Monday, 7 August 2017

Aurora Wings Elements

We have a new challenge for you today over at Aurora Wings and our theme is........

I was convinced I wanted to do Fire as my theme, but as you can see from the image below, I had a major change and went with Water - I so love colouring Mitzi's Mermaids.

Normally I go for Teal or Orange, but this time I went for a rainbow look inspired by a recent

I started by painting a watercolour background and was going to colour with Copics, until I realised they do not blend on watercolour paper, so instead I grabbed my Prisma Pencils and used a combination of purple, pink and orange to colour her beautiful tale.

Then I went a bit mad with Gold paint splatter and novo drops, but it looks really magical in real life, not sure I have truly captured it in the photos. 

 I added some coral using stamps from Inkylicious and Lavinia Stamps using adirondack inks.

Finally I mounted onto black card and added a memory box die cut.

We would love to see your element projects.

You can find all things Aurora Wings with the following links:-

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

Challenges Entered:-

A Vintage Journey - Watercolour
In the Pink - Fantasy
Star Stampz - Hand Coloured Image
Simon Says Stamp - Splatter It


  1. What a gorgeous underwater scene you've created, Julie! Fabulous watercolor background and I just LOVE the rainbow affect of her tail. Amazing work with the Prismas. I've not even opened my new set yet. LOL Love the die cut corner, the delicate seaweed and lovely shine of the gold and Nuvo drops. Magical, indeed! xxD

  2. argghh she's so beautiful.. love her tail colours.. <3 xx

  3. Beautiful coloring on this one. I just love it all. Hugz

  4. This is so lovely, Julie!! The background looks great in watercolor and the mermaid looks wonderful in colored pencil - love the pink-orange-purple palette for the tail. I love sparkly bits in my own illustrations and I know how difficult to fully capture them with a camera, so I can use my imagination to fill in what this really looks like in real life. Thank you so much for the magical inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings today! Mitzi xxx

  5. Gorgeous image and fantastic background! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  6. What a wonderful undersea background you created with your watercoloring Julie! Love the framing plants and your beautifully colored mermaid! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Watercolor challenge! Julia xx

  7. such a wonderfull project and mermaids from Mitzi are a lot of fun, wonderfull creation, lots of hugs, Marion

  8. Stunning. Such a beautiful creation you have made here. I love it and very nice work too.
    Apologies for missing in action since June but had bad accident and have not been able to comment on entries, just starting to do a little bit now.
    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

  9. Beautiful work! You're coloring is wonderful!! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  10. Brilliant colouring, Julie! Your mermaid is beautiful! Thank you for sharing her with us at Stamping Sensations.


  11. This is so stunning!! Your coloring is amazing!! Love how you colored her tail the most! Thanks for playing with Di's Digi Stamps.

  12. Fabulous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  13. Very pretty card, I love how you coloured the mermaid. Thanks for joining us at In the pink, we hope to see you again soon!


  14. She is beautiful. Love your coloring and background. Thanks for playing along with us this fortnight at Star Stampz. AJ DT SS

  15. This is stunning 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 Co-Owner/Admin for

  16. Lovely!

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

    Ania DT for


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