Monday, June 15, 2015

Aurora Wings Sprite Delight II

Our new challenge starts today at Aurora Wings with a second run at a favorite challenge, so we're calling it Sprite Delight II

 I recently purchased a printable journal called Cottage Garden from Ephemera's Vintage Garden with the adorable Sprites in mind.  I've used the PNG versions now available for many of Mitzi's Sprites, so I was able to add them to the printable journal pages, as if they were a part of the original design.  No fussy cutting needed.  The cover features Petunia Sprite.  The text is all computer generated as well.  All images were colored with Copics and layered on an additional page from the journal kit. The cover is from Tim Holtz which I've covered with papers.

The first page features Wild Rose Sprite.  I've added pages via a ring binder (also Tim Holz) that is the perfect size for the cover.  That way I can add more pages whenever I want.  WooHoo!

Next I have a 2 page spread featuring Tulip Sprite.  I've added journaling lines to the left hand page.

Here we have Ranunculus Sprite.  I've tried to color the images as similarly as I could to the printed versions already on the pages.  There's no dramatic shading so as to appear a part of the original designs.

And on the other side, we have the adorable Snapdragon Sprite.  Tell me he's not precious!  I'm a bit bummed at the photo as he is colored with the same shades of lavender as the page but it doesn't seem to photograph that way. Same With the petunia on the cover.  In person, it really does match.  Such a bummer!

Another two page spread with Tiger Lily Sprite and a page for garden notes.

My favorite flower is the hydrangea but the poor things have been having a tough time since our CA drought.  This little Hydrangea Sprite is an all time fave of mine too but looks none the worse for wear.  I've added a pocket with a card perhaps to add a watering schedule.  

Here's Poppy Sprite and another pocket across the page.  I've added some seed packets that were included in the journal kit just for fun.

Finally I have the adorable Fuschia Sprite.  I  love the bold colors of this flower and enjoy the hanging basket abloom with these lovelies. They're a fave of the hummingbirds, as well.  This is the end of my Garden journal so far, but I'm sure I'll be adding to it soon.  thanks so much for hanging in there with my mega pic post and I do so hope you still will visit the AW Challenge Blog to see more fabulous inspiration from my DT sisters.

And as a special incentive to join in this challenge, Mitzi has discounted  some select Sprite at 50% off for the duration, so please visit the AW Etsy Store to take advantage of this fabulous offer.  They'll be in the "Featured Items".

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  1. Donna this is just amazing! Love it I had to go get this little book myself as it will make a great gift for a dear friend. You are so talented.

  2. This is stunning Donna....and just like Charlene I'll be buying this gorgeous journal too!!
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  3. What an amazing garden journal, Donna! Love your soft and clear coloring on the Sprites for this project. They fit right in with the journal pages and look BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for the spectacular inspiration for the Sprite Delight II challenge. Love, love, LOVE!!!

    Big hugs,
    Mitzi xxx

  4. I am loving your fancy schmancy slide show at the beginning. So tech savvy!
    Gorgeous garden book! I have a couple of those TH covers and ring binders, too. I may have to reconsider their uses... Thanks for the stunning inspiration!!

  5. A gorgeous book and so useful. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  6. Hi sweetie this is so pretty, great colours too, thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter this time hugs Pops x

  7. Absolutely gorgeous ! Your journal is amazing, the sprites are perfect for this project. Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Fab n Funky this week.

  8. Beautiful journal pages with gorgeous images, thanks for sharing with us at Fab'n'Funky, good luck.

    Pat xx

  9. A gorgeous floral inspired creation Donna and perfect for our theme.

    Many thanks for joining our Flower Power theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  10. This is just amazing, and so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us at Simply Papercrafts.

  11. Such beautiful images, love your pages, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon
    {613 DT

    Alex x

  12. Thanks for joining us at Scrappers Delights. Lovley card and god luck

  13. I had to come back and say again. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Mitzi xxx

  14. Donna I want to start one of these projects any ideas I would appreciate them I have a blogger contact form on my blog if you want to email me ideas or PM me..xx{aNNie}


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