Monday 15 October 2018

Believe in your dreams...

I'm so excited to be writing this post today, a while ago I was invited to be a guest designer for Aurora Wings...of course I accepted...I was thrilled and honoured to be asked to design something with Mitzi's beautiful images and to work alongside the amazing AW DT.
The theme this month is 'Once Upon a Dream or Nightmare' and I gave this a lot of thought, leaning towards a darker themed card, but somehow this little wall hanging is what happened!.
I painted an MDF heart with gesso, then used Distress inks in shades of deep blue to colour the background, adding Nuvo Glimmer paste through a stencil. The wording is hand written with a white gel pen. I coloured the beautiful Stars image using copics and glitter gel pens, then fussy cut it, adhered it in place. I added crushed glass glitter round the edges and a few die cut stars.
The hanging stars are die cut and attached with beaded wires.
I hope you like my project, I had a lot of fun making it.
Thank you Mitzi and the team for inviting me to join you this month.
To be inspired by  the DT's amazing projects and for details of how to play along, please click here to be transported to Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.
Thank you for visiting, hope you have a lovely day.

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp- Starry night
avenue613  #214
ainkymess # 24
mixitup #18


aussie aNNie said...

wowow Chris, this is talented designed wall hanger. Just love your colouring and I can see you being a fantastic GD for Aurora Wings...congrats. This almost looks like a metal work of art. Can't take my eyes off this Chris, it's just

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG, Chris! We're absolutely THRILLED to have you as Guest Designer and I'm blown away with this stunning project! The depth of color and contrast in the image is amazing and it looks as though it was painted directly on the gorgeous heart hanger. Such beautiful detail all around, including the hand written wording. The glass glitter and hanging stars are icing on the cake. What a sweet dream of a project. FABULOUS work! Thanks so much for joining us as GDT at Aurora Wings. xxD

Annemi said...

Wow ... this is spectacular so happy to have you joining us with this amazing piece. Coloring is fabulous and the whole project is so beautiful. Hugz

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, this is spectacular, Chris!! Wow!! She's stunning!! You've brought her to life in color!! I love the stars and the details you added!! This is a work of art!! I love, love it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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meg said...

Stunning design, love the glittered edges and your hand written sentiment, the image is beautifully coloured and is spectacular against the distress ink background

Janette said...

Stunning is all I can say, this is so beautifully done Chris and her hair is just amazing, a stunningly gorgeous piece...well

Mitzi Sato-Wiuff said...

Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer of Ch. 72 at Aurora Wings, Chris! What a spectacular inspiration this is! Your coloring of the hair is so gorgeous. Beautiful how you bring so much depth to your coloring. I also adore the positive message all throughout. Thank you for this stunning inspiration for our latest challenge at Aurora Wings today! Mitzi xxx

Kathleen said...

Huge congratulations Chris, you do use these images exceptionally well, your colouring is always perfect.
A great wall hanger and love the stars.
Oh you have a pop up box, thank you so very much.

Kath x

Maura said...

Stunning design Chris, and so beautifully painted! Love how you have hung a bit extra to it, just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Maura

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Chris! I love how your “dark card” morphed into this amazing home decor piece! The scene is amazing! Full of promise and hope. Beautifully colored, and beautiful scene! Love it! Hugs, de

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
what a very stunning piece of art work.
Your work is excellently created and no wonder they asked you to be GD.
Love this wonderful plaque I know my stepdaughter would love something like that.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

marion said...

what an amazing project, love this, lovely to have you as GDT, lots of hugs, Marion

Chrissy said...

First off..CONGRATULATIONS Chris on your GDT and what a stunning project..Your colouring is out of this world,I love this wall hanger and the stars sprinkled in her looks almost 3D..wonderful.


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Pat K said...

WOW, Congratulations Chris. What a stunning project you have made for this well deserved honour. You colouring is fabulous as always and I love the colour theme as well. Simply gorgeous. hugs, xx

chrissy xx said...

Big Congratulations on your GDT.
What a FABulous design Chris.
LOve everything about it.
Her hair is so dreamy too.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow, wow, wow! Couldn't speak for a few minutes, had to pick my jaw up off the floor!! I LOVE this stunning creation hun! How fabulous to have been invited onto the DT and you know they won't want to let you go after this stunning creation! Everything about it is so beautifully done! The result is an absolutely stunning piece of art! I'd hang that in my craft space with pride!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Sheryl said...

Congratulations you are one of this week’s Top Rockers at 613 Avenue Create - don’t forget to pick up your badge from the Top Rocker page.

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

WOW! Beautiful and so delicate! Thanks for sharing your card at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Carla Chacón Fraija said...

Lovely project, thank you for joining us at Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog
Good Luck
Carla DT

Sheryl said...

Congratulations, you are a winner at 613 Avenue Create. Please remember to collect your badge from the side bar. xx