Thursday, February 1, 2018

Another Cutie for the New Aurora Wings Showcase!

Wow!  The first new release AW Showcase of 2018 brings you not one, not two, but THREE adorable new Sprites.  This time I've used the sweet little Snowdrops Sprite and made a wall hanging depicting Winter's last days and the promise of Spring.  I've cut and popped several layers using Spellbinders Grand Labels Four and the Cuttlebug Emboss Plus Fanciful Labels for the computer generated sentiment.

I love using the png version of Mitzi's Sprites, especially, because you can add them directly onto digital paper or even into a photograph, as I've done here, without the fussy cutting and layering and then color away.

Here's a closeup of Snowdrops Sprite.  She's colored with Copics as the flowers appear in nature, but don't let that stop you from using non-traditional colors as some of the Showcase team has HERE.  They are, after all, magical fantasy creatures, so let your creativity run wild.  My greens pretty much run the gamut from dark to light for the flowers and stems (YG67, 63, 61, 13 and 01 and G82,40 and 20) and I decided to do her hair as if her pigtails sprang from the earth, using E41-44.

Here's are all of the links to Snowdrops Sprite on both and AW Etsy so you can choose your preference.

On  jpg HERE     png HERE
On AW Etsy  jpg HERE     png HERE

Finally, the frosty layer is vellum embossed with the Frosty Ice Folder from Sheena Douglas and fussy cut around the embossing (very carefully) with my craft knife to leave the center free so Snowdrops Sprite could peek out.  There's also a bit of Frantage and some clear mica flakes added to the frame for a bit of texture and a little bow from textured ribbon that also reminds me of frost.  The sentiment is computer generated.  Snowdrops to me always signal the promise of Spring and a new beginning. I know a few of my friends who just can't wait. 

So that's two of the three new Sprites premiering on the Showcase Blog today.  You can see my first inspiration post using another of the newbies HERE.  And shall I show you the third?  Sorry, nope!  I ran out of time, but you be sure to visit the Showcase Blog to see what the team has done with ALL THREE.

And don't miss the Coupon available through the weekend.  Woohoo!  Have fun!

I'm entering this in the DL.Art February Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #74 AG, A Snowflakes Promise #47 AG, Simon Says Wednesday AG, the Outlawz Monday Greetings AGPolkadoodles Crafting (wk 4 Jan 26) AG, Crafty Creations #359 AG, Crafty Gals Corner #158 AGCreative Moments #135 AG,   Scrapy Land Challenge #82 AG w/die that Scrapy Land sellsSisterhood of Crafters Dashing Through the Snow, W2CB New Beginnings (brand new stamp and the promise of Spring), 613 Avenue Create New Beginnings (new Stamp, promise of Spring), Deep Ocean Challenge #173 Let it Snow, Digi Choosday Wk 5 AG, Ike's World New Beginnings, TTRCD Week of Jan 30th AG, and Whoopsi Daisy Winter Scene.


  1. What a sweet image and what a clever design ... just adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Dashing Through the Snow’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
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  2. Oh, Donna, this is simply breathtaking! What an awesome project, once again, from you! I LOVE your impeccable naturalistic coloring on this new baby. And the frosty window detail is sheer genius! I'm reminded of my cold frame's glass top as I take the blanket off them every morning to see beautiful ice flowers covering along the edges just like on your gorgeous project! This is my new fave from you as I impatiently wait for warmer weather to arrive. Thank you so much for joining again with this gorgeous inspiration at today's new release showcase at Aurora Wings!! Mitzi xxx

  3. Love all of those beautiful layers!! So glad you took the time to share this with us at Words 2 Craft By!

  4. This is Stunning Donna, to use the image on a photograph and then frame it with frosty vellum, absolutely brilliant. I LOVE this.

  5. Hi Donna. I apologise if you're receiving repeat comments from me - Blogger issues today...
    Your project is spectacular! I love seeing your work all over blogland, and this is right up there! Beautifully coloured stamp (which is really cute) and she really looks like she belongs out there in the real world! Love your frosty border and your great sentiment!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Digi Choosday

  6. O.M.G. This is positively breathtaking. I just keep scrolling back and marvelling at this work of art!! The adorable Sprite, the design, that frost...holy gosh darn diggety!! And I have never thought to merge onto a photograph!!! You DO have my mailing address, right??? Lol :)

  7. beautiful Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Michelle DT

  8. WOW This is stunning!! love the image you used. Your coloring is so pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

  9. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Whoopsi Daisy. Hope to see you again next time.

  10. Beautiful card Donna, love how she is nestling in with the snowdrops on your picture, we have snowdrops out on the grass verge near us , I’ve tried to grow them in our garden numerous times but the never last more than one year, I don’t have Mitzi’s green fingers . X

  11. So pretty, love your image.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  12. Gorgeous card! Excellent!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    Good luck!

  13. Stunning Donna, your textured snow effect is just gorgeous x

  14. Gorgeous make, thanks for joining us for the Polkadoodles Blog Challenge.
    Angie DT

  15. Gorgeous card ... beautiful coloring ... love the texture.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenge
    Hugs Rose DT xxx

  16. Super cute card and fabulous image, what an adorable image! Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  17. WTG Donna---what a GREAT project and the best of both worlds!

  18. Thank you for joining us this week over at Polkadoodles xx

  19. This is so beautiful. Thank you for joining us for our Week 4 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  20. So Beautiful! Gorgeous image and perfect shape and paper!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Hester

  21. That is truly magical. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  22. This is fabulous Donna.
    TFS on Whoopsie Daisy. Hope you will join in with our new challenge tomorrow xx Jan DT

  23. Donna, Another cutie, indeed... and one pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with our new beginnings challenge at Words 2 Craft By. :)

  24. Oh, she is just fabulous. Your colouring on that little darling is amazing. Snowdrops are one of my favourite flowers. A stunning card Donna. Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

    IKE xxx

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  25. Just love this Donna, thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week.
    Julie DT x

  26. So Lovely!!! A wonderful creation and s great design !!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
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  27. Beautiful.
    Thanks for entering Creative Moments Challenge. Hope You join our next challenge
    hugs MiaPuh
    DT Creative Moments

  28. Wow this little sprite is beautiful - great winter and spring effects. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  29. Well decorated and so beautiful! So glad you joined our January Challenge and would like to invite you to join us again this February at 613 Avenue Create Challenge. Have a blessed day!

    JO ANN

  30. What an adorable image! Love how she is in the field of snowdrops!

  31. lovely cute card thanks for sharing with The Snowflake Promise Rachel DT


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