Monday, 4 August 2014

The Secret

Today I have some exciting secrets to share!

A couple of weeks ago I posted a project using  'The Gift' by Mitzi Sato-Wiuff  of Aurora Wings.

Following on from that today is the release of a wonderful new image by Mitzi called 'The Secret'.

This fab new image is available at either of Mitzi's online shops Here or Here

The other secret is that I have been working on this image for the last couple of weeks as part of Mitz's new Showcase Design Team.

Woohoo I can shout it out now, I have been bursting to share my exciting news.  I am so honoured and excited to be a part of this new team.  As you can probably tell from my recent blog posts I am a huge fan of her gorgeous artwork and look forward to working with many more of Mitzi's lovely images.

So, here it is my completed project.

The image is coloured with a mix of Copics and Promarkers.   I used some images of Siamese Fighting Fish for the colour inspiration, although I could not get red to blend so well with the turquoise so used orange with some red tones.

I didn't actually realise how similar to my previous project my colour scheme ended up until I wrote this post!

I stippled the the background in blue and green and added some Inkylicious and Lavinina Stamps, to look like they were sharing their secret in a little coral reef hideaway.

For the frame I used an iridescent card that changes from turquoise to orange in the light and then added some flowers from WOC, pearls, a little seahorse (sprayed with glitter) and doubled up some clams so they open up just a little. I couldn't resist adding a little double bow in the corner :)

I think you will agree that it is a beautiful image to play with.   You can visit the showcase blog with the link below where you can meet the rest of the new Design Team and have a peek at all their  lovely creations using 'The Secret'.

There is also a fab and friendly Facebook page and challenge blog, where there are always great challenges, prizes, fun competitions and many beautiful creations with Mitzi's images.

Here are some links for all things Aurora Wings.

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

Thanks for looking.

Challenges I would like to enter are:-

Fairytale Challenges - Summer, Beach, Sea
Inkspirational - Markers.Pencils
CCC Digi Creations - Digi/Pearls or Lace
Odd Ball Stamps - Colouring Skills
Craft Dee Bowz - Anything goes with a hand tied Bow
Emerald Faeries - Pearls and Swirls
Inky impressions - Anything Goes
Addidcted to Stamps - Anything Goes


  1. Thank you so much for making such a fabulous sample for the new release, Julie!! I love the colors on this one!! I think you captured the metalic sheen of the brightly colored fish scales so well. I am so happy to have you on my design team at Aurora Wings Showcase Blog!! Big hugs,
    Mitzi xxx

  2. Great work Kulie love your colouring xx Jan

  3. Super colouring, and fab inspiration! They are gorgeous, the fighting fish :) xo, teamie-Laila

  4. Congratualtions on joining the Aurora Wings family as a Showcase Designer. Well deserved, Julie! This card is adorable and your coloring just beautiful. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

  5. Congrats on your design team role, you certainly know how to showcase this image! I'm completely in awe of your colouring skills, absolutely faultless! Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM this week, Anita x

  6. Congrats at you new DT and well deserved, your colouring is outstanding! Thanks for joining us at ATSM and Ink

  7. Congrats on your DT, you certainly deserved it on this showing. Fantastic colouring and colour choice.
    Thanks so much for joining us at ATSM this week.:)

  8. Beautifully colored card! I love the colors you used and all of your extra little embellishments work perfectly to tie everything together. This is a true work of art! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. :)

  9. Totally stunning love the colors you used. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Dee Bowz!!

  10. Congrats on the new team! This is absolutely beautiful and such an awesome job with your coloring! Thank you for playing along with us at CCC Digi Creations!

  11. It's an amazing coloring work, Jules!
    Congrats on the new team, too. :)
    Have a great day...

  12. What an adorable image! And your coloring is spectacular. Love the addition of the sweet little ocean colored bow at the top. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month.

  13. Wow! Your coloring and shading on this is fantastic! Such beautiful work and I like how you added the clams, ribbon, and pearls. So pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  14. Gorgeous creation, beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you again.
    ~ Denise DT ~
    Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog
    {Denise's Patch of Creativity}

  15. Def my fave this is simply divine. thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Dee Bowz!! be sure to join us for next months challenge as well!


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