Sunday, June 15, 2014

Challenge #4 at Aurora Wings

This month’s challenge at Aurora Wings is to try your hand at “No Lines Coloring,” (search "no lines coloring" for resources if you are unfamiliar with the technique) but if you find that more of a challenge than you're up to, you have the option of choosing a color scheme from our Color Bingo Card, either down, across or diagonally. We can't wait to see what you come up with

Our prizes each month will include: (To be eligible to win any of the prizes listed below, you must have a COLORED digital image or rubber stamped image on your project.)
  • 1 (one) Artist's Choice Award Winner to be selected from entries using Aurora Wings digis ($20 GC and Badge)
  • 1 (one) Random Winner ($20 GC)
  • Top 3 Winners to be chosen by the DT ($10 GC and Badge)

I love the “no lines” technique, but it is really something that I did not want to try this time around. I decided to select from our Color Bingo card. I chose the top row, black/yellow/blue. I also chose one of my favorite Aurora Wings digis, Chrysanthymum Festival. She has been in my pile to color for a while and I finally got her done.

Chrysanthemum Festival was colored with Copics. I completed the coloring with accents from a glitter pen. She was the trimmed and layered with Spellbinder’s 5”x7” Matting Basics B on Stampin’ Up!’s Pacific Point cardstock.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 04, 11, 21, & R20
Hair: C1, 3, 5, 7, 9, & Black 100
Mums and Butterflies:
B21, 24, 26, 29 &
Y15, 17, 18, 28
Background: W00, 0, 1, 2, Y15, & B21

I die cut Stampin’ Up!’s Crushed Curry cardstock with Spellbinder’s 5”x7” Mystical Embrace. This is a beautiful die. I know that I am going to get a lot of use out of it. My designer paper that backs this die is something that I received a while back as a gift therefore I have no idea who the company is. These two layers were then backed by Stampin’ Up!’s Basic Black cardstock and mounted on a 5”x7” card base in Pacific Point cardstock. The finishes touches are some yellow flat-backed pearls from KaiserKraft.

I am so glad you stopped by today. I wanted to remind you about our Clean and Simple Contest that is still going on through June 30th on our Facebook Group Page. I hope we see you little pieces of art in both places.

Thanks for your visit and if you have any questions, please contact me.
Aletha Jane


Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

You made such a striking creation with the black/blue/yellow color combo. I was blown away when I first saw these colors used on Chrysanthemum Festival image. Your coloring is spectacular as always, and the die and the paper just work so well together for a stunning result! I'm so glad to have you on my design team at Aurora Wings Challenge Blog, Aletha. Hugs, Mitzi xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh, this is just breathtaking, Aletha! The color combo just sings with the shades you've chosen and your coloring of the image is beyond gorgeous. Love, love, LOVe how you've framed her and thanks for the link to that die. xxD

Lorraine said...

Oh WOW this is spectacular Aletha, the image is coloured beautifully and your choice of colours is so vibrant, the layout is amazing too.
Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card is outstanding. Your colours and the way that you have combined them is wonderful and sets off your phenomenal colouring. Love that image and the die cut frame with the blue and white peeking through. So inspiring, Aletha.

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning, love the rich colours and the image is fabulous.
Linda xxx

Peggy T. said...

Aletha, you color so beautifully. I read your interview on Aurora Wings and saw all your beautiful projects. What an amazing talent.

Dianne said...

Hello Aletha, there should be check box with LOVE IT, your art work is breathtaking, I scrolled and scrolled each card is perfectly designed and your coloring perfection, your still one of the best colorist in blog land, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week...

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