Monday, March 19, 2018

Happy 4th Anniversary AWCB! Let's CELEBRATE!


We're celebrating our 4th Anniversary on the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog with a special party and the extremely popular Challenge theme


We're even offering a little "party favor" to enter the challenge so be sure to stop by the Challenge Blog to collect yours!  BTW, for this challenge we are only allowing AuroraWings Sprites, so don't miss out (hint, hint).

I have made a "Hidden Secrets" box inspired by my friend Sharon Hudson's project I first saw on the Outlawz Forum.  Although I've seen this type of box done before, I thought Sharon's project was particularly beautiful and she offered a link to a tutorial that was by far the easiest to follow HERE (in both cm and INCHES! so no need to convert.  YAY!) and just perfect for the Sprites I had in mind.



First I have Blueberry Sprite available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy.  All these cuties have been colored with Copics.  The lacy strip that circles the box is a large MS punch used on both sides of a 12" strip.



Next is Strawberry Sprite, available HERE on Aurora Wings.com and HERE on Etsy.  She was the most challenging to color because it was the first time I've attempted the "dimples" from the seeds thanks to the Elements of Nature Class from Kit and Clowder.  That was fun!



In between I've added a computer generated sentiment cut and matted with Spellbinders Labels Four.



Finally, here's Raspberry Sprite, my personal favorite berry to eat.  She is currently available exclusively HERE at AuroraWings.com.  I ran the double  ribbon around the entire box under the punched strip to close.



On top I've added several of the middle size of Spellbinders Delicate Doilies, cut to fill spaces and separate when opening the box, along with velvet leaves, berries from Hobby Lobby and some Prima flowers with Nuvo Drops centers.



And here it is open to reveal 3 drawers for some "hidden secrets".  Isn't this fun?  I strongly recommend HEAVY card stock for this project and STRONG tape or glue to put it together.  Michael's has 110 lb in white, black and color assortments (100 sheet packs)  that are great for projects like this, and also for card bases, under their Recollections brand.   Not so great for intricate metal dies, but they have 65 lb for that.  Thanks to Sharon for her inspiration.  I truly enjoyed making this project.  Now be sure to visit the AW Challenge Blog to see the gorgeous inspiration from my Aurora Teamies, collect your "favor" and join the party.



OOOH!  And just in case you missed the weekend Coupon, it's been EXTENDED through Tuesday March 20th.  WOOHOO!


Here's how to keep up with all that's happening at Aurora Wings.

Aurora Wings Challenge Blog (current challenge runs through April 14th)

26 comments:

  1. What an AMAZING (and wonderful Project) with the little berry berrrrrry cute Berry Sprites. These are so tricky to do--and your pop out surprise boxes (and the way you tied them together) is AMAZING. ~Priss Steelman~ AW March Guest Designer

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  2. What an awesome hidden secrets box, Donna! I love the red-white-blue theme in the berries repeated in the ribbons and papers, and how the little hidden drawers remind me of slices of a cake! Your coloring of the Sprites are so fresh and realistic, and go so well with the pretty berries and flowers on top. Thank you so much for this exquisite inspiration for our Sprite Delight V challenge at AWCB today! Mitzi xxx

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  3. WOW!, your colouring on those wonderful images is awesome, I love the box, (thanks for the links) such pretty papers and ribbons and so Summery.
    Faith
    x

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  4. Just stunning! I so love these sprites and your colouring is just perfect. A fabulous take on the hidden secrets box. A lovely keepsake too. Thank you for mentioning me . Xxx

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  5. Hi Donna, a stunning card, love the bright colours and fancy fold, perfect for adding a little gift. Thank you for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... good luck in the prize draw.... Megan DT LPoCF

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  6. Such fun boxes!

    https://rijacki.blogspot.com

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  7. WOW! Gorgeous project! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

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  8. Such a wonderful project. Wonderfully executed. Thank you for joining our Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. God bless!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  9. wow! fab idea and thanks for the link. thank you for sharing it with us at TTCRD and good luck. Theresa xx

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  10. Your sprites are beautiful, Donna, and so is your box.
    Awesome project. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

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  11. Oh wow!!! This is an amazing project.

    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles x

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  12. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jodie DT for  World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  13. This is just gorgeous love everything about it Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

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  14. This is just so beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft Open challenge" and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

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  15. Back again, and again, beautiful work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "World Wide Open Design Team Challenge" and best of luck with your entry.
    Annette DT

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  16. Gorgeous and beautiful Donna xx
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

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  17. Love your project!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog:
    https://polkadoodle.blogspot.fr/
    Ania DT

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  18. Lovely project! So nice!!! I love it!!!
    Thank you for play with us
    Ana Isabel DT Coordinator at Corrosive Challenge blog

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  19. Oh, how gorgeous! Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Jen DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/...

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  20. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT

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  21. Lovely, thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pies. Sue x

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  22. Oh my...! These hidden secrets boxes are awesome!I have to try this, in another life where I have the time, lol!
    Not only the structure, your colouring and designs are amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at Colouring in Scrapland
    xx

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  23. Gorgeous box - what an amazing design!

    Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

    Helen x

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  24. You never stops to amaze me with your creations. Wich I had just a little bit of that creativity. Fab project and stunning colorings as always. Hugz

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Thanks for making my day!