Thursday, June 22, 2017

Under the Sea with Aurora Wings

Today is the start of a new challenge theme at 
The theme is "Under the Sea", which sounds wonderful 
since it's 105 degrees outside right now.

What could possibly be better than a seahorse?
Two seahorses!!
I had one of these lovelies colored up in the jewel tones of purple, 
blue green, and yellow green. Then I thought this horsey needed an 
unconventional color scheme like pink and gold. WAY outside 
of my usual coloring comfort zone, but I think it works. 

I scored some new bits and pieces of ephemera that were perfect
for this project. I used a journaling card for my background. I think it's from
7 Gypsies. I paired it up with some die cuts and a bit of the highly coveted
Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath the Sea paper.

This gorgeous image is available in the Aurora Wings shop.

This version was created using the exact same embellishments,
but with the journal card in a different color to match my seahorse. 

Same image, done very differently.
Which is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by today.
Be sure to stop by the challenge blog for lots of deep sea inspiration.
We also have a very interactive facebook page to share your makes and
find more inspiration here

Friday, June 9, 2017

Aurora Wings new release

No, I didn't actually fall off the face of the earth.
I have been tending to my new ailment; carpal tunnel syndrome.
Kind of an artist's worst nightmare, not to mention a frequent crafter's
worst worst nightmare as well. 
I love my new job where I work with small hand tools and 
use my very own high powered microscope. The down side is that my
awesome new job has caused a possibly preexisting condition to rear it's
fugly head and leave me in pain and frustration.
BUT, I put my big girl panties on and keep on truckin'.
Coloring and creating just takes me even longer than usual and has forced me to
work on my very poor time management skills. 
I honestly just wanted to cry (and I did) when I got diagnosed, but life goes on.
And I know so many have so much worse to deal with, so no whining here.
Onward and upward.

Mitzi has come out with some incredible new images, and I just couldn't resist 
giving the adorable little Lupine Sprite a new paint job.

Such a sweetie!
I went with my usual vibrant color scheme, and even added some polka dots
to her little face for more interest. I usually don't deviate from Mitzi's original
images, but felt like being a rebel this time out.
I added some Rock Candy distress glitter to her petals, but am not loving
how it came out. Stickles may have been a better choice for this application,
but still overall pretty pleased with myself on this card.

I always need "Thinking of You" cards for friends and family, so this
one is perfect for my stash of cards. 

Be sure to take advantage of the generous offer Mitzi has for this release.
Check out the newbies and all the other fabulous images at the
Aurora Wings Digi Shop.
And if you're looking for some inspiration, check out the incredible
inspiration samples the Aurora Wings DTs have created here.

Thanks for stopping by today!!