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Aurora Wings Ch #67: Joyous Occasion

Greetings! Today marks the beginning of a new challenge with Aurora Wings! For this go-round, we challenge you to make a project for a "Joyous Occasion." It can be anything....graduation, a birthday, Christmas, etc. I chose to make a Christmas card, because why not get a jump on things? ;) My card features Little Christmas Tree, from the Sprite collection. You can find him on the Aurora Wings site HERE, and in the Etsy Shop HERE. Now, let's take a look at this cutie.

I colored the Little Christmas Tree Sprite with Zig Clean Color Markers. I liked how this tree looks like it is made out of fabric, as if the Sprite is wearing a costume. So I colored the tree itself kind of flat, and not with a lot of definition so that I could mimic fabric a bit. The ornaments were colored with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen. It's hard to see in the above photo, but you'll be able to see it better in the 3rd picture. 

The large circle (done with the same Neenah Desert Storm Kraft paper as my card base), was made with a stencil from Stampendous. I inked it with VersaMark ink and then applied Detail Clear embossing powder to it and heat set it. The circle and scallop die are both from Stampendous' Build a Wreath Die Set

I felt as though I needed a bit more shine and texture on my card, so I VersaMarked the entire perimeter (yup, it's come to the point where we need to make "VersaMark" into a verb) and heat embossed Aged Green Embossing Enamel. I love the effect. All of those colors are in one jar! Finally, I added a simple Laurel Burch Holiday sentiment. The sweet Sprite is certainly the star of the show here. 

I hope you will play along with the Aurora Wings Challenge team! We look forward to seeing your "Joyous Occasion" creations! Please be sure to visit the Aurora Wings Blog to see more inspiration and to get more details on how to join in. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!

Comments

DonnaMundinger said…
Absolutely ADORABLE, Alison! Love the rustic feel of the kraft and the cool stencil circle behind him. He does look like he's been stitched from felt and the fab sparkle of his ornaments and cool enamel around the edges adds to the festive feel. Love the font on the sentiment, too. Fabulous! xxD
So precious! I love the way you colored this Sprite. You totally got my intent about this being a sprite wearing a 'tree' costume. I always imagined it was made with green felt and red pompoms glued on! The edge treatment looks fantastic and so is the bold design. Thank you so much for this adorable and whimsical inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings today, Alison! Mitzi xxx

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