Monday, July 2, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #68- Once Upon a Time Using Marisol, Whisper of the Sea and Starfish Mermaid

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 This month our challenge is Once Upon a Time over at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog. I decided to do a Little Mermaid inspired card for you. I worked with Marisol, Whisper of the Sea and Starfish Mermaid (was a special digi for a fundraiser and is no longer available.) Marisol is an adorable mermaid and I'm so glad Mitzi decided to keep working with her!!!

Anyone have any little mermaid lovers out there? Because I think this would be a total win!! It's so adorable!! Look at all those little mermaids!! HEHE

Starfish Mermaid

I really think this is such a sweet combo of mermaids!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I have to run I'm supposed to be loading the trailer up and getting ready to go camping this weekend!! Have a great on you guys!!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #67- Joyous Occasion using Unicorn Sprite

Hey you guys!! I am so sorry for getting this up so late!! Like the post went live an hour ago and I'm just writing this now.. Super super sorry Mitzi and Donna!!!!

I am so ready for summer vacation!!! And I am super glad May is over!! See I started it like a rock star!! I had this project done over a month ago. I was thrilled and on the ball!!! And then we started planting the fields, and then my truck broke down and spent 3 weeks in the shop with me fielding daily phone calls about what to with it, looking at new vehicles if we decided to replace it, test driving new vehicles, ugh, it was a lot of work. I picked up a week of day shifts at my "real" job and mom'd all evening. And then to put the icing on the cake, I ACCIDENTALLY hit our 6 month old Bernese Mountain Dog with our 1 ton Dodge last week. She's ok as long as her broken jaw heals, thank god!! I got sooooo lucky!!!! But she now needs constant attention to make sure she doesn't undo all the vets hard work to fix her jaw. So here I sit at 730am writing this up late again. LOL 

But it's a fun project and I super love it!!!  And I really hope it will give you some ideas of some more fun things you can do with digi stamps that's not just coloring. I love Mitzi's images and I wanna see them everywhere!!! So today we are going to show you Unicorn Sprite on a tshirt!!
TADA!!! I used inkscape to turn the Unicorn Sprite jpeg/png into an svg cutting file. Then I took it into my Cricut Design Space and did some different hiding and contouring to create the different colors for the body and hair, etc. It was a lot of work but soooo worth it I think!!

I added the little saying to the side for my daughters friends 7th birthday gift. She truely is a one of a kind kid that's super sweet and so magical!!! And I loved how it played with the little girl dressed like a unicorn on her shirt too!!

I used heat transfer vinyl to add all the different colors. And looking at it now there are a few things I would do a little differently, like maybe have some brown hair in there to show the little girls hair. Wouldn't that be fun?

This was just such a fun project to do!! Would you like to see some more ideas like this in the future? I'm tempted to do another one this month.... hmmm...

For now, I have to go get the puppy hand fed raw food (GROSS) and the littlest some breakfast since shes's now patiently curled up on my lap. And then we have to go get all our squirrels out of the rave and into a row for the new vehicle we pick up tomorrow so I can run off to work tonight. I love my crazy life!! LOL 

If you would like to work with unicorn sprite you can find her on ETSY and AURORAWINGS.COM!! And make sure you pop by the blog to check out all the other amazing projects from our stellar design team!!!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Aurora Challenge #66- Black & White with or without a splash of color using Peacock Queen 2

Hey you guys!! I am so excited to show you what I made this month!! Please forgive me if you find a thousand spelling and grammatical errors this post though!! My laptop died the other night. Out of no where shut itself off and called it a day. Luckily my brother was able to retrieve all my files off of it and transfer them onto my new desktop!!! But this new keyboard is TINY and finicky soooo that's gonna take some getting used to and I feel like the buttons are in different places!?! Did that change in the last 9 years I have had the same laptop?
Anywhooooo... I got to work with the stunning Peacock Queen 2 digi that was just released last month. And its amazing!!!! I am so in love!! Check it out!!!
Isn't it stunning?!?!?! I really wanted to highlight the peacock parts when I colored it so I decided to do those as my pop of color!! I am so thrilled with how this turned out!! want to see the rest of the project? Cuz I swear it is more than just a pretty coloring this time!! I promised you guys a wicked 3D project this month and I think I came through!!!
This my friends is a clock!! I took this stunning Peacock Queen 2 and turned her into a clock face. Dreaming Tree released these clock svg's a few months ago and I knew I wanted to make one but I wasn't into all the gears this one is designed with in their files, so I modified it! That is what I am so loving about crafting with digital products!!! I can mix projects and mediums together to create something totally unique!!
I looked very hard for silver clock hands but without ordering online it wasn't going to happen so gold it is!! I think they help to pop out the gold in the peacock feathers?
I love how this turned out from every angle!
This was such a fun challenge to be a part of!! Black and White is always a bit of a challenge for any crafter/ colorist as it pushes us to work hard and creating all those different levels within our projects. Thank you Mitzi for pushing us once again!!

If you would like to have this stunning image in your collection you can grab it on Etsy HERE or HERE.

Thanks for popping by again this month!! Its always so nice to have you all around!!