Monday, 8 September 2014

Aurora for a 21st card

From the first moment I saw this image I loved it. I have not seen a bad rendition of this ever but I was still worried about doing it justice with my colouring skills. Well I will say I am deliriously happy with how it has turned out. 

 I decided that it needed to be shared so I turned it into a twisted easel 21st birthday card - yes the addiction continues, and here it is.

The East Wind Aurora, kasazz, DCWR, AmyRStamps,Hero Arts, impression obsessions, Elizabeth Crafts Designs, Cuttlebug, Papertey Ink.

The East Wind Aurora, kasazz, DCWR, AmyRStamps,Hero Arts, impression obsessions, Elizabeth Crafts Designs, Cuttlebug, Papertey Ink.

The East Wind Aurora, kasazz, DCWR, AmyRStamps,Hero Arts, impression obsessions, Elizabeth Crafts Designs, Cuttlebug, Papertey Ink.

The East Wind Aurora, kasazz, DCWR, AmyRStamps,Hero Arts, impression obsessions, Elizabeth Crafts Designs, Cuttlebug, Papertey Ink.

Card Tip:

Don't be afraid to mix up your dies and stamps to create the end result, for the banner above I have used a die for the happy birthday, a die for the 2 and 1 and a stamp for the st. 

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Kasazz essentials bling in opal for the card base, pink and white and pink glitter card stock from my stash.
DCWV blossoms and butterflies 12x12 pack
The East Wind Aurora, AmyRStamps happy birthday.
Hero Arts neon pink
               Skin: E000+E00+E21+E11+E04+R20
               Lips: RV32+RV23+RV85
               Eyes:B21+B23+white gel pen
               Hair: E33+E35+E37+E39
               Top and Bow: BG000+BG01+BG05
               Flowers: V01+V04+V06+V09+V25, Y21+Y15+Y17,
               R81+R83+R85,V12+V15+V17, R22+R24+R27, 
Impression Obsessions DIE148-L, Mpress curved rectangles, Elizabeth Craft Designs happy birthday,Cuttlebug typewriter, Papertrey Ink modern numbers.
Assort gems pearls, wink of stella, pink ribbon.

Challenge List:

Wedodoobadoo Challenge#14-something feminine
The East Wind Challenge#14-birthday princess
Crafty Bloggers Network September Challenge-anything goes
Stamplorations September Challenge-stamps & markers
Imagination- Crafts Challenges September Challenge-anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge#101-use a digi
DLart September Linky Challenge
Crafty Sentiments Challenge-anything goes
Cards Galore Challenge#9-make a card
Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge - anything goes with the twist - make it sparkle
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper September Challenge
Creaine Challenge- think pink
Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge#50-any digi goes
Eclecticellapu - ladies birthday
Lia Stampz Challenge#72-feminine/girly
Paradise of Stamps Challenge#1
Robyns Fetish Challenge - anything goes
That Craft Place Challenge-summery colours
Ribbon Girls Card Challenge-just add ribbon
Through the Purple Haze Challenges#58-clear and bright


  1. Lovely card. Thanks for joining the challenge at creaine challenges. good luck!
    bye Ine

  2. Great card and I love the easel twist. Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze.

    Lori DT

  3. lovely card thank you for joining us at ttph

    Jacqui DT

  4. What a wonderful card, the colours are outstanding...unfortunately you have excedded our rule of only 10 challenges per card...sorry.... But as i say beautiful colouring...

    Fiona DT

  5. What a gorgeous birthday card, Cathie! Love your coloring and bright beautiful details. Thanks so much for joining us at The East Wind. xxD

  6. Wow - simply gorgeous...Thanks for joining us over at Lia Stampz Challenge!

  7. Great twisted easle card and your coloring is FAB. i am your newest follower I hope you will follow me to.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes September Linky Party. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  8. Great card, wonderful colours, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

    Thank you for sharing your fabby project with the DT from We Do Doobaoo, fabulous coloring just great, hugs Terry xxxx

  10. Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at THE EAST WIND. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie dt @ THE EAST WIND

  11. Wow, look at those eyes! And I'm really impressed by how you colored her hair, it looks so natural, she's ready for any shampoo or hair product commercial!

  12. Great card for a 21 year old! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations :)

  13. Your card is beautiful and your colorization is perfect. I really like your style.
    However to validate your participation, you must display the blog badge in the sidebar.
    See you soon, kisses Marylilirose - DT Paradise of Stamps

    1. "Thanks for joining us at Paradise of Stamps

  14. absolutely gorgeous coloring!

  15. Beautiful coloring and you were Thanks for the tip and thanks for sharing and joining our September a Doodle Pantry challenge #50.

  16. This image is Adorable--I love those eyes! Beautiful shades and the ribbon/bow is gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at Doodle Pantry!

  17. oh this is gorgeous bles you for playing at That craft place this week hugs cheryl xx

  18. AWESOME card, image and wow of colour combinations. Now as I am an ex Adelaide/Riverland person I have joined your blog as miss Adelaide and the simple life your style of cards and colours too...
    see you next visit.xx
    The Journey is the Start

  19. This is such a beautiful card, and your colouring is wonderful

    Thank you for joining the challenge at Creaine Challenges and good luck

    Hugs karin xx

  20. Gorgeous card,love that image! Thanks so much for joining our 'Something Feminine'challenge at
    Claire xx

  21. I love the img and beautiful colored and design paper everything match. I love it.
    Regards Hester

  22. Beautiful. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper September challenge with your super creation - hope to see you again soon x

  23. Lovely bright card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Make a card Challenge#9. Jo x

  24. Wow this is a great image. Yu coloured i very well. Love the bright colours. Thanks for Joining us at Ecclectic Ellapu - Purple