Friday, March 24, 2017

Double Showcase at Aurora Wings

There's more excitement on the Aurora Wings Showcase Blog today with a brand new Double Release!  Several of us from both the Aurora and Stella Design teams have joined the Showcase gals to introduce the newest member of the Seasonal Sprites, Spring Sprite, available HERE on Etsy and HERE in the AW Digi Shop.  I've used the png version so I could print her directly on a journal page background from Ephemera's Vintage Garden.  The background is a shabby style so I distressed the edges of all of the mats with scissors and inked with Brushed Corduroy.  I even did a bit of dry brushing with gesso (because I couldn't find any white acrylic paint) here and there, although most is just in the background itself.  I love Spring Sprite in this scene, but couldn't resist adding little friends from the Easter Bunny 2-pack.

Here's a closeup of the adorable Spring Sprite.   I've colored her with Copics with just a bit of detail with Prismacolor pencils.  I find that sometimes with using the png version with a detailed background, the digi gets a little lost.  To bring her better into the foreground I've outlined her with WG Copics both 1 and 2 to shadow her a bit and help add some depth and make her shine.

Here is the first of the sweet little bunnies, available HERE on Etsy and HERE in the AW Digi Shop.  Had I planned this better, I would have added them also with the png versions directly to the scene before printing, but hindsight is always 20/20.  You can immediately recognize which version of the digi you're looking at in either shop by the background.  The png versions in both shops have  dotty background with a white image, rather than an artist's coloration, which means you can add them directly to a digital background and print them to color, no fussy cutting.  The more flowing and intricate images are available in jpg only.

Fortunately though, I had these little guys sitting on my desk all colored, waiting for someplace to go.  They were fussy cut and everything, so I'll I had to do was add them to the scene.  Don't they look adorable with Spring Sprite in her Easter finery and cute bunny ears?

The other new release today is the gorgeous Lady Blossom, available HERE on Etsy and HERE in the AW digi shop.  the possibilities are endless with this fabulous new image.  Be sure to visit the Showcase Blog and see the amazing inspiration from the Showcase Team.

And looky here!  I know you want to grab these gorgeous new digis immediately so here's a discount code good through March 27 for both the AW Etsy and AW Digi Shop.  What are you waiting for?  

Use one or both with our sketch to enter our current Sketch Challenge on the AW Challenge Blog or feature the color green and add add to the Green FB contest that runs through the end of the month.  In any case we can't wait to see your version of these lovely new digis. 

Oh and BTW, we're only 26 members away from 3000 in our Stamps by Aurora Wings FB Group so be sure to tell your friends to join because when we hit 3000, that means PARTY! 

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

Aurora Wings Digi Shop (newly revamped!)


  1. Absolutely beautiful!!! And I love how detailed you are in explaining how you brought it all together!

  2. Thank you again for your help with the new release showcase with another fabulous project, Donna! This is absolutely sweet, precious, beautiful, and perfect for Easter! Love how you created this magical spring scene with the new Sprite and the bunnies! Spring Sprite looks absolutely adorable in shades of pink! I love how you colored her hair, too. These ringlets look beautiful!! Oh, I actually might have a tip for you next time you want a contrast between the PNG digi and the "busy" background. A lot of image editing programs have, under their 3D effects section, a thing called 'drop shadow'. You can control the position, color, opacity, and intensity/size of the 'shadow'. I always read some great tips in your posts, so it's my turn today. Thank you so much again for this fabulous inspiration for today's new release showcase at Aurora Wings, Donna! Mitzi xxx

  3. This is just so beautiful. Love the image and how you colored her up. Wonderful scene you created. Thanks for joining us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! :)

  4. Absolutely stunning creation Donna xxxx

  5. Absolutely gorgeous, love everything about it.

  6. What a stunning Spring image! Love the colors and papers you've used on this! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Cute Card Thursday! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  7. Beautiful card Donna, thanks for sharing with Inspiration Destination and we hope to see you again next time. Wendy DT xx

  8. I love your Spring card! Those bunnies are too cute and the hat on the adorable card is just perfect for Spring or Easter! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at DL.ART Challenges!

  9. Hi Donna, I love Spring Sprite-you colored her beautifully. The bunnies are adorable. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge

  10. Beautiful card, thx for joining TTPHC
    /MiaPuh DT at TTPHC


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