Special Thanks

Hello there 🙂 I’m sharing my inspiration card for this month’s ATG (old or new) challenge at the Aurora Wings Facebook group. It doesn’t even have to be a full project, we like to see your colorings, as well!! When I saw this image, Cultured (available HERE on Etsy, and HERE in the digi shop), I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. With all the frontline workers doing so much for everyone during the pandemic, the testers are often forgotten. I made this card to send to these people at our provincial laboratory <3 Before printing the image, I lightened up the lines of her nose and mouth, as I added the mask to her (Mitzi is so good with us making small alterations like this mask to her images). When I colored her up with my Copics, you could still see the shadow of her lower face, which was what I wanted. I added Glossy Accents to the goggles for a bit of realism, and fussy cut her out.

I dug around in my paper, and opted for this neon green (virus?) color for the base. I die cut 2 abstract cuts….which looked science-y to me…..and layered them on the green. I took some of the bright blue paper from the same pad as the green, and cut the thanks out of it, then again from black, to give it a shadow. After everything was pasted in place, and matted, the card needed something. Some black sequins fit the bill perfectly, and the card remained flat for easy mailing. I wrote a note in it, and instead of signing it, I just expressed that this thanks was from the people of Saskatchewan 🙂

I’d like to enter this in the following:

The Sketchy Challenges – #163 ATG

Classic Design Challenge – May ATG

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #5 May ATG

Pammies Inky Pinkies – #2020 ATG

Incy Wincy – ATG ending May 30

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of May 19

Penny’s Papercrafty Challenge – #471 ATG

Crafty Creations – #408 May ATG

DL Art – May ATG Linky Challenge

As You Like It Challenge – Favorite Embellishment? Sequins seem to be it lately. Why? They add a nice pop of color or sparkle, are lightweight, and keep the card flat for mailing.


  1. This is a very pretty image. You did a great job bringing life to it. The Glossy Accents on the goggles made it very realistic. Thank you for thinking about the laboratory technicians. In fact, there are a lot of people we can call heroes even if they are not working directly in contact with the sick patients. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Anything Goes Challenge. Good luck!

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