Monday, July 14, 2014

The Gift!


There is a coloring competition on the Kit and Clowder Facebook group and it uses this gorgeous image from Aurora Wings.  This is my first image from Aurora Wings and I love them.  She is an amazing artist!  This image took me almost four hours to color and can I just say it was a labor of love!!  I kept the embellishments to a minimum, because I wanted the image to be the focal point.  I colored the image with Copics and then added glitter using Stickles stardust.  I also added little pearls to her hair using liquid pearls – White Opal.  I wanted to create the illusion of waves so I embossed clear acetate with the Cuttlebug Swirls embossing folder and placed it behind the image.  Then a sentiment and a few gems to finish the card.


Crafty Card Makers – #119 Under The Sea.

Simon Says Stamps – Let’s Be Clear.

Going Grey With Scrap Creations – Water.

All Sorts Challenges – Week 267 Splish, Splash, Splosh.

Glitter N Sparkle Challenges – #93 Anything Goes.

Crafting At The Weekend – #3 Anything Goes.

Open-Minded Crafting – #14 Water, Water Everywhere!

Creative Corner Challenges – Water.

Sister Act Card Challenges – #65 Anything Goes.

Through The Craft Room Door – Always Anything Goes.


  1. Wow 4hrs to colour if it took me 40mins i'd think that was long lol. Thats why yours is amazing & mine just about does. I think your colours are very appropriate too. Jacqui DT Open Minded Crafting.

  2. Think I lost that comment so just in case wanted to say your colours are perfection and this is perfect for this weeks theme.

    Thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. OMG what a stunner. 4 hours!!! Well worth it though, your colouring is amazing. Good luck on the Kit and Clowder page.

    Love your swirly embossed background that looks like waves and you were right to stick to just that amazing image and a simple background as it really stands out.

    Thanks for joining in with our 'under the sea' challenge.

    Crafty Cardmakers and More

  4. this is stunning! i love your colouring, it's fabulous! Love the background, fabulous card, love it! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting this fortnight! mo xxx

  5. Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

  6. What a gorgeous endearing creation. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Through the Craft Room Door.
    Cathy DT Member

  7. A fab card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  8. Gorgeous Marilyn, I have just coloured this myself for the competition, it is most definitely a challenging image, which you have done beautifully, love the embossed background too.
    Thanks for joining our under the sea challenge at CCM&M.
    Jules DT :)

  9. Wow - such a stunner. The coloring is so bright and cheerful and the design really shows off your talent. Thanks for entering your card at Open-Minded Crafting. Good luck and please come back again to join us soon.

  10. wow that's totally gorgeous! It really shows that you have spend a lot of time and energy coloring this. Love the shine to this image!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  11. This is SO BEAUTIFUL Marilyn!! Your coloring is fantastic! Love the bit of sparkle on it too!! Just gorgeous! Just gorgeous! You are an amazing colorist!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  12. Amazing coloring and images! Thank you so much for playing along with the Let's Be Clear Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  13. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafting At The Weekend this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

  14. What beautiful colouring. A perfect image for our Under the sea Challenge. Thanks for joining us at CCM&M this time. Cxxx