Friday, June 9, 2017

Aurora Wings New Release Friday Showcase!!! Featuring Wings & Petals, Lady of the Sea Full Version and Cinderella Full Version



 I am always so delighted when Mitzi asks us to work with new images and help the Aurora Wings Showcase Design Team out. I LOVE getting to work with these new images and show you how stunning they can be when you put some color on them!! Today there are 6 new images being release because we are celebrating 3000 members in our Aurora Wings Facebook Group!!! Make sure you pop over there for all of the details of the weekends events!!! 
 For now let me show you the amazing Wings & Petals!! Isn't she just unbelievably stunning!!!! I colored her in 8x8 to be sure to get as much detail as I could in all those petals and butterfly wings!!
 Then I framed her in an 8x8 shadow box with "Without Change there would be no Butterflies" on the glass. 
 I'm loving how the gold glitter vinyl plays to well off the yellow flowers. I think they make each other pop.
And lastly, I had to show you the stunning close up of those butterfly wings!!! Just gorgeous!! The detail in them was just enough to give you an idea but not so much you couldn't have your own creative say on how they turned out. 
It was just such a stunning image to work with!! I cannot wait to get to color her again!!!

You can find Wings & Petals here:
Aurora Wings Website
Aurora Wings Etsy Shop

Now the second lovely image I got the pleasure of working with is Lady of the Sea Full Version. It is an unbelievably gorgeous image!! So full of details and shadows to play with!!
Isn't it just stunning!! I am completely floored by all the little details Mitzi added in here!! They all come together for such a stunning effect!!

Once I had her all colored up I matted her in some lovely mermaid themed paper from Kaiser Kraft. I added a lovely, fun, inspirational sentiment to the side for some fun!
Here's a little closer look at the sentiment and all the little sea creatures added.

Doesn't she just look lovely with that ocean like paper around her? 

Lastly I framed her up for display!! 
Thanks for allowing me to play with this amazing image Mitzi!! I just adored coloring her!!!

You can find Lady of the Sea Full Version exclusively on the Aurora Wings Website here:

Lastly I have the gorgeous Rococo Cinderella Full Version to show you!!!
I'm simply going to frame this stunning image and let it speak for itself!! The layers in that dress are just divine you guys!! And the detail scrolls around the carriage doors are incredible!!! Coloring this beautiful image was a delightful challenge that I cannot wait to do again!!

You can find the stunning Rococo Cinderella Full Version Exclusively on the Aurora Wings Website here:

Don't forget to pop on over to the Aurora Wings Facebook Group and join in on our 3000 Members Party!! There are going to be all kinds of fun things going on you don't want to miss like this....
What could this FREEBIE possibly be???


One last little treat for you!! Discount codes for the weekend!!! Enjoy. my friends, Enjoy!!!


Monday, June 5, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #51: "Celebration" matted print using "Circe Lounging with Lion and Flowers"

 Hello everyone!! Have you been missing me? I've been missing you!!! I have a folder on my computer with seriously like 100 pictures to upload and share with you all but I think its gonna be into July before that happens sadly!! 
However, today I have a fun project to share with you using Aurora Wings "Circe Lounging with Lion and Flowers." This is a very detailed, challenging image to work with but reward when its all finished is soooo worth it!! I am completely in love with the final outcome here!!
 Isn't she just stunning!! The details in everything are just amazing!! The folds are her toga and all the leaves in the flowers. And don't get me started on that lion mane!! LOVE!!!
 I took our Celebration theme a little different direction this time. Rather that celebrating and event I thought we would have a personal celebration! I love this quote and I think it does so much to build a person up!!! 
 I framed it in this beautiful dark brown frame that would go well with the other colors used but also help pop the sunset background.
You can grab this incredible image here:

Please make sure you stop by the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to enter as well as check out the rest of the design teams projects!!!

Make sure you come by this Friday as well!! It's new release day and all of the Aurora Wings Design Teams have been collaborating to give you some AMAZING inspiration with the images being released!! Check it out on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog!!
See you all Friday!!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #23- Playing with Liquid Pearls- Painting an Image

This weeks tutorial is really fun!! We are using Liquid Pearls to paint part of an image!! Come on over HERE to see how!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #22- Playing with Liquid Pearls- Resist Background

Hey ya'll!! I love this weeks technique over at Workshop Wednesdays!! It is so fun and the end result is stunning!!! Come on over and take a peek!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

In this house we believe in Unicorns and Dragons framed image using Flowers, Feathers and Fairies "Unicorn and Dragon"

Hey you guys!!! It's my turn to do an inspiration post for Flowers, Feathers and Fairies digital stamps!! For my birthday back in April the amazing Sabrina drew this image as well as an individual Unicorn and Dragon for me because my 6 and 4 year old daughters LOVE unicorns and dragons. I immediately fell in love with the images but as of yet have only gotten to color the Dragon and I'm not sure I have even shared with with you all yet! How awful is that!!! So for my turn as inspiration provider for the month I decided to take the opportunity to color this image with the first idea that popped into my head when I saw it!!! I had to modify a little due to time constraints but the girls and I are thrilled with the outcome and I soooo hope you will be too!!
So for starters let me introduce you to "Unicorn and Dragon"
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How adorable is that?!?!??!?! The butterflies and the flowers in the unicorn mane and tail give it such a playful feel!!

