Saturday, April 19, 2014

Spring: Aurora



Spring is the theme for the new Time4Scrap challenge starting today.  We have three sponsors for this challenge: Beccy's Place, The East Wind, and Art by Mirian.

I've chosen Aurora, Floral Kiss for my project and colored her with Copic markers.  I've also added various Spica glitter pens to her hair and several of the flowers, but it didn't photograph well (at all).

The background is one of the new Die-Versions dies called Morocco Background.  These dies cut beautifully, but I wanted some of the negative pieces to remain in the frame.  So instead of painstakingly replacing some of the pieces, I adhered a piece of sticker paper onto the back of the die after I ran it through my die cutting machine.  I had tilted it slightly to let most of the negative pieces to fall out naturally, so what was left stuck to the sticker paper.  Then I covered the entire die cut with Spirited Green glitter from Sparkle N Sprinkle.

The border is also a Die-Versions die (Butterfly Garden) that was die cut from a piece of white cardstock and quickly colored with Copic markers.  To add the sentiment, I inked up a Stampendous clear stamp with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, added Clear embossing powder to it, and heat set it for an added bit of shimmer. 

You have two weeks to share your Spring project with us at the Time4Scrap Challenge Blog.  I can't wait to see what you create.

13 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

good morning, Anne! That diversions background die cut is GORGEOUS! I love everything about this card - the design, die cuts, sentiment, magnificent image and coloring - all of it - so pretty! I'm sorry your spica pens did not show up - it must look spectacular in real life! hugs, de

nwilliams6 said...

Pretty image! Love her eyes and the soft colors you used. Great die cut too. Amazing card. Hugz!

Gerlinde said...

Just beautiful! I was especially intrigued by the dies - love what you have done with them!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful Spring card Anne, love the image and the die is fabulous!
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Anne, I saw this on FB this morning and just it dropped my jaw!!! WOW!!! This is beautiful in every sense of the word. The design is great and your coloring is sensational on that image. Wonderful card!
Lynn

rachel said...

oooo Anne - what a beautiful image and that die is fabulous - hugs Rachel xx

Tammy said...

Aurora is incredibly beautiful and wonderfully colored! Pretty spring card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

WOW- this is beautiful! LOVE the glittery BG die cut and your coloring is amazing!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the Copic coloring Anne! The Spring border and sentiments are just perfect for this adorable image - so beautifully colored!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous Spring card Anne! I love the colours you'vechosen & your colouring is spot on!
Hugs
Dawn xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous Anne, I like the image and the colours.
Kevin xx

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is beautiful Anne !! Wow , I love the image , and the gorgeous background and colors !!!
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Shirley said...

She is just so cute and pretty at the same time! Her eyes have it!!!