Friday, August 14, 2015

Featured Creation by Marlene

Hi, everyone!  Once again, I let the crafter feature lapse with a huge interval... My bad!! It's summer and we typically have so much going on with vacations/holidays and family activities.  And since the weather is nice (unless it's storming and going crazy as we're seeing more and more...), we're not cooped up indoors as much.  Well, it's August and kids have begun (or already been in school) to head back to school and it's the return of the routine for many of us.  I'm hoping that I can also get back into the swing of featuring crafter creations regularly once again here.

Today I have a lovely work from Marlene Ekeblad Andersen, using the challenging "Ribbons and Braids" digi.

She used the classic combo of yellow and blue, but they're muted and softened to achieve the sophisticated and feminine look here.  Blond hair with blue ribbons woven throughout makes this image come to life.  The liquid pearl dots and rhinestone details add sparkles.  The pretty flowers, butterflies, and a charm all add interest and dimension, and the ever-handy cheese cloth is a wonderful addition of airy light texture.  You can find her blog post of this lovely piece right here.

"Ribbons and Braids" is available as a 1500 x 2100 pixels JPG digi measuring 5" x7"/ 12.7 x 17.8 cm at 300 dpi.  A great image to play with (or practice your skills on) hair coloring.  Available at AW Etsy here and at the digi shop located at AW website here.

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AuroraWings' special fundraiser event Color for a Cause is coming to a close.  At the time of this writing, the campaign has raised $490, just $10 short of the $500 goal.  All donations are going to Project Numbat, an Australian non-profit which is dedicated to the conservation of endangered numbats through fundraising, education, and awareness.  With every donation, regardless of the amount, a donor will receive the exclusive 'Numbat Fairy' digi, which can be then used to enter into the Color & Craft Contest for two chances to win either the $30 USD worth of digi of choice or one of Mitzi's coloring books!  It's a win-win situation!

Be sure to check out our current challenge 'Anything with Wings' (Easy one!) at AuroraWings Challenge Blog  and our monthly Facebook group contest 'Three of Something" (album is right here.).

If you're shopping for digis this weekend, don't forget to choose from the two codes here.  These codes are for AW Etsy shop (

The code below is for the digi shop at AW website, and there is no minimum requirement.  Also, please note that this code is valid through the end of the month (11:59 pm GMT, Aug. 31, 2015).

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone~!!


Karen said...

Absolutely beautiful!!


Mea said...

Thank you, Mitzi! :) Thank you, Karen :)

Christine Kosmak said...

My goodness this is just so gorgeously pretty! The colours are just beautiful!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous coloring and what lovely delicate details. LOVE! xxD