Sunday, 21 January 2018

Owl Spirit by Aurora Wings

Today I have a GORGEOUS image to share with you from Aurora Wings called Owl Spirit. As you can see, the girl is decked out in flowers and is holding an adorable little owl. I've chosen to colour him up like a barn owl. Isn't he so sweet?!

This image can be found on Etsy either as a JPG image or as a PNG image. Or you can find them in Mitzi's online shop both in JPG and PNG


Copics Used:
Skin: E11, 04, 00, 000
Hair: E37, 33, YR21
Lips: R46
Eyes and blue flowers: B29, 23, 41
Lilac Flowers: BV17, 04, 01, 000
Roses: R39, 46, 43
Leaves: G29, 09, YG06
Owl: E37, 34, 43, 41
Dress: YG06, 03, Y11


Note: I had originally coloured the dress yellow, but I found it really washed out the colour of her skin as well as the owl, so I coloured over with the yellow-greens. Her eyes pop better with the green, too! 



I struggled a lot with this card, actually. I popped her up on a blue backing, which I liked, but then I was having troubles with what to do for the background! The plain white shown here just didn't do it for me, so I tried some sponging with a stencil and inks from Stampin' Up!


I liked that much better, but it was still missing something. Let's see, what other flower dies do I have lying about? Perhaps something to bring out the blues in the image.  MUCH better!





As you can see in the first photo of this post, it all turned out in the end. Probably my most complicated card ever, but I like it! Thanks for dropping by!

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Aurora Wings' Challenge #63 Anything Goes 
Createful Heart Challenge #10
Let's Craft and Create Challenge #133

14 comments:

  1. Sonya, this is gorgeous. I have bought this digi too, you are so organised to use it so quickly and what a beautiful job. Thank you for joining us at Createful Heart Digis & Design and good luck.

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    1. Hi Gail! So nice of you to drop by and leave me such a lovely comment! I'm not sure I'd say I used it particularly quickly though... took me 3 days to get this card done lol!

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  2. Stunning Sonya. I love your coloring and all the fabulous dies. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation!

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    1. Hi Gloria! Thanks for popping in and leaving me a comment! You are always so sweet, and I enjoy reading your comments!

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  3. Beautiful card Sonya. I prefer the green too :)
    Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.
    Sabina DT

    https://artbysabina.blogspot.si

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    1. Hi Sabina, and thanks ever so much for leaving me a comment today! I'm glad you agree with my "green" decision :) I'll be joining you soon at LCC :)

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  4. Absolutely brilliant, Sonya! Your coloring is beyond beautiful and I love how you "amended" the colors on her dress to further enhance the image. Gorgeous use of die cuts with colors taken from your coloring and I love the stenciled background. Fabulous work! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge (again!) at Aurora Wings. xxD

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    1. So many lovely compliments in one comment. I'm literally beaming from ear to ear over here :) Thanks so much Donna!

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  5. She is stunning! The owl looks almost real! Love it!

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    1. Hi Mimi! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me such a lovely comment! I appreciate it so much!

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  6. Another stunner... and you are right.... the green dress looks much better. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge this month at Aurora Wings. xx

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    1. Tusen Takk Ann-Marie! I'm glad people are liking the green better. It's one of those "I hope I'm not ruining the whole thing" kind of moments!

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  7. That was a brilliant problem solving where you went from yellow to green on the dress, Sonya. All the colors really play up against one another for a gorgeous project! Thank you for your second entry in our ATG challenge at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xx

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    1. Hey Mitzi thank you so much! I'm glad the colour switch worked out. I was a bit nervous to try it, but so glad I did! :)

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