Friday 29 August 2014

Desert Rose

Today there is an exciting new release at the Aurora Wings showcase Blog.

This little beauty is called "Desert Rose" the belly dancer.

1800 x 2100 pixels at 300 dpi (6" x 7"/15.2 x 17.8 cm)

I was excited when I saw Mitzi's new image and also a little scared as there are so many pleats but I also had a million ideas.

The main thing I wanted to do was make a background incorporating a kind of Moroccan look doorway, I googled clip art and found this image from dreams time.

I decided I could make my own using an upside down heart and a rectangle, then merging with a moroccan lattice I have from the Silhouette store. It took a while to get it right but I ended up with just what I was after.

While I was searching a found a lovely free desert background that I have decided to use behind the lattice.

So here is my finished card

The image was coloured with Copics and Promarkers, my colour choice is based on a few articles I saw on Moroccan themed parties, which incorporated bright orange, pink and purple and some gold.

am really pleased with the end result and am looking forward to colouring her again.

Please go a check out the lovely creations by my team-mates at the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog.

Here are some links for all things Aurora Wings.

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog
Aurora Wings Facebook Group
Aurora Wings Etsy Shop
Aurora Wings Digi shop

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Something New - Digi & Diecut
4 Crafty Chicks - Something Old & New - Old = little flowers, New = Digi & Diecut
Copic Marker Europe - Anything Goes with Copics
Crafty Ribbons - Birthday
Delightful Challenges - Layer It
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Fantastic Tuesday - Square/Rectangle
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Craft Deebowz - Anything Goes with a hand tied Bow


  1. Oh Julie, this is absolutely fantastic! Really gorgeous card, I love how you've made the scene!

  2. Love the fabulous scene you've created and your coloring is gorgeous! Perfect die cut frame as well. Gorgeous! xxD

  3. I love the lattice window you created for the background, not to mention the desert landscape beyond. This is so GORGEOUS, Julie!! I love the purple and orange color scheme, too. Overall such an attention grabbing creation! So glad to have you on AW Showcase DT!! *hugs*

    Mitzi xxx

  4. I am blown away by your gorgeous card and submission to the Simply Create Too challenge no. 69, Use Something New. What a stunner. I especially love the usage of the ribbon and your talented coloring.
    Thank you for playing along with us and come again soon.

    Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

  5. Stunning card, gosh I have this lattice background...and the image. saw this in the F/B love this Am I following you now, I sure am..xxxThe Journey is the Start

  6. She is aaamazing hun fabulous colouring great job and thank you so much for linking up with week at Tuesday Throwdown – hope to see u back soon hugs Judith DT x

  7. Your coloring is amazing! I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  8. What a great interpretation of this image and your your bow is a stroke of genius giving one the impression of flowing fabric! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

  9. Ooh Julie I saw this on FB and I thought it was fabulous. Now I have seen it here and it looks even better. I love love love that lattice window and the background but it is your colouring that really stands out. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with our Birthday challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
    Dawn CR DT

  10. me again hun and even more delicious 2nd time around love it and thanks so much for linking up with Fan-tastic Tuesday hugs Judith DT x

  11. This is awesome! I love your color choices -- it certainly looks Moroccan to me! Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Julie, DT member

  12. WOW!! Such a gorgeous card!! Really love the coloring on your image! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs - *Vicki*-DT member

  13. This really is eye candy. Such a beautiful project. Your colouring of Mitzi's wonderful image and the window and that amazing bow and the background are absolutely perfect!

  14. Wow, what a lot of work, great project.
    Thank you for joining at simply create too : Elisabeth

  15. this is just lovely...great colours and colouring. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

    Lynn, BSCB DT

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