to make sure you're eligible for the awesome prizes up for grabs for each challenge. 
Let me just say, Mitzi is one of the most generous artists, 
and offers up the best prizes in blogland. Just sayin'.

So, do ya wanna see what I made for today's special event?

Whoa, right?! Who am I, and what have I done with 
"Creepy Glowbugg"?!
I know this isn't my regular "creepy norm", but it felt good to let
my mainstream creativity flow.

I began my project by coloring this gorgeous image called,
I color everything with Copics, and this little lady was no exception.
I mounted her onto an altered Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square die cut.
I then heat embossed pink and blue Frantage onto the die cut to make it
all fancy.

I used a thrift store frame that I purchased for a dollar,
and gessoed it, and then painted it with various metallic paints.
Lastly, I used some Tim Holtz crackle paint in Picket Fence.
I think the crackle gives the entire frame a "by the sea" feel.

While at the thrift store, I happened upon a huge bag of seashells.
For $5!!! This was a find that no good crafter could walk away from,
so I snatched up the shells before anyone else could "steal me pot o' gold"!  

Having such a large quantity of shells, gave my husband free reign to  
experiment. He cut a couple of the shells in half for me to use on this project.
I almost think I prefer the shells cut in half. They look so much more interesting this way.
I am pretty proud of how the skeleton leaf turned out, after having a complete 
makeover using gesso and periwinkle metallic paint.
You'd never guess it was once bright orange, would you?

Here's a nice shot to show all of the different textures and mediums
I used for this project. I broke out with some burlap and then painted some 
gesso on it to soften it a bit. I used up some old stash with the pearls and jewels,
and even used quite a bit of sea glass, which I seem to have an abundance of, as well. 

Thank you for stopping by today. 
I hope you are inspired to play along with us at 



  1. I love this, Glo! She's just gorgeous! Fun to see your 'mainstream' side. Hugs Mitzi

  2. WOW Glo this is awesome, loving all the fab embellishments and your finishing touches too hun.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  3. Exquisite work, Glo! Still drinking in all the fabulous details. Truly magical! xxD

  4. Wow Glo I am amazed by this just stunning Hugs Sandra xx

  5. Stunningly beautiful! I am loving the Aurora Wings digis! So much detail in this creation, and how kewl to cut a sea shell in half!! Wow! Hugs!

  6. Stunning Glo, the colours are amazing and love the shells and pearls.
    Good luck with the 1st Challenge
    Janet xxx

  7. Loving your "mainstream" side as well Glo,. this is absolutely stunning! Not only coloured to perfection but all the little details are just so special. Good luck with everything xxx

  8. Such lovely coloring. I LOVE when you do non-creepy stuff because you are soooo good at you and your color choices and details are always so beautiful. Now it would be fun to see you take this same image and make a creepy side to it - I can see the possibilities.....kind of a Pirates of the Caribbean bottom of the ocean at midnight kind of thing... Hugz!


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