Our new challenge starts today at Aurora Wings with the theme of Anything but Cards. I had loads of ideas for this challenge, but this garland featuring the new Candy Cane Sprite won out.
Candy Cane Sprite is just one of the 6 new Sprites available ONLY in the new Christmas Sprites Coloring Book. You can see all of the adorable Sprites exclusive to the coloring book on the AW Showcase Blog. Although these 6 new Sprites will not be released as individual digital stamps EVER, you can scan them to your computer to use over and over on cards or other projects as I did here.
Here's a better view of Candy Cane Sprite. She's colored with Copics with a bit of additional shading with Prismacolor Pencils, fussy cut and mounted on die cut from Joy Crafts. My original plan was to cut and assemble the bow out of paper until I realized I didn't have enough sheets of appropriate red and white DP. Fortunately I found this gorgeous ribbon in my stash.
I've Stickled the fur of her outfit and applied multiple coats of Diamond Glaze to the peppermint candies and cane. I figured the shine wouldn't show up once the garland was assembled so I snapped a pic on my messy desk under my Ott light while patiently (HA!) waiting for it all to dry. Notice the additional print of her on the page. Actually, there are 4 of her. My original plan was to fussy cut and layer her for dimension, but I was pleased enough with this first coloring to let it go. Gotta thank my DT sister Glo for suggesting I use the light pinks and reds to add a bit of shadow to her bows and fur, instead of just greys, as I didn't want to introduce another color to the mix. (Mwah to you!)
Finally, the central figure is flanked by peppermint candy boxes cut with a Stampin'Up die and strung on the red tinsel garland. My DT sisters and special guest have come up with some amazing projects, so be sure to check out the Challenge Blog for more inspiration. We can't wait to see what you create.
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I'm entering this in the Alphabet T is for Tis the Season Challenge, the Jingle Belles Bring us Some Figgy Pudding Challenge, the C.R.A.F.T. Christmas Challenge, CNCH November Christmas Extra, Creative Fingers ATG, Winter Wonderland Christmas Candy, Glitter 'N' Sparkle Die Cut/Punch Shape and Inspiration Destination ATG.