I decided to use a combination of techniques learned in my Kit and Clowder monthly classes to color up the image.
I love how my vision came to life here!! I wanted it to create a really magical scene here with elements that we all love. So the rainbow is my little girl, the wild flower meadow is my big girl (and me, one of the favorite places hubby and I found on our honeymoon in the Rocky Mountains around Jasper National Park) and the mountains are me. I love how each of these elements combined with the "Unicorn and Dragon" image make this image just a perfect representation of our family!!


Then I created my own version of the oh so popular "In this house" phrases going around. I honestly believe that the imagination and ability to image are two of the most important traits you can have!!! Without imagination we were never progress as a society. No one would think of new ideas. I want my girls to follow their imaginations wherever they may take them. 
My big girl always says to me that the mythical creatures she loves right now aren't real. I ask her how she knows. She says she's never seen them. And I tell her that that's not proof they aren't real, it's proof no one has seen them. I choose to believe in Santa and the Easter Bunny and Unicorns, Mermaids and Dragons. Because without magic where would the fun be. There's so much magic for them to believe in and to see in the world if they only look for it!!! But they will never look if they don't believe. 


To finish this project off I framed it in a lovely frame. It's currently sitting in an alcove by our front door. The girls are getting a thrill out of having a little bit of them right out there for the world to see. I think it helps them know this is their home too and pieces of them should fill it! Not just toys put away and beds made but the little things that make them who they are fill this home and are showcased here. And.... then... there's no fighting over who's room gets the "Unicorn and Dragon" image because that was the first question when I finished coloring it!! LOL

If you would like some more inspiration for these images pop over to the Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Blog and take a look at what the rest of the Design Team created for release weekend!!! These images were a surprise to me so I didn't get to participate but the rest of the team did an amazing job!!


OK, I'm off now to start another busy week here!! Hope you all enjoyed my little project for today!! See you all again real soon!! Thanks for popping by!!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Advice from a Waterfall using Flowers, Feathers and Fairies "Aiyanna" and "Waterfall Lagoon"

Hey you guys!! I am sooooo excited to share with you our new image from Flowers, Feathers and Fairies!!! Sabrina read everyone saying in our Kit and Clowder group how much they would love a good waterfall digital stamp and she listened sooooo Viola!! "Waterfall Lagoon" was born!!
 And what would a waterfall lagoon be without someone enjoying it? Viola!! "Aiyana" and "Seafairy" were born!!
"Aiyana"

"Seafairy"

Now, if you are like me and not so tech savy you can purchase "Waterfall Lagoon, Seafairy, and Aiyana" in a bundle in the Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Etsy Store. You will receive each individual image as well as "Aiyana" and "Seafairy" merged with "Waterfall Lagoon." If you purchase this way you will save about 14% over what you would pay to purchase each individually. Purchasing in the bundle is also the only way to get the merged images so it's totally worth it!!!
I did not work with "Seafairy" but both Sabrina and another of our Design Team did so make sure you pop by the Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Blog to see some inspiration with those images!!

I would love to show you what I have created with these images!!! I used "Aiyana" and "Waterfall Lagoon" premerged to create a pretty awesome matted image, if I do say so myself!!
I started by coloring up the image with techniques I have learned from my Kit and Clowder classes. I loved coloring up all the layers and waves within that water!! It was an awesome challenge for me!! The way that Sabrina has drawn the canoe under the water makes it really look like its sitting in water not just drawn on a page. You know what I mean?

So I went snooping the internet for some kind of quote to put with this image. I was on pinterest looking for "Waterfall Quotes" when I found this one from Your True Nature. I am loving all these quotes and you can bet I will be using them again!! 
I created the matte with my cricut and the plaque shape on the side with the quote. I finished it up with a few feather embellishments and distressed the edges and TA-DA!

 


I put her in a beautiful wood frame and I am beyond thrilled with the final outcome!! I love how the nature beauty of this image is enhanced by the "Advice from a Waterfall." I can her the water crashing down when I'm looking and reading. That to me is such an important part of our art... that we feel something; that we relate to it; that it sparks emotional response!!

OK, I must be off to enjoy the rest of my Mother's Day now. And for those of you in North America.... Happy Mothers Day!!! Thanks for popping by today!!



Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #19- Playing with Liquid Pearls- Painting Embellishments


Hello everyone!!! I have another week of Workshop Wednesdays to share with you!!
This month we are playing with Liquid Pearls so come on over HERE and take a look at this weeks quick little technique!!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #49: Frame It! using Aurora Wings "Orchid Corner" Digital Stamp

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Hello All!! Man, have things been quiet in here!! I'm so sorry for that! I feel like our life just went into overdrive!! I'm really hoping things will settle down in the near future and then entire folder of "To be blogged" images will make it to you soon!! But for today I do have an awesome image to share with you from Aurora Wings!!
Mothers Day is coming and I am doing my very best to get ready. I have no idea what's happening for gifts yet but I have most of my cards done!! This is one of them!! I used the "Frame It!" inspiration for this challenge to frame in the inside of a card for my mother in law. She loves orchids and she loves purple soooo....
 I used this beautiful Orchid Gatefold Card from Dreaming Tree to create my card base. These files are so easy to work with and the end result is just gorgeous!!! That gorgeous envelope over there... yup, it comes with the file!! You cannot go wrong with that!!

So I started by opening the file in my Cricut Design Space. I laid a rectangle over Dreaming Trees card base inside the card to see how big I needed to make my base with my Orchid digital stamp from Aurora Wings. Then I popped back into Microsoft Word, set my rectangle size there and imported the Orchid Corner digital stamp twice and sized each to fit the corners so that they filled the corners but not the whole rectangle.
I printed it off on my copic xpress it paper and got to work!! I just love how this inside shows so many different layers and colors while not looking overwhelming!!
To color the Orchid Corner digital stamp I pulled out my V91-V99 copics and my Kit and Clowder Elements of Nature Class and got to work!!
To finish it off I edged everything with my Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink and used it to stamp the sentiment. Then I embossed it quick and VIOLA!!! One custom Orchid Gatefold card for my amazing Mother in Law!!

I hope this gives you a different way to look at our Frame It! Challenge this week over at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog!! And if you would like to grab this digi for yourself you can find it in these places:
Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/151353710/digital-stamp-instant-download-orchid?ga_search_query=orchid&ref=shop_items_search_1
Aurora Wings Website: http://www.aurorawings.com/store/p424/Orchid-Corner-Digital-Stamp-Aurora-Wings

Thanks so much for popping by today! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #18- Playing with Recyclables- Wax Paper

Come on over and take a peek at what we are doing with Wax Paper this week on Workshop Wednesdays!! Its our last week playing with Recyclables for Earth Month and we wanted to end it with something super simple but has an awesome effect!! 
You can check it out HERE!!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #17- Playing with Recyclables-- Cardboard Boxes

We have a bonus Earth Day Workshop Wednesday for you!! Today to celebrate Earth Day we are going to play with cardboard boxes!! Come on over and see what you can do with that cereal box instead of throwing it out!! Check it out HERE!!!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Faery Ink Workshop Wednesday #16- Playing with Recyclables- Plastics

Come join us this week for another Workshop Wednesday Tutorial where we are making shaker cards out of pieces of plastic from around the home!!
Find it HERE!!!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Spring Release! Check out the new line of Flower Inspired Ladies!!!

Good Morning everyone!!! I am so excited to share Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Spring Releases with you!!! Sabrina is debuting 4 new digis today all Flower inpired!!
In order of appearance you have: Blooming Fairy, Snow Drop Fairy, Nymphaea and Peony Fairy.
Aren't they just so sweet? I am in love with them all so much!! Sadly, I only got to work with 2 of them to show you today but you can bet the other 2 are on my list of must haves!! You can find all these new releases in the Flowers, Feathers and Fairies Etsy Shop.

So the 1st card I'm going to show you is play with Nymphaea who is a water lily. I really tried to play on the water aspect and make her look like she's really floating in a pond.
What do you think? How'd I do? I am so in love with this image. Water lillies are one of my favorite flowers. My Great Grandma had a small pond in her yard and she grew Water Lillies. They were her pride and joy. I have 2 tattooed between my shoulder blades in her memory. So this card will go to my Grandma, my Great Grandmas daughter this Mothers Day.

 The 2nd card I made to show you today is using the Blooming Fairy. I love that Sabrina took a flower with a big curve and made her  look like she's expecting!! It's something we haven't seen yet from the current phase of flower themed digis. She is designed after the Muscari flower and I think she's just so sweet!!
I can't wait to have a pregnant friend or family member to share this card with!! I just love it!! And the sentiment I think is too much fun!!

Make sure you pop over to all these places to see what the rest of the Design Team Created with the Spring Releases!! As well as to pick yours up!!


And!!! Sabrina put some stamps ON SALE this weekend for Easter!!


I am entering Nymphaea in these challenges:
Daring Cardmakers- Spring Garden

I am entering Blooming Fairy in these challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday- Spring Colors
Daring Cardmarkers- Spring Garden

Thanks so much everyone for popping by today and seeing what I have been up to!! Its always so great to see so many people around checking it out!!