Thursday, July 26, 2018

Aurora Wings Showcasing

Aurora Wings

Aurora Wings Showcasing

Puppy Sprite  is a free gift over the weekend when you spend $8 or more in the store the discount code is valid until July 31st 2018

Oh you puppy lovers are going to just love this new image from Aurora Wings, 'Puppy Sprite' is just adorable :)

To showcase this gorgeous new addition to the Sprite family I decided to make a shape coffee cup card as I could just imagine in real life how this image would look on a mug and every cup of coffee drunk from this mug could do nothing but make you smile and brighten your day :) :) :)

I used the cut file 'Tea Cup' from My Scrap Chick, such a versatile cut file which I seem to have used several time recently so think it is going to be a favourite lol.  The Aurora Wings image 'Puppy Sprite' was coloured with Polychromes.  I used the png. version of the file and overlaid it onto a photo I had taken of the patterned paper I was using and added the sentiment digitally too.  Now I will admit this card gave me a bit of a headache and I very nearly started from scratch with a plain white coffee mug with gold trim.  I don't work well with patterned paper, no matter how hard I try the image in my head of the end project goes askew when I introduce pattern paper into the equation lol.   I had thought of a white backing for the image over the pattern paper but really felt that would look wrong but when I coloured the image the pattern really distracted, gutted and so nearly put it all in the bin.  Anyway, I decided to hang back from the disaster and come back to it a couple of days later to see if I liked it any better.  Alas no, but saying as I was about to trash it I saw no harm in trying something else first so it was out with my white Pan Pastel to soften the background but still keep the feeling of the flora cup.  Again I walked away from it for several hours so that I could look at it with fresh eyes and I think this worked pretty well so after that it was onto finishing the card off with the green scalloped and grey scalloped sentiment layers.  Yep, happy with this one now lol.

Check out the new Spites in the Store, they are just adorable :-

Succulent Sprite

Forget-Me-Not Sprite


  1. Fabulous work Mimi - such a fun shape to use. Love it.
    Dawn xx

  2. Such a fabulous shape and adorable card, Mimi! And what a brilliant idea to soften the floral background! That was one of the first things I noticed and was wondering if perhaps you'd used vellum over the paper and fussy cut the image and then stamped the sentiment. So glad you didn't give up, because the final result is absolutely fabulous! Love, love, LOVE! xxD

  3. This is such an adorable card all around, Mimi! I didn't realize that you had to soften the floral background as it just looks so well-planned and executed! It was fun to read about your artistic process. It made me appreciate the results even more! Your coloring of the Puppy Sprite image can't be any cuter. The fur looks so natural and so soft. This is the cutest litter of puppies ever! The fun shape makes it unforgettable. Thank you so much for this awesome inspiration for today's new release showcase at Aurora Wings. So glad you were able to join us with this beautiful project! Have a great weekend! Mitzi xxx

  4. What a fun creation ... love the shape/design! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Tea and/or Coffee’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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  5. I was wondering how you got the pattern behind the image. Very slick, but I don't think I could do that, so I will just have to admire yours. It is a happy and fun card. I love how you colored the image and brought it to life. Thanks for sharing this with us at Double D, coffee or tea challenge.
    Barbara DT Member

  6. This card is adorable, Mimi! The papers are beautiful and your technique for adding the image worked well. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Tea or Coffee" Challenge.

  7. Beautiful card! Love the design!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week for our Too Cute Challenge!

  8. What a beautiful card and image, I love the tea cup shape! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
    Tammy x

  9. FABULOUS make from you, gorgeous colours too! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx


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