Good morning!!! A bit of a rushed one here, but that’s another whole story that I won’t bore you with, lol.  The exciting thing is, is that today is the reminder post day for the new challenge at the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog.  The 2 design teams have switched, so the Aurora team is doing the reminder post, and the Stella team introduces the challenges for the rest of the year.

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  The current challenge is a Sketch, on of my favorite types of challenge.  And this sketch is a doozy…one that I have saved for future use!!! And heeeeere it is…………….

I used Orchids In the Rain (available HERE at aurorawings.com and HERE at the AW Etsy Store) and Orchid Corner (HERE at aurorawings.com and HERE at Etsy).  I colored both images up with my Copics, adding some clear Nuvo drops to it to look like rain drops…   It’s been a long time since I did a water shaker/gel shaker….so I set to work doing that for this project.  I added the last bit of hair gel and some glitter to a bag, and had everything laid out, trying to figure the best way to assemble.  I went to work and stopped for groceries on the way home.  When I got home, I tossed my grocery bags on the counter, where my dog couldn’t get in them….well….they slipped, and I dove for them, caught them, and tossed the bag up….onto my project – more specifically, onto the darn bag of gel.  It burst!!! Gel plus ink jet ink makes a big mess, and smears, and way more work for Susan!!! You’d think that that would teach me to do my crafting in the craft room, not the kitchen, right?? WRONG!! I did the second one in the kitchen as well, and will probably continue to do so, lol.  Anyway, I digress. After I had the images colored again, and the card layers prepared with windows cut, I was ready to prepare the bag of gel (see, I was smart this time, I left the gel to the very end, so it couldn’t wreck everything!).  Look back to where I wrote…LAST BIT of hair gel….in the first bag….oy!! I was not in the mood to run to the store to get more hair gel by that time!!!   I had hand sanitizer gel, though, lol, so I used that 🙂  After putting things all together again, I added some silver dots and a silver sentiment, die cut from mirror CS.   I so hope you can join in the fun at the AWCB with this great sketch, the possibilities are endless!!!

Here’s a few more shots of my project, to show some detail, and maybe the gel bag a bit better…






I’d love to enter this in the following challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #09 ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – #55 ATG

Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge – #09 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #89 ATG

Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge – Week 35 ATG


  1. Sooo glad you persevered with this fabulous project, Susan! The gel background is so amazing with the gloriously colored images. Love the darker approach to these stamps which makes the sparkle show up all the more. Amazingly creative work! xxD

  2. Oh Susan, I am so glad I am not the only one with disasters 🙂 🙂 :), mine was a pot of Aqua Tints spilt over my half coloured image hahaha. So glad you kept going, this creation is just beautiful and I am in awe with how you made your beautiful background 🙂 Hugs Mimi xxxxxx

  3. The stuff you had to go through, Susan! We can all relate. Hehe. Stunning work here. I love the mood the darker palette brings out in this image! Thank you so much for this awesome inspiration for today’s post at Aurora Wings. Mitzi xxx

  4. Look at all the detailing on this card, wow! Sorry to hear about the mishap, but this turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!
    Sandy DT

  5. Such beautiful colouring of this gorgeous image. Loving your design and colours chosen too. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  6. You have coloured this image so beautifully and loving the colours too. Your design is very beautiful. Lovely work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan’s Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

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