Monday, May 16, 2016

Aurora Wings CAS

Today is the start of a new challenge at Aurora Wings.
The new theme is Clean And Simple (CAS).
Honestly, this is my preferred way of creating with the gorgeous
images of Aurora Wings. Once I finish coloring an image, I am usually at
 a loss as to how to assemble a card around it's detailed beauty without
detracting from it.

I had a bit of an epiphany, and edited some of the more involved images
using Gimp. I chose the focal point I wanted to highlight and cropped the image.
Sometimes I am intimidated by the images with so much detail that coloring
seems like a never ending process. It usually takes me at least an hour (usually longer)
to color an image. So, the thought of coloring one image for hours seems a bit daunting.  

I love the Santa Muerte image, but I have always been too scared to try and do it
justice with my coloring. I found the face to be the most beautiful part, so I cropped her
face to give me the impact I needed for a perfect CAS card.  

I still toiled over which colors to use and how to use them, but it
took me less than two hours to create this entire card, which is pretty good for me. 

 I am actually quite pleased with how this worked out and am eager to 
make more CAS cards using cropped Aurora Wings images.
I want to use the dragon from the 'Dragon Lore' image next.
Keep an eye out for that one. 

Be sure to stop by the Aurora Wings challenge blog to see all of the 
inspiring CAS samples the design team has created for this theme. 
They're stunning!


  1. CAS PERFECTION, and you KNOW how much I adore this image, Glo! Fabulous coloring and such glorious hues. I wanted to call dibs, but considering the sentiment, I suppose that would be vain. LOL Still, I love, Love, LOVE! (You ROCK!) xxD

  2. I love the cropped version of this image, glo! Your colouring are always make me gasp. So please don't feel intimidated by the image lol. Definitely can not wait the dragon lore version from you!

  3. Coloured beautifully Glo and the cropped image is perfect for the CAS style, awesome x

  4. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Dark 'n' Daring
    DT Dark 'n' Daring

  5. Gorgeous colouring! Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner challenge. Mary DT x

  6. Fabulous colouring Glo, beautiful card!!
    Kevin xx

  7. Love what you did with this image, Glo! I enjoy seeing my digis used this way - artistically cropped for maximum impact. You already know how much I love your coloring. Great palette and technique here, too. Purple roses and green eyes with wine mat against stark white - exquisite!! Thank you so much for a gorgeous inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xxx

  8. Outstanding! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. Great colouring on the image.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  10. Wonderful card and colouring. Thanks for playing along with us this month. Lisa DT Dark n Daring

  11. Clever use of the image and so beautifully coloured.Your colour choices add real impact on this super CAS card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  12. This is simply stunning!! Your coloring is amazing!!! Fabulous job!!!

  13. Your coloring is fantastic. Clean card base is perfect with this image. Thank you for sharing your card with us at Stamping Sensation.
    Eret x

  14. A beautiful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional no design paper” 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 Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

  15. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining in our Challenge#1 "Anything goes" at Dark'n'Daring :)


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