Friday, March 4, 2016

Two New Sprites from AuroraWings!

I'm thrilled to be joining the AuroraWings Showcase Team today to introduce the two newest members of the adorable Sprite family.  First off meet Venus Flytrap Sprite.  She's also available in png form HERE.    Pretty simple, but I wanted this little gal to grab your attention (not to mention that fly who is certainly a goner).  LOL  All dies are Spellbinders and the gorgeous ribbon is from the DL.Art Supplies Mermaids Tale Third Edition.  Yum!

Here's a closeup of this cutie!  Hard to imagine she's such a carnivore, eh? She's colored with Copics and I tried to mimic her trap (hand, mouth, stomach?) with the die cut sentiment.  GOTCHA!

And this little tough guy is Praying Mantis Sprite.  I've used the PNG version to add him to a tag created using digital downloads from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  He's also available in jpg form HERE, but with the png format, you can place him directly on digital paper, or elements in your printing program, then print and color him with whatever medium you choose.  I've added a corrugated cardboard backing to the tag to lend stability, since all of the layers are just printed, and more of that luscious ribbon from DL.Art Supplies.

Here's a closeup.  My thought was that this little guy would be sweet to use for a little boy's gift for his Mum for Mother's Day, so I put him in a rose garden and added one he picked to give her. However, he still sort of disappeared into the garden foliage (just like in real life) so I printed his twice more to add some layers to his wings, eyes and mouth.  All colored with Copics with a little bit of sparkle on his wings from Stardust Stickles.

I hope you visit the Showcase Blog to see all of the wonderful interpretations of these two new cuties, plus a fabulous Coupon code you won't want to miss!

And don't forget, you have only until 11:55 pm EST this Saturday night to join our current Sprite Delight III challenge HERE.  Hope to see you there.

Here's how to keep up with all that's happening at Aurora Wings.

I'm entering my Venus Flytrap Sprite card in the DL.Art Thankful Thursday Frog and/or Use Green Challenge, Creative Fingers ATG, Crafting with an Attitude ATG, Crafty Girls Creations ATG, the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Use Dies or Punches, Your Scrapbook Place March ATG and 613 Avenue Create ATG.

I'm entering my Praying Mantis Sprite tag in the DL.Art March Linky Challenge, Cute Card Thursday Mother's Day, Through the Purple Haze Make a Scene, Craft Your Passion ATG, Digitally Sweet Spring is in the Air and the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge using the Blue, Green and Pink with the twist of leaves.


  1. Two gorgeous inspirations, Donna!! I love the way you colored the Venus Flytrap's face - like her hands/leaves/mouths ... whatever you're supposed to call them. lol The design is quite striking, too. The little Praying Mantis dude is so cute with freckles and touch of rose going on with the green. Love the idea of a boy's card for a Mother's Day. Can't get any sweeter than this! I always LOVE having you join on a showcase. Thank you so much for the fantastic inspirations for today's new releases.
    Mitzi xxx

  2. These are stunning pieces of art Donna! I love visiting and reading about your imagination and process. Thanks so much for all your inspiration through the years. Did I just date us? Hugs!

  3. Two totally awesome projects, your colouring is perfection as always, always a joy to have you join us over on the Showcase Blog x

  4. Love that venus flytrap image - just a delight. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  5. Your coloring is breathtaking here! And I love the mix and match of patterns in the tag. Wowzas!

  6. waow....... wonderful :)
    Love them ... and you collor so nice :)

    Hugs Geesje

  7. Stunning sample! Love to have you joined the showcase. And awesome idea how you layer the mantis

  8. This is amazing and love the unique coloring. Thank you for joining this week's Challenge at 613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed weekend!

    JO ANN

  9. Both projects are beautiful! Love the praying mantis, looks just like something from a vintage botanicals book :)

  10. I love both projects, the ribbon on the fly trap is just perfect. X

  11. Gorgeous!! Love the image and the tag is darling. Beautiful job on both projects. Thanks for joining us at TT.
    Hugs Pat

  12. Fabulous cards, love the images.
    Thank you for joining in this weeks CCT challenge

  13. Both beautiful projects, I LOVE your praying mantis card, the sentiment is so perfect LOL. Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!
    Faith Sponsor Coordinator

  14. Wow, beautiful work. Thanks for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.


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