Friday, June 30, 2017

Eastern Beauty

This beautiful card was created with the Eastern Beauty gold and dies and stamps new from Stampin Up.  I made this card for a friend who is celebrating his first year of retirement (and who is missed!)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Aurora Wings_Primrose Sprite

I followed some of the steps in Jennifer McGuire's tutorial for making a tulle shaker card when I created this whimsical Primrose Sprite card.  She's colored in Prismacolor pencils, and finished with sequins by perfectly posh and recollections. The background matting is embossed with a polka dot EF and her skirt is polka dotted with Posca White paint.  A tiny bow and silver sentiment sticker completes this little Primrose Sprite. 

White Poppy 4th of July

This is "White Poppy" by Aurora Wings  Independence Day 2017 created  with the "Something Blue" Facebook Challenge in mind.
She is colored in Prismacolor Pencils, and adorned with tiny clear flowers topped with pearls.  She's spritzed with sparkle mist, and White Posca Pen, white glaze pen, and stickles finish the sparkling detail.  The die is Labels 17 (Spellbinders S5025)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Whisper of the Sea

Whisper of the Sea by Mitzi Sato Wiuff is an entry in Challenge #52.  Under the Sea
This beautiful mermaid is listening to the whisper of the conch.   

My soul is full of longing for the secret of the sea, and the heart
 of the great ocean sends a thrilling pulse through me  
 `~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow~
She is partially die cut with a scalloped die, and that is backed with ruffled white tulle that has been glittered with "Stickles"  The mermaid is worked in prismacolor pencils, Wink of Stella, GellyRoll clear star glitter pen, tiny sequins and glitter, inked and mounted on "Bermuda  Bay" paper in an A2 card.


This is a monochromatic artpiece using  Aurora Wings "Siren" created for the Challenge # 52.  Under the Sea.
She is worked in Prismacolor Pencils, wink of stella, glaze and glimmer pens, glitters and all shades of gray in pearls and rhinestones and tied with a silver, black and white ribbon.  The inkwork that Mitzi did with this detailed and spectacular image is amazing, and I think best showcased with very little color to share the fine fine lines and detail.


Friday, June 23, 2017


With the loss of a dear cousin's very ill husband, I  created a sympathy card using Simon Says Heart Breeze die, and Lawn Fawn LF844 Scripty Sayings.  The Layered Die Cuts heart design was inspired by Jennifer Mc Guire  6 .23.17 tutorials on layered die cuts.  The Heart Breeze die was cut four times, and each heart stacked 2, 3 or 4 deep on the card.  Accents were done with  Wink of Stella, Crystal 3D glaze, Tosca White Pen, pearls, grey and clear rhinestones.  The sentiment was embossed in white on acetate. The artpiece was edged with clear holographic lines (Pop Ups Etc) and mounted on patterned vellum attached to a darker gray cardstock (Smoky  Slate and Basic Gray--SU)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Siren's Birthday Wish

I am so proud that he Siren's Birthday wish was chosen as one of the top 3 Submissions for Aurora Wings Challenge #51.  Thank you Mitzi, for the amazing work you share and for your enormous talent that inspires us all.
Siren was one of the featured Digi stamp by Mitzi Sato Wiuff for her 3K Member Celebration June 9 and 10th.  Games and special challenges were part of the weekend event.  Siren was one of the brand-new digis that Mitzi created for this extravaganza, and this is what I did with her.  I have created this card for the Aurora Wings Challenge #51    There is NO way that the camera can catch the incredible detail in this beautiful digi, nor how stunning all the gllittering is in this card created to celebrate my daughter's birthday AND to applaud her as she emerges from the depths to new heights opening her brand new  Permanent Make Up, Spa and Beauty Salon.   Elite Images new location is in Palm Desert California,  All good wishes for amazing success in your beautiful new location.  May this be your best year EVER.

Jewels, bubbles,  sequins and pearls spill out from under the organza triple bow cascading across the gilded triple frame which  is backed with acetate and edged with holographic gold edged lines.    The static on the popped up window-acetate has picked up remnant gold glitter and glistened it to the back of the surface of the acetate above the Siren. Not a "shaker at all"---just there and glittery.  
The rather wistful siren is worked in Prismacolor pencils, and finished with several colors of Stickles, Wink of Stella, 3D crystal glaze and small jewels.  Cardstock is SU Island Indigo

Sentiment reads:  For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it
For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it
For every love, there is a heart somewhere to receive it
Sentiment font is: DJB Holly Serif Bold

Some of the  detail.