Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Featured Creation by Manderly

Hi, everyone!  I can't believe it's already December, and Christmas is just around the corner. It's a fun time of the year with parties and special events of all kinds.  It can also be hectic and busy, but I'm going to try to keep up with regular installments of crafter features as much as I can. :D

Today, we have one of my favorites from Manderly Lynn with "Poppy Elf".  This beautiful card was a Top 3 winner in September's contest at the AuroraWings Facebook Group.  I'm going to take a quick moment to thank you all for keeping the fb group so active and lively with new posts every day.  I love checking everyone's posts and all the interaction there.  ^_^  It's amazing that we are getting near the 2,000 members mark... :D

I love the coloring and the color choice on the main image.  Red poppies in full range within the hue from orange highlights to the deepest of crimson, purple in her hair, and green in the background.  It's stunning by itself, but the framing with the die-cuts in black and gold adds to the magic, continuing the enchantment.  The bird is placed perfectly to be the object of the Poppy Elf's gaze.  How cute is that?  And last, but not least, I LOVE the lighting on this project for the photographing.  The spotlight (the mood is almost like that of an art gallery here.) highlights the image and adds another layer of magic to the overall presentation.  I LOVE the attention and care that went into capturing this beautiful card.  You can see more pics and read about this project on her blog right here.

If you'd also like to have a play with "Poppy Elf", she's available at AW Etsy shop here and at AW web shop here.  She comes in JPG format at 1500 x 2100 pixels (at 300 dpi), 5" x7"/12.7x 17.8 cm.

There's a special Cyber Week deal going on right now.  Don't miss your chance to save 25% now through Dec. 7, 2014.  As always, the discount code is only valid on all-digi purchases. ( If you want to buy physical items like prints and coloring books, they'll have to be purchased in a separate transaction.  Thank you for your understanding.)

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Stampin' Monica said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

applejack cards by sue said...

Oh My! This is so beautiful, I am going straight to Manderly's blog to leave some love. x

Mea said...

Lovely :)

Creepy Glowbugg said...

A truly stunning version of this gorgeous image!