Monday, 21 May 2018

A Joyous Occasion

Hello lovelies
Well here we are again and time for the next new challenge at Aurora Wings.
I never cease to be amazed at the fantastic entries we receive into these challenges.
Remember to hop on over to the challenge blog and see who our winners were.

The challenge this time is:

Now let's be honest, this could be absolutely anything couldn't it?
A Wedding, A birthday, An Anniversary, A New Baby, A New Job, - I could go on for hours but you get my drift right?  The world as they say is your oyster.  (If you click the challenge title it will take you straight to the challenge blog).

So I decided to go with Christmas - well you can never start early enough on Christmas cards now can you?  There are always a few that go to special people and this will be one of those cards.
I have used Christmas Lights Sprite for this card. You can find him here on the AW Etsy store and here at the Aurora Wings store.  I just know exactly how he feels with those lights - doesn't matter how carefully you put them away they always come back out all tangled up don't they?

There was a time I would never have tackled an image like this - all that red in his coat and hat.  However, since taking up the colouring classes at Kit and Clowder my confidence and style has changed so much that I decided I should challenge myself.  I am quite pleased with how it turned out, what do you think?

I have once again used my Prismacolour pencils to colour the image - I just love the way they blend.  The backing papers are from a Lili of the Valley paper pad called Frosty Christmas.  It is quite sad that they don't make these any more because they were such fabulous quality.  I think you can still get some in digital format, although not many.

The sentiment is a Clarity Stamp sentiment which comes as part of a set and I thought it suited the image perfectly.  I decided to go quite clean and simple with this one - no flowers for a change.

So there you go - my inspiration for "A Joyous Occasion" - I think it fits the bill don't you?

I can't wait to see what Joyous Occasions you all choose.