Aurora Wings New Release!

Hi there πŸ™‚ Such an exciting day, as Mitzi has a fabulous new release that is to die for!!! The girls have really outdone themselves for the showcase post this time (ok…..EVERY time!!) I was honored to help out with the showcase this time, and had so much fun working with these amazing new releases, available HERE on Etsy, and HERE in the digi shop πŸ™‚

I started out coloring the beautiful Aries image…..I did some Googling on this sign and came up with the sepia/red color combo that I used, as that seems to be a very “Aries” palette πŸ™‚ I decided on a round easel card for this image, as the shape seemed to call for a round card πŸ™‚ After coloring it with Copics, and adding some gold touches with both gel pen and embossing powders, I assembled the card, using red roses, a shimmery bow and some gold beads as embellishments. The easel stopper is a stamped sentiment that I cut out in a strip and popped up. The finishing touch was some gold stars, arranged in the Aries constellation pattern.

My next project is a card featuring the adorable Tulip Sprite. I colored her up with my Copics, using a pretty spring color palette. I can’t be the only one that is SO ready for spring!!!! I die cut the image out, and matted it with another die cut that coordinated with the background paper. This background paper has been in my stash for a while….it is actually sign paper that we used in a store I used to work at!!!! I added a white picket fence and a die cut sentiment, before finishing this card off with some pearl accents πŸ™‚

The next image that I worked with is the sweet Phlox Sprite. I kept her outfit very neutral, so the vibrant purple and green of the blossoms really popped. I kept the design for this little sweetie’s card very CAS, only adding a stamped sentiment and some coordinating sequins.

For the last of the new releases….the cute little Mouse Sprite, I let my somewhat warped sense of humor take the reign. I colored the little guy with my Copics, then fussy cut him out. I made a door hanger to display this cutie….one that warns a person of what may be waiting on the other side of the door!!! I made up the message on my computer, and die cut the bottom to look like cheese, before gluing the Mouse Sprite on πŸ™‚

As is often the case, Mitzi is offering a special gift with purchase with this new release!!! The generous, and incredibly adorable, gift this time is Koala Sprite. I think I may have squealed a bit when I saw this sweet Sprite <3 I colored this little family up, then fussy cut the image out. I attached them to a gift card holder…..with the die cut hearts and sweet stamped sentiment, it could be a perfect holder for a Valentine’s gift for that person that doesn’t like candy or flowers!

I hope you like my contribution to the new release showcase πŸ™‚ I’d love to see what you come up with using any of these images!!! Here are the applicable codes that you can use πŸ™‚

I’d like to enter the following challenges:

Classic Design Challenge – #2 February ATG

Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge – #464 ATG

Through the Craft Room Door – ATG for the week of Feb. 4

Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #112 ATG

Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge – Week 5 ATG

Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge – #7 ATG

Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2005 ATG

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #125 ATG


  1. OMG, Susan! You totally ROCK! What absolutely gorgeous projects and in such a short time. Laughed out loud when I saw the Mouse Sprite door hanger. Why didn’t I think of that?
    May have to borrow the idea for a certain someone’s bathroom door. Ahem πŸ˜€ Anyway, thanks so much for joining us this month. xxD

  2. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Susan, for helping me out on such a short notice with this showcase! You really knocked these out of the park! Can’t get over how gorgeous the Aries card with associated astrological elements. And of course, the Mouse Sprite piece is right up my alley with the sense of humor!! All absolutely wonderful. M xxx

  3. Amazing Projects! Thank you for sharing your charming CAS creation with the delicate coloring and touch of sparkle with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge! We enjoy seeing the creativity out there… Good Luck!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

  4. FABULOUS collection of cards – WOW!
    Love the image, colours and colouring of the one you entered our challenge, life REALLY is BEAUTIFUL!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome creations!! Thank-you so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! Sorry so late for commenting, but life has been a bit tough lately. I want to take a moment today to tell you that you are an awesome artist! Happy International Women’s Day!.
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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