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Monday, 19 February 2018

BINGO!!!! Just a little bit excited!

Well hello everyone.
Welcome to my blog and to my many many forthcoming posts.
I have been absent from blog land for far too long now but as of today I shall be posting more regularly.
So, what has bought about this drastic change I hear you ask??
Go on, ask me, ask me, ask me!!! Lol
Well, I'm going to tell you anyway.
You remember a few weeks ago I said that I was trying out for the Aurora Wings Design Team??
Well, I only went and got accepted didn't I??
I was so absolutely chuffed to receive the message from Mitzi, I think I must have been grinning like that blimmin Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.
See my fantastic new DT badge in the side bar there? So so proud! 

Well, now that I have told you my awesome, magnificent, fantastic, amazing news! (I am excited, can you tell?? Lol) I will get on with the job in hand - telling you all about the new challenge at Aurora Wings
This month the challenge is:
 BINGO GRID
(See what I did with the title of my blog post now??? Hehehehe)

Now doesn't that look like an amazing Bingo Grid? And there are so many choices you can make too.
You could go with one line (in any direction) of just the elements or just the colours or a mix of the two or - if you are feeling brave you could do one line of elements and colours combined. Sooo many different ways to use this grid so go on - have some fun and get creative.
You can enter up to three times if you use Aurora Wings images each time, but if you choose to use different images, which is absolutely fine, you can only enter once.  Don't forget too that we have a challenge running on the Facebook Group too, so if your card fits that challenge then why not enter it there whilst you are at it? 

For my project I have used the fabulous Mermaid on Crescent Moon which you can find in the Aurora Wings Digi Shop here.  This is the best place to shop for your Aurora Wings images I find, and remember your searches always work better with fewer words or a partial title. Hope that helps.

So here is the project I have done this month:

I have used the top line of Lace/doily - Glitter - Sentiment and have also used the left hand column of Flowers - Ribbons/Bows - I have also added in the colours purple, green and yellow. 
The image is coloured with my Prismacolour pencils and the background is done with Pan Pastels. I used a fluffy paintbrush to just dab the three colours around, blew off the excess dust and then used hairspray to "set" it.  
Now I always find that glitter doesn't show up too good in photographs so I have taken a close up of where the glitter is so that you can see it (hopefully). Although it looks all glitter on those scales on her arms, in real life you can still see the ink underneath the glitter - honest!


On the sentiment, which you can find at www.claritystamp.com I have used one of the fabulous Sparkle pens from Spectrum Noir.  I did the same on the mermaid tail and the crescent moon but it just wouldn't show up properly.  So out came my trusted Glamour Dust and Glue pen and I added glitter to the one side of the moon, her hair and her scales on the arms.

I think you can vaguely see the glitter on the mermaid tail - it looks so much better IRL I promise you.
The lace, ribbon and flowers are all from my crafty stash - it has been quite some time since I have used any of these little beauties I can tell you. Most of the flowers come from Wild Orchid Crafts, the ribbon came from Crafty Ribbons and the lace from Brenda's lace and ribbon specials on Facebook. The backing paper is from a paper pad called Baskets & Bunnies and is from Lili of the Valley with Raspberry Road Designs. Sadly I don't think they do their paper pads any more but I know that you can get a few as digi papers.

Don't forget that there are oodles of fabulous images to be found on both the Aurora Wings Etsy Store and at the Aurora Wings Digi Shop.  Remember too that if you are a subscriber to the Aurora Wings newsletter you will receive regular updates about new releases and exclusive discounts.  
If you are a Facebook user - then why not join the Facebook page too where you will find buckets full of inspiration from other AW lovers and fabulous giveaways too.

I shall be entering this project into the following challenges:
(Diagonal line Ribbon, Patterned Paper, Flowers)

See you all soon.