Tuesday, May 1, 2018

All Occasion Card Using Aurora Wings "Orchids In The Rain"

Hello friends!   I thought it was summer here in Southern CA; but I was wrong.  It is colder today and rain.  We need the rain; so I am not complaining.  I like the cooler weather anyway. LOL!   

I created this card using Aurora Wings "Orchids In The Rain".  The challenge is to create using mostly black and white or with just a touch of color.  That is so hard for me.  I am big on lots of colors.  I really wanted to color all the flowers; but thought that was probably more than what was allowed.  LOL!  

Close Up View

Supplies used to create this card:

Background Die - Cricut Ornamental 2 cartridge
Butterflies - Crafters Companion Chic Butterflies
Leaves - Taylored Expressions

Paper - Hot Off The Press Rhapsody
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy, Black and Reverse side of Pansy
Mini Pearls - CTMH Bitty Opaques (retired)
Big Pearls - Want2scrap.com

Skin - E0000, E000
Eye - B0000
Hair - C1, C5, C6, C9
Flowers - V15
Rain drops (few of them) - V15

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes w/option (6 of 8) (Sunday)
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (No limit)
Stamping Sensations - One For The Girls (2 of 3)
Crafty Friends Challenge - Flowers (2 of 3)  (Saturday)
Brown Sugar - Pearls or Mother's Day (2 of 2) (Friday)
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/option (2 of 3)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes (2 of 3)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (2 of 3) 
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes (2 of 2)
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (No limit)
  DL.Art Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day) (Thursday)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (No limit)  (Wednesday)
 Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes (1 of 2) (Tuesday)
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes (No limit) (Monday)
Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - Black & White/option Splash of color (1 of 3)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
 A Perfect Time To Craft - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Other Date)
 Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit) 
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes w/option (No limit)
Love To Craft Challenge Blog - Anything Goes (1 of 5) 
Love To Scrap - April Flowers Bring May Showers (1 of 5)
 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes (3 of 3)

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  1. That is stunning, Gloria! I love the palette of black & white with soft purple with just hints of green. Such a serene combo. The dots add such a striking look to your beautiful coloring. Thank you for joining us for the Ch. 66 at Aurora Wings! Mitzi xx

  2. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again next time.

  3. A really striking card and such a lovely image, many thanks for joining in with our 'For the Girls' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. I am with Brenda and think this card is very striking. The white flowers and green leaves are just the finishing touch. Thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.

  5. Perfect editing on the added color, Gloria! This is truly stunning! Love how you've colored her hair boldly enough to stand up to the intricate scroll work and patterned DP. Love the butterflies, as well. Gorgeous, gorgeous! Love, love, LOVE! Thanks so much for joining our Black and White (plus) Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  6. Beautiful Card ,Thanxx For Sharing With Us At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends ..
    Sherry Lynn
    Dt LPOCF

  7. SO SO Beautiful, gorgeous colouring.

  8. I absolutely adore your Aurora Wings card your colour scheme and colouring is amazing, thank you for joining us at Digi choosday. Debra GDT

  9. A striking card in black, white and purple. Beautifully coloured image.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Janice DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

  10. Such a lovely entry for our challenge at Crafty Catz thanks for sharing with us

  11. Stunning card. Love her hair and your papers. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk

  12. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Flowers’ challenge with your lovely card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. Good luck!
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  13. Muy linda la imagen me encanta, bella la combinación de blanco y negro en tu tarjeta, gracias por participar en Digi Choos, suerte con tu entrada

  14. This is very pretty. I like how you colored her hair. Thank you for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  15. This is so sweet. I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes MAY 2018 Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  16. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

  17. Such a stunning card in the b/w! Those dies are gorgeous, too! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  18. This is very beautiful. And what a gorgeous image too. Nice work. Looks great. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/


  19. Back again, and again just so beautiful - Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


  20. Awesomely colored image. Thanks a lot for joining our challenge here at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to have you back for our May Challenge coming up soon. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN

  21. Gorgeous coloring! And what a beautiful image and card. Love how this turned out....just the right amount of color to make it pop. Thank you for joining our Rainy Day challenge this week at PIP Challenges!

  22. Beautiful card...lovely design. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  23. Beautiful card,dies and image-fabulous hair----Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  24. This is just gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

  25. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional add a sentiment” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…


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