Monday 3 October 2016

Crimson Wings

It's time for a new challenge over at Aurora Wings, with Halloween fast approaching our theme is BLACK, ORANGE & ONE OTHER COLOUR.

Halloween is still not that big in the UK, so I decided to use a non-Halloween image, but with the Halloween colour palette adding RED as my extra colour.

I have wanted to colour this image for a while, but admit to being a little intimidated, it is the stunning Crimson wings.

I used mostly Copics to colour this beauty but also added a little more detail using Prisma Pencils.

I had a bit of a disaster with the background, it was all meant to merge together, but it didn't work how I pictured it, never mind, I am still happy with the overall outcome.

I matted onto black and orange yardstick and added a few flowers and crystals, to keep the image as the main focus.

I look forward to visiting you all, to see your interpretations of this theme.

You can find all things Aurora Wings, with the following links.

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

Challenges I would like to enter:-

Come & Get it - Autumn (colours)
Left of Centre - Dark
Classic Design Team - Open Challenge 7
CMD Challenge - Halloween
Copic Spain - Halloween
Cards & Me - World Cardmaking
Crafty Awesomeness - Hand Coloured Image
Open-Minded Crafting Fun - Halloween
A Gem of a Challenge - Halloween
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes


  1. Julie, I LOVE your choice of colors on this image here. She looks delightfully "witchy" and perfect for Halloween. The block colors design of this card in bold combination of red and black makes it absolutely striking! Thank you so much for this beautiful inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings, Julie! Mitzi xxx

  2. Amazing work with this gorgeous image, Julie! Your color combo has made her very dark and mysterious. Truly stunning. Love how you've framed her and that floral spray is the perfect touch. Such beautiful work! xxD

  3. Beautiful card.. love your added colour choice and design.. <3 xx ~RoRa

  4. truly love your colouring on the image and the fav creation you made with it, love that the image really pops, hugs, Marion

  5. Awesome image and colours. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation at OMCFC.
    Cathy DT Member

  6. Love your colourings. It's so fantastic and the clean design makes it really pops xoxo

  7. Julie this is so beautiful!! How did you put all those details in an image so small!!! Its just amazing!!!

  8. Oh Wow, what a great creation. I love your image and your coloring is fabulous. Just love how you have created the background, looks super. Nice work, love it.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  9. I love this image, and you have done such a wonderful job with it! Beautiful work!! xx

  10. stunning card, love the way you have coloured her.

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

    Tracey DT


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