I'm pretty pleased that I've managed to hang in there with Kickstart Your Art. So far the prompts haven't been too intimidating and I'm having fun and learning a bunch from the talented DT on the Smeared and Smudged Forum as well as the participants in the challenges. Today's prompt is GROWTH. I immediately I thought of my garden and my fave flowers. I've been dying to color some more of my Aurora Wings digis, drawn by the fabulous Mitzi Sato-Wiuff, and chose 3 of her Sprites that happen to grow in abundance in my backyard. I started with Dylusions sprays in the colors of the flowers I chose. Then, getting brave, I used a Dyan Reaveley vine stencil and acrylic paint. (GO ME!) Once dry, I doodled and shaded the leaves.
My first little guy is Morning Glory Sprite. Have to say I didn't plant morning glories. They have invaded my yard through the fence and over my neighbor's trellis. The cheeky little things sort of take over. Still love 'em, though.
Next is probably my favorite flower. This is Hydrangea Sprite. We have 10 bushes, all kinds and colors. Can't wait 'til they start blooming again.
And finally, here's Tiger Lily Sprite. I got a bit creative with her. About 4 years ago, my hubby sent for a whole collection of tree lilies. They multiply on their own and grow larger with more blossoms each year. Our oldest ones grow taller than I am and have as many as 20 blooms on one stem. I decided this sprite needed a stalk so I did some creative cropping and fussy cutting of the Easter Lily digi and added the Sprite. She was printed again and I used the bottom of her dress for the other bloom after drawing in the stamens. All digis were colored with my Copics. The little fence at the bottom is a Martha Stewart punch. After all that work I didn't want to risk ruining my page with my own crappy journaling, so I went the computer route. Hope you like.