Hi!!! What an exciting day it is today! Aurora Wings has a brand new release ….. and I’m proud to say that I’m now a member of the Showcase Team!!! Anyone that knows me, knows how exciting this is for me, as I’ve long been a huge fan of Mitzi’s images!! The showcase blog is full of yummy inspiration, featuring three new adorable Sprites (and if you keep reading….there might even be a little something extra!) These Sprites can be found in the New Release section at the Etsy Store and New Releases at AuroraWings.com, as well as at the individual links mentioned in the card descriptions. All my images were colored with Copics.
First up, I have Peony Sprite (PNG or JPG). I picked the paper before I started coloring her, so she’s a bit different color than what you commonly see in peonies. I had a massive peony crop at an old house of mine, and the blooms were every shade of pink and white…..some rich red ones like this little one would have been nice 🙂 After coloring her, I cut and matted her with some stacking dies, then set to assembling my card in a new to me fold 🙂 When folded up, the Sprite conceals the stamped sentiment, and the whole card is flat and easy to mail 🙂
I’d like to enter this into the following challenges:
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – #2009 ATG
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge – #02 February/March ATG
Crafty Creations Challenge – #407 ATG
Next up is the adorable Dogwood Sprite (PNG or JPG). Although dogwood has a number of different color variations, I used the white with a hint of yellow, which is the provincial flower for my neighboring province, Alberta 🙂 With the pale coloring of the blossoms, I gave the Sprite some rich black hair as contrast. I used some dark printed papers for the layout as well, and embellished my card with a bunch of dogwood blossoms that I printed, colored and fussy cut out before arranging them on die cut branches. To give the edges a bit of interest, I actually used some edging scissors that have been collecting dust!! A die cut sentiment and some black pearls, finished the card off.
I’d like to enter this card in these challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – March 2-16 Hand Colored Images
Lemon Shortbread Challenge – #114 ATG
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – March ATG with Pattern Paper
Finally, I have the Agapanthus Sprite to share with you (PNG or JPG). I was not familiar with this beautiful flower, so did a bit of Googling, where I found that another name is Lily of the Nile….still not familiar, lol. How absolutely beautiful she is, and I really wish I lived in a warmer climate so I could grow some!!! After coloring her, I fussy cut her out, so I could pop her on the center part of a shimmery die cut layer. The silver part of the sentiment goes well with the rhinestone embellies on the branches….and I used some tiny alpha stickers to complete the sentiment.
I’d like to enter this card in the following:
Creative Inspirations – March Challenge; Pretty Pastels
A Perfect Time to Craft -#3 March ATG
DL Art – March ATG Linky Challenge
As is always the case on new release weekend, Mitzi has some coupon codes for you to use to go shopping 🙂 These codes are valid the whole weekend on all current digi and PDF listings(not just the new releases!) at the Aurora Wings Etsy Store and AuroraWings.com.
Oh, wait…what’s this I found???? hehehe
This adorable Popcorn Sprite is a gift with purchase this weekend!!!! This sweetie will be emailed to everyone that makes a qualifying purchase this weekend!! Woohoo!!!
When I saw this Sprite, I thought of the traditional red and white popcorn box, and decided to create something quite literal, by making a box card!!! Luckily, I had the right red and white striped paper for this, and just had to print of the popcorn logo and color it. I also printed some extra heads and used the popcorn “hair” as some extra pieces in the box, along with the tickets that I printed and the Tim Holtz film strip. The sentiment was printed on my computer 🙂
I would like to participate in these challenges with this card 🙂
Cute Card Thursday – #624 ATG
Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge – #9 ATG
Classic Design Challenge – #3 March ATG
I hope you enjoy these fabulous new images from Aurora Wings, and find some inspiration from the whole teams amazing projects on the Showcase Blog 🙂 I can hardly wait to see what you come up with…..be sure to share with us at our Facebook group challenge 🙂