Monday, October 1, 2018

Dandelion Sprite

Aurora Wings

Sketch Challenge #71 - Inspired By Music

Time for a new challenge at Aurora Wings and this month it is an Inspired By Music challenge.  Think I went a bit overboard with all the music on this card but love the bright happy feel of the end result.  The song I have based this on is 'Dandelion' by P.J. Olsson

Join in the challenge here and have lots of fun :)

I started by covering a white card blank with blue paper.  For the image I removed the background from the .jpg image I have and overlaid her on a music background I made.  The music background has areas removed to give it a bit more character.  I then added the digital text and printed.  I then set to with my Distress Inks to colour the background and for the image I used my Polychromes.  In keeping with the music them a rubber music corner stamp was used and I then embossed the four corners with silver embossing powder. This card layer was mounted on silver card.  Time for some more music and I embossed some yellow vellum with a music embossing folder, this layer then went behind the silver layer and attached to the blue base layer.  Musical note and yellow flower along with a musical note bow completed the project.  Pretty happy with the end result until I came to photograph it and it looked so very flat.  Time for a quick rethink and Flower soft to the rescue and I used this over the yellow vellum, a much better colour and the extra texture was just what this card needed to bring Dandelion Sprite to life :)

Image:- Dandelion Sprite by Aurora Wings available from the AW Store here and ETSY here
Colouring:-Polychromes, Distress Inks
Other items:- Flower Soft, music dies, mini flowers coloured with Promarkers, music corner stamp, silver embossing powder

I am entering this creation in the following challenges:-


  1. Adorable project, Jane! So whimsical and happy. I'm loving all the layering of the music references and the texture of the Flower Soft and bright little flowers is the icing on the cake. Gorgeous coloring, too. Fabulous! xxD

  2. This is so sweet , the sentiment is really wonderful !


  3. So cheerful and happy, I love this, Mimi! I love your soft coloring along with the faint sheet music background and the lovely sentiment. The fuzzy texture on the yellow adds so much and reminds me of the dandelion flowers. I love it! Thank you for the great inspiration today! Mitzi xxx

  4. This is adorable! You colored it beautifully and your embossing powder added a perfect touch! Thank you for joining us at SparkleNSprinkle Creative Challenge! Good luck and I hope to see you again soon!

    Jess - DT

  5. Such a beautiful card! I love the yellow flower soft. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  6. Great card, darling image & beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

  7. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Pattie's Creations Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

  8. What a gorgeous card, love the colour scheme and sweet image. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Challenge this week and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

  9. Such a beautiful card and your colouring is wonderful .Thanks for playing along with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Shylaa DT@Polkadoodles

  10. Amazing card! Love all the bright flowers around your card and the the yellow fuzzy border is awesome! Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  11. This is so beautiful!! The image is gorgeous!! I love the flower soft border!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Loving the colors of this and the fuzzy flower soft. Thanks for joining us over at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.


Thank you for taking the time to comment, it means a great deal to me. Hoping you have happy crafting days ahead. Hugs Mimi