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 aurorawings.com HERE.

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

Monday, April 2, 2018

Aurora Wings Challenge #65- Sprite Delight- Using "Coffee Sprite"

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Hey Everyone!!! This years Sprite Delight Challenge project won't be as epic as last year... so sorry about that! LOL We have been so insanely busy!! I started working 4 days a week back in the fall, 2 of which are lunch shift (1130-230) and you wouldn't think those would totally be your whole day but they really are!! By the time I get the big one off to school, the little one fed and dressed, maybe a load of laundry done, its time to take the little to a Grandma for the afternoon. Go to work, pick the little back up, boogie back home to get the big one from the school bus and its 4pm already!! By the time I feed them, bath them and put them to bed its 8pm and I AM EXHAUSTED!!! I thought by now I would have adjusted and that my 3 days a week off would be able to be spent doing the crafty things but sadly no!! I keep thinking after this happens or that happens it will calm down.... I'm still waiting!!! LOL And now we are getting into planting both the fields and the garden and camping season followed by harvest and then the little one goes off to kindergarten!! Whew!! It feels like graduation is right around the corner!! LOL Anyone out there have any time saving tips to help this mama earn some more crafty time??? 
I did sneak some crafty time when hubby and I ran away to Canmore, AB about a month ago. I managed to color this image in 1 sitting!!!! 1 sitting ya'll!!! I don't remember the last time I was able to do that!! And neither do the 3 unfinished images sitting with my markers!! LOL
I turned "Coffee Sprite" into an adorable little bookmark. I've amassed a small collection now waiting for me to have time to do some more craft sales (BAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAH) or for the Christmas rush I guess. One way or the other these little bookmarks have been a great way for me to sneak moments of coloring in and not get rusty with my markers!! (Or have I?) 

My handy Cricut Explore made the back for me. My mom says I should add "and Baileys" to the bottom lol 

I'm really happy with how this little cutie turned out!!! It was such a pleasure to get to color!! Maybe next time I will do a pattern on the cup!! A little challenge for anyone out there... ey? Any takers??

Next month I have a big 3D project planned for you guys!! Its been so long since I had time to do anything big and fun like that!! We are done skating for the year and soccer doesn't start until May so maybe just maybe that extra couple hours a week in April will give me time!! 

For now if you want to find out what the rest of the design team has been up to for you CLICK HERE!
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And if you want to buy this image from the Aurora Wings Website CLICK HERE