Monday, 18 July 2016

Doing a happy dance!!

Hi all,
Just popping in to share my exciting news.
So, why the title to my post you ask?
Go on, ask me, ask me, ask me!
Oh, alright I'll tell you.
I have been bursting to tell you all for ages now but couldn't until the challenge post went live.
Mitzi Sato Wiuff messaged me on Facebook and asked me if I would like to be a Guest Designer for a forthcoming challenge at Aurora Wings!!
Can you blimmin believe it?  No, neither could I!!
Obviously I had to give it serious thought................. for like a nano second!! Lol
Would I?? You bet I would.
I love Mitzi's images and have three of her colouring books as well as dozens of Aurora Wings images. What an honour.
So the challenge is a Bingo Grid - but it's not just any old Bingo Grid, oh no!
So, you will see that not only is there nine squares with different things in but each square is a different colour.
So, not only could you choose three, six or even 9 elements to work with you could also choose 9 different colours or  a mixture of the two or indeed every single bit of it! Hahahaha.
So I decided to go with a mix of the two and I chose:
Thread (Pinky/purple)
Die Cuts (Butterfly and leaves)
Beads (pearls)
Bow (tied in the thread)
(Mind you there is a bit of red and blue in there too!!)
I think I got a bit carried away, don't you? hehehe
So I chose to use "Harvest Elf" and you can find her here
Digital Stamp - Instant Download - Harvest Elf - Beautiful Fairy in Autumn Leaves - digistamp - Fantasy Line Art for Cards & Crafts
Isn't she gorgeous?
So, here is the card I made:
The image is coloured with my Polychromo Pencils, lots of them!!
I matted and layered the card on lilac card and then  put a layer of cheesecloth between the image and a darker piece of purple card.
The whole of that is layered on to a piece of Yellow card and I have added purple lace and pearls down the side.
The die cut butterfly is coloured with my Fleximarkers/Promarkers.
The gold flowers are from Samaflora on Facebook, the others I have had in my stash for ages.
The sentiment is one I have had for ages given to me by a very good friend.

So, there you have it.  
What do you think? 
I have to be honest I really enjoyed colouring this image.  Just when you think you have done all the bits of one colour you find another bit that should be the same colour but it is so absorbing, I just lose myself in the colouring and before I know it two hours have flown by. 
I will come back later and add a few challenges, well I feel like I should because I am actually really proud of it. xxx


  1. Your project is stunning. Mitzi is amazing and you did her proud with this beautie. xx Jan AWS DT

  2. So happy to have you join us as Guest Designer with this gorgeous card, Dawn! Fabulous coloring on Harvest Elf, one of my absolute FAVES and WOW, you hit the BINGO jackpot. LOL Such wonderful detail. Beautiful work and thanks so much for joining us as Guest Designer. xxD

  3. Well done Dawn and well deserved! Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured! Christine x

  4. Thank you, Dawn, for agreeing to be our Guest Designer and making this gorgeous inspiration for our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge. Love your coloring on this very intricate Harvest Elf, and love all the elements and details you managed to put together here. It's absolutely beautiful and magical!! It was pleasure working with you! Mitzi xxx

  5. Gorgeous card love the design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at ABC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  6. Beautifully coloured image. Thank you for sharing your work with us at Dragonfly Dreams.

  7. Stunning creation Dawn, very eyecatching with all those amazing colours, thank you for sharing this beauty with us at LPOCF
    lorraine x


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